Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Training Day Ideas: Identifying areas of need

 Dear All,

The School of Medicine have acknowledged the large impact the COVID pandemic has had on our training as Cardiology Registrars. They would like to help with recovery of training as much as possible and are keen to support us financially with any training day initiatives that we would find useful. 

As such, we would appreciate any ideas for training days that you feel would be beneficial to cover gaps in training.

Please email me at krithika.loganath@gmail.com and we will forward them on to Dr Paisey and try to get them organised if possible.

We are working to get our training days back on track in the next couple of months so watch this space. 

BW,

Kri and Tom

Cardio-Oncology Fellowship at Royal Brompton Hospital

 Dear All,

There is a great opportunity for a Cardio-oncology fellowship at the Brompton.

They are looking for applicants to start posts in April 2021 or October 2021. There is the flexibility to tailor the training to advanced heart failure or advanced imaging according to applicants interests.

See here for the job specification. 

The link indicates that applications are closed but you can still apply be emailing Dr Alexander Lyon at a.lyon@imperial.ac.uk or Professor Stuart Rosen at stuart.rosen@imperial.ac.uk. 

Alternatively do email Dr JP Carpenter at john-paul.carpenter@uhd.nhs.uk and he is happy to get you in touch with them.

BW,

Kri

BCS Survey - Supporting Cardiologists in Pregnancy

 Dear all, 


Please see attached the following survey from the BCS/BCIS/BHRS here. Please complete it to help identify issues affecting those working in cardiology. 


BW

Tom. 

IMT simulation in Wessex

 Dear All, 


See below an email from Dr Finneran in Salisbury about setting up a Wessex-wide IMT simulation programme. Please do get in touch with her at n.finneran@nhs.net if you are interested.


Dear All
 I hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane during this trying time.  I know most of you but for those that I haven't met, I am an acute medicine consultant at salisbury with an interest in simulation based education.  For the last couple of years I have had a couple of deanery roles looking to ensure that simulation is delivered equitably and at high quality across the patch.  More recently since simulation has become mandatory in the new IMT curriculum I have been asked to help ensure roll out of IMT simulation.  You will I am sure be aware of the work Danielle has done in initiating this roll out but going forward it obviously cannot be just the two of us delivering this.
Which is where you all come in!
I would like to set up a Wessex medical sim group of people interested in delivering simulation based education, ideally from different specialties and from every trust in the area.  The aim would be that we can meet in parallel to the simwessex group that I have already established for sim leads to share good practice, faculty and scenarios.  Ultimately I would like this group to offer continual development of simulation skills such as debriefing masterclasses or "meta debriefs".  In the short term I can get faculty development courses funded for anyone who is still needing this.
So firstly:

  1. Are you interested in this?
  2. If not do you know anyone in your specialty/ trust who we could approach?
  3. Do you need a faculty development course funded?
Once I have got these replies (those who have previously replied do not need to repeat this!!) I will organise a teams meeting in the first instance with the aim to hopefully being able to meet up in the near future in person.
Best Wishes
Nicola
Dr Nicola Finneran
Consultant Acute Physician

BW,

Kri

Turner-Warwick Lectures.

 Dear all, 

See the below from the RCP regarding the Turner-Warwick lectures. 

Well worth submitting an abstract for. 

BW

Tom. 


Royal College of Physicians logo

RCP Turner-Warwick 

lecturer scheme

Your trainees could win this year ... but they can't miss the deadline!

Dear Dr Carroll,

 

The Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme provides a sense of pride, builds confidence and gives encouragement to trainees across the UK. The scheme underlines the value trainees bring to healthcare, and also fosters skills like public speaking and how to package information for diverse medical audiences.

 

Help your trainee colleagues stand out among their peers and build important skills by encouraging them to enter an abstract in the 2021 Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme. Most trainees apply to the Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme because a consultant they know recommended it to them. The deadline for trainees to submit an abstract is: 6 June.

Text Box: Learn more about the scheme

Winning trainees will be able to reach beyond their specialty and present their lecture to a wide range of specialists and future collaborators.

 

They will receive feedback on their work and presentation, including insight on how to improve going forward. They're also presented with a plaque from the RCP president, an invitation to the Harveian Oration, and will feature in our annual Turner-Warwick yearbook.

 

So if you work with a trainee, please pass this message on to them. Trainee physicians at IMT, CMT, MTI, ACCS-AM or ST3–7 level (or equivalent) are invited to apply.

Text Box: Download an application form to pass on

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Gill Brown

Deputy Head of UK Regions

01858 458 080

BJCA Webinar on Cardiac CT 16/02/2021 5.30pm

  Dear All,


Dr Bull's webinar has been rescheduled for this Tuesday.

Topic: Cardiac CT for the General Cardiologist

Speaker: Dr Russell Bull

Date and Time: Tuesday 16/02/21, 1730-1830

Click here to register.

See you there!


BW,

Kri


Friday Cardiothoracic teaching. 12/02/2021. John Rawlins - TAVI

 Dear all, 


This Fridays cardiothoracic teaching is on TAVI. 

Dr John Rawlins (Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, UHS) is speaking on the basics of TAVI. 

It will be great to see you all there. 


Date: Friday 12th of February , 2021

 

Time: 8 15 am- 9 15 am

 

Location : Teams


Email CT fellow: Hani.Ali-Ghosh@uhs.nhs.uk to sign up. 


BW

Tom.

BJCA Webinar 02/02/21- POSTPONED

 Dear All,

For those of you who tuned in for the webinar today, apologies for the unsavoury messages that were put on the Zoom meeting by trolls who hacked in.

The CardioWebinar Team are looking into it seriously and have reported the event to Zoom. 

The webinar has been postponed until we can guarantee the security of the meeting.

Apologies again and we will let you know when it is rescheduled for!

BW,

Kri

February BJCA Webinar schedule

 Dear All,

February is looking to be an action-packed month on the webinar front. 

Please see the poster below for the schedule and you can register here.


BW,

Kri

BJCA Webinar 02/02/2021: Cardiac CT for the General Cardiologist

 Dear All,


Wessex will be hosting another BJCA Webinar next week

Topic: Cardiac CT for the General Cardiologist

Speaker: Dr Russell Bull

Date and Time: Tuesday 02/02/21, 1730-1830

Click here for more information and here to register.


See you there!


BW,

Kri


RSM Cardiac Imaging Webinar

 Dear All,

The RSM are hosting a cardiac imaging webinar next week on Tuesday 19th January from 4pm to 5.30pm. 

Hear real world cases and teaching from specialists used to demonstration the role of each modality from experts in the field through a case-based format.

See here for more information.


BW,

Kri

WIC in Academia- From idea to late-breaker: Saturday 27th February 2021

 Dear All,


Please see below about an upcoming WIC event


Learn about the practical aspects of running a research project/ clinical trial, starting from the concept and leading up to presentation.

This event is for all doctors interested in research. 

The event is divided into topics following the journey of a trial: From conceptualizing the idea, how to get a grant, how to run the trial and how to publish it. 

All the speakers are experienced trialists who share their experience.

Please find flyer and registration link here. https://wicinacademia.eventbrite.co.uk


BW,

Kri


 

Statistics Course with Professor Darrel Francis

 Dear All,

To keep cerebral atrophy at bay,  Prof Darrel Francis has set up an online course on ' How to Interpret Clinical Research Statistics'. 

Each module takes about 15 -20 minutes and is best run on Google Chrome

Access via link: https://inspirion.org/sc/aca~-MDQ9cXeW_4JVmjbkMGA/cou~-MDQA2vbfVK5rXCxgstR

The password is 'stats'. 

Apologies for not attaching the link earlier.

In the coming months, our colleagues in the NW London Deanery will organise a webinar with Prof Darrel Francis to consolidate all that were covered in the modules.

A date will be published once this is confirmed.

BW,

Kri

COVID rotas

Dear all,

As the second wave hits us hard, Trusts are implementing COVID rotas again. 

It had been less than ideal for training in the first wave and as such, it would be worth keeping a close tab on how it is affecting trainees across the region.

I would appreciate it if you could email me at krithika.loganath@gmail.com about how the COVID rota has been implemented in your Trust and what this entails for your clinical commitments. 

Of course, if you have any concerns as well, please feel free to email about them and I will see what we can do to help.

Thanks and stay safe everyone.

BW,

Kri

Poole Teaching Day February 2021- POSTPONED

Dear All,

Due to the current situation with COVID, we have had to unfortunately postpone the Poole Imaging training day which usually occurs in February.

We will aim to reschedule it as soon as safely possible.

Sorry and we hope you are all staying safe.


BW,
Kri

Congratulations - Hannah Sinclair.

 Dear all, 

Some good news to share!

Hannah Sinclair, Wessex trainee and former deanery trainee representative has just been appointed to a substantive consultant post at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital, London. 


We all wish her the very best for her future career. 


BW
Tom.