ETP Monthly Memo (May 2022)

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 ETP Training Programme Director

Jane Lynch

Welcome to the May edition of the memo. I hope you are all well and enjoying some better weather.

This memo includes a link to the webinar we held recently in conjunction with the BSE with an overview of the accreditation process and some fantastic tips to help you prior to the Practical Assessment. If you weren’t able to attend, it is well worth watching this – it contains lots of advice on getting your logbook and digital cases ready and an overview of what to expect on the day.

As ever, we are here to help so please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns, questions or comments.


British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Transthoracic (TTE) accreditation - tips for success webinar

If you missed our webinar providing advice to trainees about the professional assessment you can watch a recording on our website.

The webinar featured colleagues from the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) who talked trainees through the assessment process and gave tips on how to succeed.

Click here to watch the webinar


Changes in your training – please make sure the School is aware

It is important the School be made aware of any changes to your training which may impact on your ongoing progression, participation or completion of the programme. The School will co-ordinate with commissioning teams and universities to make sure all organisations involved in your training are aware of the latest position to ensure you receive appropriate advice and support so that your training programme can be managed effectively.

Examples of circumstances in which you or your training officer must notify the School:

Statutory leave – we will need to know the dates of intended leave (maternity, paternity, parental, adoption leave) and any flexible arrangements requested on return so that your programme and training plan can be reviewed and your revised completion timeline confirmed.

Long-term sickness absence – any period of sickness over 6 weeks or more should be confirmed with the School or if there are multiple short-term absences that trigger local employer policies. It is an opportunity to seek advice about processes that can support your training, such as the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy, and to seek support from the training support team in the School to discuss matters with you and your supervisor in more detail. Click here to find the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy.

Changes to your training officer/supervisor – this needs to be updated in OneFile but the School also needs to know for accreditation purposes and to ensure that we are communicating with the right people at the right time about your training. Click here to find the change notification form.

Decision to leave the programme – it is important that you get in touch with the School if you are considering leaving the programme, particularly if this is as a result of issues with your training. Try to speak to us early to get advice and support so that you can determine if leaving is the right choice for you. We will always support your decision to leave but if we can help with any issues that are influencing that decision then we would like to know to see if we can resolve them with you.

Transfer of training or early employment – there is a policy for this so please review and submit an application as soon as you receive the offer, or earlier if possible, so the School can review and confirm if your training can continue to be supported in your new department. Click here to find the transfer of training policy.

Any changes of the above nature should be communicated to and the relevant team in the School will advise you.


Train the Trainer

We are holding a Train the Trainer webinar to prepare you fully for the role as an ETP Training Officer.

When: Wednesday, 15th June 2022 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Where: Online.

Click here to register for our Train the Trainer event


​​​​​​​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 9th June 2022

This publication is part of ETP Monthly Memos (2022)