ETP Monthly Memo (November 2021)

Our ETP Monthly Memo is a monthly newsletter covering the latest programme updates and events and key resources for trainees and training officers of the Echocardiography Training Programme.

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Message from Jane Lynch, your Training Programme Director

Welcome to another edition of the ETP memo. Hopefully you are all settling into training well. In this edition we highlight our Train the Trainer event. This will be held virtually in December and we encourage all training officers to attend, there will be information around training planning, assessment and training officer responsibilities amongst other presentations and plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and to interact with myself and the other presenters.

Please visit our website for the latest information on this and other subjects. We update this regularly with news and FAQs. If you have a specific question please feel free to contact myself or the School on the emails provided. The BSE website is another really useful place to find information and resources, including recordings taken of the talks at the most recent Conference, and the BSE Accreditation team are planning a ‘tips to succeed’ webinar provisionally planned for 2nd December 17.30-18.30. It can be accessed for free via, it will be available to watch afterwards also.


National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is now open

The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is now open and will be available until 30th November. It takes just 6-10 minutes to complete and is the only national survey open to all trainees working and training in healthcare services across England.

You know and understand the learning environment in which you work and train better than anyone else and your feedback is important in helping us to identify when things are working well and when they could be improved. The NETS is an opportunity to say what you think about the quality of your education and training, including areas of good practice.

Response data will be published in January 2022, and we will use it to continue to improve your experience, as well as that of future healthcare science trainees.

We encourage all our ETP trainees to take part in this survey, as your responses are valuable to us, and we are listening to you.

You should have received an email invitation to complete the survey from on Tuesday 2 November. This email contains a personalised link to the survey pre-populated with your training programme information. If you have not received this email and personalised link, please check your email spam folder before contacting the NETS Project team at to request a new personalised link.


Train the Trainer - Tuesday 14th December 1-4pm

We would like to thank-you on behalf of the National School and your ETP trainee for committing to the role of Training Officer.

We are now in the position to offer a Train the Trainer session to prepare you fully for this valued role.

Click here to register for the ETP Train the Trainer on 14th December


Training support podcasts

We are developing a series of podcasts to provide guidance and support on a range of different themes for trainees. Our series of podcasts currently covers the following topics:

  • mental health
  • maternity leave
  • training with disabilities

The podcasts are recorded with trainees who share their experiences on the programme. If you would like to be involved in the production of these podcasts and share your experiences, please email the school at

We hope these podcasts will be a helpful additional resource.

Click here to listen to our training support podcasts


Training support drop-in sessions

We offer regular drop-in sessions which provide a means through which trainees and training officers can speak to members of the School directly to access their expertise and guidance.

The drop-in sessions are offered on a regular basis and are themed to maintain focus for particular areas of support or guidance.

The discussions are confidential and usually offered on a 15 minute basis per person. Any issues not resolved or requiring follow up will be logged and further meetings arranged to address unresolved issues.

Click here to find out more about our drop-in sessions

Below are the dates for our upcoming drop-in sessions:

  • 24th November – Training support, scientific support

Click here to find our drop-in sessions timetable and event joining links


Compassionate and positive cultures in the NHS: a series

Anti-bullying week 2021 will be taking place from Monday 15 – Friday 19 November and this year’s theme is ‘one kind word’. The NHSE/I Civility and Respect team will be running a series of events throughout November to promote kindness and help support civility and respect in the NHS to help colleagues:

  • Understand what kindness, compassion and a positive culture look like
  • Spread awareness of civility and respect and empower NHS staff to help eliminate bullying and harassment
  • Understand what support is available to promote civil and respectful workplace environments
  • Access diagnostic tools to help organisations benchmark and take action

The events will run on the following dates:

  • 16 November 12:00 – 13:00 – How behaviours can impact on individuals, teams and organisations
  • 23 November 12:00 – 13:00 – Support for NHS Staff to Speak
  • 30 November 12:00 – 13:00 – The role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in creating a positive culture

These sessions are open to all NHS staff.

Click here to find out more about the events and register your attendance


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Last updated on 9th June 2022

This publication is part of ETP Monthly Memos (2021)