Wessex Cardiology Trainees

ACHD subspecialty training.

Dr Paisey has highlighted some important dates for those wishing to subspecialise in adult congenital heart disease.

There is likely to be availability to start subspecialty training at SGH in April 2020 and August 2020.

Those interested (even if not quite ready to start) are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Aisling Carroll at SGH to discuss this further.


Training Day Update and Sign off Sheet

A few details for your diary:

-  Bournemouth Intervention Training Day:  Thursday 13th February.  Save the date.  More details to follow.  Please email Tom to sign up:  gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk.

-  Wessex congenital series dates for 2020 are the 24th April and the 16th October.  The topics will include Transposition and Tetralogy of Fallot.

Here is a training day self sign-off sheet which can be completed and uploaded to your portfolio for ARCP purposes. 

Best wishes,


Training Day 26th November

26th November Training Day:  'Difficult areas of the curriculum to sign off'

Start 09:15
Finish 16:00
Venue: Bartley Lodge, New Forest, SO40 2NR

Click below for:
Travel information

Please contact Sally Olsen for any last minute questions (sallyolsen@doctors.org.uk).



Ivy Evening 11/11/2019.

Dear all,

I'm looking forward to seeing all of those whom have signed up for the Ivy Evening 11th November. It is a prompt 1900 start, please see here for the full agenda.

Unfortunately we have been significantly let down by one of the sponsors at the last minute (Friday 8th!) meaning that at this stage the meeting will be partly sponsored. We are working hard to organise full sponsorship tomorrow and currently there is £27.8 each towards the £38 + service meaning if we are unable to find further sponsorship the cost will be around £15 plus drinks.

As the meeting is full and people are currently on the waiting list please contact me urgently at gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk if you are unable to attend/have changed your mind to allow others to take your place.


Evening Events and Wednesday 23rd Training day

1.  Management and communication training day at Chilworth Manor during the day on the 23rd October.  Please click here for the agenda. If you havent yet signed up please email Tom ASAP (gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk). 

2.  The PIG CV evening on the 23rd October is now full.  I have emailed everyone who signed up.  If you didnt receive an email, but think you signed up, please get in touch with me (hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net).

3.  ******  Intervention and Quiz evening at The Ivy in Winchester.  Christmas event!  *******

Monday 11th November, Buttercross Room, 19:00 arrival.  Educational talk by Dr Alex Hobson (interventional consultant at QA) on antiplatelets and an update on the World of intervention with an ask the Interventionalist Q and A.

Followed by the 'Wessex Cardiology Trainees' Quiz' hosted by our very own Ben Wiles and Tom Gilpin.  Expect friendly rivalry...  Places are limited, please sign up ASAP by emailing Tom (gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk).

That's all for now.

Hannah x

Few Important things

A few things..

1.  CV evening 23rd October at the Pig.  James Wilkinson is doing a talk on how to optimise your CV followed by a food extravaganza. 18:30 at the Pig in the New forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7QL.  There are a few places remaining, please email me ASAP if you would like to come (hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net).

2.  There are also a few remaining places at the management and communication training day at Chilworth Manor during the day on the 23rd October.  Please click here for the agenda and email Tom to sign up (gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk).  You can always finish up the day at the Pig..

3.  Jim Stirrup has asked me to advertise an Imaging Fellowship at Reading.  For the link to the job advert please click here.  Please ignore the closing date.  If you are interested please email Jim Stirrup directly (james.stirrup@royalberkshire.nhs.uk).

Wessex survey results and STC outcomes to follow shortly.

Best wishes,


Live webinar invitation: ‘Hospitalised with Heart Failure: a medical intervention that has transformed HF inpatient care”

Paul Haydock has asked me to advertise the following heart failure evening:

Novartis are hosting a live webinar on the 6th November at the Winchester Royal Hotel entitled:

‘Hospitalised with Heart Failure: a medical intervention that has transformed HF inpatient care”

The room will be available from 6:30pm onwards, with the meeting starting at 7pm - with Dr Dominic Kelly’s introductions. The meeting aims to finish about 8:30 - but there will be opportunity to pose questions, following the presentations.

Hot food will be provided.  If you would like to attend, please email Paul Haydock:  paul.haydock@uhs.nhs.uk.