Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Reminder - trainee rep

Dear all

Just a quick reminder that if you’d like to be considered for the trainee rep position please send me a statement which should cover two aspects; why I would make a good trainee rep and what I would do to improve the experience trainees have in Wessex. Each section should be no more than 150 words. Please send them to me Jonathan.hinton@uhs.nhs.uk by Thursday at midnight. We will have a vote after this and hopefully have the new rep in post by BCS

Feel free to email me if you have any questions!


Fellowships Video, Device closure course and Training Days

Dear All,

A few updates:

1.  We recorded John Paisey's talk about Wessex Fellowships.  If you would like a copy I have it as a dropbox file that I can share.  Please drop me a line at hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net if you would like access to the video.

2.  I have been asked to share a course in structural intervention (ASD closure) run by the Royal Brompton on the 14th-15th June 2019.  The venue is the Crowne Plaza hotel in South Kensington.  For more details please follow this link to twitter.

3.  Portsmouth training day is on the 17th July on arrhythmias, device programming and ECGs.  Please email me if you would like to attend (ASAP as they will need numbers for food).

4.  We are in the process of arranging a training day in November.  The plan is to areas of the curriculum that are difficult to get signed off.  If anyone has any requests for topics please get in touch.

Many thanks,


New Trainee Rep Election

Dear all

Great to see so many of you at the evening last night and thanks to Hannah for organising!

Those of you who were there will be aware that I am stepping down as one of the trainee reps.

This means that there is a space for someone to come on board and join Hannah. . Whilst the role involves hard work I have found it to be both enjoyable and to offer lots of really good opportunities.

We will be running an election as we have done before. If you would like to put yourself forward please send me a statement to be put onto the blog. This should cover two aspects: why I would make a good trainee rep and what I would do to improve the experience trainee have in Wessex. Each section should be no more than 150 words. Please email these to me jonathan.hinton@uhs.nhs.uk by midnight on the 23rd of May. Following this we will have a vote and then hopefully have a new rep for BCS.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions



Dear all,

1.  There are 6 heart failure fellowships available in Wessex next year.  2 at UHS, 2 in Portsmouth, 1 Bournemouth and Poole and 1 at HHFT.  The advert in on NHS jobs and can be seen here:


2.  The fellowships information evening on Tuesday 14th May at the Green Man in Winchester now has a finalised agenda which can be seen here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qn2OBkbf81Qmr5eOeu7JG4G-sIOFWOVu5f7YJZrLzg8/edit

Arrivals from 18:30, starters at 19:00 and talks rom 19:30.  John Paisey will be starting off with a short talk about the new format of heart failure fellowship applications in Wessex with the opportunity to ask any questions. 

If you would like to attend and have not already signed up, please email me ASAP (hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net).

Thats all for now,


Basingstoke Training Day - Wednesday!

Dear all

Thanks for those who signed up to the Basingstoke training day, there is still plenty of space so please do come along if you are able to. Just to remind everyone it is in the ARK (on Basingstoke Hospital Site) from 830 on Infections around the Heart. Click here to see the program