NNUH Education Bulletins

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

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November 16th 2020 – November 27th 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. I’ve had a number of emails since the last bulletin, with some external organisations getting in touch with details about paid courses (see below).

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/. Note that, in light of the new lockdown starting on November 5th, some of these opportunities may be cancelled or rescheduled.

NANIME courses in the next two months include:

  • Plaster Course (aimed at Core Surgical Trainees) – (Half day course running on November 13th 2020, and again on November 20th 2020)
  • Developing Your Portfolio (aimed at Core Surgical Trainees) (Half day course on November 19th 2020)
  • EoE Trauma and Orthopaedic Course for CST1 and CST2 (Day-course, November 27th 2020)
  • Virtual Viva MRCS B (aimed at Core Surgical Trainees) – one hour revision session on November 20th 2020, 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 (though not all of them). 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 November 18th 2020 – Session 3 of the Acute Medicine Series – ‘Neurology’.

Finally, my podcast plug for this week: the ‘CRASH!’ podcast for academic radiology and research careers. Developed by NNUH’s own Dr Tom Turmezei with the Royal College of Radiologists, it is available to download and listen to here: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/crash-podcast-episode-1-starting-out

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 16th November

  • GRAND ROUND: Are Doctors Human? Stress,Burnout and Mental Health Problems in medical staff and students. Microsoft Teams, 12:45
    Presentation by Dr. John Davies CPsychol AFBPsS Clinical Liaison Psychologist/Accredited Cognitive Psychotherapist
    Follow this link to join the meeting.

Tuesday 17th November

  • 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 18th November

  • 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 19th November

  • 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 20th November

  • ​MRCP Revision – Statistics – 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.

Saturday 21st November

  • 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/
  • Essential Radiology for Junior Doctors – Hammersmith Hospital

LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE – on Zoom/MS Teams

Cost £125

  • You can get more details, book and pay for the course by following the link below:

http://www.londonradiologycourses.com/

  • The course will be run live on Zoom/MS Teams – you will receive a link 3 days before the course.
    • The Essential Radiology for Junior Doctors course is aimed at:
      • Foundation Year Doctorsespecially those with an A&E attachment.
      • Applicants for specialist training (especially radiology)Being a vital addition to your CV.
      • Core Medical and Surgical Trainees may also find this course very useful as a refresher.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, PDF files with all lecture notes attached, images of in-course radiology quizzes, and talks given by radiology consultants.
  • Virtual ‘Geriatrics for Juniors’ Conference
    Cost £27.50
    Aimed at FYs, IMTs and GPSTs; online – for more information and registration,
    follow the link.
    A day of interesting educational sessions relating to the care of older patients from the comfort of your own home! Practical updates for your day-to-day clinical practice; career advice and Q&A sessions with current registrars; a certificate of attendance for your e-portfolio.

Tuesday 24th November

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

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Evening Medical Update – ‘Mastering Medicine for the Elderly’
    These talks are usually excellent. Registration is mandatory to access the videos.
    Accessible online live from 18:30, and for two weeks afterwards. Register here.

Wednesday 25th November

  • 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 26th November

  • 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 27th November ​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.

Posted on November 16, 2020