NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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January 4th – January 15th 2021

Happy New Year, and 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

Attached are handouts from Dr Toomas Sarev’s talks on Productivity and Attention Management. These were great talks which can be found on Microsoft Stream. Microsoft Stream is a locally-hosted video site containing a library of recorded local education sessions. This includes grand rounds, the new Medical SpR GIM Teaching series, and various COVID-19 educational sessions, covering content on medicine, management and leadership.

I’m looking for medical 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.

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.

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.

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 external courses to bring to your attention:

  • Radiology Success – Radiology Specialty Training Interview Preparation Course – Saturday 16th January 2021 – £150. For more information, visit https://radiologysuccess.com/radiology-interview-course 
  • 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

  • 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.

Finally, my podcast plug for this week is my absolute favourite medical podcast. The Curbsiders is a humane, relatable podcast featuring expert-guided walkthroughs of common medical topics by early career attending physicians in the US. They also talk a lot about medical education, careers guidance and their interests outside of medicine with great warmth.

If you’d like to share any interesting podcasts, interviews or the like (medical or otherwise), let me know and I’ll publish them here.

All the best, and Happy New Year,

Dr Jon Miller

Teaching Lead, Junior Doctors’ Working Group

Senior Clinical Fellow, Haematology

Tuesday 5th January

Wednesday 6th 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 7th January

  • Norfolk Paediatric Education Group 09:00 – 12:25 – Microsoft Teams
    ​Regional Paediatric training programme, worth 3 CPD points. To join, please contact vivek.kalra@nnuh.nhs.uk
    Programme: Major Paediatric Trauma, Intro to POCUS in Paediatrics, Approach to the Non-Blanching Rash in ED, PEM Pearls: Paracetamol OD, Minor Injuries in Paediatric ED, Gynaecology, SVT in Infants
  • MRCP Club – 18:30 – Microsoft Teams
    ​​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.

Friday 8th January

  • ​MRCP Revision – BIOCHEMISTRY – 08:00 – Zoom
    New consultant-led regional teaching on Bridge utilising multiple-choice questions. Aimed at IMTs, but all trainees working towards MRCP part 1 are welcome. Register at Bridge.
    Previous sessions have been recorded and are now available on Bridge.

Tuesday 12th January

  • Tuesday Surgical Teaching – Starleaf 08:00-08:30
    To get an invitation to the Starleaf broadcast, contact Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk
  • AMU Trainee-led Teaching 13:00 – Microsoft Teams – NNUH Education
    For more information, contact inzali.kyaw@nnuh.nhs.uk
  • NEW: GIM SpR Teaching – ‘Productivity and Attention Management in healthcare – Part 2’ Dr Toomas Sarev (Consultant Cardiologist) – 14:00 – Microsoft Teams
    Dr Sarev will conclude his two-part session on the important ‘soft skills’ related to effectiveness and productivity. Amongst other things, Dr Sarev will focus on the reasons behind low productivity, how to manage interruptions, and how to face challenges and get through anything. If you missed the first part, it is available here

Wednesday 13th 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 14th January MRCP Club – 18:30 – Microsoft Teams
Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment.

Posted on January 4, 2021