NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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May 10th – May 21st 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.   

Announcements  

MRCS Club – Dr Kaso Ari is launching a new near-peer teaching programme to help junior doctors prepare for the MRCS exams! The first session, on ENT, will be hosted on Microsoft Teams at 18:30 on Tuesday 11th May. 

Regional Consultant-led MRCP Teaching has restarted on Bridge – Every Friday at 8am. Register on Bridge, or follow the link: https://zoom.us/j/93815457973. You can watch previous recordings here. 

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 Forum – There’s another JDF meeting scheduled for 13:00 on Friday 14th May on Microsoft Teams. The agenda is as follows:  

  1. Fatigues charter and rest facilities – what to do if to tired to drive home? 
  2. Payroll issues  
  3. Reason to Reside Criteria (Dr Timothy Gilbert) 
  4. AOB 

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:  

  • IMPACT – Ill Medical Patients’ Acute Care & Treatment –June 17th – June 18th 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.  
  • 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. Register on the NANIME Website

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 for Core Surgery – May 20th 2021
    The aim of this course is to prepare core surgical trainees for their MRCS Part B exam. This course will cover a range of topics which may include surgical skills, critical care and surgical pathology. There will be a morning and afternoon session with station rotations of various content. Course is limited to 16 delegate spaces. Register here.

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 the ‘Acute Medicine Series: Infectious Diseases’ at 18:30 on Wednesday 19th May 2021. 

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has a similar online portal that you can explore here. This is where they host their monthly ‘Evening Medical Updates’ – the next of which, ‘Knowing Neurology, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology’ will be on Tuesday 25th May!

The Royal College of Surgeons of England also has a series of online webinars, which can be booked from their website. Forthcoming events include Future of Surgery: Technology Enhanced Surgical Training Report: Thursday 27 May 7pm-8pm
ASiT and RCS England are launching a report aiming to define the unmet needs in surgical training. It will establish a surgical training solutions pathway, exploring technological solutions that should happen now, could happen soon and might happen in future. Book here.

The Royal Society of Medicine has several events on an almost daily basis, many of which are free. See for yourself! https://www.rsm.ac.uk/search-results/?PageTypes=Event   

Some more forthcoming local events include:  

  • ‘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. They 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)
 

Finally, I’ve been approached about an independent course – ‘Essential Radiology for Junior Doctors’, Saturday 22nd May 2021 LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE – on Zoom Cost £130
This comprehensive radiology course will cover all essential topics such as CXR (for example how to recognise lobar consolidation/collapse, heart failure, interstitial lung disease and malignancies etc.), AXR (e.g. SBO, LBO, volvulus, IBD, ascites) , and A&E radiology (e.g. all types of fractures from top to toe!).
You can get more details, book and pay for the course by following the link below: http://www.londonradiologycourses.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
Tuesday 11th May
   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  
  RCP Webinar – Cancer care in a pandemic – what the data tell us – 18:00 – 20:00
A series of talks will explore what has been learnt about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK cancer services and the effect on patients with cancer – the effects of delayed diagnosis, the adaptations made in radiotherapy and systemic therapies, and the future of vaccination in cancer patients.
This webinar has been organised jointly by the RCR, Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP) and is being hosted free of charge on the RCP’s digital platform.
  MRCS Club – ENT: Thyroid cancers with Mr Omar Burgan – 18:30
Join on Teams with the following link    Wednesday 12th May   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
 

Friday 14th May  Consultant-led MRCP Teaching: Bridge – 08:00-09:00
Join on Zoom    Tuesday 18th May  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
   International Paediatric Surgery Training – Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Every Tuesday. If you want to join, contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk 
 

MRCS Club – Cardiothoracic Surgery with Miss Rushmi Purmessur – 18:30-19:30
Join on Teams with the following link

‘Support for families and carers affected by Motor Neurone Disease’. 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. They will then send a teams invite shortly before the event.       Wednesday 19th May   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

  MRCP Part 1 Question Practice with Dr Jean Mackay – MRCP Room (Canteen) 15:00-16:00

  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 20th May  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


TBC: East of England MRCP Club: ‘Cardiology with Dr Tash Corballis’ – Zoom, 18:30-19:30
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: 984 1693 4313  Friday 21st May  Consultant-led MRCP Teaching: Bridge – 08:00-09:00
Join on Zoom 

Posted on May 10, 2021