NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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April 26th – May 7th 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  

The NHS Regional Clinical Fellow Scheme is seeking applications! Deadline May 4th 2021 

Experience leadership, service transformation, and improvement and equip yourself with the skills required to lead within complex, integrated systems of health and care. How does the scheme work? Clinical leadership fellows will be based in NHS regional teams across England for 12 months from 1 September 2021. Posts are available less than full time and will be hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement. For full eligibility and to find out more about the scheme, visit fmlm.ac.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 researcher 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 recently listened to a couple of brilliant episodes of JAMA Clinical Reviews which I wanted to flag. The first was an overview of Space Medicine, in which the health implications of space travel are discussed. Did you know that astronauts get stuffy noses because of redistribution of fluids into the head in zero-gravity? Listen here for part one.  

The second one was entitled ‘Coping with Death’. The host interviews a professor of surgery in the USA, who talks in depth about his experiences looking after his mother at the end of life. This was a poignant discussion full of wisdom and humanity. You can listen here.  

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:    

  • 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.  Forthcoming events of interest include: 

  • MRCS Part B OSCE Revision Course for Core Surgery – 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. Register here

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: Infectious Diseases’ at 18:30 on Wednesday 19th May 2021. 

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 (Hints on Haematology) 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.  

The Royal Society of Medicine has several events on an almost daily basis, many of which are free. See for yourself! https://www.rsm.ac.uk/search-results/?PageTypes=Event  

Some more forthcoming local events include:  

  • ‘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)   

Finally, I’ve been approached about an independent course – ‘Essential Radiology for Junior Doctors’, Saturday 22nd May 2021 LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE – on ZoomCost £130
This comprehensive radiology course will cover all essential topics such as CXR (for example how to recognise lobar consolidation/collapse, heart failure, interstitial lung disease and malignancies etc.), AXR (e.g. SBO, LBO, volvulus, IBD, ascites) , and A&E radiology (e.g. all types of fractures from top to toe!).
You can get more details, book and pay for the course by following the link below: http://www.londonradiologycourses.com/ 

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 27th 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  
RCP Trainee Series: Wellbeing and Decision-Making – Online, 18:30-20:00
Free for RCP Members. Register here.
 
RCPE Evening Medical Update: Hints on Haematology – Online, 18:30-20:30
The Evening Medical Update (EMU) from Tuesday 27 April 2021 will cover ‘Hints on Haematology’ (see Programme for further details).
The Evening Medical Updates programme covers specialties, presentations and conditions included within the Internal Medicine Training (IMT) curriculum. https://events.rcpe.ac.uk/hints-haematology


Wednesday 28th 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
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  

Cardiology Educational Webinar – Dr Chris Sawh, online, 19:00-20:30
Dr Chris Sawh will be giving a series of short talks covering subjects including AF, PCI, Ablation and ACS. If you would like to attend please email Franca – franca.walker@bayer.com who will arrange for your invitation.

RCS: Sustainability in Surgery Webinar – Online, 19:00-20:00
This webinar will look at the use of disposable vs. reusable materials within surgery and provide information on how to make important future changes in clinical practice. With RCS England council member and Vice-chair of the RCS England sustainability in surgery committee, Ms Victoria Pegna, RCS England Council member and Consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Richard Kerr, ENT Research Fellow, Miss Chantelle Rizan and Consultant in ENT Surgery, Professor Mahmood Bhutta
To book: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3624753800046117900


Thursday 29th 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

Royal Society of Medicine: Functional Neurological Disorders – Online, 18:00-19:00
In this webinar, we will be joined by experts in neuroscience and genetics to explore the management of functional neurological disorders (FND) and how best to support patients with a multidisciplinary approach. 
During this webinar you will:
Understand how to identify functional neurological disorders 
Understand an integrated model of care in Functional Neurological Disorders  East of England MRCP Club: ‘Renal Medicine with Dr Ankit Sharma’ – Zoom, 19:30-20:30
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: 984 1693 4313


Friday 30th April  The East of England Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology Forum invites you to the first MDT/CBD on Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome – 12:30 – 13:30 30/04/2021
You can register for free here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcWshz6ujnXKMG4EYqjA8-QvFhNzI65fw8g3S341JttnVX_A/viewform 

Tuesday 4th May  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 5th May   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
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 6th May  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 – 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: 984 1693 4313 

Posted on April 26, 2021