Paediatric Education Monthly 

November 2021



Save the Date – NNN 11th Annual Conference


The Northern Neonatal Network are pleased to announce their 11th Annual Conference will be held at The Clarion Hotel, Boldon,.  Places at the conference are free and can be booked through Eventbrite by following the link below.

This event will include informative topics of discussion across neonatology – detailed programme to follow.  You will also have the opportunity to hear from our renowned invited speakers during the plenary sessions.

This is the second year the Network has decided to offer an opportunity for you to submit a quality improvement project in your area for presentation. The top 3 submissions will be invited to deliver an oral presentation with all other submissions invited to present their A2 poster on the day with a chance to win a prize.  Entries should be sent to along with a completed proforma which I have attached no later than Monday 8th November.


NLS Course booking contacts


Johanna Smurthwaite (  JCUH
Lynn Laidler (  UHNT
Diane McDermott ( Sunderland.



FOP/TAS Exam Revision Course


Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November
Via MS Teams
Please contact  if you would like to attend.

CHER- Child Health Education & Revalidation


Paediatrics for Frontline Professionals
Wednesday 8th December 2021


YPAG Volunteers

YPAG are looking for help! Particularly in the NY when we move back to F2F sessions. Every month on a Thursday 430-630 ish we have one or two speakers asking our young people for help and advice…maybe introducing their research subject and asking for YPs perspective, maybe introducing a topic like social prescribing and asking what they know about it already and how we’d get the info out to YP. Really interactive even on zoom sessions and the responses are incredible. YP constantly working on projects, publications, battling NICE guidelines they feel are inappropriately worded etc etc…
So I’ve been on zoom with Neil Davidson and Jo Ball for just over a year now helping in monthly icebreakers and break out rooms and just helping conversation flow really. Asking questions to direct the group without putting words in their mouth.  If you think you could help out give me or Neil/Jo a bell.
Few links below - the website and ofc social media. 
Tara Reeves Paeds Reg ST4

Paediatric CHD Echocardiography course at the Freeman Hospital

20 - 21 November



Safeguarding Children: Recognition & Response in Child Protection Course (SGC Level 3)


Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Via Zoom

Course overview and eligibility:

This nationally recognised course enables you to recognise signs and symptoms of the possible range of abuse and or neglect in children of all ages.  Respond competently and confidently, knowing what knowledge and skills are needed to recognise child abuse.  Know how to make a referral to the relevant agency or professional group and to find out the outcome of a referral.  Understand the importance of follow-up to the health and developmental outcome for the child.  The course has been developed for doctors in training, mainly in paediatrics, emergency medicine and general practice.

Course information:

A series of lectures, small group workshops, discussions and role plays covers the following areas:

-Introduction and background


-What did you learn?

-Where do you go from here?

-Recognising child abuse and neglect

-How do you feel?

-Working together

-Role plays: what do you do including communication


If you would like to attend please register online at



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