The role of trainee representatives in the STP

Sarah Green (3rd-year Clinical Engineering STP, Medical Physics/Clinical Engineering Trainee Representative)

As I’m sure past and present trainees will agree that progression through the STP scheme is not without its difficulties. With 20+ specialisms to cater for, it’s challenging for the NSHCS to balance standardisation and flexibility in the STP design; to ensure quality and satisfy the unique requirements of each specialism. Add into the mix different hospitals, universities, plus the unique personal circumstances of every trainee (and training officer) and you have a range of perceptions and expectations of the work required to complete the training scheme.

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STP Reflections | Genomic Counselling Rotation

When I began writing this blog post I was thinking back to July 2018, I had accepted my place on the STP in Genomics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Then I received an email from my training officer asking me what rotations I would like to choose for my first year. My first thought was ‘Wow this is really real, I’m actually going to be on the STP?!’, before panicking about how I was supposed to decide on the departments I would like to spend my rotations in this early on!

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STP Reflections | 8 weeks in MR

Medical physicists face a challenge familiar to all healthcare scientists in that, if you took a random member of the public, and asked if they knew what a medical physicist did, the probability of a yes answer is… small!  My first evidence of this came when I tried to explain to my Mum what I would be doing at Addenbrookes for the next 8 weeks!

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The Topol Review

The Topol review was a piece of work commissioned to Eric Topol by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care at the time, Jeremy Hunt. The intention was for it to be a review of how the changing technology landscape now and in the future is going to shape healthcare and how the NHS needs to respond in order to keep up, and be able to thrive from those advances.

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