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Final FRCA Writers’ Club



Trainees aiming to sit the Final FRCA written exam in September 2021 are invited to join the 4th cycle of the East London Writers’ Club which will be kicking off in a couple of weeks! Weekly CRQ questions will be sent out which will cover recent BJA Ed articles, previous CRQ exam topics and the RCoA curriculum. These will then be followed by ‘model answers’ a week later. The club will run for 16 weeks and is free of charge.

For more information or to register your interest, please drop us an email at: ELwritersclub@outlook.com.

Metabolic mayhem in children – Thursday March 18th



The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) will be hosting the next Webinar on the subject of “Metabolic Mayhem”.

The link to the Webinar can be found below, there is no need to register in advance.
Simply follow the link on the day and fill out the registration form.

Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presenters: Dr Maeve O’Connor & Dr Elise Randle
Cost: Free

Topic: Metabolic Mayhem “Acid Sugar”
Date: 18th March 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 Don’t be tripped up by DKA
Keynote speaker: Dr Maeve O’Connor
11:00 – 12:00 Managing (Mangled) Inherited Metabolic Disease
Keynote speaker: Dr Elise Randle

Venue: https://gosh.zoom.us/j/99138402971

Free one to one professional coaching for the Central School of Anaesthesia

Dear Colleague, I have been working with some wonderful professional coaches since the onset of the pandemic when I found myself in a non-patient facing role. As a core team they have gathered a vast network of experienced highly qualified coaches all of whom are enthused and committed to providing free coaching support to frontline … Read more

Watch out for phishing e-mails

We have just heard from a trainee that he has had an e-mail purporting to be from the Royal Free ICU trainee rota – this is a scam.   Please exercise caution when entering you e-mail details into any websites and ensure they are genuine before doing so. if in any doubt, contact the departments … Read more