Paediatric Education Monthly 

May 2022


PG Cert In Research

Please find attached a flyer for a course many of you may be interested in. Newcastle University are offering a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research Delivery. This is likely to be extremely useful for some people wishing to develop their research knowledge and skills. The flyer also explains the process by which people can apply for a bursary to cover the costs. Please note that we would not be able to fund this course through other sources such as the study leave budget. However, time should be allowed under the study leave process.
If you are thinking of applying then Good luck from me!
Dr Richard Bellamy 

RCPCH: Ambassadors and Officer for Health Improvement

I would like to draw to your attention two college roles that people may be interested in.
Both are exciting opportunities to get involved in the college and specifically around the challenges of dealing with health inequalities and the new emerging approaches of integration of care.
The Ambassador role is targeted to help improve the profile of children’s issues in the newly formed ICS. This role will link closely to the regional Child Health & Wellbeing Network and have my full support. This would be appropriate for consultants but also, senior trainees may be interested in this.
The  Officer for Health Improvement is a very important role in the college and helps pull together policy towards tackling inequalities.
I’d be delighted to speak with anyone who is potentially interested.
Kind regards
 Dr Mike McKean
Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics
Clinical Lead for the Child Health & Wellbeing Network (North East and North Cumbria ICS)
Clinical Advisor for NHSIE North-East & Yorkshire Childrens Oversight Board
Vice-President for Policy, Royal College or Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH)
Honorary Lecturer (Newcastle University)
Great North Children’s Hospital
Clinical secretaries:
Lucy Huddleston
0191 28 25089


Neonatal & Paediatric ECG & Arrhythmia Course (Remote delivery on Zoom)

Wednesday 04th May 2022 (08:30 to 17:00 hours)
(RCPCH CPD approved)
For Registration, please email: 
Registration fee: £75
For more information, please click here


Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography 

7-8th May 2022
Freeman Hospital 
For more information, please click here. Provisonal timetable 

NIHR Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Health Research

What is Health Research? - An NIHR Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Have you, or someone you know, ever wondered what health research is and what it involves? Do you want to know what the common myths are and explore ways to get involved? Would you like to hear from people who have taken part in health research and learn why they volunteered?

By joining this free access online course you will discover how research is improving healthcare; find out what’s involved in health research, bust the common myths surrounding health research and explore ways to get involved.

The next presentation of 'What is Health Research? starts again on Monday 16 May 2022. This course runs for 3 weeks and new learners can join at any time.

To find out more information about the course and to join, please follow the link to the course homepage:

Contact: Sarah Cluderay, Digital Learning Designer (


Remote delivered Neonatal & Paediatric Echocardiography – The Science & Practice Course 

20th May Friday

(RCPCH CPD approved)

For more information, please click here.

For Registration, please email:; Registration fee £150


HEE National Learner Assembly on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

27th May 
Save the date and book your study leave. Further details here


BIMDG annual symposium

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Metabolic Team and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research are hosting the annual symposium of the British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group, taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead, 9th – 10th June 2022.  This is a multi-disciplinary meeting covering a wide range of topics associated with metabolic disease.  More information can be found on the website: Home | Bimdg (

The registration form doesn’t work on an NHS computer, so people will have to register on their phones or personal computers. There is an increased charge for registration after 13th May.


Virtual North of England Dermatological Society Meeting

Symposium: Vascular Anomalies in Children
10th June 2022
James Cook University Hospital (JCUH)
For more information, please click here. Click here for programme 



28th Annual International Neonatal Conference (Virtual)

Friday 10th June 2022

For more information, please click here. Click here for programme


The North of England Dermatological Society (NEDS) Virtual Meeting

Friday 10th June 2022
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
If you would like to register to attend please use the link provided,
The event is free of charge.
If you have any further queries, please contact or telephone 01642 282801.
For more information, please click here. Flyer & Programme 


North Tees Paediatric Summer Ball 

24th June 2022
For more information, please click here

Great North Paediatric Conference

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2022
Further details to follow soon. Poster 

Learner Support and Faculty Development Symposium

We are delighted to invite you to our biennial Learner Support and Faculty Development Symposium on Friday 14th October 2022. The symposium returns face to face and will be held at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham where we would be thrilled if you could join us. We have secured a fantastic range of speakers, including Professor Michael West CBE, who will stimulate discussion and provide you with the time and space to consider how people and faculty influence culture.
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Michael West CBE, Senior Visiting Fellow The Kings Fund
Dr Navina Evans CBE, CEO Health Education England
Professor Namita Kumar, Regional Postgraduate Dean HEE NEY 
Dr Chris Turner, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Civility Saves Lives Campaign
Please see the attached flyer to circulate to your faculty and to book your place now, please follow the link below.



This HEE (working across North East and North Cumbria) paediatric event newsletter is circulated every month. If you have any courses or meetings that you wish to advertise to trainees/trainers please contact Adele Simpson or Kelly Baxter before the last week of the month.


Information for Current Trainees

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Information for trainers and educators

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Potential Applicant

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