ETP Monthly Memo (October 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 this month’s ETP memo. October is an exciting month, as we welcome a new cohort of trainees and their training officers. I hope you’re all settling in to your new roles. The memo contains some information that will help with your programme, including about the virtual induction we will be hosting on 8th November. We were very sorry to have to cancel the face-to-face event but we hope that you will enjoy this revised version.

Also in the memo is information on our new use of Turnitin to help with your submissions on OneFile. For training officers there is an invitation to our collaborative training stakeholder event in November.

For those trainees entering the last 6 months of the programme, you should be well on the way to collecting your cases for the BSE logbook and viva cases and will need to attend a practical assessment before the end of the programme (12th March 2023 in Stoke may be most suitable). The recording of the BSE webinar on ‘tips to succeed’ is available on our website to help you prepare.


ETP Induction - Tuesday 8th November

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the face-to-face ETP Induction Day earlier this month we have arranged a virtual induction event.

The virtual induction day will take place via MS Teams on Tuesday 8th November 2022 1pm – 5pm. Please book your place on the event using the link below.

The induction day offers a valuable opportunity to hear a range of useful insights and advice about to the programme from current trainees and alumni. It also offers networking opportunities with fellow trainees starting in 2022. You can view the full agenda of the induction on our website.

Click here to find the registration link and agenda (expired link)


NHS National Education and Training Survey (NETS) opens tomorrow

The NHS National Education and Training Survey will open on Tuesday 18 October and remain open for six weeks until 30 November.

The NETS is the only national survey open to all undergraduate and postgraduate learners undertaking a practice placement or training post in all healthcare services across England. We expect the survey to take about 10 minutes to complete.

The survey opens once each year in October and the purpose is to understand the experience of students in training.

For more information as well as help with specific queries, please see our website and FAQs or contact us at


Read the guidance about using the Turnitin Checker in OneFile

The Turnitin similarity detection feature within OneFile has now gone live.

For trainees, there are four key ‘steps’ to using the Turnitin Checker in OneFile:

  1. Prepare your work properly and professionally
  2. Only upload final versions of documents to OneFile
  3. ALWAYS use the Turnitin Checker on your work BEFORE you submit it to your training officer or assessor for sign off
  4. Review and understand the similarity reports generated for each of your files.

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 - Tuesday 1 November

The Healthcare Science Education and Training Collaborative has been setup to enable collaboration between the healthcare science work-based training centres, the relevant Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and the professional bodies, and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) – thereby ensuring education and training within healthcare science is relevant and of high quality.

We are holding our first virtual meeting on Tuesday 1st Nov from 10:00am — 16:00pm and would like to invite all ETP training officers to attend.

Click here to register for the event and view the agenda (expired link)


Reach out for Healthcare Science widening participation programme

Reach out for Healthcare Science (ROfHCS) is a widening participation programme for year 10 students that has been funded since 2012 by HEE London. Reaching 300 school age students each year, we provide the opportunity for them to gain hands-on experience in Healthcare Science departments, during a week-long programme.

Do you know a year 10-13 student with an interest in science who wishes to support patients and their families?

Put together by Health Education England and Springpod, this free virtual work experience opportunity will give students the chance to look inside the healthcare science world and hear firsthand from scientists about their personal experiences. They will also be able to get career advice and take part in a series of activities.

Applications close on the 19th October 2022.

Click here to find full details of the experience and how to apply


Bereavement Education Conference 2022 – Exploring bereavement from a new perspective

NHS Education for Scotland are holding the third annual bereavement conference – a free, one-day virtual event for all health and social care staff. The conference is on Thursday 24th November from 09:00am — 16:00pm.

A range of topics will be covered including:

  • digital legacies
  • anticipatory grief
  • the bereavement experiences of gypsies and travellers
  • supporting those affected by bereavement in prison
  • the value of listening
  • bereavement following substance use
  • unexpected death – an Emergency Department perspective
  • traumatic bereavement in children and young people
  • bereavement in the workplace

Click here to register for the conference


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Last updated on 23rd November 2022

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