The Cardiology Diagnostic team has received an award of 2 fully funded echocardiographer training places from Health Education England.
This is a testament to the high-quality service provided in the department and the standard of the training done under the echocardiographer lead, Manjula Sreedharan.
On 25/2/2021 Lancaster University hosted an Academic Clinical Symposium for both academic clinical fellows and academic foundation doctors across the North West. The annual event facilitates both networking and the presentation of research as well as talks from inspiring academics about their careers. This year it was held online and presenters delivered their theses via Zoom. A research project currently in its third cycle assessing Wellbeing in Foundation Doctors, led by AFPs Dr Nikhita Handa and Dr Sanjeev Pramanik, supervised by Miss Suzanne Gawne, was awarded first prize at the symposium in the Foundations Doctors Category and as the Overall Symposium Winner. The presentation detailed the ongoing work, born out of the Covid pandemic, to regularly evaluate wellbeing and openly provide a forum for discussion anonymously where foundation doctors at ELHT can highlight wellbeing issues and feed these directly to their foundation team. This was initiated alongside discussions with the ELHT Wellbeing Team. It is hoped this will continue as a method to share information to the foundation leads via foundation representatives. Their aim is to roll this project our regionally with support from Lancaster University and Health Education England as its utility with the large foundation doctor cohort at ELHT has been recognised.