Wessex Cardiology Trainees

STC meeting

Dear all

The next Wessex STC meeting is on Friday, Ben and I will be going to represent trainees. If there are any issues relating to training / working in the deanery that you would like us to raise please email me jwh20485@gmail.com.

Secondly thanks to all those who have signed up to the TAVI day - I look forward to seeing you there!


Cardiac imaging in aortic stenosis

Dear all

Dr Shah has brought this course on imaging in aortic stenosis to my attention. It looks like it should be a really useful day and  has some excellent speakers! Its on the 27th of April at the Royal Society of Medicine, comes with BSE re-accreditation points and only costs £40. To find out more and sign up click here

Further date for the diary and correction of omission

Dear all

The message I sent yesterday didn't have the date for the ACHD training day on it - it's the 19th of April - all the dates are up to date on the training day part of the blog so check it out!

Also Hayley from Servier has extended the invite to us for the next Hampshire Heart Failure Meeting - 6th of March at the Green Man in Winchester where Dr Senthil Kirubakaran from QA will be speaking on heart failure and atrial fibrillation - if you' like to go along please email Hayley

Have a great weekend!

Dates for the diary

Dear all

Great to see so many of you at the 'fight night' yesterday. Just thought I'd send a little reminder of the up coming training days and the next evening event:

TAVI training day - 27th Feb at Bartley Lodge in Cadnam - click here for the provisional program and please email me to reserve a space - jwh20485@gmail.com

Cardiovascular imaging day - 26th March at SGH - I don't have a program yet but please arrange with your departments so that you can secure your time for this

ACHD training day - theme now confirmed as LV inflow abnormalities - click here for the program and please contact Sharon Henley to sign up - there is a small cost for this day (£20  - which can be paid on the day).

South Coast Heart Failure Meeting - 24th April - click here for more details

The next evening event will be on the 2nd of May at the Chesil Rectory - this meeting is being organised by Ellie from Bayer and will have an educational talk on ACS and antithrombotic therapy. Click here for a provisional program and please email Ellie Draper to sign up - Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis!

For future training days keep an eye on our training day section of the blog and let you departments know as soon as possible. It would be great to see lots of you at BCS in June too!


BSCI/BSCCT, BSCMR, BNCS annual meeting in Edinburgh, BCVI, 2-4May 2018

Dear all

Alastair has brought this meeting to our attention - may be of interest to those with an imaging interest or just trying to achieve curriculum sign offs:

The Cardiovascular Imaging Societies are hosting a joint meeting in Edinburgh in May. It will also include Level 1 training in CT, MRI and Nuclear so may help tick some boxes for the ARCP.
 It’s £100 for members, so quite a lot cheaper than the usual CT/MRI courses on offer.

Title: British Cardiovascular Imaging Meeting 2018: joint meeting between BSCI/BSCCT, BSCMR and BNCS
Date: 2-4 May 2018
Location: John McIntyre Conference Centrem Edinburgh

Registration is now open 
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/bcvi2018

BJCA Survey

Dear All,

I know this is annoying and I promise that this will be my last e-mail on the subject, but please can everyone just complete the BJCA survey as soon as possible. It genuinely only takes around 5 minutes to complete and you may win some free funding for ESC in the process.

Currently I am receiving daily e-mails from the BJCA informing me that less than 1/3 of Wessex trainees have completed it  and I know we can do better. I absolutely hate seeing deanery league tables which have us languishing near the relegation zone!


I hope you all have good weekends,



A couple of things to highlight to you from the BJCA

1) Please complete the BJCA survey

2) Act very quickly if you want to go to BJCA's excellent (and completely free) Core Curriculum course. It is perfect for anyone who hasn't yet completed their EEGC but will fill up rapidly.



BSH Heart failure day and Cardio-oncology opportunity

Dear all

Dr Kalra has brought this course to our attention - it claims to be 'all you need to know about heart failure in one day' and features some of the Wessex heart failure team. It is on Thursday the 1st of March, for more details and to sign up clinic here.

Also Dr Carpenter has highlighted an opportunity to do a cardio-oncology fellowship at the Brompton to us - which is advertised on NHS job via this link https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/6fa9e28dcdabbe330f3a5b00d4e8bb91/?vac_ref=914942909

Finally look forward to seeing lots of you at the 'fight night' (menus will be sent shortly) and the TAVI training day


Reminder to sign up for Sub-specialty 'fight night', TAVI training day and South Coast Heart Failure Meeting

Dear all

Just a quick reminder to sign up to these events to ensure that you don't miss out

Sub-specialty 'fight night' - 7th Feb Green Man Winchester 1900 - email jwh20485@gmail.com to sign up

TAVI training day 27th Feb - Bartley Lodge Cadnam - email jwh20485@gmail.com to sign up

South Coast Heart Failure Meeting - Poole 24th April - to sign up please complete the registration form and email to christopher.boos@poole.nhs.uk and cc in amanda.avey@poole.nhs.uk

Hope to see lots of you at these events

Sub-speciality 'Fight night' & TAVI training day

Dear all

Just a quick reminder to sign up to these two events:

Sub-speciality fight night is on the evening of 7th of Feb at the Green Man in Winchester. We are now getting down to the last few spaces for this event which should be an excellent evening with lots of key players from the region attempting to convince us of the merits of their specialty.

TAVI training day is on the 27th of Feb at the Bartley Lodge in Cadnam, this looks like an excellent training day organised by the TAVI team at UHS.

Sign up to both of these events by emailing me jwh20485@gmail.com

ICC training day program

Dear all

Click here to view the program for the ICC day tomorrow (10th Jan) at UHS, starting at 0845 in the heart beat suite - looks like it should be an excellent day


Preparing to be a consultant and South Coast Heart Failure Day

Dear all

Hayley from Servier has emailed me with details of a course run by Servier in conjunction with the BJCA for trainees within 18 months of CCT entitled 'Preparing to be a consultant' on the 8th of February. This looks like it should be a really useful course and its free! Click here for more details.

Also the South Coast Heart Failure Day is fast approaching - please see this message from Dr Boos:
I am writing to invite you to the 8th annual South Coast Heart Failure Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24thApril 2018 at the Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Dorset.
 The demand for places exceeds supply and unfortunately we could not accommodate all interested potential attendees last year. Hence, to avoid disappointment please fill out your registration early. 
I have attached the preliminary agenda and registration form
The registration deadline will be the 31st  January  2017 or when all available places are filled which from last years' experience could be within less than 4 weeks. In order to register, please complete the registration form and e-mail back to me at christopher.boos@poole.nhs.uk and cc in amanda.avey@poole.nhs.uk

Wessex Valve training day

Dear all

I hope you are all settling into your new jobs!

Dr Rawlins has now confirmed details for the Wessex Valve day. This is on the 27th of February and should be an excellent day covering all aspects of TAVI relevant to our training. It is going to be held at Bartley Lodge in Cadnam with registration from 0930. The program looks great - click here to view! Please let your new trusts know so that you can secure study leave and email me to sign up jwh20485@gmail.com. Please also check the training day page so as to let your trusts know the dates so that you can secure your time.