NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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January 18th – January 29th 2021

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/

Upcoming NANIME courses include: 

  • MRCS Part A Focus Course – January 21st 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) 

  • Generic Interview Skills – January 25th 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 

  • 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.  

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 Respiratory Medicine worth 2 CPD points on Wednesday 20th January at 18:30 – free for members.  

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:  

  • Hammersmith Radiology ST1 Interview Preparation Course – Saturday 23rd January 2021 – £130. Early bird discount of 10% is available for people booking before January 3rd 2021 – enter coupon code ‘RCR10’. For more information, visit www.londonradiologycourses.com or email info@londonradiologycourses.com 
  • SouthWest MRCS part B revision course 2 days (Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2021) – £600, in-person course at Imperial Hotel Torquay and Horizon Centre, Torbay Hospital, Torquay
    Pass the MRCS Part B confidently with the help of our friendly surgical faculty. The course syllabus covers key topics that can appear in your examination, including common pitfalls for candidates. Emphasis is on small-group anatomy teaching and interactive lectures, with the course culminating in a full mock OSCE to test your readiness. Course faculty include trainees having passed recently duruing COVID, examiners and specialist consultants. We have a maximum of 10 candidates per course boasting a 97.5% pass rate for the 3 years we have been running this course amongst candidates.”
    Register via http://www.southwestmrcs.com or email southwestmrcs@gmail.com 
  • 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.

Watch / Read / Listen 

I’ve been plugging various podcasts, but this week I’ll make a slightly different recommendation. I first discovered The London Review of Books during the spring lockdown last year, and have loved virtually every page of it I’ve read since then. For insightful, thoughtful essays on topics as varied as Viking burial mounds, US political history, giraffes, e-sports, neanderthals, and the German techno duo Kraftwerk, look no further. I have personally found it incredibly enriching. Having it delivered every fortnight really has been something to look forward to – a rare thing in these times. You can subscribe to 12 issues for £12 here

If you’d like to share any interesting podcasts, articles, books, 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 

Tuesday 19th January 
Tuesday Surgical Teaching: ‘GIST & Neuroendocrine Tumour
Management’ – Starleaf 08:00-08:30
To get an invitation to the Starleaf broadcast, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk    
NEW: Medical Division COVID Teaching – 12:30-13.15 Microsoft Teams
Dr Prasanna Sankaran (Respiratory Consultant) will deliver a clinical scenario-based respiratory failure session, primarily focused on setting up and adjusting NIV. Join the meeting here.   
Wednesday 20th January 
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 21st January 
East of England MRCP Club – 18:30 – Zoom
​​Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, non-judgmental 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 22nd January
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Deanery Teaching Programme Lunchtime Teaching Webinars: Mullerian Agenesis. 12:00-13:00, Zoom
Covers specific CiPs in curriculum; Free to all HEEEOE professionals; No need to book study leave; Commendation for 100% attendance per annum; Clinically-focused case presentations
To register for zoom link, email draparnabalaji@gmail.com

Monday 25th January 
Medical Grand Rounds – ‘Stereotactic Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Oligometastatic Cancer’ – 12:45, Microsoft Teams
Dr David Maskell (Consultant Oncologist)  “This talk will aim to update you on the very latest developments in radiation oncology and specifically discuss the role of stereotactic radiotherapy (SABR) in the management of oligometastatic cancer. SABR is a powerful new treatment technique which has recently been approved for NHS use and is currently being rolled out across the UK. Hopefully this talk will be of interest to you and may help you identify patients that could be eligible for SABR in the future.” Join the meeting here  
Tuesday 26th January 
Tuesday Surgical Teaching: ‘Current Management of Pilonidal Sinus Disease’ – Starleaf 08:00-08:30
To get an invitation to the Starleaf broadcast, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk    
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Evening Medical Updates: ‘Riddles in Respiratory Medicine’ – RCPE website, 18:30  Delivered primarily for trainees, Evening Medical Updates are also open to all hospital doctors, GPs, other interested healthcare professionals and medical students. The EMU programme continues to be free to attend for all RCPE Members and Fellows, and non-Members can attend online from home for £15 per EMU.  This month, the focus will be on pulmonary embolism, ambulatory management of pleural effusions and a simple guide to interstitial lung disease.   Book here.    
NEW: Medical Division COVID Teaching – 12:30-13:15 Microsoft Teams
Dr Eleanor Mishra (Respiratory Consultant) will be talking us through the drug treatment of COVID-19. Join the meeting here.   
Wednesday 27th January 
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 28th January 
East of England MRCP Club – 18:30 – Zoom
Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, non-judgmental 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 January 18, 2021