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Find out all the latest news related to education and training in the north east and north Cumbria here. 

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GMC's 2017 surveys for doctors in training and trainers are now open

Posted21 March 2017

If you are a doctor in training or a postgraduate educational or clinical supervisor, you are invited to take part in this year's GMC national training surveys which run from 21 March to 3 May.

Your response helps deaneries, HEE local teams and local education providers check that doctors...

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North East Human Factors Network Conference - 16 March 2017

Posted20 March 2017

The North East Human Factors Network held their first regional conference on 16 March 2017. The purpose of the event was to improve the understanding of the benefits of applying human factors to healthcare, in particular the role of human factors in improving patient safety and quality of care...

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#iCanPreventDELIRIUM Conference

Posted3 March 2017

Following the success of the first ever #iCanPreventDELIRIUM in June, we worked in partnership with Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust to host a second event in Newcastle on...

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#iCanPreventDELIRIUM - 20 January 2017

Posted9 February 2017

We continue to work in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of delirium and following the success of their first #iCanPreventDELIRIUM event, we were pleased to support their second conference. 

The purpose of the event was to promote delirium...

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Jenni Whittaker – Why I am choosing GP

Posted9 January 2017

Jenni has just finished her foundation training in the north east and north Cumbria and intends to stay in the region that she has grown to love, to become a GP. Here’s her story.

Hi I’m Jenni

Like many of you I am passionate about caring for people and making a difference...

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Dyslexia Action Week

Posted30 September 2016

During Dyslexia Awareness Week (3rd to 9th October) we are raising awarenss of Dyslexia amongst our junior doctors. 

Dyslexia is common affecting up to 10% of the population but there are those who with help and support manage their condition and succeed at work. Here are some insights...

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Employers asked to provide their staff with more training on responsible antibiotic use

Posted19 April 2017

Health Education England (HEE) is calling on employers and healthcare providers to do more to make sure their staff are well-trained in how to combat antimicrobial resistance,...

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Pilot sites announced for new surgical training programme

Posted6 April 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and Health Education England have today announced the first 19 Trusts and hospitals that they will be working with to deliver the Improving Surgical Training project (IST).

The pilot sites, from 8 Schools of Surgery and Training Boards throughout the UK...

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Five Year Forward View Delivery Plan - Workforce update

Posted3 April 2017

Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England said:

Health Education England (HEE) is continuing to grow the workforce in priority areas such as general practice, nursing and urgent and emergency care, helping to support a future NHS that will be bigger and better...

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Health Education England reacts to Nurse First programme announcement

Posted31 March 2017

Following today’s announcement of a new fast track ‘Nurse First' programme to attract high achieving graduates into a career in nursing, Health Education England have issued the following statement:

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing & Deputy Director of Education and...

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