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News from the School Executive.

Virtual Journal Club

We are pleased to launch a new fortnightly Virtual Journal Club, run by trainees but open to anyone and everyone in the North Central and East London Schools of Anaesthesia. The first meeting will be on Monday 12th July at 8pm.

Our aim is to provide a platform to discuss new and interesting papers in anaesthesia across a range of grades and experiences. This isn’t geared towards exams, but is purely an opportunity to learn for the sake of learning and to try and keep up with developing knowledge in the specialty and improve critical analysis skills.We invite everyone to choose and to present recent (or not-so-recent) papers that would be of interest. Please email Imogen with your suggestions, email address below.

Meetings are limited to an hour in length and will be held via MS Teams. They will be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 8-9pm.

Links to the articles will be uploaded to this website and Twitter the Friday before the meeting.

The first three meetings are:

12/07/2021 8pm Effect of the use of endotracheal tube and stylet versus endotracheal tube alone – Stylet in or style it out? Presented by Dr Mei Hoe

26/07/2021 8pm Effect of cricoid pressure compared with a sham procedure in RSI – Should we take the pressure off? Presented by Dr Imogen Glover

09/08/2021 8pm
Topic and speaker TBC

We look forward to seeing you all next week for an exciting first virtual journal club! If you would like to present at any future events please email imogen.glover@nhs.net.

Welcome to the New School Website

On Sunday 14th October the School launched its new website.

This is the third version of the site – the first was written in 2004. A survey of users carried out in 2016 told us what people needed from the website and those views have been carefully taken into account.

Some key features and improvements are:

  • A centralised diary of meetings and events within the School. This was one of the most-requested items in the survey. Any user with a login can submit a meeting or an event. And images, programmes and PDFs can be linked to an event.
  • User-to-user emails have been improved.
  • Comments on News items  and social media sharing are much easier to use.

Issuing New Passwords

It wasn’t possible to transfer user accounts or passwords from the old site. We will be issuing passwords and new user accounts in batches, starting with the College Tutors and other staff. We are hoping to have all new accounts issued by the end of October. If you are in urgent need of a login, or haven’t heard by the end of the month, please contact us.

News and the Grapevine

The old website had a chat forum – The Coffee Room. We’ve renamed it The Grapevine. It is still the best way to spread news through the School. It now has better formatting and the facility to upload images. There is a separate section for Locums and Fellowships.

A new logo

We really like the new logo, which we think is distinctive and clean. Thanks to Stefan Sevastru who designed it.


I hope that you enjoy using the new website as much as I’ve enjoyed designing it.

Dr Richard Marks
Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Free and Website Developer.