Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Training Days

Confused about our training?

All Wessex cardiology trainees have access to a number of training events taking place throughout the year.

Official training is split between local days delivered by our cardiology departments within Wessex and the National Training Days at the BCS conference in June and a further event in the Autumn. Attendance at 60% of these events is mandatory.

You should make arrangements to attend in good time, cancelling clinical commitments and informing your educational supervisor. If you are having difficulties attending, please contact me. All of your consultants support your attendance at these meetings, but it is appreciated that at times, rota commitments and delivery of emergency care will prevent 100% attendance.

Current arrangements for 2018/19 are below:

June 2018 - BCS National training day - Manchester 04/06/2018

July 2018 - Arrythmias & Devices - Portsmouth (Holiday Inn)) 18/07/2018
                   ACHD: Cancelled

August 2018 - No training day due to rotations

September 2018 - Effective communication and presentation skills - Chilworth 04/09/2018
                             BCS National training day - Royal College of Physicians 25/09/2018

October 2018 - Nuclear Cardiology - Poole - 10/10/2018
                         ACHD - UHS - inter-atrial and ventricular communications 18/10/2018

February 2019 - Cardiac CT - Southampton 15/02/2019

March 2019 - ACHD - UHS - Tetralogy of Fallot and double outlet right ventricle 22/03/2019
                    - South Coast Heart Failure Meeting - Haven Hotel Poole 19/03/2019
April 2019 - Coronary day - Southampton 01/04/2019

May 2019 - Infective Endocarditis and other inflammatory processes of the heart - Basingstoke 8/5/19

June 2019 - National training day - Manchester - 03/06/2019

July 2019 - Portsmouth training day - 17/07/2019

September 2019 - National training day - Royal College of Physicians 19/09/2019
                           -ACHD - UHS - Ebstein's & AVSDs 27/09/2019

October 2019 - Change management  effective written communication, Chilworth Manor. 23/10/2019

November 2019 - Hard to Cover Areas of the Curriculum, Bartley Lodge.  26/11/2019

February 2020 - Intervention Training Day, Bournemouth. 13/02/2020

March 2020 -  South Coast Heart Failure Meeting, Poole. 24/03/2020

April 2020 - Wessex Congenital Cardiac Series (Transposition), University Hospital Southampton                            24/04/2020

May 2020 - Basingstoke training day.  13/05/2020

June 2020 -  National Training day, Manchester.  01/06/2020

October 2020 - Wessex Congenital Cardiac Series (Tetralogy of Fallot), University Hospital                                         Southampton   16/10/2020

Other training opportunities are circulated through this website and your email updates. These include officially endorsed BJCA and BCS courses, in addition to other training events that are of interest to trainees in our region. Approval and funding for attendance should be through the usual channels for study leave that exist in your hospital.

Lastly, we have a number of education and social informal events that are arranged by trainees.