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Breaking news We hope you are all enjoying and surviving the current heatwave! Make sure you know how to advise your patients to stay well, by having a look at the BLF’s guidance on looking after yourself in the hot weather for those with a chronic lung disease. And why not read up on the … Continue reading

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Breaking news Spring has sprung! There are trees in bud everywhere. So of course TB is on our minds as we are in the UK’s TB hotspot. But tree-in-bud sign in fact has a wide differential – why not take this opportunity to have a browse of radiopaedia to remind yourself? We have a date … Continue reading

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Breaking news Changeover is just around the corner once again. Please consider writing a handover document if one does not already exist for your post. Please use this template and annotate with all the essential information to make the transition for the SpR who follows you easy–> Resp guide for SpRs template. Now is also a great … Continue reading

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

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

News and opportunities

Breaking news WELCOME TO THE NEW ST3s who will be joining us in October. You will have met several of them on the Pleural training day at Royal Free. We’re excited about them joining the North East Central London Respiratory Family! Say hi at the next training day. Have a look a the ST3 page … Continue reading

News and Opportunities

Breaking news You may have already spotted LJ on the latest RCP Speciality Spotlight, singing the praises of Respiratory Medicine, in conversation with Imperial’s Graeme Wilson. Please point FYs and CMTs to the video and the page as it contains loads of useful resources, and we need to recruit the best and nicest people into our speciality! … Continue reading

News and Opportunities

Breaking news Congratulations to our new trainee Reps Catherine Rang and Anita Saigal. They will be attending the next TPMC meeting in March. It was a very close contest and all the candidates have great ideas so Camus Nimmo will also be contributing, and will replace whichever of the current reps CCTs first. We will … Continue reading

BTS Winter 2016: The RespNET roundup

December is here, which means infective exacerbations, flu-jabs galore, the search for the perfect lung-themed gift, and of course the BTS Winter meeting! Once again, it’s striking how many familiar names from the NorthEast Thames programme feature in the programme. So, to celebrate all the great research being conducted in our region, below are your RespNET highlights. … Continue reading