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Welcome to the third issue of Connected. We continually aim to share the latest Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust news with our colleagues, partners, and alumni around the world.
 
 
 
Education and events
Royal Brompton & Harefield
NHS Foundation Trust news
RB&HH Specialist Care
private patient news
Job opportunities
 
 
 
Education and events
 
Our hospitals are committed to providing up-to-date training and research advancements so that patients receive the best possible care. Here are just some of our upcoming specialist educational events.
 
 
 
 
  Cardiac Sarcoidosis Symposium
 
  On the 6th November 2019 - Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals specialists will share the latest cardiac sarcoidosis research and clinical guidelines, combining respiratory and cardiology expertise in a unique fashion.

Guests will gain leading updates on clinical diagnosis, management, and prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis.

Reserve a ticket
 
 
  Cardiology Update London
 
  Experts from Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College will be hosting the 3rd Cardiology Update London on the 16th – 17th November 2019.

This post-graduate course will provide an up-to-date overview of new developments, innovations, and failures that will all affect cardiovascular diagnosis and management in everyday practice.

Register here
 
 
 
  Paul Wood Grand Rounds
 
 
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust provide centre stage for eminent experts in their field of interest to showcase state-of-the-art lectures to attendees from the UK and overseas.

The next event will focus on the Scottish Heart study and will be held on the 21st November 2019.

Register here
 
 
 
  Lipoprotein Apheresis Conference
 
  Save the date! Harefield Hospital is the largest apheresis centre in the UK and is set to host the 12th Lipoprotein Apheresis Conference on 24th January 2020.

The stimulating forum will provide an ideal opportunity for health care professionals to hear the latest thinking and best practice in lipid management and treatments.

Reserve your place
 
 
 
 
Upcoming courses
 
Healthcare professionals are offered a rolling programme of continuing professional development (CPD) courses and lectures throughout the year. Below is a selection of courses available this Autumn/Winter.
 
 
  7th Annual exam orientated
congenital echocardiography course


4 November - 5 November 2019,
09:00 - 17:00

Location: The Royal Marsden education and conference centre

Find out more
A practical introduction
to bronchoscopy



12 November 2019,
09:00 - 17:00

Location: Clinical skills and simulation centre (CSSC)

Find out more
Team and resources for airway in critical care
(TRACC)


26 November 2019,
09:00 - 17:00

Location: Clinical skills
and simulation centre (CSSC)

Find out more
 
 
 
 
 
Education on the go
 
Watch our selection of educational talks to learn about new advances at your own convenience. Simply click on videos below or visit our website
 
 
 
 
Professor Pallav Shah provides an update on COPD – the basics to advanced care.

Professor Pallav Shah provides an update on COPD
– the basics to advanced care
.
 
Dr Alanna Hare explains the assessment of sleep disorders in primary care.

Dr Alanna Hare explains the assessment of sleep disorders in primary care.
 
 
 
  Royal Brompton & Harefield
NHS Foundation Trust news
 
 
 
 
International Education and Training Opportunities brochure
Sharing world-renowned expertise
with overseas consultant
 
Our hospitals provide education and training opportunities for overseas visitors wishing to develop their expertise. Trust programmes are featured in our latest International Education and Training Opportunities brochure.

A clinical observer in adult cardiac surgery commented,
“I learned how surgeons combine surgical practice with research and was exposed to some of the most cutting-edge techniques in cardiac surgery. Anyone with an interest in technology and complex cardiac surgical procedures would benefit from this observership program!”

Email us to find out more
 
 
 
 
 
Professor Piers Daubeney
 
Top role for Trust clinician
 
Congratulations to Professor Piers Daubeney, who has been appointed the president of the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), and will become the first person from the Trust to hold the position.”
 
Dr Wajid Hussain
 
Clinical director for digital health
 
Dr Wajid Hussain, consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at Harefield Hospital, has successfully been appointed clinical director for digital health at The Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Dr Hussain will be responsible for driving further advances nationally and internationally.
 
     
 
Professor Martin Cowie
 
Trust consultant awarded the
Mackenzie Medal
 
Congratulations Professor Martin Cowie, who has won the Mackenzie Medal for outstanding service to British cardiology. Only two Mackenzie Medals are awarded annually by the British Cardiovascular Society.

Professor Cowie said: “It is a particular pleasure to be awarded the British Cardiovascular Society’s highest honour.”
 
Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow
 
New National
Clinical Director for
respiratory services
 
Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow, consultant respiratory physician, Director of lung division at Royal Brompton Hospital has been announced as the new National Clinical Director (NCD) for respiratory services. Congratulations!

The role will involve devising and delivering the national strategy, as well as addressing the challenges we face in all different aspects of NHS care.
 
 
Trust consultants awarded academic promotions
 
 
Trust consultants awarded academic promotions
 
Eight Trust consultants have been recognised in the National Heart and Lung Institute’s (NHLI) recent academic promotions, which celebrate the work of academics in the fields of medicine, engineering, natural sciences, and business.

Congratulations Professor Sabine Ernst, Professor Duncan Macrae, Professor Sanjay Prasad, Professor Stuart Rosen, Professor Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Dr William Man,
Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, Dr Anand Devaraj.
 
 
 
Trust leads drug trials for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
 
 
Trust leads drug trials for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
 
A clinical trial led by Professor Toby Maher, consultant respiratory physician, has found patients with ILD associated scleroderma who were given the drug Nintedanib had a slower decline in their lung function after a year compared to a placebo group. The next phase of the study will help to provide long term data on Nintedanib use in this patient group.

Professor Maher leads on another trial to determine the best treatment for connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung diseases (CTD-ILD). The trial has been granted additional funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to recruit more patients and identify the best drug for treating the condition.
 
 
 
Innovative life-saving valve repair treatment
 
 
Innovative life-saving valve repair treatment
 
Over fifteen high-risk patients with mitral regurgitation who had been declined treatment at other UK centres have been successfully treated at the Royal Brompton with the breakthrough beating heart NeoChord procedure.

Using the novel NeoChord device, the surgical team can repair the mitral valve while the heart is still beating. Ms Rashmi Yadav, consultant cardiac surgeon, explains, “This innovative approach allows the team to treat high-risk patients who may otherwise be denied life-saving treatment.”

Find out more
 
 
 
  RB&HH Specialist Care
private patient news
 
 
Case Notes magazine
 
 
Case Notes magazine
 
Each edition of Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care’s magazine includes a round-up of the latest news and mix of articles. Features include updates on innovative procedures and pioneering treatments led by our specialists.

The latest edition includes a great mix of patient case studies. Read how the aortic valve-sparing technique, known as the David Procedure, was performed by Mr Cesare Quarto on a young mother. How Professor Christoph Nienaber prevented an overseas patient’s aorta rupturing using a bespoke thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) technique, and how Harefield Hospital’s multi-disciplinary team of experts successfully treated an exceptionally complex cardiothoracic case.

Read the full edition
 
 
 
Delivering better clinical outcomes in Egypt
 
 
Delivering better clinical outcomes in Egypt
 
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust's Chief Executive, Robert Bell, and the team travelled to Cairo to meet with healthcare organisations and discuss ways of working together to help deliver better clinical outcomes for Egyptian patients.

Click here for all our regular updates
 
 
 
  Job Opportunities  
 
NHS Jobs
 
 
We are always looking to take on talented and motivated staff. Current openings at the Trust include:
 
•  Clinical Fellow - Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia (12 months fixed-term) – Royal Brompton Hospital
 
•  Consultant - Thoracic Surgery – Royal Brompton Hospital
 
•  Senior Clinical Fellowship - Specialist Respiratory Medicine - Royal Brompton Hospital
 
•  Senior Staff Nurse: ITU - Harefield Hospital
 
View our full list of vacancies
 
 
 
 
 
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