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Education Bulletin – 20th September 2021

Dear colleagues, 

Driven by the aim to always improve, we need to know how are you finding this bulletin and if we should keep putting the work to publish it.

Please take 2 minutes of your time to answer these questions: 


In the interim, until we process the results of the survey and come to a conclusion whether to continue or not, please feel free to email me if you would like to advertise any sessions via the bulletin.

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.


T&T survey:  help us get as many answers as possible!! please kindly fill and spread the word for your colleagues to fill as well.  https://forms.gle/T2pfG4SWPQNyDniP6

New Junior Doctors’ Forum Newsletter has launched!!

The JDF is launching a newsletter targeted specifically at Junior Doctors, concerned with keeping you informed of changes in the hospital, opportunities for CV building and involvement in Quality Improvement Projects, recognising your achievements, and advertising social and cultural events of interest to the local doctors’ community. If you would like to get involved, please contact jonathan.miller@nnuh.nhs.uk – this is a great opportunity for foundation doctors and core trainees to be involved in a QIP for your ARCP! 

East of England – get a foot on the ‘Leadership Ladder’

For all trainees at specialty, core, and foundation levels in the East of England, to be made aware of the leadership education available.

Health Education England (EoE)’s Leadership Ladder on Bridge now has sufficient educational material to meet all the leadership requirements in the general capabilities framework. It is packed full of interesting speakers, useful topics and interactive tasks for trainees to do on their own or in peer or facilitated groups. This is part of the EoE Blended Learning package so supports, rather than replaces learning in practice and will be a valuable tool to use alongside real life practice and supervision or peer support conversations. HEE expects all trainees to be using this resource and be able to provide evidence of this at ARCP.

You can find the Leadership Ladder on Bridge, within the Leadership and Management Category. To access Bridge, please click here, then click on your training programme.

The Royal College of Physicians is hosting a careers showcase on October 7th 2021
If you’re not sure what direction you want your career to take, this Royal College of Physicians event might help. Find out more and register here

Are you studying for the MRCP Written Examinations?

Drawing on the format of MRCP Club, we are now hosting a regional course for the MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 exams with HEE East of England. Join us on Zoom every Thursday at 18:30 for specialty registrar-led teaching of medical specialties with MCQ practice. 

Dr. Jean Mackay is organizing MRCP PACES Teachings as well regularly. If you would like to attend, please email jean.mackay@nnuh.nhs.uk

Dr. Nikita Bhatt has been organizing UROLOGY teachings on teams. If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.uk .

 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.

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:

  • Emergency Medicine HST Regional Training Days Friday 24th September 2021
  • Level 1 Ultrasound Course – Monday 4th October 2021 (Day 1) and Wednesday 6th October 2021 (Day 2)
  • Developing your Portfolio Course for Core Surgery Trainees (Thursday 7th October 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. It also hosts a training calendar, with forthcoming events. 

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 ‘Specialty Series: Cardiology’ at 18:30 on Tuesday 5th October 2021 and ‘New Consultants Forum: Episode 7’ at 14:30 on Thursday 30th September 2021.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has a similar online portal that you can explore here. Upcoming events include their Evening Medical Update: ‘HDU – Management of the Deteriorating Patient’ on Tuesday 28th September 2021, and a public engagement event on ‘Collecting Infection: Capturing COVID-19 for the future’, on Wednesday 29th September 2021. 

The Royal College of Surgeons of England also has a series of online webinars, which can be booked from their website. Their archive of recorded talks includes sessions on ‘Human Factors – Breaking hierarchies’ and ‘New curriculum update – For surgical trainees’. 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh also has an active program of online educational webinars, including an archive of previous talks. Please explore here.

The Royal Society of Medicine has several events on an almost daily basis, many of which are free. See for yourself

The BMJ also has a website where it advertises upcoming courses.  https://coursefinder.bmj.com/courses/united-kingdom/

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)  


A recommendation is the JAMA Rational Clinical Examinations Podcast.

For anatomy as well as physiology, check out these youtube channels:



If there’s anything you want to share or recommend, please get in touch. If you’d like to give feedback, you can do so here.   

Local RECURRING Events
EVERY Tuesday
Tuesday Surgical Teaching:
To get an invitation, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk 
EVERY Wednesday
Clinical Features in Medicine, with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 15:00 – 17:00
Dr Jean Mackay will be teaching clinical features in Medicine using slides, every Wednesday!
General Surgery Teaching – 12:30-13:30
Every Wednesday. To get information to join, please contact Giulianna.nicolatino@nnuh.nhs.uk  
EVERY Saturday
International Paediatric Surgery Teaching – 10:30-11:30
Every Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk

Posted on September 20, 2021