Trainee Improvement Fellowships

HEE Thames Valley offers regular fellowship opportunities for senior trainees.

Details will be posted here so please check back regularly.

Current HEE TV Trainee Improvement Fellows

Dr Klara Morsley

Dr Klara Morsley is a Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in the Thames Valley. She is a SuppoRTT specialty fellow for Medicine in Thames Valley and was part of the SuppoRTT for Shielding Trainees Advisory Group.

Her project is looking at flexibility in training programme rotations – moving away from fixed rotation points towards a more trainee needs orientated approach.

Dr Hannah Zacharas

Dr Hannah Zacharas is a specialist trainee in Rheumatology/ GIM (ST5) currently based at Wexham Park Hospital working in the role of Trainee Improvement Fellow – Training Recovery.  I have an interest in medical education having previously worked in the role of associate college tutor and have undertaken a postgraduate certificate in Medical Education at the University of Hertfordshire.  

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, increasing volumes of patient consultations and communications were carried out remotely over the last 20 months. It is vital as we enter the recovery stage to review the current guidance on remote working and telemedicine and practice within Thames Valley to ensure that training opportunities are not missed and length of training is not prolonged. As this has been identified as an area of concern, I aim to develop a set of guidance for HEE Thames Valley on remote working to optimise educational opportunities for trainees. 

Dr Jacob Koris

I am a Trauma & Orthopaedic Registrar training in the Thames Valley Deanery. I have specific interests in Medical Education, and Management & Leadership in Medicine. The past two years have seen unprecedented demands being placed on healthcare professionals, and the increased requirement for service-provision has had a knock on effect on medical education.

With my work as a Training Improvement Fellow, I’ve focused mainly on surgical training as an ‘apprenticeship’ model. Whilst there are a lot of similarities between medical and surgical post-graduate training, there are some demands on training specific to only surgery.

I have worked on producing a framework by which improvement projects can be contextualised and organised, using a model of marginal gains. This has expanded to looking at surgical simulation training within the region, investigating Consultants’ views on their ‘apprentices’ and decision-making in theatre, and scheduling issues for Core Surgical Trainees.

Dr Rosie Anderson, Paediatric Registrar

Rosie is working in collaboration with NHS Improvements in the development of a Digital Staff Passport. This mobile app will allow doctors in training to have all their credentials such as DBS, immunizations, right to work and mandatory training in a secure platform that can be shared with their next trust automatically. This will greatly reduce doctors stress and time on repetitive admin as well as saving the trusts money and time on onboarding administration. Her role is to work with the team as a clinical representative as well as liaising with the Trusts in the Thames Valley to ensure their engagement with the project. In the new year, she will also be joining the lead employers group in HEE to explore this as a potential opportunity for the Thames Valley to streamline trainees rotations. 

Dr Daniela Borges

Daniela Borges is Portuguese doctor, with postgraduate medical experience in Portugal and the UK. She is currently a Core Psychiatry trainee with interest in Medical Psychotherapy, medical education and leadership.

Since August 2021, she started a 12-month part-time secondment as Wellbeing Trainee Improvement Fellow with HEE Thames Valley local office. Her main projects include:

  • The promotion and audit of the HEE TV Professional Support and Wellbeing service (PSWS);
  • The further development of the trainee-led project Trainees4Trainees (T4T), which provides peer support groups for doctors in training (www.tvpsw.com/t4t);
  • The participation in the qualitative research project on doctors professional identity done in collaboration between PSWS and University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry.

Dr Emily Carter

Emily Carter is a ST6 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar in the Thames Valley Deanery. She has a varied research background and has interests in urogynaecology and medical education. As part of her HEETV Training Recovery Fellowship, she is looking at how gynaecology simulation can be optimised to support regional training in the post-Covid era.