NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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March 29th – April 9th 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.   

Junior Doctors interested in Anaesthetics / ITU – The Anaesthetics Department at Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) are here to help! A group of junior doctors at PAH are trying to create a platform for junior doctors who are interested in anaesthetics/ITU which will focus on improving portfolios through audits and teaching opportunities. If you are interested in taking part in their Quality Improvement Project, fill in this form.  

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.  Forthcoming events include: 

  • Higher Surgical Training: Transplant (21/04/2021) 
  • Higher Surgical Training: Trauma (23/04/2021) 

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 ‘Specialty Series: Rheumatology’ for 2 CPD points at 18:30 on Tuesday 6th April, and the ‘Acute Medicine Series: Maternal Medicine’ at 19:00 on Wednesday 21st April.   

The Royal College of Surgeons of England also has a series of online webinars, which can be booked from their website. Forthcoming events include ‘Failing intelligently’ on Thursday 8th April at 18:00, and ‘Sustainability in surgery – disposable vs. reusable’ on Wednesday 28th April at 18:00.  

Some more local events coming soon include: 

  •  ‘Paediatric Surgery for General Surgeons’. Thursday 15th April 2021 from 0900 to 1230 on Zoom.
  • ‘Support for families and carers affected by Motor Neurone Disease’. Tuesday 18th May 2021 from 1600 to 1715, on Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join the session, please contact Magdalena.mitcher@nnuh.nhs.uk by Wednesday 12th May. We will then send a teams invite shortly before the event.  

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)   

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 30th March   Tuesday Surgical Teaching
To get an invitation,  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 31st 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      
Tuesday 6th April 
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
   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk   

Wednesday 7th April  
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 8th April 
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 

Posted on March 29, 2021