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 Libraries - www.nhsfife.org/libraryservices consists are 6 NHS library services in Fife. You can view their book catalogue and find out what services they offer through this site. The VHK Library is on the same floor as the Education Centre and the QMH Library is within the Education Centre itself.  The library catalogue, SHELCAT (Scottish Health Libraries Catalogue), can be viewed at http://shelcat.org.  A range of books and reports are available for loan.  To borrow a book when a member of staff is not present, enter the date and your SHELCAT barcode number on the card to be found inside the book you wish to borrow.  Alternatively, enter the date, your name, and department details on the card.  Leave the card in the wooden tray provided.  The details of each loan will be entered in the library computer system.  THE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK (TKN) The Knowledge Network offers access to many resources such as databases for literature searching, full text journals, guidelines and e-books.  To access the resources on TKN you will need an NHS ATHENS password  Go to the TKN homepage at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk and click on the “Login/Register?” link at the top right of the screen.  Complete the online registration form to obtain a username and password.

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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