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GMC's 2017 surveys for doctors in training and trainers are now open

Posted21 March 2017

If you are a doctor in training or a postgraduate educational or clinical supervisor, you are invited to take part in this year's GMC national training surveys which run from 21 March to 3 May.

Your response helps deaneries, HEE local teams and local education providers check that doctors...

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North East Human Factors Network Conference - 16 March 2017

Posted20 March 2017

The North East Human Factors Network held their first regional conference on 16 March 2017. The purpose of the event was to improve the understanding of the benefits of applying human factors to healthcare, in particular the role of human factors in improving patient safety and quality of care...

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#iCanPreventDELIRIUM Conference

Posted3 March 2017

Following the success of the first ever #iCanPreventDELIRIUM in June, we worked in partnership with Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust to host a second event in Newcastle on...

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#iCanPreventDELIRIUM - 20 January 2017

Posted9 February 2017

We continue to work in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of delirium and following the success of their first #iCanPreventDELIRIUM event, we were pleased to support their second conference. 

The purpose of the event was to promote delirium...

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Jenni Whittaker – Why I am choosing GP

Posted9 January 2017

Jenni has just finished her foundation training in the north east and north Cumbria and intends to stay in the region that she has grown to love, to become a GP. Here’s her story.

Hi I’m Jenni

Like many of you I am passionate about caring for people and making a difference...

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Dyslexia Action Week

Posted30 September 2016

During Dyslexia Awareness Week (3rd to 9th October) we are raising awarenss of Dyslexia amongst our junior doctors. 

Dyslexia is common affecting up to 10% of the population but there are those who with help and support manage their condition and succeed at work. Here are some insights...

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Non-medical endoscopist roles helping to transform the NHS workforce

Posted22 June 2017

Health Education England’s (HEE) accelerated training pilot for non-medical endoscopists has proved a success says a new report published today.

The report by the Office for Public Management explored HEE’s accelerated training pilot for non-medical endoscopists (NMEs) looking at its...

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Major new study on health benefits of swimming released

Posted21 June 2017

A new study has been released today that evidences the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. The report shows that the unique benefits of water make it the perfect place for people of all ages to exercise, particularly those with long term health conditions.It also found evidence that...

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HEE’s Sally Cheshire awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted20 June 2017

Sally Cheshire, HEE’s LETB chair for the north of England was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours over the weekend for her services to the NHS and infertility patients.

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Watch Professor Ian Cumming deliver his keynote speech at Confed17

Posted16 June 2017

Health Education England Chief Executive Professor Ian Cumming delivered a key note speech at the NHS Confederation conference in Liverpool, looking at the need to be flexible and innovative in developing the NHS for today and tomorrow.

"The figures released by NHS Digital show a trend in...

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