Local Training Available


CBD Clinics

CBD clinics are run by consultants and education fellows. We have both adult and paediatric clinics. (some are paediatric only so please check!)

You are able to book into 1 slot if you are on shift. You will be allowed 30 minutes off the shop floor to attend. If you wish to come in on a day off you will be able to book into 2 adjacent slots (please don’t book to come in between night shifts as this will affect your rest period).

Your booking confirmation will tell you where the CBD clinic will take place. (Usually in the meeting rooms in the admin offices not downstairs in ED)

How it works:

  1. Select a case that either; you have found interesting or challenging and wish to discuss further, or one that fulfils a curriculum item.

  2. State the topic of the case when booking, or email the Education Administrator in advance so we know what you want to talk about.

  3. Have access to the notes when you attend

  4. Do some reading around the topic in advance

  5. Send a CBD ticket from your e-porfolio


Extended Supervised Learning Event (ESLE) are 1-on-1 training sessions that focus on non-technical skills. Each should take a total of 3 hours to complete – 2 hours of observation and 1 hour for discussion and feedback (including the completion of the ESLE form).

Where do they take place?

The 2 hours of observation should occur on the shop floor. The trainee will be working as normal (done during their clinical shift) and the consultant will be 100% supernumerary (i.e. not clinical). Feedback should occur away from the shop floor. iPads are available from the Education team to aid completion of the form if required.

Which consultants can do ESLEs?

All FRCEM consultants can do ESLEs for the RCEM portfolio. The 1st ESLE for all trainees must be done with their Educational or Clinical Supervisor within 3 months of commencing their post. A 2nd or 3rd ELSE can then be done by any other consultant.

How is the initial ESLE organised?

Trainees and their Educational Supervisor will set a date for their initial meeting. It is the trainees’ responsibility to inform the Education Administrator of when this is happening so it can be logged in the education diary (this includes if for any reason the timing of the session is changed).

How are the 2nd and 3rd ELSE organised?

Trainees can book their follow-up ESLEs using the booking system above, or by contacting the Education Administrator.

Shop Floor Teaching

Shop floor teaching is run by consultants and education fellows. Education fellows focus on adult ED.

How it works:

  1. You need to be on shift for the day you choose

  2. The person doing shop floor teaching will find you during their teaching shift

  3. If doing a mini-CEX we will need to observe you seeing a patient

  4. We will then sit down and discuss the case, give you feedback and form a management plan

  5. Send a mini-CEX from your e-portfolio

In Situ Simulation

People worry about simulation, but it’s just for education! It’s not a test!

Simulation is usually run by the education fellows. A consultant will help facilitate when available. It is an opportunity to learn, and can be used to complete a Mini-CEX.

They run on a Wednesday afternoon. You are able to book into 1 simulation per afternoon and will be allowed 30 minutes off the shop floor to attend.

We run scenarios that are common presentations to the ED. Not all cases end in cardiac arrest!

Simulations are run in Bay 5 in Resus unless otherwise stated (if there is a change of venue for any reason then we will contact you).

Occasionally the pressure on the department means that resus is occasionally full and simulation cannot be conducted. We will either try to provide another form of education but it may be necessary to cancel the session. If this is the case we will contact you.

How it works:

  1. Prior to your simulation, we will talk you through our sim-man and what he is and isn’t capable of so you know what to expect during the simulation

  2. You will be expected to be yourself, with capabilities of your current grade. If you feel you need help ask for it!

  3. Treat sim-man as a real patient – he will talk to you!

  4. There will be as few faculty as possible in the simulation bay to make it as realistic as possible

  5. Simulations are run in realtime. There is no ‘fast-forwarding’ as with many life support courses

  6. You can send us a Mini-CEX assessment to complete based on the simulation (for CT3 ED trainees, please note that the cardiac arrest and trauma assessments will not be able to be done as simulation. They can add to evidence, but you will need an assessment on real patients for these curriculum items)

Practical Skills Training

Practical skills sessions on various equipment and resources in the Emergency Department are available to all ED staff to attend on Wednesday mornings.

These sessions are being introduced in order to ensure staff are confident in their abilities on the shop-floor with various equipment and to refresh skills should they wish to. The sessions will require advance viewing of a short video on the theme of the sessions, direct learning with the equipment and a trainer and then an assessment with a debrief on correct equipment use.

Month-long themes are provided in order to make the sessions more open and accessible to all. The sessions will have a format of drop in between 9-10am and then bookable between 10am-12pm. Each session is 20 minutes long starting at the hour and then half past the hour. There will be 2-5 spaces per session depending on the equipment involved in training.