Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Wessex Evening Webinar - BJCA Series. 5th Nov.

 Dear all, 

Wessex is hosting the next BJCA CardioWebinar!

Date: Thursday 5th November 17:30

Speaker: Professor Michael Mahmoudi, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist UHS

Topic: Coronary angiography - getting started

Sign up via eventbrite and see for more information, link below. 


See you all there. It will be great to have all your support with Wessex on the national stage!



Cardio-Thoracic Teaching 23/10/2020

 Dear all, 

This weeks regional cardiothoracic surgical teaching is "Update on Aortic Dissection in the UK" delivered by Mr Umberto Benedetto. 


0815 - 0915

Via zoom

Meeting ID: 751 458 6253

Password: 340869



Lunch Webinar - INOCA/MVA

 Dear all, 

Amenarini are running a lunch time webinar on ischaemia in non-obstructed coronary arteries/microvascular angina this Wednesday 14th October. 

Details below. 

Time: Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 875 4866 1554

Passcode: 526564



ACHD Training day this Friday 16th.

 Dear all, 

A reminder that the ACHD training day is this Friday 16th October. 

Topic: Transposition

via Zoom at 09:30. 

Email Dr Anna Zingale at Anna.Zingale@uhs.nhs.uk to sign up. 



IMPORTANT - Dual/Single Accreditation guidance, relevant to all NTN trainees pre-CCT.

Dear all, 

As I am sure you are all aware the GMC/Royal College stance on medical specialities requiring dual accreditation with GIM is changing. This is likely to become set in stone in the near future. 

Please see below for the upcoming stance on accreditation as advised by the deanery:

2020 intake (i.e. this years ST3s) - Compulsory dual accreditation with GIM, no exceptions. 

2019 intake (current ST4s) - Highly likely to need to dual accredit with GIM. 

2018 intake or prior (Current ST5+) - Dual accreditation with GIM if trainee wishes. See below for the next steps. 

! All pre CCT Wessex trainees holding a NTN must email James Pillinger at the deanery as soon as possible with their accreditation intention with regards to the above information !

If you have any questions regarding the above please contact James Pillinger/John Paisey, or for informal advice give me a call/text. 


***Note - once the GMCs stance is formally in place, if the deanery has not received formal notification on your accreditation intent it will be compulsory for you to accredit in GIM and Cardiology regardless of your stage of training.***