Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Coronary training day and BJCA survey

Hi all

It is now just under six weeks until the coronary training day at UHS on the 1st of April. Thanks so much to those who have already contacted me to sign up. The day is free and we have an excellent group of speakers, click here for the provisional program. If you'd like to come please email me (jwh20485@gmail.com) as soon as possible so we can ensure we have the right amount of food!

Also the BJCA survey is now live. This really helps the BJCA to get an idea of what is working well and what needs improving, it would be great if everyone could find the few minutes it takes to complete it. To further encourage you to complete the survey, the BJCA are offering free ESC registration to a lucky few . Click here to access the survey.

The STC meeting (where all the training leads in the region meet to discuss our training) is coming up on the 1st of March, if there are any issues you'd like us to raise please contact me (jwh20485@gmail.com).


3D TOE course 18-20th March

Maria has flagged up a 3D TOE course, which may be of interest to some of you.  Details below:

          St Bart’s cardiac anaesthetic department 3 day 3D TOE course aimed at cardiology registrars/              cardiologists/cardiac anaesthetists that are competent in 2D TOE but have little or no 3D TOE            experience.   

There are 4 places left. The course is planned for 18-20 March and the costs is £250 per day. EPIQ CVx ultrasound systems will be used.  

Contact:  Giampaolo giampaolo.martinelli@bartshealth.nhs.uk                 

Please let us know if there are any other courses you want to share with fellow registrars.  Please also feel free to post @WessexSpRs on Twitter.



Important Upcoming Events

1.  April 13-14th BJCA Cardiology to the Core

******  Anyone doing the EEGC this year this is the course not to miss.  Online registration opens on the 18th February 2019.  In previous years this has filled up incredibly quickly.  This is FREE to BJCA members and is a whole weekend of revision lectures, food and accommodation.  Not to be missed if you are doing the EEGC this year.

2.  15-17th May British Society Cardiovascular Imaging Spring Meeting, Cambridge
Pre-meeting Study Day – 15th May 2019 Introduction to Cardiac CT with 50 cases, cost £25.  For details click here.

3.  April 1st Wessex Coronary Training Day

Coronary training is fast approaching.  Please arrange study leave and please let Jonathan know if you want to attend (jwh20485@gmail.com).

4.  Future Leaders in Intervention in Cork on the 4-6th April 2019

Anyone interested in a complex coronary intervention meeting click here.

Many thanks.

Best wishes,


AHCD training day sign up and Hampshire Heart Failure meeting

Dear all

I now have details of how to sign up for the next ACHD training day which is on the 22nd of March in the Heartbeat Lecture Theatre at UHS. They will be covering AVSD and Ebstein's, click here for the full program. Email Dr Sharpe to sign up, there will be a small charge of £10 on the day.

Also Hayley (Servier) has given me details about the next Hampshire Heart failure Meeting on the 22nd of January in Winchester at The Forte Kitchen. It will start at 1900 and the topic is stable coronary artery disease/peripheral artery disease, 2018 NICE HF guidelines. If you would like to go to this event please contact Hayley. Please note that this is not a training day and should not be confused with the South Coast Heart Failure meeting which is a training day and was part of the last blog post...

Hope you all enjoy your last few weeks before rotation


Upcoming training days and EP research at UHS

Dear all

Just a quick reminder to book your study leave and sign up for some upcoming training days:

  • Cardiac CT 15th Feb - email Hannah to sign up - please note this course is open to all UK trainees and there is a limit to the number of trainees that can attend. It should be a fantastic training day
  • We now have a confirmed date for the South Coast Heart Failure Meeting (19/3/2019) which is one of the training days, as always this is an excellent day and fills up quickly - click here for the application form
  • The next ACHD day is on the 22nd of March - I will let you know how to sign up when we get these details
  • Keep an eye on the training day section of the blog as we will keep updating this

Dr Ullah has now advertised his EP research post at Southampton. This is an excellent opportunity and comes with both funding and ethics already completed. If you are interested see the NHS jobs website - reference 118-MT977-MEDICAL.




I'm sure you all missed us....the blog has temporarily been corrupted - hopefully this will now work - if so you'll get lots of updates soon!

Evening event in January

Dear all

Just a quick message to let everyone know about our first evening event of 2019. We are going to run an evening on how to pass the EEGC. John Paisey, who is involved in the question setting for the exam will be coming along to share some tips and EEGC style questions. It is on the 7th of January at Mango in Southampton (Portswood). Bayer are sponsoring the event. If you would like to sign up please email me.

Look forward to seeing lots of you at the cases evening next week (we are full but if you'd like to be put on a last minute waiting list to come if someone pulls out, please email Simon)