A Dr Toolbox Lead Editor is a doctor who is responsible for populating the Dr Toolbox website as well as ensuring that the site is up-to-date. The role involves gathering information from your peers and listening to them to add the most useful information for helping them during their daily jobs. Editors are normally FY1 or FY2 doctors. The role entails an additional serious responsibility in addition to normal clinical duties. It should not be undertaken unless prospective editors are willing to dedicate at least an hour of their time to the project a week over the course of the academic year.
Becoming a Toolbox Editor would involve taking an important role in a National Patient Safety Project. It provides a huge opportunity to instigate your own Quality Improvement Project as well as developing your leadership skills. Dr-Toolbox has the backing from Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of the NHS, Healthcare Education England as well as Senior Clinicians within London LETB’s and Foundation School Directors. Previous editors have presented their own projects at regional, national and international conferences as well as gaining publications. Editors who can provide evidence of development of outstanding Dr Toolbox sites will be considered for additional national prizes, NHS Leadership Awards and Foundation School Merit Awards.
1) To be responsible for building the site. Editing and uploading content and survival guides. This would take at least 1-2 hours a week but may be split between different editors at the Trust. We will provide information on how to edit the site as well as providing a template site for you to populate.
2) To liaise with the local Toolbox Champion
3) To organize a dedicated slot during the induction period for explanation of the Toolbox by either outgoing editors or the hospital clinical lead.
4) To liaise with IT at the hospital to add a link on the desktop/homepage of their intranet to the dr-toolbox.com.
5) To encourage use of the website once complete e.g. by sending weekly emails to other trainees or putting posters up at hospital.
6) To survey junior doctors at the trust as part of the Quality Improvement Project to assess the impact of their project. We can provide standard surveys for this task and assistance with statistical analysis.
7) To attend ‘launch event’ in August where we will meet editors and introduce them to the project.
8) To ensure ‘survival guides’ are submitted by trainee doctors at your trust. You can encourage your colleagues that this is in accordance with GMC guidance that doctors should ‘contribute to the induction of colleagues when asked’.