NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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November 30th – December 11th 2020

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

With the new lockdown, online sessions will take on a renewed importance. 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. For example, the Cardiology department have been using it to host their journal club, so now it is possible for colleagues across the hospital to tune in. Sessions hosted on Teams may now also be recorded and uploaded to Microsoft Stream (sort of a ‘local YouTube’).

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/.

Upcoming NANIME courses include:

  • Virtual Viva MRCS B (aimed at Core Surgical Trainees) – one hour revision sessions on December 7th 2020 and December 14th 2020

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. 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 now launched an online streaming service called RCP Player which contains a library of recorded tutorials. It is also a platform for live CPD events. The next one is on December 1st 2020 – Specialty Series: Diabetes.

Finally, my podcast plug for this week: the ‘JAMA Clinical Reviews’. This is a regular podcast with nice clinical updates related to the contents of the latest Journal of the American Medical Association, but also research, ethics and careers themes. Each episode is about 20 minutes. The latest episode, on ‘Haematuria and Bladder Cancer’, is available at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/jama-clinical-reviews

If you’d like to share any interesting podcasts, interviews or the like (medical or otherwise), let me know and I’ll publish them here.

All the best,

Dr Jon Miller

Teaching Lead, Junior Doctors’ Working Group

Senior Clinical Fellow, Haematology

Monday 30th November

  • GRAND ROUND: Digital Health: An Emerging Medical Specialty or Jazzed-up IT? How healthcare will be delivered by and for generations X, Y and Z.
    Presentation by Dr Edward Prosser-Snelling, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer

Tuesday 1st December

  • Paediatric Surgical Teaching 12:30-13:30 – Microsoft Teams – Every Tuesday
    Contact Dr Ferzine Mohamed at fuzzmohamed@gmail.com
    (Mr Ashok Ram has kindly offered paediatric surgical teaching sessions – please contact ashok.ram@nnuh.nhs.uk if you would like to request a topic)

Wednesday 2nd December

  • Nutritional Management of Motor Neurone Disease 16:00-17:30 – Microsoft Teams
    If you would like to join the session, please contact Magdalena.mitcher@nnuh.nhs.uk
  • 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 3rd December

  • AMU Departmental Teaching 13:00 – Microsoft Teams
    For more information, contact Duduzile.musa@nnuh.nhs.uk
  • MRCP Club – 18:30 – Microsoft Teams
    ​​Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, non-judgmental 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.

Friday 4th December

  • ​MRCP Revision – 08:00 – Zoom
    New consultant-led regional teaching on Bridge utilising multiple-choice questions. Aimed at IMTs, but all trainees working towards MRCP part 1 are welcome. Register at Bridge.
    Previous sessions have been recorded and are now available on Bridge.

Sunday 6th December

  • MSRA/Stage 2 Revision Course – All day, Zoom
    (Additional sessions will be run on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 6th December)
    For the fourth year, GPST Courses are holding Stage 2/MSRA Courses, this year due to COVID 19 this will happening on Zoom.
    Specialities scheduled to use MSRA/Stage 2 for entry criteria include: ACCS emergency medicine, CT1 anaesthetics, Clinical radiology, General Practice, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Obs & Gynae, Opthalmology and Paediatrics.
    https://gpstcourses.co.uk/product/full-day-sessions-stage-2-3/

Tuesday 8th December

  • Paediatric Surgical Teaching 12:30-13:30 – Microsoft Teams – Every Tuesday
    Contact Dr Ferzine Mohamed at fuzzmohamed@gmail.com


  • NEW: GIM SpR Teaching – ‘Productivity and Attention Management in healthcare – Part 1’
    Dr Toomas Sarev (Consultant Cardiologist) – 14:00 – Microsoft Teams
    Presenting the first in a new series of fortnightly teaching aimed at covering the General Internal Medicine curriculum for medical registrars. Dr Sarev will present content related to the important ‘soft skills’ related to effectiveness and productivity. Amongst other things, Dr Sarev will focus on the reasons behind low productivity, how to manage interruptions, and how to face challenges and get through anything.

Wednesday 9th December

  • 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 10th December

  • AMU Departmental Teaching 13:00 – Microsoft Teams
    For more information, contact Duduzile.musa@nnuh.nhs.uk
  • MRCP Club – 18:30 – Microsoft Teams
    ​Guided revision for the MRCP Written Exams with Jon Miller and friends in a relaxed, non-judgmental 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.

Friday 11th December

  • ​MRCP Revision – 08:00 – Zoom New consultant-led regional teaching on Bridge utilising multiple-choice questions. Aimed at IMTs, but all trainees working towards MRCP part 1 are welcome. Register at Bridge.
    Previous sessions have been recorded and are available on Bridge.

Posted on November 30, 2020