This page provides guidance on booking study leave for doctors in training posts at Medway. Applications for study leave will go through a Medway NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) process in accordance with the Health Education England (HEE), Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS) guidelines. The information here will enable you to navigate through the trust process and inform you of your entitlements at all trainee levels. For all Study Leave enquiries please email medwayft.Study.Leave@nhs.net.
Study leave process
There are three main categories as below for claiming study leave for courses. All courses must meet the London and South East (LaSE) approval lists and you must enter the unique code on your study leave application.
FacultyFaculty ensure that a safe learning environment is maintained for learners and encourages self-reflection on learning Faculty engage in continuing professional development with regular evaluation of performance by both learner and fellow faculty Faculty are competent in the process of debriefing
ActivitySimulation-based education programmes are developed in alignment with formal curriculum Mapping or learning/training needs The patient perspective is considered and demonstrated within educational planning A faculty member with expertise in SBE oversees the simulation programme Design and ensures that it is regularly peer reviewed via feedback, kept up to date and relevant to the clinical needs and mapped curriculum Regular evaluation of programmes and faculty is undertaken to ensure that Content and relevance is maintained.
AssessmentThe assessment is based on the intended learning outcomes of the exercise, with clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be evaluated and is appropriately tailored to the professional Curricula to be evaluated. Psychological safety of the learner is considered and appropriately supported Faculty have a responsibility for patient safety and to raise concerns regarding learner Performance within educational settings.
In Situ Simulation (ISS)Every ISS exercise has clearly defined learning objectives that achieve individual, team, unit level and/or organisational competencies Local processes and procedures are carefully reviewed to deliver ISS activity authentically Faculty delivering the ISS activity are proficient in SBE and have the required expertise on a given Topic.
ResourcesA variety of simulation based modalities, including simulated patients, is incorporated into simulation based programmes to create appropriate realism of the learning environment and achieve the objectives of the session being taught The facility has a clear strategic plan which addresses wider organisational and stakeholders’ Needs A designated individual oversees the strategic delivery of SBE programmes and ensures that appropriate maintenance of simulation equipment is undertaken
Management, Leadership & Development"A designated lead (Dr Manisha Shah) with organisational influence and accountability manages the simulation activity There is a clear vision and mission statement to demonstrate aims and objectives of the facility There is a clear alignment to the wider organisational and stakeholders’ needs, Acting as a quality and risk management resource for organisations to help achieve the goals
Please contact the MFT study leave team for assistance and guidance via the generic email address: medwayft.Study.Leave@nhs.net.
Doctors wishing to submit an application should initially read the HEE Relocation Guidelines for information and to check eligibility prior to submitting an application.
Applications of eligibility for reimbursement of relocation and associated expenses should ideally be made prior to commencing your post; and must be made within three months of incurring the expenditure.