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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

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