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NET Training Day: Newham Hospital 07/02/17

In February we met at Newham for a day of TB-related talks. Many thanks to Dr Nivenka Jayasekera for organising the day. The Collaborative TB Strategy in Action  We started the day with an overview of the collaborative TB strategy and a reminder of the TB rates in the UK, highest in London. Newham has particularly high rates. We compared … 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

NET Respiratory Training Day – Homerton Hospital 29/07/16

An enthusiastic group of trainees met at Homerton Hospital in July, keen for interaction and participation! Many thanks to Dr Angshu Bhowmik for co-ordinating the day, and for speakers who travelled from other hospitals to give talks. Intro Dr Angshu Bhowmik, started the day with a welcome refresher on the indications, contraindications and basic mechanics of NIV. He encouraged … Continue reading

NET Training Day – Princess Alexandra, Harlow: 29/02/16

Well done to everyone who made the trek out to Harlow for a day of thromboembolism, CTEPH, ethics, NHS management and asthma. Many thanks to Dr Muhammad Anwar for co-ordinating the day and inviting such great speakers. Interesting facts about Harlow and the Princess Alexandra Hospital: The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a 489 bedded District General Hospital providing a … Continue reading

NET Training Day (ILD) – UCLH: 21/10/15

In late October we met at UCLH for a day dedicated to ILD. Thank you to Dr Joanna Porter for putting on such an engaging and relevant programme, and for inviting excellent external speakers. And well done to Alex Mackay for live tweeting the day. Liver failure We started the day in slightly unfamiliar territory, below the … Continue reading

Jess Potter and Will Ricketts featured in Thorax for work on TB drug monographs

In this month’s Thorax, North East Thames trainees are once again prominent, with an open access article on guidance for adverse effect monitoring in multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). It highlights the work of the guideline development group, linked to the BTS SAG, whose members include Jess Potter and Will Ricketts. The guideline draws together the best available evidence … 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

The Chest Reg app: free for handover week

Get your chest medicine aide memoires, scores and calculators at your fingertips. Created by a Respiratory registrar, it’s great to have on hand when you start as an ST3 (and later!). For handover week only it is free to download, so get it on your iPhone now!  

Pan London Training Day: Occupational Lung Disease

In November we joined our colleagues from across London at the Hammersmith Hospital, for a day of Occupational Lung Disease. It was hosted by Prof Paul Cullinan and Dr Jo Szram. Their website is here: http://www.lungsatwork.org.uk/  Interesting facts about Hammersmith Hospital: Hammersmith Hospital is not in Hammersmith During WW1 Hammersmith Hospital was used as the Military … Continue reading