NNUH Education Bulletins

Raising awareness of lectures, tutorials, courses and other CPD activities

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February 1st – February 12th 2021

Dear colleagues, 

Welcome back to the NNUH Education Bulletin. The aim is to raise awareness of lectures, tutorials, courses and other CPD activities to help with training and appraisals, as well as to stimulate interest. If you would like to advertise any sessions via the bulletin, please email me and I’ll happily include them. Furthermore, if you would like to get involved with compiling the bulletin, teaching or organising events, please get in touch by emailing me at jonathan.miller@nnuh.nhs.uk 

If you would like to organise a teaching session open to colleagues across different departments, you can use the ‘NNUH Education’ Team on Microsoft Teams. I have tried to add all doctors in the Trust to widen access to educational opportunities.  

I’m looking for medical specialty registrars to join me in hosting MRCP Club, a weekly near-peer led MRCP study group for IMTs and foundation doctors. If you’re interested, please get in touch. Thanks to those who have reached out already.  

Where can I find learning opportunities? 

Microsoft Stream is a locally-hosted video site containing a library of recorded local education sessions. This includes grand rounds and various COVID-19 educational sessions, covering content on medicine, management and leadership.  

Also be sure to look at the NANIME website, https://nanime.nnuh.nhs.uk/, where you can find key contacts for education and training in the NNUH, as well as information on professional support and wellbeing.  

For information about courses run by NANIME, including ATLS, MRCS revision and IMPACT, please check out https://nanime.nnuh.nhs.uk/training/courses/ where you can register for the upcoming NANIME courses: 

  • Generic Interview Skills – March 4th 2021 

This course is available to East of England Core Surgery Trainees. Maximum of 12 delegates. This interactive session will cover some of the common stations used by surgical specialties at ST3 selection.  The course will include portfolio questioning, communication skills, presentation feedback and management. Venue: virtual via Zoom.  

  • MRCS Part A Focus Course – March 11th 2021  

This session will focus on preparing you for MCQ examination.  Content to include question and answer sessions, examination tactics and how to revise. 

Please note there are limited spaces for this course (12 Delegates Max) 

  • Developing Clinical Leaders Programme – January – March 2021
    If you are someone who is required to provide some leadership within their working day or those looking to move into a Leadership Role; this programme is for you.  This programme is delivered by experts across the NNUH and includes interactive sessions with Board Members.  This programme provides a specifically designed sessions to cover vital topic areas which are essential for leadership roles. Applications are open to locally employed doctors, SAS doctors, and ST3+ trainees. Please submit your application to sophie.hudson@nnuh.nhs.uk Please state your Name, Grade, Area or Speciality and please provide a few short sentences on what you hope to achieve through this training.  
  • IMPACT – Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care & Treatment
    May 6th – May 7th 2021

    IMPACT is intended to improve patient safety by enhancing the skills of doctors managing acute medical admissions. All major acute presentations mapping to the UK core medical curriculum are incorporated into this learning. Course cost: £550. 

Health Education East of England also has a calendar of events on its website, available here: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/calendar.  

Bridge, the new virtual learning environment for trainees in the East of England, is now up and running for a number of training programmes. There are lots of online courses with curriculum-relevant content, including recorded sessions from Dr James Edwards’ regional consultant-led MRCP Revision Sessions. Most trainees should now have a login. If you don’t, get in touch with your local college tutor. 

The Royal College of Physicians has launched an online streaming service called RCP Player which contains a library of recorded tutorials. It is also a platform for live CPD events. There is a talk on GIM worth 2 CPD points on Tuesday 2nd February at 18:30 – free for members. Of interest to some will be the New Consultants Forum, on Friday 26th February at 12:00pm.  

BMA Members – Did you know that you have access to the BMA’s vast electronic library?
This includes unlimited access to high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Nature, along with a great many more. Just follow the link to https://www.bma.org.uk/my-bma, log in and explore the ‘Library and Learning’ tab. You also have access to BMJ Learning, a comprehensive elearning package. (NEJM also has a helpful elearning resource – Resident360 – at least limited access is provided with your BMA proxy login) 

There are a few other courses to bring to your attention:  

  • Norfolk Paediatric Education Group – COVID-19: An update for paediatricians. – Thursday 4th February 2021 08:45-13:00
    More than one year into the pandemic – we now know much more about SARS co-V-2 and COVID 19. In this web -based event we bring together several national and international expert speakers who will cover Covid-19 related topics of interest to paediatricians. This webinar is part of the long running monthly regional paediatric CME series organised by the Norfolk Paediatric Education Group. Please register at https://covid19children.eventbrite.com 
  • 1st CESR Conference HEE South West 23rd February 2021 – Applications Open – Free to SAS doctors
    The CESR Conference is open to all interested doctors, i.e. SAS doctors, Trust Grades, Clinical and Trust fellows, and other doctors in training who intend to apply for inclusion to the GMC’s Specialist Register via the CESR/ CESR-CP route.

If you’d like to share any interesting podcasts, interviews or the like (medical or otherwise), let me know and I’ll publish them here.  

All the best,  

Dr Jon Miller 

Teaching Lead, Junior Doctors’ Working Group 

Senior Clinical Fellow, Haematology 

Monday 1st February 
Norwich Surgical Training and Research Academy ‘Why choose Wellbeing?’ – 19:30
Speaker: Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee (GP, Mental fitness & Wellbeing Coach 
You are invited to attend a free wellbeing webinar aimed to help healthcare professionals working under extraordinary and challenging circumstances.   Dr Sen Mukherjee will discuss what wellbeing really is using scientific rigour and evidenced based theories of positive psychology. She will delve into strategies which will support you in acknowledging, recognizing and being able to manage your own wellbeing in a way that is optimum for you, allowing you to grow, thrive and flourish.
Tuesday 2nd February 
Tuesday Surgical Teaching: ‘Abdominal Pain in Childhood’ – Starleaf 08:00-08:30
To get an invitation to the Starleaf broadcast, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk    
NEW: Medical Division COVID Teaching ‘Antibiotics and Covid-19 – Back to the 90s?’ – 12:30-13:15 Microsoft Teams
Dr Ourania Kakisi (Microbiology Consultant) will be clarifying the appropriate use of antibiotics in the management of selected patients with COVID-19. Join the meeting here.    
Wednesday 3rd February 
Journal Club 18:30 – Microsoft Teams ‘NNUH Education’
Every Wednesday. An excellent environment for doctors of all grades to discuss research papers, with a monthly ‘keynote’ presentation from a consultant with a background in research. If you would like to present a paper, please contact dheeraj.sethi@nnuh.nhs.uk or kishan.jethwa@nnuh.nhs.uk    
Thursday 4th February 
East of England MRCP Club – Cardiology, featuring Dr Natasha Corballis – 18:30 – Zoom
​​Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, informal environment. To request a ‘hot topic’ review, contact me at jonathan.miller@nnuh.nhs.uk and I’ll prepare something in advance. F1s and up welcome.
Join Zoom Meeting here  Meeting ID: 945 5998 7828
Passcode: 589655   
Tuesday 9th February 
NEW: Medical Division COVID Teaching ‘Non-invasive ventilation’ – Microsoft Teams 12:30-13:15
Dr Prasanna Sankaran (Respiratory Consultant) will introduce us to the use of non-invasive ventilation in COVID-19. Join the meeting here.     Tuesday Surgical Teaching: ‘Breast cancer in young patients + adjuvant breast cancer treatment’ – Starleaf 08:00-08:30
To get an invitation to the Starleaf broadcast, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk     MND Online Education Session: ‘Cognitive and behavioural change in Motor Neurone Disease: implications for care and management’ with Professor Eneida Mioshi. Microsoft Teams 16:00-17:30
If you would like to join the session, please contact Magdalena.mitcher@nnuh.nhs.uk. We will then send a Teams invite shortly before the event.
Wednesday 10th February
Journal Club 18:30 – Microsoft Teams ‘NNUH Education’
Every Wednesday. An excellent environment for doctors of all grades to discuss research papers, with a monthly ‘keynote’ presentation from a consultant with a background in research. If you would like to present a paper, please contact dheeraj.sethi@nnuh.nhs.uk or kishan.jethwa@nnuh.nhs.uk   
Thursday 11th February 
East of England MRCP Club – 18:30 – Zoom
Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, informal environment. To request a ‘hot topic’ review, contact me at jonathan.miller@nnuh.nhs.uk and I’ll prepare something in advance. F1s and up welcome.  Join Zoom Meeting here  Meeting ID: 945 5998 7828
Passcode: 589655   

Posted on February 1, 2021