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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

Dr James Brown co-authors paper on new type of IGRA

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee Dr James Brown who has co-authored a paper with Dr Marc Lipman and others in the European Respiratory Journal. The article “First evaluation of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus performance in contact screening” evaluated for the first time the performance of a new type of interferon-γ release assay, QuantiFERON-TB Plus (QFT-Plus), which includes an additional antigen … Continue reading

Research opportunity at UCL

An exciting opportunity is available for someone to gain a one year experience in research working with Respiratory Teams that make up part of the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre. The post holder will work as a Clinical Research Associate within UCL Respiratory Medicine. The focus of the research programme is to promote Translational Research Partnership Studies but … Continue reading

James Brown asks “are lung CD4 cells bothered?” in his editorial on HIV-related COPD in this month’s blue journal

NET Respiratory trainees are highly successful, but it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of what everyone is up to. We would like to start highlighting the achievements of all SpRs on the programme, including research, education, leadership, quality improvement and personal development. Over the next few months we’d like to start collating past achievements so … Continue reading

NET Training Day (Breathlessness): Whittington Hospital 11/06/14

In June we were welcomed to the Whittington Hospital for a day on breathlessness.  We were joined by colleagues including respiratory specialist nurses, physiotherapists, specialist pharmacists, members of NHS England and a doctor from the Netherlands. A big tick in the multidisciplinary team curriculum box! Breathlessness vs respiratory failure: what matters to patients and respiratory clinicians? … Continue reading