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drlj

Respiratory Registrar in North East London
drlj has written 109 posts for Resp NET

GIM training – (some) info now on synapse

GIM training has been a little confusing, and a little absent, lately. But we are reassured that HEE has now got its act together and there is confusion no more! Unfortunately, despite our pleas, they have decided to run everything through Synapse (a leading contender for least user-friendly website ever made). So, you must make … Continue reading

RBHT Lung Infection: new frontiers

The Royal Brompton is running a special educational event aimed at trainees and AHPs with an interest in respiratory infection. It is taking place on January 26th 2018 and costs a mere £30. A number of high profile speakers will be imparting their wisdom and there will be an opportunity to talk to them and … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Breaking news WELCOME TO THE NEW ST3s who joined us in October. We hope everyone is settling into their new posts. We hope you had a smooth changeover. If you arrived in your new post and there was no written handover, why not write one to pass on organisational information? A handover document is a great … Continue reading

Dr Mamta Ruparel publishes editorial: “Young at Heart – is that good enough for CT screening?”

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr Mamta Ruparel who has published an editorial in the AJRCCM on secondary analyses of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). In it she looks at screening in older populations with comorbidities. For more, read the full text article here: “Young at Heart: Is That Good Enough for Computed Tomography … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Whittington Hospital 07/06/17

On a sunny day in June we were welcomed to the Whittington Hospital by Dr Ruvini Dharma. Many thanks to her for organising the day, and for inviting colleagues from further afield to provide a specialist perspective. Inhaled treatment in COPD – an update from GOLD We started the day with a welcome update on … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Newham Hospital 07/02/17

In February we met at Newham for a day of TB-related talks. Many thanks to Dr Nivenka Jayasekera for organising the day. The Collaborative TB Strategy in Action  We started the day with an overview of the collaborative TB strategy and a reminder of the TB rates in the UK, highest in London. Newham has particularly high rates. We compared … Continue reading

Dr LJ Smith wins BMA Doctors as Volunteers competition

Congratulations to LJ who was one of just two winners of this year’s BMA Doctors as Volunteers competition. You can see all the shortlisted posters, with volunteering projects from London to Zanzibar, on the BMA Doctors as Volunteers site. Read more about LJ’s experience of volunteering at Euston Foodbank on her blog.

Dr LJ Smith publishes systematic review on prognostic scores in COPD

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr LJ Smith who has published a systematic review on prognostic scores identifying the end of life in COPD. The was was undertaken during OOPR at Imperial College London, supervised by Dr Jennifer Quint. The review concludes that a number of variables contributing to the prediction of all-cause mortality in COPD have … Continue reading

Dr Alex MacKay and other NET trainees publish RCT on Roflumilast

Congratulations to recently CCT-ed North East Thames trainee Dr Alex MacKay who has published an RCT on Roflumilast at acute exacerbations of COPD. You’ll notice other North East Central Thames names on the author list, including Dr Anant Patel, Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, and Dr Richa Singh, Consultant at the Royal London. The work … Continue reading

Dr James Allinson publishes not one, but three papers!

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Allinson who has published not one, but three papers recently. The main article is based on work completed as part of James’ PhD, supervised by Prof Wedzicha.   It looked at 2172 individuals, from a cohort enrolled at birth in March 1946. It found that besides accelerating adult FEV1 … Continue reading