Message from your ETP Training Programme Director
For our new trainees who started in October 2022, we hope you are settling into training and enjoying the programme. You should all have had your first university teaching as well as work-based training. The next BSE theory examination will be held in March 2023 and now is the time to pre-register for this via the BSE website. Good luck to you all with this!
For the 2021 cohort, you should be well on the way with your logbooks and signing up to a practical assessment in the new year. Again, good luck to all.
We held a webinar in conjunction with the BSE which covered the requirements for both of the exams. This is available to view on our website and included many top tips to help with these exams. We also share details of a day course suitable for ETP trainees which will be held in early December.
As ever, a reminder that we are here to support both trainees and training officers so please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and information. Your regional HEE Echo training leads are growing in numbers as more are recruited and BSE regional representatives are also available to help.
NHS National Education and Training Survey (NETS) closes this month
The NHS National Education and Training Survey is your chance to provide Health Education England with feedback about your training experience.
The NETS is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate learners undertaking a practice placement or training post in all healthcare services across England. The information gathered will be used to shape and improve training provision. It should take about 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to find the National Education and Training Survey
Training course for year 2 trainee Echocardiographers progressing towards BSE accreditation
On Friday 2nd December from 09:30am — 16:00pm the Clinical Education Centre at University Hospital of the North Midlands are holding a case-based learning course in Echocardiography.
To reserve a place please email email@example.com. There are 30 places available on the course.
Click here to find the agenda
Updates to Turnitin Checker in OneFile guidance
The integration of the Turnitin Checker in OneFile has been live since September 30 and we have learned a lot from its use. We have made a few small amendments to our published guidance based on what we have learned.
What have we learned?
- The vast majority of documents that have had a Turnitin check performed upon them achieve a very low similarity score.
- The vast majority of high similarity scores occur when trainees incorporate published work in their submissions, like the Academy of Healthcare Science Standards of Proficiency, or where trainees legitimately submit work that they have already submitted as part of their university course and which have already passed through Turnitin at the university. We have updated our guidance about how trainees should advise their assessors about these perfectly defendable high scores
- Many training centres like to use OneFile to encourage trainees to submit early drafts of their work for feedback. We have therefore made amendments to the published Turnitin guidance to support this work. We now advise that trainees only use Turnitin Checker on final versions of documents in OneFile.
Click here to read the guidance for trainees about using the Turnitin Checker
Click here to read the guidance for training officers and assessors about using Turnitin Checker
Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative Meeting
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 and the professional bodies and the National School, thereby ensuring education and training within healthcare science is relevant and of high quality.
Earlier this month we held our first collaborative meeting. If you missed our first meeting you can read the updates from the School on our website.
Click here to find out more about the Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative
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