Welcome to our new WREN Blog, we’re glad you found us!
As an initial post we thought we would introduce ourselves, outline what we are aiming to achieve, what you can expect from us and what we want from you.
We are Welsh Paediatric Trainees with a passion for research and education. Annabel is an ST3 trainee currently based in Paediatric Nephrology at UHW. She has a keen interest in Neonatalogy and Acute Paediatrics, as well as engaging in teaching and QI. Rebecca is an ST5 trainee with an interest in Emergency Paediatrics. She is currently taking a year out of program to undertake a Clinical Leadership Fellowship. She has an interest in mindfulness and resilience, and lives at home with her husband and 2 young children in South Wales
We have created this blog to provide a platform to encourage trainees across Wales to engage in research and education. WREN already provides an amazing opportunity to coordinate a number of fascinating multicentre projects, however we want to expand our horizons and encourage trainees to share their knowledge and experience with each other.
We hope to use the blog to raise awareness of local clinical trials, provide information about research and educational events, and to reflect on exciting opportunities available. Furthermore, we want trainees to utilise this space for critical appraisals of interesting articles and hot-topic fact sheets within Paediatrics. We want to know about what you do when you are not doing clinical work…If you go to a conference or an interesting meeting, write up the important points and we can then share it with everyone and encourage people to make the most of the learning opportunities which are available.
In conclusion we need your help to make this blog a success! If you’ve found something interesting then no doubt others will benefit too!
We plan on updating the blog on the first of every month with new articles, so put a reminder in your calendar to check-in with us then! To whet your appetite, next month features a write-up of WPS (and the spa!) as well as information tabs on current clinical trials and an interesting journal article review.
Look forward to seeing you again then!
Annabel and Rebecca
Dr Rebecca Broomfield