Grand Round topics for May

This week’s Grand Round will take place on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013 and will be a presentation given by Dr Marchetti, entitled ‘Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction & Delirium’.

The lecture takes place at 1:00pm in the new lecture theatre, 1st Floor Macclesfield District General Hospital. It is preceded by a buffet from 12:15pm.


The following week on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 there will be a presentation by Dr. Ahmed Farag & Dr. Charlene Pius, entitled “I would like to use “Warfarin for new onset AF  vs. “Out with the old, in with the new: I’d like to be on NOACs”.

Breast reconstruction presentation: Tuesday, 7th May

Mr Jalal Kokan, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, is giving a presentation entitled ‘Breast Reconstruction’ on 7th May 2013, 5.30 – 7pm.

The free event is being held in the Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Breast care nurses will also be present to answer any questions, and light refreshments will be available.
For more information or to book your place, please call 01625 663079 or email

AHP Bulletin published for May

Plus some recent articles of interest

Making the most of allied health professionals

This paper is an assessment of current workforce issues and potential opportunities for improvement for the allied health workforce. It considers how best to organise this workforce across care pathways, considering factors such as optimum skill

01 March 2013 – Publisher: Centre for Workforce Intelligence – CfWI – Publication type: Commissioning guides

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Working for health equity : the role of health professionals

…broad range of professions. The Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) is a federation of 12 allied health professional bodies representing over 130,000 professional members across the UK, of whom 84,000 work in the NHS in…

01 March 2013 – Publisher: UCL Institute of Health Equity – Publication type: Evidence-based management reports

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Feedback from medical graduates

Extract from British Medical Association (BMA)

Cohort study: 2006 medical graduates
This longitudinal study of medical graduates of 2006 finds that more than one in four junior doctors feel they do not have the time to deliver the quality of care that patients deserve. It also highlights problems with staffing shortages and rising levels of stress.

BMJ Learning module: Club Drugs

Extract from BMJ Learning

A proliferation of new and often unknown recreational drugs has entered the UK market. These so called “club drugs” or “legal highs” are wide ranging but fit broadly into five categories: amphetamine related, GHB, canabinoid substitutes, ketamine, and plant based substances.

In a new audio module, the background of the drugs is discussed, how they are being used, and the associated harms. Click on the link to listen today:

Club drugs and legal highs
Additional popular modules on haematology for you to complete. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas:

Anaemia in old age: common presentations
Malaria: an update on management in adults
How to reverse the effects of warfarin in hospital practice: an update

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia