NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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June 21st – July 4th 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. 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  

Palliative Care Simulation Half Day – Monday 12th July 2021 and Monday 9th August 2021  

The Palliative Care department are excited to be starting up a Simulation Training day in the Centrum Simulation Suite. The focus of this day is around: 

·         Assessing the deteriorating patient 

·         Communication skills with deteriorating and dying patients and their family  

·         Establishing Goals of Care, including CPR and ReSPECT discussions 

This a totally new training day in the excellent simulation centre in the Centrum. We are offering it to all junior doctors and hope that those that attend will gain confidence and skills in managing the deteriorating patient and to improve communication skills in this setting including discussions around the ReSPECT process. The course will include training on the new updated (V3) of the ReSPECT form which will be available on the wards soon. 

The slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The training will last for a half day and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their portfolio.  

Please Email: david.holland@nnuh.nhs.uk to confirm interest for any of the following dates:  

12th July (please indicate whether you would prefer a morning or afternoon session), 

9th August morning or afternoon, 

The British Association of Clinical Anatomists are hosting ‘BACA Beats’
Where COVID-19 has disrupted their usual bi-annual events, BACA have responded by hosting a series of shorter events spread throughout the year. Here’s what they have to say:
“The Third BACA Beat event will focus on current perspectives in clinical anatomy & neuroanatomical research. It is taking place on July 6th, 2:00 PM and we will be hearing from three distinguished speakers in their field. Registration to this event is now open.   

The Fourth BACA Beat of our series takes place on 8th September 2021. We are welcoming abstracts particularly on themes related to anatomy education and clinical anatomy. Abstracts can be submitted through our website where you can also find further details on abstract format and submission guidelines. Prizes are awarded to best presentations.” 

East of England Medical Journal Club is now alternate weeks, on Zoom! 

The next session will be at 18:30 this Wednesday, 23rd June. You can join using this same link every fortnight: https://zoom.us/j/91250920772 

NNUH Institute for Medical Education – Clinical Psychology Support Working Group
Norfolk & Norwich Institute for Medical Education is currently looking at setting up regular supportive sessions/options with the NNUH Clinical Psychologist Team for Medical Trainees.  They are seeking medical trainees to join a working group to help bring these sessions into being. The working group is expected to undertake one or two Teams sessions with the Clinical Psychologists and would be your opportunity to shape this way this programme is developed for the future. If you feel that you could be a part of the working group, please get in touch with sophie.hudson@nnuh.nhs.uk 

Mr Ram’s International Paediatric Surgery Teaching has changed time!
It now runs every Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk.

 

Royal College of Physicians are running a ‘Call the Medical Registrar’ conference aimed at IMTs on Thursday 8th July 2021
It costs £45 for non-members; for members it is free. You can find out more information here. Here’s what they have to say:  

This conference aims to prepare trainees for the transition into the medical registrar role. Topics include how to manage the acute medical take safely, when to call the consultant and the importance of registrar wellbeing, as well as focusing on speciality top-tips in the acute setting. 

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. 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:  

  • Point of Care Ultrasound Course – FAMUS/FUSICJuly 8th– July 9th 2021 – DAY 1 FAMUS/FUSIC Thoracic/Abdominal/Vascular £150 (NNUH) £175 External, DAY 2 FUSIC Heart Module £150 (NNUH) £175.00 External, Both Days £250 (NNUH) £300 External.

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 – Monday 13th September 2021 

This course is available to East of England Core Surgery Trainee, course is limited to a maximum of 16 delegates.  (A £50.00 holding fee is required, and will be returned on attendance, unless you fail to provide 48 hours’ cancellation notice). 

The event will consist of morning and afternoon sessions with station rotations of various content. Email lisa.jackson@nnuh.nhs.uk to register.  

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 including: 

  • GIM ST3+ Teaching Session – Hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals – Thursday 24th June 2021 and Friday 25th June 2021 – register by visiting the learners’ calendar here (you will need to login).  

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: Oncology’ at 18:00 on Tuesday 6th July 2021 and ‘Lily lecture 2021: Leadership in a Time of Crisis’ session at 18:30 on Wednesday 7th July 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: ‘Changing Times, Changing Practice’, at 18:30 Tuesday 22nd June 2021. This will include talks on ‘opt-out’ organ donation, as well as data-driven medical practice. They are hosting a session entitled ‘COVID-19 Update: Long Covid’ on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

The Royal College of Surgeons of England also has a series of online webinars, which can be booked from their website. Their next event is on ‘Preoperative Optimisation and Assessment – Supporting Surgical and Perioperative Services’ at 12:30pm – 1:30pm on Thursday 24th June 2021. They are also hosting a session on a ‘New Deal for Surgery’ on Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 6:00pm-7:00pm. 

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 ‘Building a greener health system’, on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 and ‘Get over it 2021: A vision of enhanced recovery after critical illness’, on Thursday 24th June 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)   

A couple of final mentions with respect to local events: 

The Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology Group host a monthly webinar at 12:30-13:30. Their programme up to Christmas is as follows: 

  • July 23rd – Hyperandrogenism  
  • August 27th – Prepubertal vaginal discharge  
  • September 24th – Adnexal torsion 
  • October 22nd  – CAIS 
  • November 9th – Turner’s syndrome 
  • Dec 17th – Precocious puberty 

Please register by emailing: draparnabalaji@gmail.com 

You will be awarded a certificate of attendance 

Watch/Read/Listen 

I’ve had a few recommendations this week. Dr Carla White (ACCS ST1) has pointed me towards this blog: https://first10em.com/, a collection of action scripts for management of acute presentations in the resus room, as well as a resource for evidence-based medicine. Here’s what they say on their website: 

“First 10” refers to the first ten minutes in the resuscitation room, when immediate action is necessary and information is generally lacking. In most of medicine, I am a strong believer in doing less; in the mantra “don’t just do something, stand there”. The first ten minutes in the resuscitation bay are an exception. They are a time for action rather than contemplation. You must know what you are going to do, how you are going to do it, and why it is being done well before the patient arrives. The initial goal of First10EM was to create a collection of the scenarios that need to be managed instantly. Things that we need to know cold, because we will never have time to look them up. These cases provide action scripts – the approach that I have some up with after extensive reading and contemplation.” 

Dr Bruno Mota (IMT2) has also let me know about the ‘Clinical Problem Solvers’ Podcast series. Their focus is on the science of diagnostic reasoning, and they have various resources, including a virtual morning report, on their website: https://clinicalproblemsolving.com/

Dr Kishan Jethwa (Academic FY2) similarly shares the ‘Curious Clinicians’ Podcast, which seeks to answer the question of ‘why’ we do what we do in our clinical practise, exploring the mechanisms and pathologies of the diseases we encounter. Find out more here: https://curiousclinicians.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  Monday 21st June  Virtual Grand Round: ‘Fight or Flight or Freeze – Professional Anxiety
12:45pm
Dr Rev Alan Palmer will focus on ‘Moral Injury’ that some doctors are experiencing, and the personal and professional impact this can have.  This talk will also touch on pre-PTSD that some medics may exhibit and ‘Defensive Medicine’ and its particular impact on Foundation Doctors. Join the event via Microsoft Teams at 12.45pm on 21 June.  Tuesday 22nd June  Tuesday Surgical Teaching
To get an invitation,  Christina.Delimpalta@nnuh.nhs.uk    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

Urology Teaching – Microsoft Teams 13:00-13:30
If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.ukWednesday 23rd June  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!

Journal Club 18:30 – Zoom
Every other 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  
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91250920772
Meeting ID: 912 5092 0772

Thursday 24th June 
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 26th June  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 29th June  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  

Wednesday 30th June  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!  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 1st July  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 3rd July  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 July 5, 2021