Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for trainees

Covid-19 Specialty Recruitment Plans

UPDATED: 01/04/2020

Supporting and Escalating Concerns in Clinical Education during Covid-19

Each organisation will have policies that enable its staff to raise and escalate concerns and HEE would encourage healthcare learners to raise any concerns in this way in the first instance, particularly if the above minimum requirements are not being met. However, it is important that, during this time of intense pressure on NHS services, HEE also continues to enable learners to provide feedback on the clinical learning environment.’

UPDATED: 31/03/2020 

Letter to trainees from Health Education England.

UPDATED: 27/03/2020.


  1. Temporary suspension of PYA process during Covid 19
  2. Advice from Medical Schools on actions surrounding Covid-19.

UPDATED: 19/03/2020. 


The trust have received an update from Dr Jonathan Corne, Postgraduate Dean. Letters have also been sent to all trainees from HEE and the 4 UK Statutory Education Bodies, the Medical Royal Colleges and GMC.


UPDATED: 18/03/2020.


Health Education England have issued guidance to trusts on managing the impact of COVID-19 in medical training. A letter from Professor Sheona Macleod can be found on iNsite and updates will be posted as soon as they are released.

The Postgraduate Dean has also released a statement along with a guidance document.

The joint Chief Medical Officers, National Medical Director and GMC have issued a letter with regards to supporting doctors.

All of these documents can be found in the Clinical Education section on iNsite.

For any further Coronavirus updates or information, please go to the iNsite homepage where you will see the tab for Coronavirus.

UPDATED: 13/03/2020.