NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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April 12th 2021 – April 23rd 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.   

Announcements  

Hypoglycaemia Prevention Talks – Dr Mie Mie Tisdale

Dr Mie Mie Tisdale has organised a series of talks aimed at junior doctors to support practice in reducing the incidence of inpatient hypoglycaemia. There will be two more sessions: Friday 16th April and Thursday 22nd April

To get an invitation to join, email miemie.tisdale@nnuh.nhs.uk

JDF Meeting – Locum Payment + Freedom to Speak Up Guardians
Last Friday we had a very helpful JDF meeting with colleagues from the Medical Staffing department. Nina Jolly has kindly put together a summary of common problems with timesheets that can lead to delays in processing payments. I’ve included them here to help prevent avoidable delays: 

Incomplete forms:  
o   Assignment numbers missing 
o   No authorisation signature 
o   Shifts times not completed 
o   Reason for locum shift not completed 
Forms illegible
Wrong forms, i.e.: 
o   Doctors with weekly pay assignments completing monthly pay timesheets 
o   Doctors without weekly pay assignments completing weekly pay timesheets
Timesheets submitted to multiple times to different inboxes creating workload to check if this has already been processed
Submitting timesheet late and expecting to be paid immediately 
o   Cut off for timesheets to be submitted is 25th month for monthly pay to be paid the following month
o   Cut off for timesheets to be submitted is Monday midday for weekly pay to be paid on the Friday 

Bank/Locum shift timesheets should be sent to: locum.timesheets@nnuh.nhs.uk  

The senior management team were also keen to remind doctors of the ways in which they can raise concerns, including about inappropriate workplace behaviour. One contact who can help is Frances Dawson, Lead Freedom To Speak Up Guardian NNUHFT, tel. 07874 637410, email Frances.Dawson@nnuh.nhs.uk

We are developing a new intranet page for Junior Doctors’ Teaching, Training and Research Opportunities at NNUH. We are looking to use this as a resource to link up junior doctors with local activities in academia and quality improvement, and to connect researchers with willing contributors. It will include the research directory compiled by Dr Kishan Jethwa (JDF Research Lead) and Professor Kristian Bowles (Head of R&D, NNUH). We’d like to highlight the work done by colleagues at our hospital, including a ‘Paper of the Week’ featuring their research. If you would like to help develop the page, contribute content, orwould like your paper to be featured, please contact either myself, kishan.jethwa@nnuh.nhs.uk or clare.parry@nnuh.nhs.uk   

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.   

Junior Doctors interested in Anaesthetics / ITU – The Anaesthetics Department at Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) are here to help! A group of junior doctors at PAH are trying to create a platform for junior doctors who are interested in anaesthetics/ITU which will focus on improving portfolios through audits and teaching opportunities. If you are interested in taking part in their Quality Improvement Project, fill in this form.  

Watch, Read, Listen 

I have received two new recommendations this week! The first comes from Dr Carla White, ACCS trainee in AMU. She recommends the Bellevue Literary Review, a journal on medical humanities. Here’s what their website says: 

“BLR (Bellevue Literary Review) is an independent literary journal that probes the nuances of our lives both in illness and health. BLR publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that brings together the perspectives of patients, caregivers, family members, students, healthcare professionals, and the general public. BLR is committed to seeking a diversity of voices from all communities and all walks of life.” 

To read more, visit their website

Dr James Gaynor, Consultant Anaesthetist has also been in touch. He’s suggested The Bias Diagnosis – a free podcast on Audible. Here’s a summary: 

“Statistics show that black and people of colour have worse health outcomes, and die more often than white people, across many fields of medicine and variety of illnesses. 

Ivan’s search for answers takes him to the roots of modern medicine. He busts myths, debunks stereotypes and calls out misinformation that have existed for centuries and remain sadly very much alive today.”  

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. You can find all the Medical Division Covid-19 Teaching sessions there, in the NNUH Education Group.  

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: 

  • Developing Clinical Leaders Programme – April – June 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. 
  • MRCS Part B OSCE Revision Course – May 20th 2021

The aim of this course is to prepare core surgical trainees for their MRCS Part B exam. This course will cover a range of topics which may include surgical skills, critical care and surgical pathology.

There will be a morning and afternoon session with station rotations of various content. Course is limited to 16 delegate spaces. 


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

  • Higher Surgical Training: Transplant (21/04/2021) 
  • Higher Surgical Training: Trauma (23/04/2021) 

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. Forthcoming events include the ‘Acute Medicine Series: Maternal Medicine’ at 19:00 on Wednesday 21st April and ‘RCP-Sunway-Cambridge seminars: medical emergencies – neurology‘ from 09:00 Saturday 17th April.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has a similar online portal that you can explore here. This is where they host their monthly ‘Evening Medical Updates’ – the next of which will take place on Tuesday 27th April 2021! 

The Royal College of Surgeons of England also has a series of online webinars, which can be booked from their website. Forthcoming events include ‘Sustainability in surgery – disposable vs. reusable’on Wednesday 28th April at 18:00.  

Some more forthcoming local events include: 

  • ‘Paediatric Surgery for General Surgeons’. Thursday 15th April 2021 from 0900 to 1230 on Zoom.
  • ‘Support for families and carers affected by Motor Neurone Disease’. Tuesday 18th May 2021 from 1600 to 1715, on Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join the session, please contact Magdalena.mitcher@nnuh.nhs.uk by Wednesday 12th May. We will then send a teams invite shortly before the event.  

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 e-learning package. (NEJM also has a helpful e-learning resource – Resident360 – at least limited access is provided with your BMA proxy login)

If there’s anything you want to share or recommend, or if you’d like to help me to manage the bulletin, please get in touch. Until next time!  

All the best,   

Dr Jon Miller  

Teaching Lead, Junior Doctors’ Forum 

Senior Clinical Fellow, Haematology  

 Local Events 

Tuesday 13th April   MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk
Tuesday Surgical Teaching
To get an invitation,  Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk    Urology Teaching – Microsoft Teams 13:00-13:30
If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.uk   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk    
Wednesday 14th April  
MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk
MRCP Part 1 Question Practice with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 15:00-16:00 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 15th April 
MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk   East of England MRCP Club: ‘Infectious Diseases with Dr Andy Blanshard’ –
Zoom, 18:30
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 
Friday 16th April 
Endocrinology Teaching for Junior Doctors – Hypoglycaemia, with Dr Mie Mie Tisdale – Microsoft Teams 13:20 – 14:00
Dr Mie Mie Tisdale has organised a series of talks aimed at junior doctors to support practice in reducing the incidence of inpatient hypoglycaemia. To get an invitation to join, email miemie.tisdale@nnuh.nhs.uk     
Tuesday 20th April 
MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk Tuesday Surgical Teaching:
To get an invitation, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk
   Urology Teaching – Microsoft Teams 13:00-13:30
If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.uk
   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk    
Wednesday 21st April  
MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk
  MRCP Part 1 Question Practice with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 15:00-16:00 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 22nd April 
MRCP PACES Teaching with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 07:30-15:00
If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk
Endocrinology Teaching for Junior Doctors – Hypoglycaemia, with Dr Mie Mie Tisdale – Microsoft Teams 12:30–13:10
Dr Mie Mie Tisdale has organised a series of talks aimed at junior doctors to support practice in reducing the incidence of inpatient hypoglycaemia. To get an invitation to join, email miemie.tisdale@nnuh.nhs.uk
East of England MRCP Club – ‘Endocrinology with Dr Elaine Soong’ – Zoom, 18:30
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 April 19, 2021