Sharing good practice

In this section you can find examples of good practice in medical education and training.

We believe by sharing these examples of practices which work well, we can help organisations which educate students and train doctors to drive up standards.

Supporting learners

Example  Stage  Specialty 
Resources to help medical students enhance their clinical skills (pdf) Undergraduate   
A system for collecting evaluation data from and providing feedback to doctors in training (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher Paediatrics
Providing training for clinical and educational supervisors (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher Obstetrics and gynaecology
An effective approach to departmental induction (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher Intensive Care Medicine
A comprehensive induction programme in paediatric intensive care medicine (pdf) Core, Higher Paediatrics 
An electronic induction programme with integrated assessment (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher   
A placement programme for visiting European doctors in psychiatry training (pdf) Core General psychiatry 
A course to provide research experience for doctors in psychiatry training (pdf)  Higher  General psychiatry 
A programme that promotes early exposure to psychiatry for medical students (pdf) Undergraduate   
A scheme of taster days in psychiatry training for foundation doctors (pdf)  Foundation, Higher General psychiatry 
Indicators that may be used for predicting doctors in difficulty (pdf) Higher General practice
Additional support for doctors in training who are identified as at higher risk of failing exams (pdf) Higher General practice
Support for doctors in training who have communication challenges due to language or cultural influences (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher
A programme to raise educators’ awareness of clinical communication issues (pdf) Higher General practice
A tool to codify underperformance issues (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher

Developing and implementing curricula and assessments

Example Stage  Specialty 
Guide to Foundation Training in Women’s Health Care (pdf) Foundation  Obstetrics and gynaecology 
Involving patients in undergraduate curriculum development (pdf) Undergraduate   
Involving the public in developing the undergraduate curriculum (pdf) Undergraduate   
The use of simulation and clinical skills facilities to assess foundation doctors and doctors in the first and second year of specialty training (pdf)  Foundation, Core   
A multi-professional point-of-care (POC) simulation programme that enhances confidence and competence of doctors in training (pdf) Undergraduate, Foundation, Core, Higher
An experiential learning programme to develop Quality Improvement (QI) projects under the guidance of local experts (pdf)  Foundation
An innovative training arrangement that involves general practice training in respiratory rotation in both secondary care and in the community settings (pdf) Higher Respiratory medicine
A simulation programme for foundation doctors focusing on the management of acutely unwell patients (pdf) Foundation

Learning environment and culture

Example Stage  Specialty
A neonatal unit that has received excellent feedback from doctors in training (pdf) Core and Higher Paediatrics
Making sure patients understand when they are being treated by a medical student in clinical placement settings (pdf)  Undergraduate   
Review of Hypoglycaemia detected In Newborn Observations (RHINO) (pdf)  Multi-professional, Higher Paediatrics 
Morbidity and mortality meetings to improve patient care (pdf)  Foundation, Core  Paediatrics 
Teaching generic skills to doctors in higher specialty training (pdf)  Higher   
An annual forum where doctors in training can showcase local initiatives (pdf) Foundation, Core, Higher

Educational governance

Example Stage Specialty
An outreach programme that promotes career in medicine to under-represented groups (pdf) Undergraduate, Higher General psychiatry