Learning environment: Effective learning and working in the NHS


Friday 19 October 2018

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Effective learning and teaching are crucial for the quality of care for today’s and tomorrow’s patients.

Take part in a live-streamed plenary session from International Conference of Residency Education, exploring factors that include the impact of the hidden curriculum, the influence of hierarchies and the impact of equity and the physical environment.

A series of talks will explore aspects of external and internal learning environments including the impact of sleep deprivation; teaching in the context of the demands of heavy clinical pressures; the benefits of working in functional teams and of looking after yourself and others; and will consider the patient perspective.

This programme will open discussion on some of the difficulties – and solutions - to learning and training in today’s NHS.

Topics covered

  • The impact of the hierarchies, the hidden curriculum and the physical environment and the importance of equity on effective learning.   
  • The impact of sleep deprivation on learning.
  • Approaches to training when the service is under significant pressure.
  • Training within integrated care settings.
  • The roles of patients in shaping the learning environment.
  • The importance of looking after oneself  as key to effective learning and training.


Students attend for free

RSM Member rates: £9 - £15
Non-member: £15 - £25

Key speakers 

Emma Vaux

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Dr Emma Vaux, Vice President, Education and Training, Royal College of Physicians Dr Mike Farquhar, consultant in sleep medicine at Evelina London Children’s Hospital Caroline Elton, vocational psychologist


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Friday 19 October 2018

12.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

12.50 pm


Ms Bridget Gildea, Director of Learning, Royal Society Medicine


This session will feature the live streaming from ICRE 2018 of a panel discussion on the topic of leading change in medical education

1.00 pm

Learning environments and the evolution of doctor’s training

Interviewer: Ms Maxine Mawhwinney, Senior News Anchor, BBC


Dr Saleem Razack, Professor of Paediatrics and Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement, McGill University

Dr Fred Hafferty, Professor of Medical Education, Mayo Clinic

Dr Romana Malik, PhD Researcher and Quality Management Consultant, OLVG Hospital and VU University, Amsterdam

Dr Avraham Cooper, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, The Ohio State University

2.00 pm


There will be opportunity to post questions to the panel in Canada


Ms Bridget Gildea, Director of Learning, RSM and Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

2.10 pm


Ms Bridget Gildea and Professor Carrie MacEwen

2.15 pm

Teaching in stretched environments: Delivering effective care with effective learning

Professor Simon Carley, Manchester

2.30 pm

Safe care at night: exploding myths of learning while sleep deprived

Dr Mike Farquhar, St Thomas’ Hospital

2.45 pm

Integrated care: learning to learn in new care environments

Dr Chloe Macauley, Evelina Hospital

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.15 pm

How can the modern team learn?

Dr Emma Vaux, Vice President, Education and Training, Royal College of Physicians

3.30 pm

Looking inside: A psychological perspective on medical training

Dr Caroline Elton, Health Education England, London

3.45 pm

Do patient have a role or responsibility to the learning environment?

Mr Simon O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes UK

4.00 pm

Interactive debate

Facilitators: Dr Camilla Sen, RSM, Dr Jack Ross, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Dr Nish Manek

4.45 pm

Reflections and meeting summary

Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

5.00 pm

Drinks reception

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