Keep Calm You are in Transition
NHS Fife Transition Workshops are designed to support 5th Year Medical Students bridge the learning gap between student and Foundation Year One Doctor. 
As well as hints and tips on how to approach some of the more challenging requirements of an FY1 Doctor. These workshops are intended to strengthen your skills and knowledge in a safe and supported environment. 
All workshops are listed on the Tutorial Booking System (TuBS). A link to TuBS can be found on the Undergraduate web pages.
To register on TuBS please go to
The Workshops:-
Doctors & the Law
These workshops look into Power of Attorney & Guardianship – Adults with incapacity, carers and the family. The role of the Procurator Fiscal; The Police and how much information you can provide them; Being interviewed as a Witness (Precognition Interview) and attending court and the importance of keeping good records.
Facilitator: Jane Mercer, Legal Services Manager, NHS Fife.
Death, Dying & Bereavement
These workshops will explore the themes of death, dying and bereavement in Clinical Practice. Topics such as, anticipatory care planning, dealing with difficult conversations, caring for the dying patient and their relatives are covered. As well as a visit to the mortuary students will also discuss the issues surrounding death certification.
Facilitators: Dr Jo Hadoke, Specialty Doctor in Orthogeriatrics, NHS Fife &
Sharon Dick, Hospital Chaplain, NHS Fife
Stop the Clot!
This workshop is designed to explore the risk assessment associated with preventing VTE. Using different case studies, we will discuss the decision making process around prescribing or with holding Low Molecular Weight Heparin. We will also briefly discuss the use of therapeutic anti coagulants.
Facilitators: Dr Chris McKenna, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine &
Mairi McKinley, Clinical Teaching Fellow (Patient Safety)
From your very first day as an FY1, you will need to handover patients and make referrals: a patient's safety and how stressful you find the experience depends on your ability to do this well. Come to our Referral Workshops where you can develop these skills in a relaxed and safe environment, and give yourself the confidence to do it well when the time comes.
Facilitator: Dr Pete Sammon, IT Development & Teaching Fellow (NHS Fife), TuBS Lead



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