ETP Monthly Memo (October 2023)

The ETP Monthly Memo includes the latest programme updates, events and key resources for ETP trainees and training officers.

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Message from your Training Programme Director, Jane Lynch

Welcome to the October ETP Monthly Memo. As we start a new year on the programme, I would particularly like to welcome the 2023 cohort of trainees and training officers and I wish you every success on the programme.

For those of our trainees that are starting the second year, I would like to encourage you to complete the NETS survey to give us feedback about your experience so far. I am pleased to say that, following feedback from last year, the NETS team have included the ETP as an option for you to pick as your programme. All responses to the survey are confidential.

Following the merger of HEE and NHSE, we have brand new email addresses on Please look out for these new email addresses. More details can be found below.


New email addresses

We are switching over to NHS.NET email addresses. Any emails sent to HEE.NHS addresses will be re-directed. Our new email addresses are:

The Digital Servicedesk will remain as for the foreseeable future. Servicedesk addresses will be changed at a later date.

Click here to find all the email addresses for the National School


Information for trainees

National Education and Training Survey (NETS)

The NETS is the only national survey open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees undertaking a practice placement or training post in healthcare as part of their education and training programme.

The survey gathers opinions from students and trainees about their time working and training in practice placements and training posts, asking them to provide feedback on what worked well and what they think could be improved.

Every survey response, across every profession and location, counts and helps to improve the experience of current and future students and trainees.

The NETS takes 10 minutes to complete and closes on 28 November.

Click here to find the National Education and Training Survey (expired link)

Completion 2024

Unless you have an approved extension via the School’s Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy (EEC) or the University, you should be aiming to have achieved the following by 8 April 2024:

  • 100% completion of your e-portfolio – One File
  • Pass in the PGCert in Clinical Echocardiography
  • Accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) – theory and practical examinations

If you have concerns about meeting the requirements of the programme in the timeframe allowed come and talk to the School. We will be happy to advise you. You can email us at

Click here for more information about the completion criteria for the Echocardiography Training Programme

Induction package for trainees starting in 2023

As part of the induction package for trainees starting in 2023 we have a combination of face-to-face and online sessions.

Online webinar – Wednesday 18 October

Join us for an introduction to OneFile, where we’ll show you how to navigate the system, set up your submissions and give you some top tips and tricks to ensure you and your training officer get the most out of the e-portfolio software during your training.

Please click this link to register for the webinar (expired link)

Face-to-face event – Monday 30 October

We are holding a face-to-face induction day on Monday 30 October at Birmingham City Football Club. The date of this event has been changed from Wednesday 4 October 2023 due to rail strikes.

The purpose of this day is to inform you about the programme, introduce you to your points of contact at the School and network with your fellow trainees. The School’s event team have been in touch directly over the summer with your registration link.

Please click this link to find the agenda (expired link)


Information for training officers

Getting to know the OneFile e-portfolio service: webinar for ETP training officers

Join us on Wednesday 18 October at 1.00pm for a look at OneFile, the NSHCS e-portfolio service.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to navigate the software and manage your trainees’ portfolio, training plans and reviews. We’ll also be sharing with you some best-practice tips to ensure your trainees’ successful learning journey.

Click here to find the registration link for the webinar on Wednesday 18 October at 1pm (expired link)

ETP training standards and expectations

The training standards and expectations for the role of ETP work-based trainer are now available.

Taking on the trainer role is a significant responsibility and commitment. To support you and your departmental colleagues to navigate these responsibilities we have developed this set of training standards which clearly articulate what is expected of you.

There are 5 training standards and for each one there is a suite of training materials available on the NHS Learning Hub which we encourage you to access.

Click here for the training standards and their associated support resources

Curriculum review update

We’re now entering the closing stages for the review of the curriculum. We’re currently checking through the new content developed to make sure it’s fit for purpose and the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.

We hope to be able to share the new content with you in the new year.

Next Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative​​​​​​​ meeting​​​​​​​

Our next Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative meeting will be online on Tuesday 7 November.

The Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative has been set up to enable collaboration between the healthcare science work-based training centres, the relevant Higher Education Institutes, the professional bodies and the National School of Healthcare Science.

As ETP training officers you should have received an invitation to our next meeting earlier this month. You can also find the agenda and registration link on our website.

​​​​​​​Click here to find more information about the Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative meetings


Missed a previous edition of the ETP Monthly Memo?

We’ve published copies of the Monthly Memo for ETP trainees and training officers on our website.

Click here to view previous editions of the ETP Monthly Memo.

Last updated on 12th February 2024

This publication is part of ETP Monthly Memo (2023)