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Congratulations to Jess Potter on her Women on the Move Award!

Congratulations to Jess Potter, who continues to inspire us with her advocacy and campaign work. Last night she was awarded the Champion Award, for her work campaigning for universal healthcare and fighting the hostile environment. The Women on the Move Awards recognise efforts for social change.They support women who use positivity and inventiveness to make … Continue reading

Congratulations to LJ Smith and James Murray on their SCE book!

Congratulations to LJ Smith and James Murray on publication of their book: MRCP SCE in Respiratory Medicine: 300 SBAs. There are not many comprehensive, high-quality, specific revision aids for the Respiratory SCE and this book has been welcomed by trainees. The book has been designed with trainees in mind. Chapters follow the JRCPTB specialty training curriculum … Continue reading

Congratulations to Adam Ainley on his book publication!

Congratulations to Adam Ainley and co-authors, who have added another book to add to our RespNet library. Oxford Case Histories in Lung Cancer, uses real cases to illustrate how to highlight the importance of taking an evidence-based approach to clinical decision making. It includes a comprehensive selection of 40 clinical cases that reflects the multidisciplinary … 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

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

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