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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

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

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

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

Returning to practice after time out of training

Returning to clinical practice after time out of training for research, an education or leadership fellowship, parental leave or sickness can be daunting. Trainees often worry about running the medical take, due to the need to have up to date knowledge, and exhibit leadership skills under pressure. General advice from TPDs is: Plan ahead for your … Continue reading

Mamta Ruparel publishes editorial in Thorax on Lung Cancer screening

Congratulations to North East Thames trainee and research fellow at the Lungs for Living Research Centre at UCL, Mamta Ruparel, who has co-authored an Editorial in Thorax with Prof Sam Janes. They argue that the UK health system serves its patients with lung cancer poorly, with a 13% 5-year survival attributed largely to late-stage presentation. Approximately 70% of … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Training The next NET Training days are  21st September at Homerton, 22nd October at UCLH (ILD day) and 12th November at Basildon. We also expect a date in January at the Royal London. Ideas for themes we should cover? Let us know. The teams organising the days are trying to match up to gaps identified by our … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Training The next NET Training days are 21st September at Homerton, and 12th November at Basildon. We also expect an ILD day at UCLH in late November/early December and a date in January at the Royal London. Ideas for themes we should cover? Let us know. Upcoming Teach-Ins at the Royal College of Physicians include: Stroke: modern … Continue reading