Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Novel Course in Heart Failure Management/4th September Training Day/Leadership Evening

1.  Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure London

Helena Bolam has asked me to share the details of a great heart failure course on behalf of Dr Paul Kalra.  The deadline for applications is the 14th September.  The course runs from January 2019 to October 2020 and consists of 6 modules including 160 hours of classroom time and 140 hours of self study.  Successful completion results in a 'Certificate in Heart failure Management'.  Links below should hopefully provide the course details and how to apply (if they don't open - email me and I will forward the documents).



2.  Last reminder for the next training day on the 4th September: 'Effective Communication and Presentation Skills' at Chilworth Manor.  Registration from 0930.  This is being provided by an external training company and if you are planning to attend you need to let Jonathan know - jwh20485@gmail.com

3.  There are 2 remaining places on the 'Leadership in the NHS' evening.  Derek Sandeman (medical director UHS) has agreed to come and talk to us over dinner about his role and leadership in the NHS.  Certificates for e-portfolio provided...  17th September in Winchester at the Green Man.  Drinks from 1900.  Again its Jonathan if you want to come (jwh20485@gmail.com).


A few Wessex registrars are doing the Wessex Heartbeat Cycle Challenge on Sunday the 30th September 2018 starting between 08:30 and 10:00am.  There is a choice between a 40 and 70 mile circuit.  You need to raise at least £100 pounds in sponsorship for Wessex Heartbeat and the entry fee is £20-25 depending on whether you do 40 or 70 miles.

If you are interested let me know (hannahksinclair@gmail.com) and I will add you to the Whatsapp group. 

More information is available if you click on the link below.




September Training days and evening event

Dear all

We haven't had many people sign up for the next training day on the 4th of September - this should be a useful day on communication and presentation skills - click here for more details. Please sign up by emailing me - jwh20485@gmail.com

Secondly there are a few spaces left for the evening event on leadership on the 17th of September - please email me to sign up



Core Knowledge in Heart Valve Disease and BHVS conference

Dear all

The British Heart Valve Society's annual Core Knowledge in Heart Valve disease and Annual Conference are on the 20 & 21st of September respectively. Having been on the Core Knowledge Course I can highly recommend it, it is an excellent day covering this key area. They have also arranged a highly distinguished faculty. The Annual conference this year focuses on Decision Making in Aortic Valve disease and looks like it should be a really useful day guiding us through real-life scenarios and how decisions are made.

This event is in Birmingham, if you would like to get more information and register please click here


September evening sign up and Important ACHD training information for ST3 & 4 trainees

Dear all

I can now confirm that the evening event on the 17th of September on leadership in the NHS will be at the Green Man in Winchester. As a reminder: Dr Derek Sandeman (Medical Director @ UHS) has agreed to come and talk to us on his role and leadership in the NHS. This should be a really excellent evening  and I will provide certificates so that you can link it with those harder to cover areas of the portfolio! Please email me jwh20485@gmail.com to secure your place soon as spaces are limited for this one!

From August anyone who is an ST3 or ST4 and is not based in UHS will need to arrange a one week taster session in ACHD. This will be an expected outcome at ARCP for each of these years. You will be supernumerary so it should be a good opportunity to get to grips with and have a taste of ACHD early in your training. 



September Training days and evening events this Autumn

Dear all

Just a quick reminder that there are two training days in September:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills - 4th September at Chilworth Manor. This should be an excellent day with an external company providing training on these key skills. Registration will be from 0930 - please email me to sign up jwh20485@gmail.com
  • BCS National Training day - 25th of September at the Royal College of Physicians - this is always a really helpful day - please note that the price has gone up this year but the changes to the study budget should cover this - please click here to sign up

I am also delighted to say we have two excellent evening events lined up for the Autumn:

  • Evening on leadership in the NHS: Dr Derek Sandeman (Medical Director @ UHS) has agreed to come and talk to us on his role and leadership in the NHS. This should be a really excellent evening (with dinner!) and I will provide certificates so that you can link it with those harder to cover areas of the portfolio! It will be on the 17th September in Winchester - venue to be confirmed shortly... Please put it in your diaries now
  • Wessex cases evening: Hannah and Simon have come up with this excellent idea. The evening will involve everyone sharing short educational cases over dinner at the Ghandi restaurant on the 27th of November. There will be an award for the best presentation so get thinking about potential cases now and put it in your diary now!

I will send out an email soon asking for people to sign up to these evening events!


Rotation Planning Meetings 14th September, South Coast Regional BSE Meeting and Online Imaging Resources

1.  As some of you have rightly pointed out, the Rotation Planning meetings are on the same day as the South Coast Regional BSE Meeting - the 14th September.  Obviously the compulsory Rotation Planning meetings will be a priority and are compulsory.  Chris Steadman, who is organising the BSE meeting, has said that he is happy for Wessex registrars to attend before/after their planning meeting.

2. Whilst on the subject of imaging I thought I would highlight two online resources, which may be of interest:

Level 1 online CMR course:

1.      Login to your British Cardiovascular society account
2.      Click 'my page'
3.      Scroll down to BCS membership offers 
4.  Follow instructions to access SCMR online MRI course.

Online TOE course (Need to be a British Society of Echo Member) 

1.     Click on ‘Education’
2.     Click on ‘TOE e-learning’
3.     Instructions to sign up will be displayed (essentially send an email containing your full name, email address and BSE membership number to info@bsecho.org

Hopefully see some of you at the Portsmouth Training Day this Wednesday 18th (Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth.)  

Thanks, Hannah