The Welsh deanery has a professional support unit which is open to doctors and dentists in training in Wales only. They offer:
- Run workshops for trainers (consultants and SpRs) to identify trainees in difficulty
- Run workshops for trainees exploring how to maximise potential and avoid getting into difficulty. Participants explore signs and triggers of progression issues; learn of the support which is available as well as some helpful hints toward successful progression through training.
- Online resources on time management, financial hardship (including bursary availabilities in wales), social media guidance, introduction to concept mapping and guidance on improving handwriting
- Referral of trainee (either self-referral or via supervisor) for 1:1 support in careers or in preventing escalation of difficulties
- Supernumerary project for refugee doctors offering an intensive induction programme prior to starting work in the NHS (covers topics such as an introduction to NHS structures; the role of regulatory and other bodies including the GMC, Health Boards, Royal Colleges & NCAS; duties of a doctor as set out in GMC Good Medical Practice; an outline of medical training in the UK; cultural and ethical issues in the UK that affect medical practice; the opportunity to sit in and observe in a particular setting to enable the doctor to achieve a greater understanding of the requirements of a doctor working in that setting; communication and consultation skills; Hospital at Night; taking bloods, completing forms & pharmacy; portfolios and requirements to maintain CPD; appraisals and revalidation requirements; performance management; careers guidance and equality and diversity training)
Contact: 029 2068 7411 / 7417 or 03300584211/ 212/ 213