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  • Interested in testing a new tool for adding interactivity to your teaching sessions?
    LearnLoop Interaction: beta-testing LearnLoop Feedback already allows you to quickly and easily collect anonymous feedback from attendees of your teaching sessions. A forthcoming update will introduce LearnLoop Interaction allowing you to engage with learners using live interactions. If you would be interested in gaining early access to LearnLoop Interaction and contributing to development by providing feedback please get in touch via web@danleach.uk. Dan Leach – Digital Education FellowLearnLoop.co.uk
  • Message from Head of School to all ST2 and ST3 Doctors regarding ARCP
    I thought it would be useful to clarify what is required at ARCP this year in order to progress to tier 2 working. Please be reassured that if you are not yet ready to step up to tier 2 working you will not get an adverse outcome at ARCP but this needs to be planned for within our programme and highlighted at ARCP. Some of you may already have received an outcome 5 at ARCP. Please do not worry about this but we need to ensure that DiT meet mandatory requirements of training and will convert to an outcome 1… Read more: Message from Head of School to all ST2 and ST3 Doctors regarding ARCP
  • START teaching by Dr Rachel Sunley
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  • Site error affecting posts 4th-10th June
    Just a quick message to say that due to an issue during a site update on Monday 10th June, any content posted/created between 4th-10th June has unfortunately been lost and will need to be created. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes – the latests back-up of the site was thankfully fairly recent and so hopefully this should only affect a very small minority. Please reach out to webmaster@paedshub.co.uk if you think your content might now be missing and we will do our best to help remedy things!
  • Severn Paediatric Research Meeting
    You are invited to attend the Severn Paediatric Research Meeting on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 12:30 – 17:00 in Bristol. We will be joined by guest speakers Professor Abi Fraser, Dr Anu Goenka, Dr Giovanni Bigli and Dr Robin Marlow. Please register to secure a place using this link or the QR code on the flyer. Tickets are free and a lunch will be provided. We invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations using this link by midday on Wednesday 5th June 2024. We encourage you to submit an abstract for any audit, research or quality improvement projects in paediatrics undertaken in… Read more: Severn Paediatric Research Meeting
  • Exeter Neonatal Step up to Registrar courses 11/10/24 and 28/2/25
    We have set dates for the next neonatal step up to registrar courses to be run in Exeter. These will be 11th October 2024 and 28th February 2025. Please could any trainee who will be ST3 from Sept 2024 and wants a place on the course e-mails me directly at david.bartle@nhs.net. Places are highly prized so important only to ask for a place if you can genuinely come – we have had several occasions with very late drop outs!
  • ST4-8 Deanery teaching recording 20/05/2024
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  • Peninsula ARCP FAQ’s
    We appreciate there has been some confusion about this year’s ARCP process, and we are receiving a lot of queries. Hopefully you will have all received again the checklist forms and these FAQ’s as well to help. Regarding the careers sessions these are optional and OPT in so please contact David Warren if you would like a slot ARCP FAQ’s In the first instance please try to find the information you need yourself, it should be available on the following resources. Multiple trainees sending emails creates a lot of administration for the Deanery team, we do appreciate there are lots… Read more: Peninsula ARCP FAQ’s
  • ST 1-3 Regional teaching 13/05
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  • Severn School Board Update 29/04/24
  • ST4-8 Regional teaching day 20/5/24
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  • South West Paediatric Mental Health Network updates
    Attached below is the quarterly bulletin from the South West Paediatric Mental Health Network, keeping members up-to-date with the most recent network developments, as well as informing you of valuable resources, media, events and training opportunities. Also new to PaedsHub is the group space for the network, which can be found here – https://paedshub.co.uk/resources/groups/mental-health-network/ Keep an eye on it if you have an interest in paediatric mental health, as there will be regular updates to come throughout the year!
  • Bristol Neonatal Step Up Course
    The next Bristol Neonatal Step Up course is being held at Southmead hospital on Thursday 13 June 2024. This course is aimed at ST2-3 doctors in training who are stepping up to tier 2 working. If you would like a place on the course please email maria.tsakmakis@nbt.nhs.uk.
  • MRCPCH Mock Exam – 3rd June 2024
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  • Psychosocial Support for Childhood Cancer Survivors
    In this episode, Dr Leila Ellis welcomes Nicola O’Donnell to the podcast to discuss psychosocial support for childhood cancer survivors. Nicola is a Health Psychologist and is completing the final year of a PhD with the University of York exploring psychoeducation interventions for young people with retinoblastoma funded by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT). Resources: Charities: Support lines: Book recommendation: Please let us know what you thought of this episode. Your feedback will help us keep the podcast relevant to you. Let us know what you think about the format, length, choice of articles or anything else. Perhaps you’d… Read more: Psychosocial Support for Childhood Cancer Survivors
  • New Peninsula Teaching Reps ST5-ST7!
    The Teaching Rep team are looking for two new Peninsula ST5+ teaching reps to work across both Severn and Peninsula to join the team from September 2024. The role predominantly comprises of organising the teaching days including mapping the curriculum, facilitating the day on the day, collating feedback and liaising with the school board. It is a fun and interesting role! If you are interested in joining please drop me an email (christopher.black7@nhs.net) with a little blurb about why you would like to join, your previous experiences and any new ideas that you would like to bring to the role. Deadline Sat… Read more: New Peninsula Teaching Reps ST5-ST7!
  • ST 1-3 Regional Teaching Day 18/04/2024
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  • Masterclass in Advanced Communication Skills, Complex Decision Making & Clinical Ethics – May 2nd 2024
  • Severn PAFTAs 2023
    Thank you to all those who made a nomination for the Severn PAFTAs for 2022-2023, and to those who came to join us for the award evening in March. We would like to congratulate all nominees, announce our winners and runners up and apologise for the delay in announcing these (technical hitch!). ST1-3 of the year ST4-8 of the year Educational Environment of the year Educational Supervisor of the year Unsung Hero of the year (Medical) Unsung Hero of the year (Allied Health Professional and non-clinical)
  • Planning on sitting your clinical exam in June 2024?
  • The Growing Issue of Obesity
    In this episode Dr Lorna Hack speaks to Dr Dinesh Giri about obesity, it’s growing prevalence and associated complications. Tertiary management for obese children is discussed, including the increasing use of medication. Dr Giri is a Paediatric Endocrine Consultant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and is part of the team who run the weight management service. Dr Giri’s book recommendation: ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne Articles discussed: https://adc.bmj.com/content/108/Suppl_2/A64.2 2. Review of paediatric fatty liver disease: https://adc.bmj.com/content/106/1/3 3. Waist-to-height-ratio superior to BMI in identifying obese children: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-024-03112-8 Resources for families:      https://beezeebodies.com/resources/ Thank you for listening! Please let us… Read more: The Growing Issue of Obesity
  • South West Paediatric Mental Health Meeting
    You are invited to join us for the South West Paediatric Mental health meeting, hosted in Bristol.  It will be a day of shared learning about the mental health of Children and Young People.  We will open the day with a session on moral distress (the suffering we experience when we feel our care falls short of what it should be due to organisational pressures).  We will share learning from a complex case caring for a YP with a significant trauma background and mental health concerns.  We will hear from youth workers, colleagues in primary care and many other organisations across… Read more: South West Paediatric Mental Health Meeting
  • Epilepsy Study Day (SWIPE Meeting) 19th April 2024
    South West Interest in Paediatric Epilepsy (SWIPE) are holding a meeting on 19th April 2024 in Bristol. Content will include talks on febrile seizures, NICE guidelines for epilepsy, treatments such as sodium valproate and the ketogenic diet, and mental health in epilepsy . There is no cost to attend but please do register to assist with catering: www.braincell.org/swipe
  • Get ready for your clinical exam!
    Planning on sitting your clinical exam in June 2024? Join us for PACER (Paediatric Clinical Exam Revision) South West – a free, peer-support revision programme for trainees across Severn and Peninsula, including: – Online specialty and communication teaching sessions– Mock exam– Buddy Scheme– Mentorship– Q&A and top tips– A peer-support network you can revise and commiserate with Interested? What you need to do: Any questions please email southwestmrcpch@gmail.com. Thanks, from the PACER team.
  • How to Thrive as a Registrar
  • Living and Learning from mistakes and complaints
  • Role Description
  • Join the Trainee Research Network
  • What advocacy in child health looks like in the 21st century. An interactive Webinar from WHAM (whamproject.co.uk)
    Advocacy in Action Join us on Wednesday, April 10th at 13:30 to 14:30 for an inspiring session examining what advocacy in child health looks like in the 21st century. We will be hearing from parents, healthcare workers and campaigners on how we can effectively advocate for the families we work with.The session will be recorded and hosted on our website after the eventFor more information check out our Eventbrite page Join the meeting for free via the Teams Link below. You are welcome to forward and share the link. Microsoft Teams meeting: Advocacy in Action
  • ST1-3 Regional teaching Recording- 11/03/24
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  • Paediatric ECG Course and Neonatal Update Course
    I would be grateful if you could share this invitation to the Interactive Paediatric ECG course (Wed 15th May 2024, F2F) and Neonatal Update Course (Thu 16th May 2024, online) with your medical team. Both events are RCPCH approved. Thank you. Kind regards, Dr Filip Kucera Dr Filip Kucera Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology Great Ormond Street Hospital, NHS Trust
  • Severn PAFTAs Awards Night Thursday 21st March – Final RSVP reminder
    Final reminder to RSVP to the Severn PAFTAs night on Thursday 21st March at The Grain Barge in Bristol. You do NOT have to have been nominated to attend, it’s just a great chance for us all to catch up and have some fun! Tickets are £25 per person and will include food and arrival drinks.  You can RSVP via the form below. Once you have completed the form, we will send you a link for payment. Our nominations booklet can also be found below!
  • Severn PAFTAs Awards Evening – RSVP deadline Thursday 7th March
    We are holding a celebration evening on Thursday 21st March at 19:30 at The Grain Barge in Bristol. We would love to see as many of you there as possible. You do NOT have to have been nominated to attend, it’s just a great chance for us all to catch up and have some fun! Tickets are £25 per person and will include food and arrival drinks.  You can RSVP via the form below. Once you have completed the form, we will send you a link for payment. If you would like a reminder of all of our lovely nominations,… Read more: Severn PAFTAs Awards Evening – RSVP deadline Thursday 7th March
  • BRC Mid-Career Fellowships – Live
    https://www.exeterbrc.nihr.ac.uk/training/type/mid-career-fellowships  am now delighted to let you know these have just gone live – full details can be found on our website – please click on the link above. Please do share with any colleagues you think might be interested in advancing their research career within the BRC. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 11th March 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Adilia Warris, Director of Training (BRC ACD Lead) or Dr Sophie Gould, BRC Training and Events Manager. With very best wishes, Dr Sophie Gould Pronouns: she/her NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Training and Events… Read more: BRC Mid-Career Fellowships – Live
  • ST1-3 Regional Teaching Day 12/02/2024 – Recording
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  • Consultant Posts at Poole Hospital
    We are looking to recruit into 2 consultant posts to cover the neonatal unit at Poole Hospital (part of University Hospitals Dorset). As you are aware, this is a level 2 unit that looks after babies from 27/40 gestation. The unit is currently located in Poole, but there is a planned move to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site next year. The job advert is out on NHS jobs- here: Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk) Best wishes, Dr. Sumit Bokhandi (He/him) Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals Dorset Training programme director, Wessex Deanery”
  • South West Paediatric Mental Health Network Meeting
    The regional mental health network are hosting an event this April to share learning and drive forwards the agenda for children’s mental health – see the poster below for more details, or follow this link to book your place! https://forms.office.com/e/rYjW14qkh0
  • Severn PAFTAs Celebration Evening – Thursday 21st March
    We are holding a celebration evening on Thursday 21st March at 19:30 at The Grain Barge in Bristol. We would love to see as many of you there as possible. You do NOT have to have been nominated to attend, it’s just a great chance for us all to catch up and have some fun! Tickets are £25 per person and will include food and arrival drinks. You can RSVP via the form below. There is also a link to pay contained within the form. Please ensure you continue through the form until you get to the “submit” option. You… Read more: Severn PAFTAs Celebration Evening – Thursday 21st March
  • ‘Managing dystonia when children have palliative care needs’
    Save the date 25/4/24 1pm-5pm Virtual training for clinicians who want to develop their existing experience of managing this symptom. Training will be delivered by members of the Complex Movement Disorders team and Paediatric Palliative Care teams from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice. Register your interest at https://forms.office.com/e/CkHdTbrGV6
  • Use of Infliximab in Kawasaki Disease
    In this episode Dr Paulina Connolly welcomes Professor Ramanan to the Podcast. Professor Ramanan is a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and Associate Editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood. They explore the evidence behind current treatment strategies for Kawasaki disease, reviewing the recent paper from Archives titled ‘Infliximab for intensification of primary therapy for patients with Kawasaki disease and coronary artery aneurysms at diagnosis’ The full link to the article can be found below: https://adc.bmj.com/content/108/10/833 Prof Ramanan also references the recent editorial in ADC ‘Thinking beyond intravenous immunoglobulin for Kawasaki disease’ which provides an overview… Read more: Use of Infliximab in Kawasaki Disease
  • ST4-8 Teaching:8/2/24: Managing Neurosurgical Emergencies in the DGH
  • ST4-8 Teaching: Simulation: from bench to clinical practise
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  • ST4-8 Teaching: Neonatal Encephalopathy
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  • RCPCH Trainee Network Meeting Jan 2024
  • ST4-8 Regional Teaching recording – hosted by RCH Truro
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  • Peninsula PAFTA tickets now on sale
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  • ST1-3 Regional Teaching 18/01/2024
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  • Charlton Farm Professionals’ Open Day – 29th January
  • South West and Wales Regional Allergy
    The South West and Wales Regional Allergy meeting has been postponed due to the Welsh junior doctors strike. The new date is  6th March 3pm-7pm Engineers House in Bristol Free to attend, plenty of parking and buffet dinner included 
  • OOP information bank – QIP responses needed!
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  • New PaedsHub Tech Fellow
    A quick update to say that after a massive amount of work creating PaedsHub, getting it up and running and then maintaining it tirelessly since, Dan Leach will be moving on from the role of PaedsHub Tech Fellow this year. A huge thanks is due to him for everything he has done, and we wish him good luck with his new projects on the horizon. I will be taking on Dan’s job as of this week, and continuing to ensure PaedsHub works as it should for trainees. My name is Danny (which should make for a smooth transition), I’m an… Read more: New PaedsHub Tech Fellow
  • Nutritional Blindness
    In this episode, Dr Felicity Cooksey talks with Dr Denize Atan about nutritional blindness. Dr Atan is an Associate Professor and an Honorary Consultant in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Bristol Eye Hospital. She co-authored a review published in Archives of Disease in Childhood titled ‘Nutritional blindness from avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder- recommendations for the early diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of children at risk from restrictive eating.’ The link to the full article can be found below: https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/05/archdischild-2022-325189 Dr Atan discusses the importance of asking about diet, why growth measurements can lead to false reassurance and the traffic light algorithm they propose… Read more: Nutritional Blindness
  • Technical notes
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  • 2024 / 25 Preferences
    Good afternoon. I have sent out the letter about the preference form and the link this afternoon, to all Paediatric Doctors in Training across the South-West. I am aware that I may have sent some of you the incorrect letter / link – I apologise. If this is the case, please get back to me – thank you. David Warren – david.warren13@nhs.net
  • Severn PAFTAs nominations 2023
    Dear all, Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for the 2023 Severn PAFTAs and congratulations to everyone nominated. Please find all of this year’s nominations via the link below and we hope that you enjoy reading them as much as we did.  We will be organising a celebration/party in Spring and will advertise this shortly! Best wishes The PAFTAs Team
  • ST1-3 Teaching session Recordings – Genomics in Paediatrics – 11/12/23
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  • Paedshub Christmas Special
    This episode the Paedshub Pod team Felicity Cooksey, Leila Ellis and Paulina Connolly discuss 12 articles that we enjoyed over the past year from ADC. Happy Christmas! Leila’s recommendations from Fetal and Neonatal: Marshall A, Ladlow OJ, Bannink C, et al. Apnoea-triggered increase in fraction of inspired oxygen in preterm infants: a randomised cross-over study Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition. ⁠https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2023/08/28/archdischild-2023-325849⁠ Cromb D, Hall M, Story L, et al. Clinical value of placental examination for paediatricians. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition ⁠https://fn.bmj.com/content/early/2023/09/26/archdischild-2023-325674⁠ Suonpera E, Lanceley A, Ni Y, et al.… Read more: Paedshub Christmas Special
  • School Fellow posts
    We have extended the deadline for application for the School Fellow posts until Monday 4th December at 1200 as we wish to consider applications for all 4 posts advertised. Please consider submitting an application. We would be very happy to be contacted if you require any further information. Thank you to those of you that have already applied – we do not require a further application and will carry these forwards. Interviews are planned for the afternoon of Monday 11th December. Please see below and the email sent out this morning (29th November) for the job specifications and application forms.… Read more: School Fellow posts
  • South West and Wales Paediatric Allergy Meeting
    17th January at Engineers House, from 1645-2000 – please save the date. We’re pleased to be able to host our next South-West and Wales Paediatric Allergy meeting on 17th January 2024, from 1545 (start 1600) until 1830, followed by a buffet supper. We will have remote access but are keen you join us in person where possible for a fun-packed afternoon, with the important opportunity to catch up over supper afterwards. If you have items you’d like to present, please do forward in the next week to allow us to finalise the program. Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol,… Read more: South West and Wales Paediatric Allergy Meeting
  • Call for teachers and support for clinicals revision programme
    We are looking for anyone who has been through the clinical exam and is able to offer a bit of time to teach or mentor the next cohort of candidates sitting their exam in February. This could be in the form of online teaching, bedside teaching, mentoring or other! Please get in touch and tell us what areas you would focus on. We’re looking for either online teaching in sub-specialities/ examination tips / presenting skills /comms skills / history taking skills or development. Teaching on acute signs and management is also useful for the video station. Teaching links, organisation and… Read more: Call for teachers and support for clinicals revision programme
  • MRCPCH Clinicals February 2024
    Are you planning on signing up for the MRCPCH clinicals exam in February 2024? Sign up for revision support here! We are organising a revision support programme for the next cohort of candidates which will include: Please register for the programme by completing the form below. It is free and available for trainees and clinical fellows that work in the Severn and Peninsula deanery. Please note that the introductory session will be held 15th December in the evening so save the date! https://forms.gle/9jFCE5upEo2DcQTf6 Thank you and look forward to meeting you all soon. Any questions please contact southwestmrcpch@gmail.com From the… Read more: MRCPCH Clinicals February 2024
  • Study Leave
    Study Leave claims should be submitted to your Trust and managed by your local Postgraduate Medical Education Manager or local MEM team. Each Trust has a slightly different study leave application process and forms to fill out, so the recommendation is that you contact your local Postgraduate Medical Education team in the first instance to ensure the correct process is followed.  You should also ensure they are familiar with the study leave guidance (linked here) and check that the course they wish to apply for is on the course list.  
  • Progress to Progress plus- eportfolio updates
    If you have lost links on transition from Progress to Progress plus there is now a way to see which links have not pulled across (ES’s and ARCP panels can also see this) From the Dashboard go to -> Goal record comparison report between Progress and Progress+ You will then see comparison tables as below: first Progress + and then Progress. You can click on details and see which linked items are where. You could (if you wanted then re link to the progress plus curriculum to relevant items. However this is not necessarily needed (and a lot more painful… Read more: Progress to Progress plus- eportfolio updates
  • Less Than Full-Time applications
    When submitting an application for LTFT working, please ensure you follow the guidance on the PGMDE websites – thank you. Peninsula – https://peninsuladeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/policies-and-guidelines/less-than-full-time-working-policy-2022/ Severn – https://severndeanery.nhs.uk/about-us/policies-and-procedures/less-than-full-time-working-policy-2022/ Please make sure you include the reason under the section ‘LTFT eligibility category & supporting evidence’, and please note that applications must be submitted with at least 16 weeks’ notice of the intended start date, unless in exceptional circumstances. Doctors in training must give at least 16 weeks’ notice of their wish to train LTFT to allow sufficient time for the employing Trust to be notified and to discuss with the Training Programme Director… Read more: Less Than Full-Time applications
  • RCPCH Patient Safety Portal – Call for Trainee Involvement
    The RCPCH is looking for some enthusiastic trainees to get involved in some projects which will build your QI, patient engagement and patient safety skills and knowledge; boost your CV and make a big contribution to the work of the RCPCH.  First opportunity: Are you looking for a meaningful QI project? Would you like a clear plan for how to approach designing a high quality and impactful QI project? The RCPCH have gone out around the UK and found out what issues are most important to children and young people and where they would like to see change in their… Read more: RCPCH Patient Safety Portal – Call for Trainee Involvement
  • Regional Paediatric Progress Plus (RP+) Fellowship
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  • Regional Paediatric Digital Education (RDE) Fellowship
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  • Regional Paediatric Information Technology (RIT) Fellowship
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  • Regional Training Education (RTE) Fellowship
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  • ST4-8 Regional Teaching recordings
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  • Welcome to PenTRAIN
    Thanks for checking out the PenTRAIN page. If you’re interested in finding out more about us and what we do you can email us at: pentrain@paedshub.co.uk or watch our recent ST1 induction presentation here.
  • Royal London Paediatric Update For Paediatricians
    We are delighted to announce the dates for the third Edition of the Royal London Paediatric Update For Paediatricians  which will be held on 1st and 2nd February 2024. This will held  as a live Webinar on Zoom As per the feedback received from all of you, we have Paediatric Update for Paediatricians Feb 2024 | Royal London Paediatric Courses
  • Peninsula Trainee Update Autumn/Winter ‘2023
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  • NIHR GOSH BRC Clinical Training PhD Fellowship Programme – open to clinicians and wider health care professionals nationally
    NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre are advertising a funding call for a PhD programme for clinicians and wider health professionals to apply to, where they can demonstrate excellent potential to be paediatric translational researchers of the future. It’s open nationally to any clinician or wider health care professional looking to do a PhD. I’m pleased to announce the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) has recently launched its Clinical Training PhD Fellowship Programme, which is a three-year programme offering full-time salary funding for fellows to undertake a PhD. The fellowship will allow… Read more: NIHR GOSH BRC Clinical Training PhD Fellowship Programme – open to clinicians and wider health care professionals nationally
  • NETS: Call for support
  • Age-Banded Dosing of Paracetamol
    The BNFc recommends age-banded dosing for children prescribed oral paracetamol for non-post operative pain. This was recently challenged by Kirstie Wright and her colleagues following their study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.  Evaluation of age-banded dosing of oral paracetamol in hospitalised children: a retrospective analysis using clinical data in a tertiary paediatric hospital | Archives of Disease in Childhood (bmj.com) In this episode, Dr Felicity Cooksey meets with Ceri Gaskell, a specialist pharmacist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, to explore the debate. Resources: Ceri’s Book Recommendation: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Survey for paediatric trainees currently or previously involved in research
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  • Severn PAFTAs – 1 week to go, nominations close Friday 9th November
    Nominations for the Severn Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement (PAFTAs) close next week on Friday 9th November!! The PAFTAs are all about recognising the wonderful contributions of staff working with children and young people across the region make every day. You can nominate any member of the MDT for a PAFTA, including SAS doctors, AHPs and non-clinical members of the team. Anyone is welcome to make a nomination! Nominations are open for the following categories. Junior Trainee of the year (ST1-3)Senior Trainee of the year (ST4-8)Educational Supervisor of the yearEducational Environment of the yearUnsung Hero of the year (medical)Unsung Hero of… Read more: Severn PAFTAs – 1 week to go, nominations close Friday 9th November
  • NHSE-SW PGME Patient Safety Fellowships 2023/24
    Dear all,  NHSE-SW in partnership with Momus Safety are pleased to advertise 6 Patient Safety Fellowships for Doctors in Training to run alongside current training.   Posts are available for Core and Speciality Doctors in Training commencing February / March 2024 Yearlong fellowship includes: Doctors in Training should discuss with their TPD’s prior to applying (further information within the information pack.)  If you are interested in applying for any of the fellowships, please visit our website using the link below.  Fellowship information on the Peninsula website   Fellowship information on the Severn website Fellowship Timetable • Application window opens – Monday 23 October 2023• Application… Read more: NHSE-SW PGME Patient Safety Fellowships 2023/24
  • New PaedsHub course: Introduction To Neonatal Ventilation
    This course is to help the trainee who is starting their NICU rotation by refreshing their knowledge about ventilation and boosting their confidence in day-to-day practice with ventilated neonates. After completing this course you are expected to understand the basics of gas exchanges & interpretation of blood gases, the basics of ventilation & lung injury mechanisms. You will be also able to understand basic ventilator settings and how to manipulate the ventilator by responding to the baby’s condition and blood gas results. This course was created by Khadiga Hussien.
  • Join the Peninsula Trainees Research Network, PenTRAIN
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  • Paediatric Neurodisability Trainee Education Day
    BACD (British Academy of Childhood Disability) Annual Trainees Virtual meeting –  ‘The Value of Everyone: from Individuals to a Global Perspective’ Thursday 7th December 2023 Link to register:  https://www.bacdis.org.uk/events/trainees-annual-meeting-2023
  • Severn PAFTAs 2023 – Nominations open until November 5th!
    Nominations for Severn PAFTAs (Paediatric Award for Training Achievement) are open until November 5th. Help recognise the wonderful efforts of your colleagues across the region by nominating them for a PAFTA. Nominations can be made for Junior Trainee of the Year (ST1-3), Senior Trainee of the Year (ST4-8), Educational Supervisor of the Year and Educational Environment of the Year. You can also nominate medical colleagues such as SAS doctors and any clinical or non-clinical members of the MDT for an unsung hero award. Nominations can be made via the form below and will be announced and shared with the nominees… Read more: Severn PAFTAs 2023 – Nominations open until November 5th!
  • ST1-3 Teaching – 09/10/23 – Recordings
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  • NeoBUS (Neonatal Bedside Ultrasound) Course – Friday 1st Dec
    There are limited spaces remaining on the NeoBUS course. Being held at Southmead Hospital. Email amiel.billetop@nbt.nhs.uk for more information and to book your place!
  • ST4-8 Deanery Teaching 11th Oct 2023
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  • South West Paediatric Gastroenterology Network Study Day 23 November 2023
    Dear colleagues,  I am pleased to inform you that the rescheduled South West Paediatric Gastroenterology Network Study Day is now open for registration.  I would be grateful if you could cascade the information below about this event to your colleagues and trainees.  South West Paediatric Gastroenterology Network Study Day The South West Paediatric Gastroenterology Network is pleased to invite you to our online Network Study Day on 23 November 2023 (Thursday). This year’s meeting will now be held as a solely online event using Microsoft Teams.  The study day is open to all healthcare professionals who care for children with… Read more: South West Paediatric Gastroenterology Network Study Day 23 November 2023
  • RCPCH call out for medical students to get involved.
    “The RCPCH is looking for some enthusiastic people to get involved in some projects which will build your QI, patient engagement and patient safety skills and knowledge; boost your CV and make a big contribution to the work of the RCPCH.  First opportunity: Are you looking for a meaningful QI project? Would you like a clear plan for how to approach designing a high quality and impactful QI project? The RCPCH have gone out around the UK and found out what issues are most important to children and young people and where they would like to see change in their healthcare. The voice of… Read more: RCPCH call out for medical students to get involved.
  • Neurodevelopmental Care in the Neonatal Unit
    In this episode, Dr Leila Ellis welcomes Dr Alicia Regan to the podcast to discuss neurodevelopmental care in the neonatal unit. Alicia is a paediatric registrar with a special interest in neonatal medicine based in the South West. She has been working with colleagues to introduce the South West Cuddle Bundle aiming to educate staff and parents on the benefits of cuddles in the neonatal unit. Publications Websites Book recommendation If you have questions after listening to this episode or if you would like to become a Cuddle Champion, you can contact Alicia (alicia.regan1@nhs.net) or the South West Neonatal Network… Read more: Neurodevelopmental Care in the Neonatal Unit
  • Psychologically Informed Care training
    As part of the South West Regional Education Bid we are pleased to be able to offer staff working in paediatric palliative care the opportunity to participate in a two-day psychological skills training programme. This is being offered in response to a need identified to offer staff more support in delivering psychologically informed care in this highly demanding clinical area. This training has been primarily developed for and is aimed at staff who do not have contact from or supervision with a clinical psychologist. If you have been working in palliative care for several years you might like to get… Read more: Psychologically Informed Care training
  • Neonatal step up to registrar
    In person at the RD&E – from 0900 to 1700: email Dr David Bartle (david.bartle@nhs.net) if interested.
  • PANS PANDAS – Guidance for GP’s and Primary Care
    Date and time: Fri, 6 Oct 2023 14:00 – 16:00 BST This will be a 2 hour run through the basics of PANS PANDAS and how to manage these patients in a primary care setting. Children with PANS PANDAS offer a challenge to the general practitioner and primary health care team. These conditions are often misdiagnosed and only a minority of GP’s are aware of how to investigate and manage these conditons. We will run through the pathophysiology of these conditions and how to manage them in primary care with an emphasis of the challenges to primary health care practitioners.
  • RCPCH updates from Trainee Network Meeting Autumn 2023
    Hi All,  The autumn trainee network meeting has just taken place and was very positive and here are some of the updates relevant for you.  For quick view: see the Trainee Network BIG 5 that encompasses everything from exam stress to research this quarter.  SCROLL TO POSTER at the end 1. Membership benefits The college are asking how they can improve membership benefits, thank you to all those who sent in ideas. These were shared and included development of Education and Practice into APP form, access to Athens via the college, regional free educational events and free/reduced cost to exam… Read more: RCPCH updates from Trainee Network Meeting Autumn 2023
  • New date for the Paediatric Mental Health and Adolescent Challenges course!
    Following on from previous cancelation of this course due to industrial action we are pleased to share the new date – 18th December 2023 Course summary: A free course for ST3+ trainees, focusing on the approach to paediatric mental health and adolescent challenges.   We will be covering topics such as managing emotional dysregulation on the ward, approach to young people refusing treatment and more!   This is a pilot course we are running for the region, funded by HEE SW SIM network with young actors to boost fidelity and a fantastic faculty.   Use the link to register your interest. We will confirm… Read more: New date for the Paediatric Mental Health and Adolescent Challenges course!
  • NeoBUS – Neonatal Bedside Ultrasound Course – Friday 1st December
    This one day course focuses on the practical application of bedside ultrasonography of the heart, lungs, abdomen and vascular access in neonates with an emphasis on ‘hands on learning’. Short talks will be followed by workshops helping to familiarize candidates in small group teaching with available techniques and equipment. You will be scanning babies, whose parents have kindly agreed to assist us with the course as well as mannikins, provided to us by Intelligent Ultrasound. The number of candidates will be limited to 16. Aimed at Paediatric/Neonatal ST Doctors – ST4+ Venue: Southmead Hospital. It will run from approximately 0830-1730.… Read more: NeoBUS – Neonatal Bedside Ultrasound Course – Friday 1st December
  • ST1-3 Teaching Video September 2023 (community paediatrics)
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  • Clinical Fellow in Climate Change
    This is job description for a Clinical Fellow to work with RCPCH to support their climate change work. It is open to trainees ST3 and above and the deadline is 2nd October with interviews on 20th October 2023.
  • Severn PAFTAs – Nominations now open!
    The Severn Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement are all about recognising the wonderful contributions of staff working with children and young people across the region make every day.  Nominations can be made for Junior (ST1-3) and Senior (ST4-8) trainee of the year, educational supervisor of the year, educational environment of the year, and unsung hero of the year. Medical, AHP and non-clinical colleagues can be nominated in the unsung hero category. All nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel and both nominees and winners will be announced at a celebration evening in Spring 2024. Winners of ST1-3 trainee of… Read more: Severn PAFTAs – Nominations now open!
  • Sign up for Buddy Match Round 2 – Revision scheme for MRCPCH clinical exam October 2023
    This scheme aims to provide candidates sitting the MRCPCH clinical exam with peer-to-peer revision practice opportunities in the run up to the exam. It works around your own existing schedules and working patterns to match candidates with the same availability. This next round of the scheme runs from 25th September until 15th October 2023. Each and every day of this period there are 3 Buddy Match revision sessions (10:00-11:00, 14:00-15:00 and 19:00-20:00). Please fill in the form below to register and let us know your availability for each of the sessions. We will then provide you with the dates and… Read more: Sign up for Buddy Match Round 2 – Revision scheme for MRCPCH clinical exam October 2023
  • Sign up now for Practical Procedures course (ST1-2)
    Southmead Hospital 5th October 2023. Places are now available on the Practical Procedures course to be held at Southmead hospital on Thursday 5th October 2023. The course is aimed at ST1-2 doctors in training. If you would like to reserve a place then please email maria.tsakmakis@nbt.nhs.uk. See event details https://paedshub.co.uk/event/practical-procedures-course/