Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Subspecialty Posts - Cardiac Imaging. ST6/7 - Important Update.

Dear all, 

Some more information for all those applying for Wessex imaging training posts. 

John Paisey is requesting that all who will be applying for imaging specialist training posts let him know by April 27th at the absolute latest via email. This is to allow the information to be factored into the next rotational planning meeting. 

Wessex centres: 

HHFT: for those interested in training at Hampshire Hospitals they should contact Dr Micha Scheuermann-Freestone to discuss further. 

Poole: for those interested in training in Poole they should contact Dr John-Paul Carpenter to discuss further. 

UHS: those interested in training at UHS should apply - https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/direct_apply/?vac_ref=916464484

Any other questions contact John Paisey and he can direct as appropriate. 



ST6/ST7 Imaging Sub-speciality Trainees.

 Dear all, 

This message is relevant to those in ST5/ST6 applying for sub-spec posts in imaging. 

The adverts will be going out shortly but in addition to this John Paisey has asked those applying to email him outlining their intentions. 



BJCA Trainee Survey.

Dear all, 

This years BCIS trainee survey is now live. Find it here

I can't stress enough how important it is that everyone fills it it in, now more than ever! 
There is a focus on the COVID pandemic and the impact it has had on our training. 

This will provide invaluable data to help the BJCA lobby for change. 
It is open to all those training in cardiology, if you hold a NTN or not. 

Many thanks for completing it in advance. 


Congratulations - Mark Mariathas

Dear all, I wish to entend our congratulations to Mark Mariathas - Wessex trainee. He has just been appointed as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Insitiute. Many congratulations and we wish him all the best for his future career. BW Tom.

Save the dates: Upcoming Regional Training Days

Dear all,

We aim to kickstart the regional training days with the following two in May. 

Given the ongoing restrictions they will be held virtually.

  • 14/05/2021: Cardiology, Renal and Diabetes & Endocrine Joint Training Day

  • 19/05/2021: Basingstoke Training Day
We will post more information closer to the time but get your study leave requests in! Further training days are in the pipeline but if you have any suggestions/ requests for topics, please do get in touch.

Tom and Kri

August 2021 Rotations.

Dear all, A few of you have contacted me with regards to rotations in August 2021. I have some clarification from John Paisey as to what is happening: 
1) There will be a full rotation in August on the usual first Wednesday. 
2) If anyone has any specific requests to email John Paisey to discuss these. 
3) In general those entering ST5 will be rotating to Southampton. 
4) Those entering ST6 or ST7 should look out for the sub-speciality imaging, EP, PCI, ACHD and HF fellowships ads. 

 BW Tom.

WIC Mentorship Webinar: 24th March 2021 1900-2030

Dear all,

Sarah Birkhoelzer, the BJCA Women in Cardiology Representative would like to invite you to the next step of the national “Mentorship Programme for Women in Cardiology”. 

Participants will share their mentoring experience and we will learn from a professional coach and mentor how we can optimise our mentorship experience and set goals. 

It will be on Wednesday, 24th March 2021, from 1900 to 2030.

Link for registration: https://mentoringwic.eventbrite.co.uk
See here for more details about the event.