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Posted February 10th 2019 (6 months ago)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) Programme in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter for Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates

Applications for a Summer 2020 start are invited from exceptional medical, veterinary and dental graduates to undertake 3-year PhD training at the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

The scheme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees who can demonstrate the capability and drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a long-term career as a clinical academic. Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors and must have a qualification that allows them to practice clinically in the UK.

Funding offered:

  • A clinical salary
  • University tuition fees at the home rate
  • Associated project costs
  • A contribution towards travel expenses for conferences or project-related travel
  • Some carer support costs where necessary, subject to approval
  • A contribution towards core and specialist training costs

Further information and online application can be found on the GW4CAT website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT on 1st April 2019

If you have any queries, please email.

Posted January 12th 2018 (2 years ago)

ST3 in Anaesthesia Recruitment Open Evening

The Severn School of Anaesthesia are holding an open evening for 2018 recruitment to ST3 level posts.

This event will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Severn PGME HQ, Deanery House, Vantage Office Park, Hambrook, Bristol.

If you are interested in applying to Severn for the August 2018 cohort, or for some time in the future, you are welcome to attend.

Please arrive from 5.00pm for a prompt start at 5.30pm.  

If you would like to attend this event, please register via the events tab.


Posted September 20th 2016 (3 years ago)

AMPS Competencies Report

We (Julie Screaton (Director, London and the South East) and Professor Ged Byrne (Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England working across the North West)) are pleased to let you know that our survey of higher education institutions about embedding national antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competences into curricula is now available to access on our website.

The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences, produced jointly by the Government's expert advisory group for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections (ARHAI), and Public Health England were published in 2013. Implementing these competences forms a key aspect of ‘Key area 3’ of the Government's five year strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance - improving professional education, training and public engagement to improve clinical practice and promote wider understanding of the need for more sustainable use of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences can provide clarity for regulators, education providers and professional bodies to inform standards, guidance and the development of training.

Undergraduate students have expressed interest in receiving more education about antimicrobials, especially about their multidisciplinary use. This survey asked higher education institutions about their awareness of the competencies, and how they had embedded them into their courses.

The results showed:

  • From the 45 universities that submitted information for a total of 100 health-related course 86% of universities confirmed they were aware of the national AMPS competencies.
  • Implementation of the five domains of the AMPS competencies showed that 91% of courses had embedded statements on infection prevention and control, 75% of courses for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobials, 66.3% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials, 62% of courses for the prescribing of antimicrobials and 40% of courses for monitoring and learning.
  • Embedding of the AMPS competencies per professional group showed an average of 90% implementation for medicine, 82% for dentistry, 81% for pharmacy, 76% for independent non-medical prescribing courses, 52% for midwifery, 46% for nursing and 40.8% for allied health professionals.

We welcome the findings of this initial survey and hope best practices can be shared between higher health education institutions to enhance the adoption of these competencies. It has also highlighted the importance of non-medical prescribing courses adopting these competencies.

We would encourage you to:

  • implement the recommendations in this report on behalf of your organisations
  • raise awareness of these results within your organisations and networks
  • provide system leadership as individuals, groups and organisations in enhancing the adoption and implementation of the antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship (AMPS) competences within your academic and health networks and organisations, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

For further information please contact Mohamed Sadak (Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis).


Posted December 3rd 2015 (4 years ago)

Ebola survivorship and advice for clinicians

Please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, regarding what is currently known around Ebola survivorship, and what measures clinicians should take.


Posted June 19th 2015 (4 years ago)

New Site Lauched for Postgraduate Dental Education.

Welcome to the new Postgraduate Dental Education website

We provide high quality Postgraduate Dental Education for the South West. Including Dental Foundation Training, Hospital Training including Dental Core Training and Specialty Training, and Continuing Professional Development for all Dentists and Dental Care Professionals.

Posted April 28th 2015 (4 years ago)

Relocation Expenses contact Information

Relocation Expenses Trust Contact Information


Please see the table below for contact details within respective trusts relating to Relocation Expenses.


First Name Second name Trust Trust E-Mail Address
Nina Bosssa-Lubugumu RD&E
Susan Roy NDHCT
Debbie Salter TST
Ann Livermore RCHT
Frances Greenwood PHNT
Kelly Ebdon SDHCT





Posted August 28th 2014 (5 years ago)

Oxford Colloquium on Medical Education (24-25 September, 2014 at Pembroke College, Oxford)....A Fantastic Offer from Mr. Eastaugh-Waring!

Dear Colleagues,

The Severn School of Surgery has a small number of places at the upcoming Oxford Educational Symposium on the 24th and 25th of September, 2014. This is a very good quality and prestigious meeting with some world-renowned speakers, and I’m sure would be of interest to many of you. I realise timeframes are tight, but if anyone would like to attend, please let Chad ( know. We will distribute on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is paid for. The only cost to yourself would be a £62 fee for overnight accommodation in one of the Colleges.


Best wishes,

Steve Eastaugh-Waring
Head of the Severn School of Surgery

Posted August 27th 2014 (5 years ago)

Trainee Awards for Excellence

Its going to be a bumper party tomorrow, 50 people booked to come along. See you all at the Zoo

Posted August 26th 2014 (5 years ago)

Nominations for Excellence

Nominations are now all in for the School Awards Evening this week, the winners will be announced on Thursday at the Dinner, so watch this space. List of nominees below. 

Clinical Ability: Sohail Ghani, Marion Roderick, Julia Hanwell, Neky Sargant, Rathi Prasad, Tom Jerrom, Fran Hutchings
Research and Audit: Rebecca Unsworth, Chrissy Parfitt, Katherine Hawton, Juliette Oakley, Wen Yi Ding, Eve Bassett, Jaya Perasuraman, Amy Whiting, Helen Gillett, Linze Hamilton.
Personal Contribution: Andrew Mullett, Chris Tate, Frankie Toussaint, Lucy Plumb, Jemma Virtue, J-C Sconce, Pieter Van Hensbergen, Eve Bassett, Marion Roderick.
Educational Supervisor: Lynn Diskin, John Henderson, Daphin Fernandez, Jolanta Bernantoniene, Paul Mannix, Johnathan Davis, Fiona Finlay, Kate Martin, Chris Knight.
Well done everybody for getting this far

Posted August 26th 2014 (5 years ago)

Faculty Payments

Supervisor continuing professional development and educational supervision payments will be made to practices over the next few weeks.  For more information on what to expect please see: 

Alternatively I am on leave until the 1st September but am happy to answer any questions you have on my return. 

Kind regards 

Shara Paulo

Severn GP Education Manager

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