Wessex Cardiology Trainees

TOE Simulator Training at BCS

 Hi All,

The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference Simulator Training Area gives trainees a unique opportunity to have a 1 hour session where 1-2 trainees get dedicated simulator-based, hands-on training with an expert in that procedure. 


Dr Jamal Khan,  Lead for TOE Simulator Training, has recruited some excellent TOE consultant trainers from around the UK to deliver the sessions on the Heartworks Simulator (same simulator as used in the BSE TOE Practical Assessment). These sessions are running from Monday morning through to Wednesday lunchtime (total of 14x 1-hour TOE simulator sessions).


There are a few places left if any of you are interested. This is great for anyone keen on learning TOE or anyone wishing to gaining an insight into TOE, practical experience in how to perform a TOE or familiarity with TOE views. There are a range of pathologies as well as a normal case for you to try. The trainers will start at the very basics and work up, hence all levels of experience are welcome (even if you've never held a TOE probe before).


If interested, please visit the registration link here to book a slot.


BW,

Kri

ACHD e-Learning Course

 Hi All, 


A new ACHD e-Learning course has just been launched online. This consists of three sessions / modules and should take roughly two hours. 

Topics include;

- Introduction of Congenital heart disease

- Introduction to the neonate or infant with congenital heart disease

- Acute presentations in ACHD


This course is eligible for half a days Study Leave to complete and hits lots of points for the curriculum. 

Link is here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/congenital-heart-disease/


Enjoy!

Lizzy



Training Day this week! Basingstoke - 18th May

Hi All


Just a reminder to sign up for the upcoming Basingstoke Regional Training Day on Wednesday (18/5/22)

Programme here.

Sign up link remains the same here.

Location;  Apollo Hotel Basingstoke, Aldermastone Road Roundabout, RG24 9NU.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!



BW,

Lizzy

UPDATE: Hampshire Hospitals Training day 18th May 2022

 Dear All,

Further to the previous post, there have been some changes to the programme. 

See the new programme here.

Sign up link remains the same here.

Please note the training day will now be held at the Apollo Hotel Basingstoke, Aldermastone Road Roundabout, RG24 9NU.

Thanks!

BW,

Kri

Hampshire Hospitals Training day: 18th May 2022

  Dear All,

The next training day will be next Wednesday, 18th May 2022 at Basingstoke Hospital.

The programme can be found here.

Click here to sign up.

See you there!


BW,

Kri and Lizzy

ARCP deadline: 12th May

 Hi All,

Just a friendly reminder that the ARCP deadline for updating your E-portfolio is Thursday 12th May. I hope everyone has managed to get everything in order!

Do not forget to upload your Form R to your personal library and email it to FormR.WX@hee.nhs.uk  as well.

All the best and any issues, please get in touch with us or Dr Paisey.


BW,

Kri

Hampshire Hospitals training day: 18th May 2022

 Dear All,

The next training day will be next Wednesday, 18th May 2022 at Basingstoke Hospital.

The programme can be found here.

Click here to sign up.

See you there!


BW,

Kri and Lizzy

BJCA trainee survey

 Hi All,

Just a little reminder that the BJCA survey is still live. 

It is a useful tool nationally and regionally for us to gauge how we can best improve training. And as a bonus there are a few free ESC places to survey respondents up for grabs.

Click here to complete the survey

BW,

Kri

2022 ARCP

Hi All


Given that ARCP is just round the corner I wanted to put everything together to make sure you can prepare as we all know it takes longer than you think it will!

IMPORTANT DATES;
Date everything needs to be uploaded to your portfolio - 12/5/22
eARCP date - 26/5/22

Cardiology ARCP Gold Guide - will direct you to ensure you have the appropriate number of DOPs and assessments etc for your level of training. 

Documents required;
- End of Year Educational Supervisor Meeting completed and signed
- Form R, link attached here. **Must be done on PC NOT MAC and ensure you follow the instructions**
- Attendance at Training Days 2021-2022 form, link attached here.
- Log book Summary Sheet, link attached here.
- Logbook of your procedures, example found on ARCP page.
- ARCP Presentation, link attached here. 
- Echo Toolkit / Curriculum or evidence of BSE 

Any more info can be found on our ARCP page of our website here 


For trainees who Dual Accredit in GIM
ARCP date for uploading and eARCP are the same. 
Please remember that you also need an End of Year Supervisor Meeting with a GIM accredited supervisor and you need to completing both your GIM and Cardiology Curricula and attended the GIM Training days to a minimum of 60%. 

GIM ARCP Gold Guide - attached here which will also help you to ensure you have all competencies etc.


Please remember that the ARCP / Revalidation team will not chase you for any of the above. This may then result in an Outcome 5 (Incomplete evidence presented - additional training time may be required), or Unsatisfactory progress outcome. 


Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday!


BW
Lizzy


Kings Online cMR Course - May '22

 Dear All, 



Please find the flyer for a new online CMR course hosted by King's College London here

Online from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th May 2022. 

Sign up details, course fees and information for what the course is going to cover all on the flyer.



Thanks all!

Lizzy

EP Fundamentals Course - Abbott

 Hi All, 


Abbott Academy are advertising a course for F2F EP Fundamentals in May & September - please find details below of the course and how to sign up.


PRACTICAL EP FUNDAMENTALS


What to Expect

The one-day course provides SpRs starting their Electrophysiology training with hands on education utilising-state-of-the art VR technology.  Facilitated by an experienced faculty attendees will gain an insight into differential diagnosis, and practice trans-septal punctures, creating 3-D geometries and maps, and ablating different anatomies using the Mentice VR system.


Faculty

Dr Afzal Sohaib (Barts Heart Centre, London)

Target Audience

SPRs (ST5) 

Location

UK Education Centre, Solihull

Dates

25th May, 23rd September 2022

 

As always people can register via the website www.abbottepeducation.com


Or you can contact Laura Forsyth laura.forsyth@abbott.com



BW

Lizzy

BJCA Trainee Survey

 Hi All,


Just a friendly reminder that the BJCA survey is live. 

It is a useful tool nationally and regionally for us to gauge how we can best improve training! And as a bonus there are a few free ESC places to survey respondents up for grabs.

Click here to do it.

Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Regards,

Kri

Don't forget the BJCA Training Survey!

Hi All


Hope you're all having a cracking bank holiday weekend!

Just a reminder and encourage to do the BJCA training survey - Wessex are lagging behind a bit in responses!! Only takes 10 minutes!

The BJCA is such a powerful advocate for trainees and is the survey is the best tool to make changes to the curriculum and to strengthen training programs. 

Link is here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BJCASurvey2022


BW

Lizzy

Congenital cases for general CMR imaging trainees course

 Hi All,

Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend.

There will be a course on 'Congenital cases for general CMR imaging trainees'  running online over 6 weeks from 9th May to 19th June

This will include 20 congenital cases that can contribute to EACVI or SCMR logbooks for level 2 accreditation. 

See here for more details.

There will also be a 2 day intensive course running later in the year in Cambridge on October 13th and 14th. Further details are on the website. 


Thanks! 

Regards,

Kri

 

BJCA Trainee Survey 2022

 Dear All, 


Reminder that the BJCA Trainee Survey is now live! 

The BJCA is a powerful advocate for trainees and is the survey is the best tool to make changes to the curriculum and to strengthen training programs. 


The data used by individual regions and national societies to improve training - up to and including removal of trainees from failing centres. Your input makes all the difference!

This year the survey focuses on a range of areas, including working conditions and training health. We're asking about the impact of COVID-19 on your training to ensure that we can push for effective training recovery. 

It should take around 10 minutes to complete.


Link is here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BJCASurvey2022


Also - want to wish Tom Gilpin the best of luck in his upcoming application for BJCA Secretary! It would be fantastic to have a Wessex trainee in such an influential position and so please offer him your support!


BW

Lizzy

QAH Regional Training Day - 27/7/22 Save the Date!

 Dear All, 


Please put Wednesday 27th July 2022 in your diaries for the QAH Regional Training Day. 

This will have an EP, Arrhythmia and Device (ICD / CRT) focus. 

Location, full programme and timings yet to be decided. 

The team however would like your input on what you would find most useful for training sessions on the day so they can tailor the programme. Therefore can you please email me on elizabethchan@doctors.org.uk with your suggestions and requests over the next week or so. 

Thank you in advance!


BW

Lizzy


GIM Wessex Regional Study Days

 Hi All, 


For those who are required to Dual Accredit please be aware that 60% attendance at GIM Training days is required for your ARCP.

Dates can be found here;

https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/school-of-medicine-pathology/general-internal-medicine/gim-training-days-2022/

I recognise that some of the GIM study days and Cardiology clash - I apologise for this and we will endeavour to ensure this does not happen again in future. 

I hope the above is helpful - any problems just fire me an email


BW

Lizzy

UHS EP Skills 28/4/22 - Places still available

 Hi All,


Just a message to say that there are still places available for the course run very kindly by Dr Paisy with help from Mo Kira at UHS


Date; Thursday 28th April

Location; Southampton Hospital

Please email Mohamed Kira mohamed_kira@yahoo.com to sign up. Please include your current stage of training, current hospital and also whether this is essential for CCT. All other questions or enquiries please direct to Mohamed.

Remember trainees requiring sign off prior to CCT for Pericardiocentecis will be prioritised. 


BW

Lizzy


Basingstoke Regional Training Day - Save the Date

 Dear All, 


Please put Wednesday 18th May in your diaries!

This training day will be hosted by Basingstoke Hospital / HHFT on Wednesday 18th May.

We plan that this will be in person. The programme is not yet finalised but hoping to include: NHS management, pharmacology and intervention. 

Full timetable and sign details will be sent out soon. 


BW

Lizzy

REMINDER - Wessex Training Survey responses needed!

  Dear All, 


The regional training survey is still live - big thank you to those who have already completed this. This survey affects you, affects your training and is your chance to have a say!

Please fill this in as soon as possible and encourage every Wessex SpR in the region (and those OOP) to do so also. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuf4c9p4YoALu0HNi0iKx37E5GAIMxrObD-EYk4f-tedRcvA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Deadline; 15/3/22

If you are struggling with the link above please email me at elizabethchan@doctors.org.uk and I can send it out direct. 

Thank you!


BW
Lizzy

New Course Alert! EP Skills at UHS - Pericardiocentesis and Septal Puncture

Dear All


Dr Paisey, Consultant Electrophysiologist and Wessex TPD, is hosting a one-day brand new course focusing on EP Skills including Septal Puncture and Pericardiocentesis on behalf of UHS. This will include hands-on simulator time with the ability to get DOPs sign of - especially important and useful for trainees approaching CCT. The day is designed for senior trainees with the priority given to those requiring Pericardiocentesis DOPS for CCT, followed by those with an interest in EP and lastly any other places remaining are open to all trainees.


Date; Thursday 28th April

Location; Southampton Hospital

Full programme to be released in due course.

There are a total of 18 places available on a first come first served basis in according with the above information.

Please email Mohamed Kira mohamed_kira@yahoo.com to sign up. Please include your current stage of training, current hospital and also whether this is essential for CCT. All other questions or enquiries please direct to Mohamed.



BW
Lizzy

Wessex Training Survey 2022

 Dear All, 


The next Wessex STC is just around the corner and so to be able to bring your concerns, thoughts and feedback from current rotations we need to fill out this years Wessex Trainees Survey 2022. 

This survey is vital in bringing your issues to the training team to be able to make changes at a regional level. Therefore please fill this in as soon as possible and encourage every SpR in the region to do so also. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuf4c9p4YoALu0HNi0iKx37E5GAIMxrObD-EYk4f-tedRcvA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Deadline for completion; 15/3/22

If you are struggling with the link above please email me at elizabethchan@doctors.org.uk and I can send it out direct. 

Really appreciative of your time - any questions or worries please let me know


BW
Lizzy

Cardiac Amyloid Teaching - 16/3/22

 Dear All, 


UHS are hosting a live online session on "Cardiac Amyloidosis; Diagnosis and Management" on Wednesday 16th March with input from the National Amyloid Centre (Royal Free) and great speakers.

Where? Online

When? 16/3/22 at 1230 to 1330

Please find the flyer here https://drive.google.com/file/d/12jVf4cJEsGMaMmxaUGQczyBb0ZIQKDbD/view?usp=sharing


Details on how to join found on the flyer. 

Hope to see you there


BW

Lizzy


South Coast Heart Failure Meeting - 22/3/22

 Dear All,


There are still a couple of spaces remaining for this years South Coast Heart Failure Meeting. Details below;

Date; Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Venue; Haven Hotel Sandbanks, Dorset

Programme; SCHF Meeting Agenda 2022


Please use this form to sign up. 


BW
Lizzy 


Single vs Dual GIM Accreditation

Dear All, 


Given that ARCPs are not too far away I wanted to clarify and send out a statement with regards to Single vs Dual Accrediting for GIM as this will have an impact for ARCP and there have been a few questions lately;

 

TRAINEES APPOINTED 2020 & AFTER (Current ST4s and ST3s)

Dual accreditation is mandatory. Therefore required both Cardiology ARCP and GIM ARCP every year with both Curriculum on portfolio and Gold guide requirements met to be able to CCT for both Cardiology & GIM. (This is regardless of planned sub-specialty career)

It is expected therefore that your training time will go from 5 to 6 years to be able to facilitate this. With the majority of your GIM experience in ST3-5 however additional experience must be maintained from ST6-8 in subspecialty posts - this will be taken into account when considering rotation moves. 

 

TRAINEES APPOINTED BEFORE 2020 (Current ST5s, and above including OOP)

Dual accreditation is not mandatory. Should you wished to have dropped GIM accreditation you must have contacted the Deanery and completed the mandatory paperwork and had this ratified. The deadline was in December 2020 - with reminders having been sent out at that time. 

Single accreditation as Cardiology training only is still expected to be 5 years to CCT.

If you have not submitted this paperwork, you will automatically be transferred onto the new curriculum which is Dual Training with GIM. Again, with your training extending from 5 to 6 years to meet said requirements. 

Should you have any concerns regarding this please contact our TPD - Dr John Paisey via email (john.paisey@nhs.net) to discuss this further. 

 

FUTURE TRAINEES APPOINTED FROM 2022 (New IM/Cardiology Curricula)

Dual accreditation is mandatory. Any trainees appointed in the coming August (2022) will enter at ST4 having completed IMT3 as a General Medical Registrar. Their first year in Cardiology will be as ST4. 

Given this their total registrar career to CCT is expected to last 6 years (including their IMT3) with total of 5 years Cardiology - again requiring all curriculum areas to be completed within the 6 years for both GIM and Cardiology. 


I hope this makes sense and is useful. Any questions just let us know


BW

Lizzy

Congenital Cardiac series study day

  Dear All,

The next study day will be the Wessex congenital cardiac series study day on 11th March 2022. This will be held online via Zoom

The agenda for the day can be found here.

Please email Heba at heba.hassan@uhs.nhs.uk to register.


See you there!


BW,

Kri

UHS EP subspecialty post

 Dear All,

The UHS EP fellowship post has just been advertised!

If you are interested in applying, please see here for more information

BW,

Kri

BHVS Aortic stenosis hybrid meeting

 Dear All,

The British Heart Valve Society (BHVS) are holding a hybrid meeting – “Aortic Stenosis” – to be held in central London on Friday April 22nd 2022. There will also be the option to watch online if you don’t want to travel to London. We have a mix of interventional and imaging cardiologists and cardiac surgeons as well as heart valve disease specialists to discuss many of the challenges we face in clinical practice, including MDT case discussions about challenging cases we come across in our daily work.

 

The venue is Holiday Inn – High St Kensington and the cost is only £20 for BHVS members and £30 for non-members!

 

Furthermore, if you attend in person, you will receive a free copy of the BHVS patient book on heart valve disease, which has proved very popular and useful in heart valve clinics. You can find out more about the book here: https://www.bhvs.org.uk/book/

 

This meeting is organised to mark the 20th anniversary of the first-in-man TAVI procedure done in April 2002. This was performed by Professor Alain Cribier and we are thrilled to confirm that he will travel to London to deliver the keynote lecture at the meeting! We also have a brilliant line up of speakers, including:

 

  • Professor Rebecca Hahn (New York, USA)
  • Dr Jeffrey Popma (Boston, USA)
  • Professor Marc Dweck (Edinburgh)
  • Professor Bernard Prendergast (London)
  • Dr Clare Appleby (Liverpool)
  • Miss Karen Booth (Newcastle)
  • Dr Brian Campbell (London)
  • Dr Madalina Garbi (Cambridge)
  • Dr Chris Malkin (Leeds)

 

The programme and registration details are attached – you can register here:https://www.bhvs.org.uk/event/bhvs-aortic-stenosis-study-day-22nd-april-2022/


BW,

Kri

 

Imaging sub-specialty posts

 Dear All,

If you are going to be ST5 and above from August 2022 and interested in imaging as a sub-specialty, please email Dr Paisey at john.paisey@nhs.net to express your interest.

This also applies to those who are of non-training grade, with appropriate experience.

BW,

Kri


Cardiology ST4 Mock inteview

 Dear All,


Some of our London colleagues are running a ST4 Mock Interview on 5th February between 1.30 and 4.30pm via Zoom. 

They are looking for more volunteers to help run the day as interviewers if you are interested.

For your time and effort, you will be given Amazon vouchers and the eternal gratitude of the candidates.

See here for more details.

If you are interested in helping out, please email Balrik Kailey at support@optimiseinterviews.com.

Similarly, if you know of anyone who has applied for ST4 who would like to join as a candidate, feel free to forward them the details as well!


BW,

Kri

Another EP course!

 Dear All,


Medtronic are organising a course titled 'Electrophysiology and device therapy- What every cardiologist needs to know' 

See below for further details.


This long-established biennial meeting provides a comprehensive update for Cardiologists on all aspects of heart rhythm diagnosis and management. The number of patients eligible for device therapy and ablation has grown rapidly in recent years and this meeting is targeted at the cardiologist who refers patients to colleagues for these treatments.

This Medtronic meeting will be chaired by Drs Mark Anderson & Peter O’Callaghan and includes presentations by a range of UK and international expert speakers addressing common management problems and patients who fall outside standard simple guidelines. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and audience interaction facilities enable active participation.

7 CPD points have been applied for

For the first time this meeting will be in hybrid format, giving the opportunity to attend in person, or virtually.

Event Details:

Start date and time: 25 March 2022; 13:30 (12:30 lunch)

End date and time: 26 March 2022; 12:30

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Event website, agenda & registration : Click here

If you are having problems accessing this page, please copy the link and try using Chrome.

To confirm your interest in attending this event, please click on the “Click here” link above which will take you to the website, then click on the “Register Now” button (located at the bottom of each web page) to complete the registration.

We kindly ask you to register your interest in attending this event no later than 25th February 2022

Fees

  • £95.00 Includes 2 day meeting, evening meal and overnight accommodation on 25th March 2022
  • £55.00 Includes 2 day meeting and evening meal only.
  • Virtually (this will not be charged)

BW,
Kri

Abbott CRM virtual training days are back!

 Dear All,


The Abbott CRM virtual training days will begin again this year in April. 

Here are the dates:

Module 1 - 11th and 12th April 2022

Module 2 - - 23rd and 24th May 2022

Module 3 - 20th and 21st June 2022


And the topics covered in each module are attached here.


You can register your interest by emailing Michelle Smith providing a short overview of your device experience to date– Michelle.Smith1@Abbott.com


BW,

Kri

PCI Training Day.... 11/2/22 - Few spaces left!

 Dear All, 



Just a quick reminder to say we have a few spaces left for the next Regional Training Day - hosted by Bournemouth PCI Department. Fortunately we have been able to open up additional spaces due to funding.


Friday 11th February 2022

Venue; Hilton Hotel, Terrance Road, Bournemouth, BH2

Programme; PCI / Intervention Training day programme 11.2.22

Start time; 0830


So you are aware - sign up will be exclusive to Wessex over the weekend, however, should there be any spaces left after the weekend, sign up will be opened up nationally to all trainees to fill any remaining slots, again on a first come first served basis. 

To sign up please email me at elizabethchan@doctors.org.uk

Hope to see as many Wessex trainees there as possible!



BW
Lizzy

South Coast Heart Failure Meeting 2022

 Dear All,



The details for this years South Coast Heart Failure meeting have been announced (fully sponsored with no delegate fee) - great programme and hope to see lots of trainees there!


Date; Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Venue; Haven Hotel Sandbanks, Dorset

Programme; SCHF Meeting Agenda 2022


Please use this form to sign up. 


BW
Lizzy 


Save the date: Wessex Congenital Cardiac Series Study Day 11th March 2022

 Dear All,


Hope 2022 is treating everyone well so far.


The Wessex congenital cardiac series study day has been confirmed for 11th March 2022. This will be held online via Zoom

The agenda for the day can be found here.

Please email Heba at heba.hassan@uhs.nhs.uk to register.


See you there!


BW,

Kri


Bournemouth Regional Training Day - Friday 11/2/22

 Dear All, 


It is my pleasure as my first job as your new representative to announce the details for the next regional training day. 


This is scheduled for Friday 11th February and hosted by Bournemouth with an Intervention / PCI Focus.  


Friday 11th February 2022

Venue; Hilton Hotel, Terrance Road, Bournemouth, BH2

Programme; PCI / Intervention Training day programme 11.2.22

Start time; 0830


This is fully funded all day teaching with a maximum of 20 places on a first come first served basis. This will include hands-on experience and time with simulators facilitated by experienced PCI Consultants and current PCI fellows. 

Kindly sponsored by Astrazeneca (Steve Parry) and Boston Scientific (Abi Giacchetto).


To sign up please email me at elizabethchan@doctors.org.uk - any other questions or concerns please just fire me an email. 


Hope to see you all there


BW
Lizzy