Doctors of the World Training Medics

Training

SAFE SURGERIES TRAINING

Doctors of the World Safe Surgeries training is available for free to both clinical and non-clinical NHS staff working in both primary and secondary care settings.

The training aims to improve understanding of migrant entitlements to NHS care and enable them to better advocate for their patients.

We use case studies from the Doctors of the World’s clinic and interactive exercises to explore health needs and entitlements of migrants in vulnerable circumstances and offer good practice tips and resources. The training is delivered by Doctors of the World’s staff and clinic volunteers and is currently available in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Sessions typically run from one-two hours, but can be tailored to specific needs. We currently prioritise training of junior

Sample feedback from a GP Trainer:

“Our docs came back so full of enthusiasm and admiration for all you do; best of all with a renewed determination to help…  thanks for everything!”

– Dr M Sayer, GP Partner & Programme Director, City & Hackney GP Vocational Training Scheme

Sample topics for different key audiences are given below.

GP RECEPTION STAFF:
  • Exploring barriers to GP registration faced by migrants;
  • Implementing NHS England guidelines on GP registration for migrants;
  • Good practice tips for ensuring access to healthcare for refugees and migrants.
CLINICAL STAFF (PRIMARY/SECONDARY CARE):
  • Overview of entitlements to NHS care and charging rules for migrants;
  • Addressing the healthcare needs of vulnerable migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers;
  • Making referrals and supporting migrant patients with complex needs.

TRAIN YOUR PEERS

Are you a med student or NHS professional outside Manchester, Birmingham or London, or just keen to get involved?

You can use our Safe Surgeries peer-to-peer training resources to deliver a session to your NHS colleagues.

We have developed easy-to-use modules and background materials for primary care, secondary care and general health audiences. Sessions are designed to take approximately one hour.

Peer-to-peer training is designed to empower NHS professionals and med students to improve their colleagues’ understanding of migrant rights to healthcare in England and to explore good practice. They should be delivered at trainers’ workplaces, universities or to professional groups they are part of.

All slides and resources are the intellectual property of Doctors of the World UK and shouldn’t be shared or used without acknowledgement or in a manner that is not in accordance with the Guidelines for peer-to-peer trainers.

Please let us know if you deliver a session and ask participants to use our evaluation form, so that we can continue to provide these resources.

INFORMATION FOR TRAINERS

GUIDELINES FOR PEER-TO-PEER TRAINERS 

Explains what the peer-to-peer training is all about and our expectations of trainers.

TRAINER’S GUIDE 

Offers additional background information for trainers (should be read alongside the slides).

Participant evaluation form

To be completed by participants after the training.

TRAINING SLIDES

OVERVIEW MODULE

Covers both primary and secondary care.

PRIMARY CARE MODULE
SECONDARY CARE MODULE

Training materials updated June 2018.

Contact us for more information about training.