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London Regional Transfusion Committee Education Afternoon – LONDON 5 YEAR PLAN



BOOK YOUR STUDY LEAVE NOW and GET INVOLVED

A FREE education afternoon for anyone interested in the future of transfusion and patient blood management

Join a brilliant line up of speakers discussing

  • HEMS trauma management
  • ROTEM in trauma
  • Impact of changing vascular surgical techniques
  • Updates from the CRYOSTAT 2 trial
  • Highlights from a new multi-centre audit of emergency laparotomy anaemia management

and more…

POSTER COMPETITION with prizes – Submit your 200 word abstract on any topic relating to ‘patient blood management past, present and future’ to angela.pumfrey@nhsbt.net by 26th April 2019

Building Blocks for Clinicians May 2019



Traditionally registrars are told to demonstrate capability in teaching, management or research… this course offers an alternative path.
The built environment of hospitals affects how we deliver care, patient outcomes and staff retention. Until now clinical engagement in building projects has been haphazard. Multiple opportunities  for improving work spaces are lost.  We can all think of examples in London hospitals where the building design hampers our ability to get around and treat patients. Commenting on designs for new theatres , imaging suites or offices is something we are often asked to do as consultants. Until now, there has been no training for clinicians in how to do this. It is often a deeply frustrating process and it seems no one will listen to your views.
Building Blocks for Clinicians is a 2 day course that aims to redress this by educating doctors and  nurses about the design and construction process. We will give you the tools to actively participate and get your voice heard. It is aimed at clinicians who would like to be, or are currently involved in redevelopment or building work.  Any project big or tiny. Here is the link:
The previous courses have had excellent feedback:


“What an incredible course – novel, inspiring and leading the way to create a future of clinical health care”

“Excellent course; stimulated many thoughts and areas to clarify when involved in projects.”

“Very enjoyable course. There is nothing else like it; it very much broadened my horizons”



We would love you to attend and please forward to other members of your team that might be interested. Anyone working on the “front line “ in health care is welcome.

If you can’t make May, there is an another course in November.
Here is the link:

Any queries contact Emma Stockton @ GOSH.

Dates for the diary: Post fellowship study days 2019

The 2019 program covers a mixture of clinical and non clinical topics aimed at senior trainees approaching consultancy. Click on the image for dates, topics and venues. Requests and ideas for new study days always welcome!

North Central Primary OSCE Prep Course (NC POP Course) – 7th May 2019

NC POP Course, Royal Free Hospital, Tuesday, 7th May 2019 Our course includes: 1 day of intensive OSCE practice 2 OSCE circuits under exam conditions incorporating recent topics from the RCoA exams Feedback sessions focused on exam technique Course fee: £125 Early Bird rate: £100 for bookings made by 29th  April 2019 For further details please contact: … Read moreNorth Central Primary OSCE Prep Course (NC POP Course) – 7th May 2019

Paediatric Refresher & Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course – ST4

Paediatric Refresher & Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course – ST4 Friday, 8 March 2019 – Simulation Training Centre, James Fawcett Education Centre, Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust, King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Ilford, IG3 8YB Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – Medical Simulation Centre, Education Academy, Basement, Royal London Hospital, Turner Street, London, E1 1BB … Read morePaediatric Refresher & Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course – ST4

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January 2019

February 2019 Novice course – Faculty needed

December 2018

Diary dates – Final FRCA Study days 2019

November 2018

Vivek Sivaraman – In Memoriam – 29th November

October 2018

Mandatory ANTS (non-technical skills) course