Anthony Notarantonio

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Terms & Conditions inc. Circulars

⦁ Terms and conditions of service
⦁ Medical Indemnity Circular 14/89 HSS (TC8)
⦁ Modernising Pay & Contracts for Hospital Doctors and Dentists in Training 12/2000 (TC8)

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ENGAGE News Letter June 2019

“Monday 03 June 2019 marked the third annual ENGAGE Clinical Leadership and Improvement Showcase at NIMDTA in partnership with the HSC Leadership Centre. Participants of the ENGAGE programme displayed poster presentations of their quality improvement work carried out during this one year programme.

Four trainees were selected for oral presentation and to compete for prizes. The winners and their projects are detailed below:

James Reid Anaesthetics Project OPERA: Optimising Perioperative Anaemia
Caroline Smith Otolaryngology Audiology Direct Access MRI IAM
Stacey Darwish Trauma & Orthopaedics Virtual Scoliosis Review Clinic
Lisa Taylor Anaesthetics Improving the Practice of Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture

Congratulations to all participants on completing the programme and special thanks to everyone who attended the event and contributed to the Showcase. A full summary of the event can be located [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=2721 linktext=here /].

Details for enrolling onto the 2019/2020 programme will be released in the coming weeks.”

Trainee Research Day 2019

“Educators and trainees are warmly invited to attend the Research for Clinicians day titled ‘How to get started and keep going!’ on Thursday 17 October 2019 in the Postgraduate Centre, Belfast City Hospital.

The event, sponsored by QUB, UMS and NIMDTA, lasts a full day and has been divided into two sections. The morning involves a symposium on research opportunities. It is free and open to all Foundation, Specialty, Dental and GP trainees to attend whether you want to find out about research opportunities or have a definite plan to do research which you want to discuss with a senior QUB researcher. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=2717 linktext=’Click here for event programme’ /].

The afternoon will consist of judging and prize giving for trainee abstracts. This is an excellent opportunity for doctors and dentists in training to present original work in the form of clinical, basic science and educational studies, quality improvement, clinical case reports and dental research. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=2716 linktext=’Click here to view a summary of the presentations and winners from 2018′ /].

Submissions of original work are welcome from current NIMDTA trainees, doctors and dentists who have trained in NI during 2018 – 2019 (whose submission is based on work undertaken during their training) and doctors in training elsewhere who are members of the Ulster Medical Society.

Each abstract must indicate one category under which the submission will be considered. The submission categories are:

• Basic Science Research
• Case Report/Case Series
• Clinical Research
• Dental Research
• Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
• Studies in Medical Education

Submissions must be sent on the attached [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=2715 linktext=’Abstract Form’ /] to by 5pm on Wednesday 14 August 2019. Submissions must be no longer than 200 words long and adhere to the following structure:

Basic Science or Clinical Research or Educational Research – Title, Introduction, Aims, Methods, Results and Discussion
Case reports/Case Studies – Title, Introduction, Description of case/case series, Discussion
Quality Improvement – Title, Problem, Strategy for change, Measurement of Improvement, Effects of change, Discussion

The trainee must indicate whether they want their submission to be considered for oral presentation, poster presentation or both. The abstract must be no longer than 200 words and contain no tables or diagrams at the submission stage.

Trainees will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Friday 13 September 2019. Instructions regarding duration of oral presentations and dimensions and orientation of posters will be provided to trainees who have had their abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation.

To book on for the full event, please click on the link below:


XrayStormont Hotel, Belfast             Thursday 20th June 2019       9 am – 5 pm


Dr Kathy Cullen, Consultant Respiratory Physician & Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Emma Toner, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Ulster Hospital 

This symposium is for all health professionals and students who care for patients with sarcoidosis.

The day will be multidisciplinary, practical and interactive with a chance to network.

Cost: £40     

To apply for a free student place please email

Please register as soon as possible at the following secure link:

09.00                           Welcome                                                         Dr Kathy Cullen

9.30 – 10.00                A Respiratory Perspective                              Dr Robina Coker

10.00 – 10.30              A Cardiology Perspective                                Dr Amanda Varnava

10.30 – 11. 00             A Rheumatology Perspective                          Dr Maresa Carulli


11.30 – 12.00            An Ophthalmology Perspective                      Miss Clara McAvoy

12.00 – 12.30              An Endocrinology Perspective                        Dr Hamish Courtney

12.30 – 12.45              A Patient’s Perspective                                   tbc


13.45 – 14.15              A Dermatology Perspective                            Dr Collette McCourt

14.15 – 14.45              What Patients Want to Know                          Prof Seamas Donnelly

14.45- 15.45                Case Presentations with Group Discussion


16.15   Regional and national (BTS) datasets

(With input from all NI trusts)     Dr Paul Minnis / Dr Robina Coker

16.50                           Summary and Close                                        Dr Kathy Cullen

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Kindly supported by the Ulster Thoracic Society