Induction days and Study leave

Mandatory training to help you start your career

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Trust Medical Induction

Trust Medical Induction

All new medical staff MUST attend a Medical Induction programme within the first six weeks of commencing in post. This induction programme focusses on the Mandatory Training required to work within the Trust and to ensure compliance before you begin your career with us. This includes both Clinical and Non-Clinical based training to include topics such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Patient Flow
  • Electronic Prescribing
  • Needlestick Injuries

Our Medical Induction is held on that first Wednesday of every month (excluding January). It is a half-day course that helps you adapt to working at NNUH.

Following the Medical Induction, there will be a tailored departmental induction which will introduce you to your team, ward/department and provide information relevant to the speciality you are working in.

This carefully designed Induction Programme provides new doctors with the knowledge and confidence to begin their working lives at the Norfolk & Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust.

Preparation for Professional Practice (PfPP)

Preparation for Professional Practice (PfPP)

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is part of the East Anglian Foundation School. All F1 trainees participate in PfPP as a comprehensive and seamless introduction to their first role as a doctor. The Department of Health requires a minimum of four days for this preparatory week. However at NNUHT we provide a full six days to ensure trainees are fully prepared for their new role. This takes place during the week immediately prior to the official F1 start date. During this additional week trainees will receive full basic salary and will be covered by Trust indemnity.

Attendance at PfPP week will ensure all F1 doctors are fully compliant in their mandatory training prior to starting work in the Trust. The doctors will also have an opportunity to take part in practical sessions and have an introduction to Virtual Reality SIM Training. NANIME are proud to be equipped with new state of the art VR equipment allowing doctors to take part in medical scenarios in a risk-free environment. VR SIM training will form an integral part of foundation teaching over the two-year Foundation Programme.

Shadowing current F1s for three days is another aspect of PfPP week where they can share survival tips and offer mentoring support during the doctors’ transition to F1.

Sleep when working night shifts and how to reduce the risks both to you and to patients

Please take a few moments to watch this video by the HEEoE about Sleep and the Night Shift and to read through the NNUH Junior Doctors Fatigue Charter

For further information, contact the Foundation Programme Administrator:

Sue ChengSUE.CHENG@nnuh.nhs.uk – 01603 286885

East Anglian Foundation School

For further details in regard to the East of England Foundation Trainees programme, please head over to the NHS Health Education England website here.

New Doctor’s in Training Online Module

The Doctors in Training Induction eLearning has specifically been designed for Doctors covering essential skills and key clinical topics. The content has been designed to follow three ‘patient journey’ scenarios covering the following topics:

  • Blood Transfusion and Consent
  • Safe prescribing and VTE Thromboprophylaxis
  • Mental Capacity Act and Death Certification
  • Each of the scenarios also cover Risk Management and Record Keeping where relevant to the stories

Once you have completed each journey in the scenario, the assessment will unlock which you will need to pass. You need to achieve at least 80% on all three assessments to complete and pass the entire course.

This training should be completed before attending your Medical Induction or within 6-weeks of joining the Trust as part of your Workplace Induction.

Being Open

Being Open Policy Framework & Duty of Candour

The principles of the “Being Open” policy framework states that individuals must take into account their professional code of conduct with respect to protecting patients, reporting and disclosing patient safety incidents and the Duty of Candour.

Duty of Candour means:
  • Informing patients / their relatives of incidents that have happened affecting them and apologising
  • Informing patients / their relatives of the investigation process
  • Providing patients / their relatives with information on the outcome of the investigations and of actions taken

#hellomynameis

We have a principle of always introducing ourselves when meeting new patients #hellomynameis

Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and harassment

If you are not being treated with dignity and respect then please do something about it:

Report it

Study Leave

Study Leave for Junior Doctors under the Health Education: East of England budget:

Please email all Study Leave applications to: nanimestudyleaveadministrator@nnuh.nhs.uk