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Doctors in Training Induction Programme: update

Alex Drinkall, 3 June 2019
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Last year Health Education England (HEE) developed and launched a free, national online induction programme for doctors in training. It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competences needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.

The content is available as three ‘patient journey’ scenarios and each come with an assessment to confirm competence acquisition. Completing this content in advance allows Trust induction days to focus on welcome, orientation and key local learning; saving time and enhancing the experience. The competencies gained through this online induction package can be ‘passported’ for up to three years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.

The scenarios included in the programme cover the following topics:

  • Scenario one – Blood Transfusion and Consent
  • Scenario two – Safe Prescribing and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Scenario three – Mental Capacity Act and Death Certification.
  • Each scenario also covers the learning outcomes for Risk Management and Record Keeping, where relevant within the patient scenarios

Between June and December 2018, we conducted an evaluation of the programme via an online questionnaire. In response to the feedback received, we will be undertaking a review of the assessment questions and plan to update them to improve the experience for learners. The updated assessment sections will be available from July 2019.

We have created an infographic to demonstrate the usage of the Doctors in Training Induction Programme. The data breaks down usage by region, device, grade and month. We are encouraged by the usage of the programme, but would like to see even more doctors in training accessing the resource and would be grateful if you would share details about the programme throughout your network.DIT Infographic May 2019

For more information on this programme, that is free for doctors in training to access, please visit:

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