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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 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

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

Dr Jess Potter writes for the Guardian on tackling TB on a global scale

Congratulations to Dr Jess Potter, who is not only conducting research into TB here in London as part of her MRC fellowship, but is also doing amazing work to grab the public’s attention and get TB in the news. She recently wrote for the Guardian following a visit to Cambodia. Whilst in Cambodia Jess saw the impact of … 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

NET Respiratory Training Day: North Mid – 31/03/16

A small but select group of trainees met at the North Middlesex Hospital for a day featuring: palliative and end of life care; TB; SLT perspectives on aspiration; and home NIV.  Many thanks to Dr Stefan Lozewicz for co-ordinating the day. Palliative Care Dr Vinnie Nambisan, Consultant in Palliative Care, started the day with a topical subject, palliative … 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

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