Vacancy for Domain Clinical Lead, National CHD Audit (NICOR)
As you may know Dr Rodney Franklin is retiring from his post of Clinical Lead for the National Congenital Heart Disease Audit, and his last date in this post will be 30th June 2020. View job advertisement
and job description
. For further information or an informal discussion please contact: Professor Mark de Belder, Chair of the NOM Group (firstname.lastname@example.org
); or Dr Rodney Franklin, NCHDA Clinical Lead (email@example.com
For applications please send your full CV along with a covering letter explaining how you would provide the clinical leadership required in this role. This must include contact details (telephone and email address) to:
Mr James Chal
NICOR Chief Operating Officer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Closing date for this vacancy is 31st January 2020, with interviews scheduled to be held on 26th February 2020.
Survey on post-natal management of children with an antenatally diagnosed isolated right or double aortic arch
You may be aware that in 2015 NHS England introduced an additional view (the three-vessel and tracheal view) to the second trimester anomaly scan to help improve antenatal detection of major congenital heart disease. This view has also detected fetuses with isolated right or double aortic arch - some of whom can develop symptoms of a vascular ring. Currently we suspect there is variation in investigation, management and treatment of babies with an antenatally diagnosed isolated right aortic arch within the United Kingdom; it is not clear how to manage these patients.
The National Fetal Cardiology Working Group (NFCWG) are keen to investigate incidence of isolated right and double aortic arch within the population of the United Kingdom and assess outcomes of babies with an antenatal diagnosis to improve our understanding of this lesion and direct future management. We are working together on the study and the BCCA has helped to support the work.
will help us understand what is currently happening and help direct our work.
We have already circulated a survey about prenatal management, but this survey concentrates upon postnatal management. Please complete it and encourage others too! Your input would be hugely appreciated. We intend to report our results of the survey and the whole project back to the BCCA and as publications.
Please get in touch if you have any feedback.
Immunisations in CHD survey
Researchers at the BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada are conducting a study into the recommendations paediatric cardiology medical professionals give regarding immunisations in paediatric cardiology patients.
If you would ordinarily be consulted for immunisation queries in paediatric patients with structural and/or genetic heart disease that is present in infancy (eg LVOT, VSD), grateful if you can complete the short survey by following this link