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Top Tips for FY1 Doctors

RCPE Evening Medical Update Edinburgh

Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


The Evening Medical Update on 24 July 2018 will cover Top tips on life as an FY1 (see Programme for further details) and will run from 6.30 pm to approximately 8.15 pm.

It is an extra session as part of the Evening Medical Updates (EMU) programme which covers the ‘Top Medical Presentations’ and ‘Emergency Presentations’ as defined in the GIM training curriculum. The 26 topics are covered in a rolling programme, with monthly updates held between September and June of each academic year.

The programme allows time for discussion and questions with contributions from all centres.

Panel discussion

If you have any questions for the panel discussion, you can send them in advance of the event to: EMU.questions@rcpe.ac.uk

Although this event is aimed particularly at FY1 doctors, Evening Medical Updates are open to all healthcare professionals and medical students. They are free of charge.

Updates are held at the College in Edinburgh but streamed live to other centres around the UK and further afield (see Live Links for the current list of venues).

To attend at any site, please book online. If you are unable to attend at the College or a streaming site, a limited number of places are available to access the event by individual streaming. Please contact the Education Co-ordinator for this event.

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Tuesday 24 July 2018 

Top Tips for FY1 Doctors 

Chair: Dr Jenny Hall - Careers Group, Trainees & Members' Committee


Top tips for FY1
* General tips * Career and professional development * Working relationships * Organisation *
Dr Chloe Searle, Foundation Year Doctor, NHS Lothian


Working on-call/at night
* Making the most of the multidisciplinary team * Preparation and tips for on-call shifts *
Mr David Watson, Senior Charge Nurse, Hospital Emergency Care Team, NHS Lanarkshire


The NEWS is not a verb. Managing yourself and your patients when everyone seems sick
* Prioritising workload during the day and on-call * Asking for help/escalation * Handover *
Dr Nick Lane, Medical Registrar, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Panel discussion
* Work-life balance * Burnout and managing stress * Dealing with difficult situations * Human factors *
with Dr Chloe Searle, Mr David Watson, and Dr Nick Lane



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Evening Medical Updates are free of charge.

Evening Medical Updates are streamed live to a number of venues in the UK and overseas.

To attend at any site, please book online, or download a registration form. If you have a query about attendance at the College, or a general query about the programme, please contact the Education Co-ordinator.

For general queries about other venues please contact the venue directly using the details from the Live Links page.

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event.

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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