Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Portsmouth Training Day - Thursday 22nd September

For those attending on Thursday, the start time is 09:30 at the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth.

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Paul.

Wessex Trainee Survey

Dear All,

I hope that everyone's ARCPs went well.

Please could I ask you to take the time to complete this short survey of local training.
Responses are anonymous and this is valuable data to take forward to the STC. Please take some time to complete the free text fields if you have any particular gripes or, indeed, if anything is particularly good.

In case the link above doesn't take you there I shall repeat it:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P8WM5YG

The survey will be open until the 5th of October.

Please also remember to e-mail me if you are planning to attend the Portsmouth Training Day next week. So far I have had 9 respondents - the majority QAH trainees. It is difficult to argue for improvements in the training day programme if attendance rates remain poor.

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Paul.

Pulmonary Hypertension Training @ UHS - 18th October

Dear all,

You wait forever for training and then it all happens at once...

Dr Fitzsimmons has forwarded this on to me. Looks like a great programme on an interesting topic. Please see below for details. The agenda can be accessed by following the link below.

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Paul.

Dear Colleague

I am emailing to remind you if you have not already registered your interest,  we would be delighted if you would join us for to the Pulmonary Hypertension Conference – Thinking Outside The Box on the 18th October 2016 at University Hospital Southampton. Please find attached the flyer and programme.

The aim of this meeting is to explore those challenging cases, we have all experienced, that do not fit neatly into “a box” whether it by in their diagnosis or response to and use of advanced therapies. My hope is we can all share our experiences and learn from others for the care of our future patients.

Thank you to those who have agreed after little persuasion to present during the day to allow such an exciting programme.

I would like to offer this invitation to all those Specialists in PAH, clinicians, specialist nursing staff, physiologists and trainees with an interest in PAH, so please to forward this email to anyone you feel may wish to attend. Our numbers will be limited to lecture theatre space so please contact me early at Samantha.fitzsimmons@uhs.nhs.uk  if you are keen to attend.

I look forward to meeting you on the 18th Oct

Kindest Regards



Dr Samantha Fitzsimmons

Arrhythmia Alliance Update - Southampton, 15th September

Dear All,

Ben Wiles has brought this local meeting to my attention. As can be seen from the programme, the speakers are all local experts in their fields. It should be a good opportunity for some EP training if you can secure the time off (or if you will be on strike...).

The cost is only £15.00. If you are interested in attending then a registration form can be found here.

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Paul.

Portsmouth Training Day and other things

Dear All,

I await the programme for the Devices Training Day on 22nd September and will send out as soon as I have it. The venue will be the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth - near QAH.

Please can I ask that you e-mail me if you intend to be there?

Also, please remember to check the ARCP decision guide prior to your ARCP to ensure that you have fulfilled your requirements for the year. Hopefully everyone will have, or be in the process of getting a supervisor's report signed off (other than new ST3s).

I will be sending out the local trainees' survey in the next few days. Please take the time to complete this if you can. I have had some feedback from Dr Paisey that the national training survey has raised concerns regarding regional teaching and also the general experience at Southampton. If anyone wishes to express any specific concerns to me with guaranteed anonymity then please e-mail me and I can address these at the next STC in October. I am aware that regional teaching has been somewhat haphazard this year and I have already fed this back.

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Paul.