Paediatric Education Monthly 

September 2022


GRID Paediatric Palliative care


Are you interested in GRID training for Paediatric Palliative Care?
If so then there are 2 GRID posts soon to be advertised in paediatric palliative care. They are based at Martin House / Leeds (2 years working full time but can work LTFT). They are starting autumn 2023 and autumn 2024. Part of the training is in adult palliative care and can be undertaken in the North East rather than Yorkshire.
Applications are via the central college GRID process.
If anyone is interested please contact Dr Helen Aspey (CHIPS) or  Dr Michelle Hills  from Martin House to have a chat and discuss what the training opportunities may be.

Next Step Cafe 

We are calling for unpublished research/audits/QI project reports/case reports from any Child Health professional in the North East (not limited to trainee Paediatricians) for our next Next Step Cafe mentorship session in the coming weeks. 
Next Step Cafe is a regional research mentorship platform aimed at helping colleagues' research related projects get published.
Please see flyer for details. 

Research in the NHS Course

We have two further sessions this year of our 2-day Introduction to Research in the NHS course. This course is designed to help those with little previous research experience who would like to know more about getting involved in research and to understand some of the basic principles of research design. It is a potential gateway to getting more involved in future research.

I thought I should highlight that although the content will be the same the delivery will be different. The first course in September will be a face-to-face one at Newcastle Eagles and the second course in November will be an online interactive course. The reason for this is that previous course participants have requested that we offer a choice of delivery as some people prefer face-to-face but others find attendance challenging.
Link for the September course:
Link for the November course:



Great North Paediatric Conference


Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2022
Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Please click here for more information and here for booking form

Neonatal Cardiology & Haemodynamic Conference 


20th & 21st October 2022
The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street, Manchester & online
For more information, click here 


North Tees paediatric conferences Oct 14 and Nov 10



GOSH BRC Academic Training Event - 19th & 20th November 2022


The National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) is excited to host its next Academic Training Event on Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th November 2022 for early career researchers from across the UK who are working to improve the lives of children and young people through clinical and laboratory-based research programmes. The event programme has been developed with a wide range of disciplines and specialities in mind, including clinicians, non-clinical researchers, nurses, AHPs, pharmacists, dentists and health care scientists. There will be three sessions in the programme aiming to support attendees as they move towards becoming independent researchers.
For more information, click here 


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.



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