Message from your ETP Training Programme Director
Welcome to the March edition of the ETP memo. I hope you are all well.
By now, many of you will have completed your first assignments and taken the BSE Theory examination. I wish you all success in these. Your workplace training is hopefully progressing well and your enthusiasm is high!
We will be holding a webinar in April in conjunction with the BSE Accreditation team which should give you a whole host of tips to help you with the Practical Assessment, including how to get those digital case studies right and what the assessors will be looking for. It will be invaluable for both trainees and training officers.
Healthcare science is very much in the spotlight just now, and this is translating into increased numbers recruited to all of our training programmes. The 2022 intake of the ETP, HSST and STP will be a large increase on previous years. We are thrilled that trainee numbers continue to rise and to support these trainees we are looking to get more colleagues in the workplace involved with us. We particularly need assessors in Cardiac Science to support this year’s final assessment. If you are a training officer/supervisor please have a look at the details below. This is a chance to get involved and a development opportunity for yourself. Training will be provided and it’s a great way to work with both the School and your fellow training officers and other healthcare scientists ensuring that all STP trainees have a well organised, fair and robust final assessment. It’s also a good way to experience this final assessment from the assessor’s aspect which can be extremely helpful for your role if you also have an STP trainee. We have recently launched a recognition scheme to celebrate the many ways in which our community of healthcare scientists collaborate and get involved to ensure we continue to deliver high quality, well-trained healthcare scientists to meet the future needs.
British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Transthoracic (TTE) accreditation - tips for success webinar
You are invited to attend the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Transthoracic (TTE) accreditation – tips for success webinar on Monday, 25th April 2022 @ 12.30pm-2.00pm.
The aim of the session is to provide you with information to support you in gaining successful BSE TTE accreditation.
The agenda for the session is as follows:
- Introduction – Jane Lynch, Clinical Scientist, Training Programme Director and Regional Dean at NSHCS
- Introduction to the practical assessment – Liam Thompson, BSE Accreditation Co-ordinator
- Practical Assessment Marking – Sadie Bennett, BSE Accreditation Chair
- Open Q & A with Jane Lynch,NSHCS; Liam Thompson, BSE Accreditation co-ordinator; Jo Vashishta, BSE Accreditation Manager and Sadie Bennett, BSE Accreditation Chair
Guidance for recruitment 2022
We have published some guidance for employers recruiting to the Echocardiography Training Programme in 2022.
The guidance includes a sample job description, sample person specification and a sample job advertisement.
Train the Trainer
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 webinar to prepare you fully for this valued role.
When: Wednesday, 15th June 2022 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Online. Link provided upon registration
Can you help us develop future healthcare scientists?
We’re always actively looking for scientists to help train, recruit, assess and support other individuals into a healthcare career. This is a chance to get involved and a development opportunity for yourself.
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.