NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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Education Bulletin – 6th September – 19th September 2021

Dear colleagues, 

The NNUH Education Bulletin is back! I started it last September, and after some time off over the summer, it’s time to hand over the reins. I’m delighted to introduce the incoming Teaching Lead for the Junior Doctors’ Forum, Dr Georgiana ‘Gio’ Ciucu. Gio is a clinical fellow in Plastic Surgery and is committed to making the NNUH a welcoming place for trainees to thrive. 

We are back 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 send us an email and we’ll include them. Please email Georgiana.Ciucu@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. As ever, if there is anything here that might interest any other colleagues, please feel free to forward the email on. There is an archive of old bulletins on the NANIME website. 

Announcements 

New Junior Doctors’ Forum Newsletter to launch

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! 

Take part in the NNUH Teaching & Training Survey

As the new Teaching and Training Lead of the Junior Doctors’ Forum, Dr Georgiana Ciucu is circulating a survey to assess the current state of teaching and training as experienced by trainees. Please participate here. All responses are anonymous.

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

For all trainees at specialty, core and foundation level 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. The next session will be Respiratory Medicine on September 16th 2021. Recordings of previous sessions are available on Bridge.  

The East of England Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology Forum invites you to the PAG MDT/CBD on ‘VACTERL Syndrome: Challenges in Management’

This regional session will take place over Zoom on Friday 10th September at 12:30pm

To register, please email priyanka.deshmukh@addenbrookes.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: 

  • Women’s Health Study Day – A study day for GPs, Primary Care Practitioners, Hospital Medical and Nursing Staff and Allied Health Professionals. Topics covered include: Early Pregnancy Scanning Talk/Workshop, Contraception and Sexual Health, Breast Screening/Exam/Referral, Vulval Disease, Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology, HRT, Prolapse. £75, September 16th 2021. 
  • Cardiac MR Study Day – This online course is for Radiology or Cardiology Trainees interested in advanced cardiac imaging for adults. £600, running remotely throughout September and October. 

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 17th September 2021 and 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 programme 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! Upcoming sessions include ‘What’s new in endocrinology and diabetes: The effects of COVID-19’ on Wednesday 8th September 2021 and ‘Deprescribing: Can’t stop this thing we started?’ on Thursday 9th September 2021.

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)  

Watch/Read/Listen

My outgoing recommendation is the JAMA Rational Clinical Examinations Podcast. This is related to the long-running series of articles published in JAMA, and is a helpful reminder that the clinical examination still has utility, even in this age of high-tech investigation. I particularly enjoyed an episode on the use of Likelihood Ratios to aid decision-making in acute care settings.  

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.   

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this bulletin work by sharing events, recommendations, and a word of encouragement. It can be daunting sending messages out into the ether, but I have had nothing but positive comments in response to the Education Bulletin. During a particularly challenging period for our hospital, this has reminded me of the value of telling colleagues when I think that they are doing something well. 

All the best,  

Dr Jon Miller 

Teaching Lead, Junior Doctors’ Forum 

Senior Clinical Fellow, Haematology 

Local Events 
Tuesday 7th September 
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
Wednesday 8th September 
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
 
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  
 
Thursday 9th September 
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
 
Saturday 11th September 
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
 
Tuesday 14th September 
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
Wednesday 15th September 
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
 
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  
 
Thursday 16th September 
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
 
Saturday 18th September 
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 13, 2021