Alert Letters from HSCB/PHA

Subject: NICE Clinical Guideline NG95 – Lyme disease

NICE Clinical Guideline NG95 – Lyme disease

Subject: NICE Clinical Guideline NG89 – Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis orpulmonary embolism (updates & replaces CG92)

NICE Clinical Guideline NG89 Venous thromboembolism in over 16s

Subject: Serious prescribing error due to milligram/microgram confusion at primary care – secondary care interface.

Serious prescribing error due to milligram / microgram confusion at primary care- secondary care interface

NIMDTA had their Third Annual Educational Excellence Day on Friday 22 June 2018.

The event took place at La Mon Hotel, Belfast.

We were delighted to welcome Sir Nigel Hamilton, Former Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service, to deliver the Keynote Address entitled “The Further Shore is Reachable”.

We acknowledged and acclaimed the achievements of doctors, dentists, trainers and educators at this event through a series of awards in the following 8 categories:

(Please note that the deadline to return nominations has now passed)

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Clinical Education
  • Excellence in Quality Improvement
  • Excellence in Examination Results
  • Recognition by National Award
  • Outstanding Contributions to Society
  • Recognition of Outstanding Achievement by a Named Clinical or Educational Supervisor 
  • Recognition of Outstanding Achievement by a Leader of a NIMDTA Educational Programme

Read more about it in the Educational Excellence Day newsletter below:

Educational Excellence Day Newsletter

National Research Collaborative Meeting – Manchester 7th December 2018 – open for registration

The National Research Collaborative Meeting 2018 will be held on the 7th of December in Manchester. They have secured some very impressive surroundings at Chetham’s School of Music and Library and are in the process of putting together an exciting programme with multiple parallel multidisciplinary breakout sessions.

This is a fantastic FREE opportunity to network, discover and engage in current and future collaborative projects and potentially showcase your own work and ideas.

They have just opened for registration and do hope you will be able to join us this year to celebrate 10 years of collaborative research. The link for registration is:

The have also opened our abstract submission system with three categories, written abstracts for oral presentation, visual abstracts with twitter analytics culminating in a Top of the Tweet session at NRCM2018 and a student abstract category. The link to abstract submission is: Deadlines for submission is the 16th of July.

Lastly, they will also be offering a One Stop Research Clinic where a panel of experts will be available to provide feedback and assistance with further development of new research. Sessions will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and proposals can be submitted at:

We have attached a flyer for the event and the abstract call. Further information, including a draft programme, can be found at our website: and their Twitter page: @NRCM2018

We really hope you will get involved and we will see you in Manchester on the 7th of December.



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The deadline for the 2018 BMA MEDFASH prize for improving the quality of HIV and/ or sexual healthcare is fast approaching. The prize awards £1,000 in recognition of work that has improved the quality of HIV and/ or sexual healthcare in the UK.

The prize is open to any health or social care professional or organisation actively involved in the delivery of HIV and/ or sexual healthcare in the UK. Applicants do not need to be doctors or a member of the BMA. Applicants may be nominated or self-nominated and should be currently working in HIV and/ or sexual healthcare in the UK.

For more details on the prize, the assessment criteria and terms and conditions, please see the attached flyer.

To apply please email your application documents to by Friday 8 June 18.


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ADEPT Networking Evening

A networking evening took place on Tuesday 15 May 2018 in NIMDTA for all cohorts of ADEPT Clinical Fellows. This was an opportunity for all four ADEPT groups to meet and discuss opportunities within the programme.

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NIMDTA Vacancies


Remuneration: 6 PAs (consultant contract) to be incorporated into job plan in agreement with the employing authority

Tenure: Permanent

The successful applicant will be based at NIMDTA and will join a team of enthusiastic senior clinical educators and managers and work in a leadership position across Northern Ireland.

As Director of the Foundation School he/she will be responsible for developing and managing medical Foundation training, ensuring that all Foundation training within NIMDTA meets the quality standards set by the GMC and the requirements of the UK Foundation Programme Curriculum.

For further information and to apply online please visit 

Completed application forms must be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 5 June 2018 

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 

We are an equal opportunities employer; therefore all appointments are based on merit.

Engage Showcase Event Monday 04th June 2018.


RCP ST3 Recruitment – Re-offering FAQs

The Royal College of Physicians has issued Frequently Asked Questions to address queries about the period of re-offering caused by the error in scoring and ranking discovered after initial offers had been made.  Please see below:



RCP apologises for ST3 recruitment error

There are a small number of offers for Specialty Training undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians that are currently being reviewed.

This affects ST3 Recruitment in Medical Oncology. Recruitment offers from all other processes in Northern Ireland are unaffected.

Please follow the link below for more information.



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