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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

News and opportunities

Breaking news Welcome to the new ST3s! We look forward to seeing you at the Bronchoscopy Training Day on Wed 23rd November. Nearing CCT or know someone who is? See below for a great Consultant job opportunity at Newham. If anyone has recently either successfully claimed, or had problems claiming, excess travel or relocation costs please … Continue reading

News and Opportunities

Breaking news New whistleblowing policy: what does the extended whistleblowing protection mean for HEE’s postgraduate medical and dental trainees? There is a new legal route with some technical aspects, but a short summary from HEE aims to give you the main points. Many thanks to Angshu for the updates on how to smoothly pass through ARCP.  Don’t forget that … Continue reading

London advanced TB course and free evening symposium

The London Advanced TB Course is taking place Nov 10-11th. It is organised by Public Health England with the Centre for Respiratory Infection (CRI), National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. “This intensive course will offer a comprehensive update to participants on the clinical management of TB cases and incidents, evaluate new diagnostic techniques … Continue reading