NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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March 15th – March 26th 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.   

We are developing a new intranet page for Junior Doctors’ Teaching, Training and Research Opportunities at NNUH. We are looking to use this as a resource to link up junior doctors with local activities in academia and quality improvement, and to connect researchers with willing contributors. It will include the researcher directory compiled by Dr Kishan Jethwa (JDF Research Lead) and Professor Kristian Bowles (Head of R&D, NNUH). We’d like to highlight the work done by colleagues at our hospital, including a ‘Paper of the Week’ featuring their research. If you would like to help develop the page, contribute content, orwould like your paper to be featured, please contact either myself, kishan.jethwa@nnuh.nhs.uk or clare.parry@nnuh.nhs.uk   

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:  

  • Developing Clinical Leaders Programme – April – June 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.   
  • IMPACT – Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care & Treatment – May 6th – May 7th 2021
    IMPACT is intended to improve patient safety by enhancing the skills of doctors managing acute medical admissions. All major acute presentations mapping to the UK core medical curriculum are incorporated into this learning. Course cost: £550.  

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. Forthcoming events include ‘Acute Medicine Series: Diabetes & Endocrinology’ for 2 CPD points at 18:30 on Wednesday 17th March, and the ‘RCP Book Club’ at 19:00 on Tuesday 23rd March.  

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)   

Dr Bruno Mota, IMT and Associate College Tutor, has recommended the following podcast: ‘Clinical Conversations’ from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (available here). This is what RCPE have to say:

“We aim to discuss a multitude of clinical topics ranging from interesting clinical cases and diagnostic conundrums to updates on clinical guidelines. These clinical podcasts will be relevant for doctors at any stage of training and we will also provide discussion on other related topics such as training, MRCP examinations and quality improvement.”  

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  

Tuesday 16th March  
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   
Urology Teaching – Microsoft Teams 13:00-13:30
If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.uk   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk       
Wednesday 17th March  
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 18th March  
East of England MRCP Club – 19:30
​​Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, informal 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     
  
Tuesday 23rd March  
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
   Urology Teaching – Microsoft Teams 13:00-13:30
If you want to join, please contact nikita.bhatt@nnuh.nhs.uk
   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk  
Wednesday 24th March  
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 

Friday 26th March  Hypoglycaemia Education Session – 13:20 – 14:00 – Microsoft Teams  Dr Mie Mie Tisdale has organised a series of talks aimed at junior doctors to support practice in reducing the incidence of inpatient hypoglycaemia. To get an invitation to join, email miemie.tisdale@nnuh.nhs.uk  

Posted on March 15, 2021