Support for Trainees & Resources for Educators
HEE KSS is keen to promote health and well-being for doctors, dentists and pharmacists in training by providing support and guidance in managing any difficulties that arise, whether educational, health related or emotional.
We appreciate that some of the demands and challenges of training may sometimes feel overwhelming, which is why a range of resources are available. This support is there to ensure that HEE KSS trainees can realise their full potential and deliver excellent care for patients.
If trainees require additional support or are facing difficulties in their training then generally they should discuss this with their Educational Supervisor (ES) in the first instance. Support for ESs is available from Directors of Medical Education and their colleagues as well as from Training Programme Directors and Heads of School. Many trusts also provide a range of services via the Postgraduate Centre or Occupational Health.
In addition to local trust support, the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) is commissioned to provide a confidential consultation support service to all HEE KSS-managed trainees. PHP can offer emotional, psychological and practical support for a wide range of issues and problems that are common to trainees and is accessed on a strictly confidential self-referral basis.
Some services are also available through self-referral to the newly formed London and South East Professional Support Unit (PSU).
PSU services for trainees include:
- Careers services: London and KSS
- Specialist Clinical Communication Services
- Individual Support
- Coaching (a new service is being launched next month)
- e-learning, support and self-review modules
Educators from across LaSE can also now access the courses, resources and services offered by the Multiprofessional Faculty Development team.
For specific queries regarding the PSU and support for trainees, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific queries regarding the Multiprofessional Faculty Development Team and support/resources for educators, please contact email@example.com
Some other useful resources for educators can be found below:
- Exploring concerns, agreeing a plan and passing on information
- Courses of Action
- Record Keeping
- Referrals to Careers Service
- AWOL trainee guidance v1.4 (Jul 2016)
- Identifying a trainee who requires extra support
- Specialty Schools Trainee Support Leads
All information should be read in conjunction with your own Local Education Provider (LEP) policies and HEE KSS policies and procedures.
A copy of the HEE KSS Trainee Support Guidance is available for download on the Trainee Support home page.