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Programme for Homerton Training day released

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the next training day at Homerton Hospital on Friday 26th October 2018. See below for the programme! 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and introduction Angshu Bhowmik 09.15 – 09.55 Palliative Care in Respiratory Medicine Dr David Feuer 09.55 – 10.35 Interstitial Lung Disease Dr Helen Garthwaite 10.35 – 10.50 … Continue reading

Get ahead of lung cancer screening with Dr Mamta Ruparel’s recent publication

With the recent report of the NELSON trial finding that the use of low dose CT screening among asymptomatic men at high risk for lung cancer led to a 26% (9-41%, 95% CI) reduction in lung cancer deaths at 10 years of study follow-up (at 86% compliance), Lung Cancer screening looks more and more likely … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr Matt Burman on his latest paper with the TBNet group

Congratulations to Matt Burman on his latest paper as part of the European collective TBNet. The study explored second line drugs used to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR)- tuberculosis (TB) and their effect on QT interval. Fluoroquinolones and, possibly, clofazimine can prolong the QTc, as do bedaquiline and delamanid. A QTc >500 ms is considered a risk factor … Continue reading

Newham Training Day Programme released

We’re looking forward to the next North East Thames Training day on Monday at Newham Hospital. Here is the programme for the day – all those management and leadership curriculum items can be ticked off in one go! And perhaps by the end of it we might understand something about the murky world of NHS … Continue reading

Opportunity to join Respiratory SCE board

In case you missed it in BTS news: BTS and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two members of the Respiratory Medicine SCE Board.  Further details are available on the MRCP(UK) website. The advert does not state that they are specifically looking for Consultants. Anyone applying must: … Continue reading

Full programme for UCLH Training Day

We hope you’re all looking forward to the next training day, hosted by UCLH. See you there, at 250 Euston Road. Please arrive between 9.00 and 9.30am. The theme is: One Step Beyond. Some excellent local speakers will be there, as well as those invited in from further afar. Thanks to Toby Hillman for organising. … Continue reading

Chief Registrar Scheme open for applications – post at Barts Health

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP’s) chief registrar scheme is open for applications. Chief registrars are aspiring clinical leaders who have protected time (minimum 40%) to develop their skills in leadership, management and quality improvement (QI), and work on local initiatives that address key challenges their organisations face. This includes: Improving services and outcomes for patients Education … Continue reading

Locum Consultant Job opportunity at Whittington Hospital

Are you nearing CCT and looking to act up? Are you in your grace period and looking for a locum respiratory consultant post? Do you know someone great who would like a locum Consultant post at the Whittington?  Maternity cover is needed for Dr Ruvini Dharmagunawardena. Locum Consultant in Integrated Respiratory and General Medicine 9PA … Continue reading

Could it be fungal?

One of the most difficult referrals for the Respiratory registrar (or indeed Consultant) is the call from oncology / haematology / renal / HIV / immunology colleagues asking for an urgent review and bronchoscopy for an immunosuppressed patient with possible chest infection. There are a host of possible tests to request to try to pin … 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