The COVID-19 postgraduate medical and dental education training recovery programme has been supporting doctors in training since April 2021. The programme has offered funding for innovative interventions aiming to address the impact of the pandemic on curriculum attainment, progression, and wellbeing.
For the financial year 2022/23, with support from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), we invested about £25 million funding into training recovery interventions.
We have now collated a selection of innovative and effective recovery solutions to share best practice and promote innovative and effective recovery solutions in future training.
The interventions funded this year have achieved a positive impact for doctors in training, reporting an increase in both capabilities and confidence, as reflected in feedback.
The course was invaluable for my training. COVID-19 led to an unfortunate lack of open surgical exposure, and to gain experience of these rare exposures using cadavers with expert faculty was a brilliant way to catch up on lost training time.
I gained a lot of confidence with dissection and my surgical skills.
Patient specific holograms can have a significant impact on training and improve surgical outcomes.
The most recent case studies can be found below, further guidance is available on the training recovery educator toolkit. If you have any difficulties in accessing the toolkit, please email email@example.com.