NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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March 1st – March 12th 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, or would 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: 

  • Generic Interview Skills – March 4th 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.  

  • MRCS Part A Focus Course – March 11th 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) 

  • 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. There is a talk by Clinicians for Climate Action on Wednesday 3rd March – free for members and worth 2 CPD credits. Of interest to some will be the New Consultants Forum, on Thursday 18th March at 12:00pm.  

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) 

I’ve had a couple of podcast suggestions from colleagues.  

Dr Toomas Sarev, Consultant Cardiologist, has recommended The Knowledge Project Podcast. Here’s what they say: “A podcast about better thinking, problem solving, and decision making. The Knowledge Project focus on insights and lessons that never expire. We go below the surface, attempting to see and understand the world through the eyes of our guests. We value nuance and detail.” I’ve enjoyed this podcast myself. Now that the jobs of doctors are becoming more varied and there are needs to supplement clinical roles with education, research, and management responsibilities, it can be challenging to manage time and attention. The guests offer a nice, conciliatory approach to improving productivity and offer helpful tools for thought. 

Dr Dheeraj Sethi, Academic Foundation Doctor and co-lead of Journal Club, has recommended the RCP Medicine Podcast. Here’s what they say: “The RCP Medicine podcast is a weekly discussion of different topics relevant to physicians and physician associates. The podcasts are usually hosted by Dr Amie Burbridge, a consultant in acute medicine from Coventry.”

Finally, my personal plug is a fantastic gadget that would intrigue any fellow stationery nerd. It is the Rocketbook, a reusable notebook. You can scan your hand-written notes to your preferred cloud-computing resource (such as Google Drive, OneDrive or Evernote, or your email address), then wipe the page clean with a damp cloth! I got mine last week and have found it fantastic for Bullet Journaling and general note-taking. The only downside? It doesn’t come with a pen-loop (I harvested mine from an old Leuchtturm…)

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 2nd 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    
Medical Division COVID-19 Teaching ‘COVID-19 & Vascular Surgery – Microsoft Teams 12:30-13:15
Mr Wissam Al-Jundi, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, will discuss with us his experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the meeting here.

  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 3rd 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 4th March 
East of England MRCP Club – 18:30
​​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 9th 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

  Medical Division COVID-19 Teaching ‘Covid & Diabetes’ – Microsoft Teams 12:30-13:15
Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Endocrinology Consultant) will discuss the particulars of managing diabetes in the setting of COVID-19. Join the meeting here.

  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 10th 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 11th March 
East of England MRCP Club – 18:30 – Renal Medicine with Dr Ankit Sharma
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   

Posted on March 1, 2021