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NET Training Day: Barts Hospital 12/01/17

The first training day of the new year was hosted by Barts Health. Many thanks to Dr Tino Cappocci for organising the day, and for putting so much thought into the content and refreshment options! Bronchiectasis: the imaging fundamentals Dr Emma Cheasty started the day with some beautiful images of the lungs, and some classic examples of bronchiectasis. The pathological … Continue reading

Immunology for Respiratory Physicians – free training

Immunology is an area of the curriculum which is relevant to a growing number of areas of day to day practice in Respiratory medicine, but does not often receive explicit attention in the training programme. In view of this, Dr David Jackson has put together a one day workshop on ‘Immunology for chest physicians’. The aim … Continue reading

Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Whitechapel. It is part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The Royal London provides district general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London and elsewhere. There are 675 beds in the new building which opened in February … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Whittington Hospital – 03/06/15

In June we congregated at the Whittington for a day focused on smoking cessation. Introduction Dr Myra Stern welcomed us and set the scene by giving some context to the quit smoking debate and reframing smoking cessation as treatment for tobacco dependance. She reminded us that there are diverse views on smoking, and prominent characters who are vocal in … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Respiratory Epidemiology and Research at LSHTM (16/04/15)

In April we met at the beautiful London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for a day of respiratory epidemiology and research. We were very grateful for the central location, the high quality of the lecture content, the spacious lecture theatre, the nutritious lunch and the proximity to Store Street Espresso. Interesting facts about the LSHTM: LSHTM was founded … Continue reading

GIM Pearls: GIM Training Day at Newham 05/02/15

For those of you who did not make it to the latest GIM Training Day at Newham here are some GIM pearls from the talks. Asthma – from getting the basics right to beyond step 5 Dr Nivenka Jayasekera highlighted the results of The National Review of Asthma Deaths which reported that 3 people die from asthma a day, and … Continue reading

BTS Winter 2014: the RespNET round-up

December is here, which means several things for respiratory physicians: more infective exacerbations, requests from family members for cough remedies, the elusive search for the perfect lung-based present, and of course the BTS Winter meeting! Scanning through the programme, it’s striking how many familiar names from the NorthEast Thames programme pop out. So, to celebrate all … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Royal Free Hospital 07/07/14

In July we gathered at the Royal Free Hospital for a collection of talks on COPD, asthma, NTMs and a focus on pleural disease. Academic COPD update and the new London α1 antitrypsin deficiency Dr John Hurst began the day with a review of COPD, encouraging us to question the current methods of defining and diagnosing COPD, and to … Continue reading

NET training day: Southend 22/10/13

In October a group of intrepid trainees left the lights of central London and headed for the coast, for a training day in sunny Southend. Interesting facts about Southend: Southend has the world’s longest Pleasure Pier (1.34 miles) Notable people from Southend include: Phill Jupitus, comedian; Helen Mirren, actress; and Simon Sharma, historian and TV … Continue reading