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Information for the August 2023 FY1 induction
On this Page
Information about the site Education Coordinators and the full induction programme for the week commencing 24 July 2023.
Links to the Clinical Talks and slides will be made available on this page after induction to allow you to go over them again, should you wish.
The Medical Education Directorate are a team of consultants, trainees and administrative staff employed to maximise your learning, potential and progress as a doctor in training. Each of the major sites has a dedicated Educational Coordinator (see below) who will be your point of contact through the induction process and your first few jobs.
You can read more about the whole of the MED team and what they do using this link:
Education Coordinators<>As well as the Education Coordinators, we also have Administrative Assistants on each site, a Project Support Manager and Quality Officer. Their contact information is available on the About Us: Med Team pages>
Induction Programme 2023
Monday 24 July
Home Site welcome by the Associate Director of Medical Education (ADME) and the Education Coordinators
Welcome to your first day of Induction, where you will meet the ADME and Education Coordinators and given the opportunity to obtain your ID badges for your site. This will also be the time where you are provided with useful paperwork including network access, details for Trak training (our Electronic Patient Record system), and your new NHS Lothian emails. (PLEASE REMEMBER THAT INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND HEPMA LEARNPRO MODULES MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOUR ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN).
In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to catch up on any Mandatory Learnpro modules and other eLearning which you still need to complete.
Tuesday 25 July
Welcome by the Medical Director and Director of Medical Education
8:30am to 9am - You will be welcomed to the site of your first rotation in the morning by Simon Edgar (DME) and Tracey Gillies (MD for RIE).
Deanery Induction at Chancellors Building, Royal Infirmary, Little France
9am to midday - There will be an induction by the South East Scotland Deanery, along with information on Turas / ePortfolio, Wellbeing and FY1/FY2 clinical experiences.
Lunch will be provided
In the afternoon there will be a series of Clinical talks as follows:
1pm to 1:25pm - Prescribing Anti-coagulants Safely
1:25pm to 2pm - Diabetes in Hospital Inpatients
2pm to 2:25pm - IV Fluids
2:25pm to 2:45pm - BREAK
2:45pm to 3:10pm - Antimicrobial Stewardship
3:15pm to 3:40pm - Patient Safety
3:45pm to 4:10pm - Caring for the Dying Patient
4:10pm to 4:30pm - Treatment Escalation Plans
Wednesday 26 July to Friday 28 July
You will have been provided with an individual programme of practical clinical workshops, modules and training during these days. These sessions will take place both morning and afternoon. The Clinical Skills Sessions will include venepuncture, cannulation and catheterisation.
Simulation and Immediate Life Support - you will be allocated a site to attend which may not be your home site
Clinical Workshops will take place in the Medical Education Centre in the Western General Hospital
TRAK and HEPMA training - you will be allocated a site to attend which may not be your home site
Mandatory eLearning can take place on site or at home
You can also use this time to carry out the Active Bystander training (Sessions to be confirmed) as well as having a look at the MED website to view the resources available to you.
Friday 28 July, 7:30pm until late
Social Networking Event at Brewhemia, Market Street, Edinburgh (behind Waverley Train Station)
After an exhausting week of talks, workshops and eLearning, come and join the MED team for a social event where you will have the opportunity to meet with your peers in a non-clinical environmnent. We will be in the Bothy and Boudoir Suites on the first floor.
Thanks to sponsorship from the BMA, MDU, Learnpro and Trickle to name a few, we will be providing a canape style buffet for you to enjoy.
No sign up needed, just turn up on the night.
Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August
You will all be shadowing in the wards at your home site.
Wednesday 2 August
First day of doctoring!
This is the general changeover day for all doctors in training.
You may attend site specific inductions if you have not worked in NHS Lothian within the last 2 years.
Ongoing FY Teaching
Don't forget you will have ongoing weekly teaching throughout FY1. This is run at protected lunchtime sessions:
RIE - Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
SJH - Wednesday 1pm to 2pm
WGH - Thursday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
More information about the FY1 teaching programme is here.