ePortfolios The ePortfolio is the trainee doctors record of education and training received throughout their foundation years and beyond. Each trainee must login first to activate their files and enable their Educational Supervisors to enter in their meetings of assessment and appraisal.


Foundation e-Learning Programme, which is a free resource designed specifically to support Foundation Doctors in completing their Foundation Curriculum. It is the official e-Learning resource for Foundation training and is approved by the UKFPO and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.  Topics now cover the entire Foundation curriculum and each session of e-Learning will take around 20 minutes to complete to fit in with busy work/study schedules. http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/projects/foundation/accessing.html


General Medical Council The GMC is the governing body for Medical Education in the UK. It directs the requirements for training at all levels in medicine for all specialties and oversees the work of the Deanery and the Royal college and is responsible for the registration of all doctors working in the UK. It is also a foundation of information concerning the transition of undergraduate to postgraduate medicine and has many publications that all doctors will find of great use.

www.gmc-uk.org/nts  The  National Training Surveys by the General Medical Council. The surveys provide vital insight into medical education and training, both for the GMC and anyone involved at a local, national and speciality specific levels of training across the UK. For this information to be meaningful, the GMC need as many people as possible to respond. Posters and leaflets are available in the QMH & VHK Education Centres. A PowerPoint presentation is also available on our Medical Education webpages. Further information available on www.gmc-uk.org/nts.


The Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme Website houses the curriculum for the nine surgical specialties and, in a secure area, trainees’ electronic portfolios and the learning agreements which support training. All trainees using the new curriculum need to register. Consultants and other professionals who will be training, assessing and supervising training need to register. https://www.iscp.ac.uk/



Library Service in NHS Fife – NHS Fife Library & Knowledge Service (www.nhsfife.org/libraryservices) is based at Victoria Hospital but provides services to staff and students across Fife.  The VHK library is located on the same floor as the Education Centre; the library at QMH is located within the Education Centre itself.  There is a small library at Stratheden Hospital that contains a collection of psychiatry and mental health books along with computer and study facilities.   In addition, we have a collection of self-help books held at VHK that supports the Well@Work agenda.  A small collection of paperback fiction is also available at VHK for patrons to borrow – come along and help yourself.  The Knowledge Network (www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk) is your gateway to a range of online resources such as ejournals, ebooks, databases and Point-of-Care resources.  Sign up for an NHS Athens account from the homepage of The Knowledge Network to access the subscription resources and borrow books.  Use the Library Search function on The Knowledge Network to search the catalogue of all the NHS libraries in Scotland.  Contact us for further information or assistance at fifelibraries@nhs.net or phone 01592 643355 ext 28790.  Follow us on Twitter @nhsfifelib.

The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organisation, founded over 200 years ago and are one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK.  They provide accredited courses for continuing professional development, which is so vital in allowing doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons and other healthcare professionals their continuing freedom to practise. http://www.rsm.ac.uk/


Medical Careers Website is the National Medical Careers Website on behalf of the Department of Health.– www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk  The website is the only comprehensive careers resource in the UK that is dedicated to providing information, advice and guidance to a range of individuals at different stages in their career. The site has a dedicated section for Postgraduate Doctors and is a key resource for them as they make crucial decisions regarding their career. Finally the Medical Careers website has a section that is aimed at trainers and career specialists and you will find some useful sections here that will help you as you have career related discussions.

NES - NHS Education for Scotland is a body responsible for the workings of our Postgraduate Deaneries as well as other professions in the NHS. Through here access can be gained to the SE Scotland Deanery to whom we are responsible to.

Modernising Medical Careers MMC is the body responsible for the changes in training over the last few years from PRHO/JHO grades to FY1s and from SHOs to FY2 and ST grades. This site provides a wealth of information including training requirements of each speciality.


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