About Medical Education at ELFT

ELFT Medical Education is a major educational provider for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education in East London (Health Education England North Central and East London), Luton and Bedfordshire (Health Education East of England).

Our ambitious forward going plans emphasise the educational contribution to the overarching trust strategy: improve the quality of life of all we serve. 

Therefore, the service user perspective features in all multi-professional learning sets; we integrate a range of new technologies and innovative experiential learning methods to prepare the medical workforce for a radical shift of practice that relies in great parts on co-production, interpersonal skills and artificial intelligence. The main objective is to deliver personalised health care and 'precision medicine' across population health footprints rather than within narrow frameworks of specialist services. 

The Trust employs over 400 medical staff including Consultants, Specialty/Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors and doctors in Postgraduate training. Our training programmes include Core and Specialty Psychiatry Training, GP Specialty and Foundation Training. We provide teaching in a seamless and co-ordinated way across the entire educational journey to Medical Students (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; and Cambridge University) and to the North East London (Bart's and the Royal London) Specialty Psychiatry Training Scheme. 

ELFT consolidated its commitment to a clinical leadership approach for all its strategic and operational management systems. Medical Education plays a pivotal role in further developing and sustaining this perspective. Specialist skills are taught in the context of a cultural shift to provide care according to service user preferences; this is going to redefine the notion of clinical leadership from an expert delivery to a co-production model. 

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What we do

  • Provide education and training for Undergraduate Medical Students
  • Ensuring high quality of education and training for the Postgraduate doctors
  • Deliver and improve the infrastructure to support education and training
  • Develop a faculty and trainers to support education and training 
  • Dynamic introduction of innovative teaching schemes in response to changes in evidence based training and service delivery characteristics
  • Contribute to the overall medical workforce development
  • Delivering high quality MRCPsych programmes for core trainees
  • Providing an environment for education and training across the Trust


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