Deanery-Wide Teaching



Update on Teaching Format From August 2021


As a reminder, we have changed the format of regional teaching for this year with most of the sessions primarily aimed at pre-FRCR trainees. As a result, the majority of sessions are compulsory for ST2/3, unless clashing with leave or on-call. ST1s are welcome to attend if no other commitments and ST4/5 can attend if relevant to their interests.

The proposed dates are as follows:

For pre-FRCR Trainees (optional for post-FRCR trainees):

Date Time Topic
Thursday 23rd September 2021 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Self-Directed Learning Session

** Please book study leave to attend as soon as possible

Wednesday 13th October 2021 1:30 - 5:00 pm Nuclear Medicine/Haem&Oncology  Radiology (TBC) 
Tuesday  9th November 2021 1:30 - 5:00 pm Breast Radiology (TBC)
Thursday 9th December 2021  1:30 - 5:00 pm Cardiac/Chest Radiology (TBC) 
Wednesday 19th January 2022  1:30 - 5:00 pm Gynae-radiology (TBC) 

Thursday 23rd September 2021 

The first session of the year is a Self-directed study session. This session would be ideal to make use of all the brilliant tutorials available as part of our Radiopaedia subscription, such as the Stroke learning pathway or MSK learning pathways. Certificates are available from your Radiopaedia profile on completion. 

Alternatively, you may wish to access the extensive tutorials as part of the RCR trainee webinar series -


Case series quiz 

We will be piloting a series of cases presented via Radiopaedia at regular intervals during the year, with accompanying questions via PollEverywhere. We hope to release the first case on Thurs 23rd Sept. The questions will be open for a period of one week. Registrars are invited to present their answers using their own names or any imaginative pseudonyms - but aim to keep the same name throughout the academic year. There will be prizes at the end of the year for the trainee(s) who have answered the most cases/questions correctly. 


As always, we welcome and appreciate your feedback, 


For all Trainees: 


Date Time Topic
Wednesday 15th December 2021 1:30 - 5:00 pm  
Wednesday 9th February 2022 1:30  - 5:00 pm  


Contact the teaching team to attend any of the half day teaching sessions. 

Please assume that teaching will still go ahead as advertised You will be notified if teaching is cancelled or postponed by a member of the teaching team. You will be expected to turn up to each session that you sign up for. 


David (TPD) and the Teaching Team (Hend, Jake, Simon and Mathuri)


Regional Scientific Day 

The annual scientific day will be held virtually for 2021 on 24th November 2021.  Via MS Teams.  

Please use the Events Tab   to register for attendance for this  event.    Any queries then email





Teaching from August 2020 

As of August 2020, the deanery-wide teaching in Severn Radiology is all being delivered virtually. This consists of 30-40 half day sessions, predominantly on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, spread throughout the academic year with break weeks around school holidays. The sessions will be delivered over WebEx, and links for sessions will be provided to the trainees by the Teaching Team.

 Trainees are welcome to attend any session, but alternate weeks will be aimed at the “Junior” (ST1/2) or “Senior” (ST3+) streams. Each pair of half day sessions will be themed, and we aim to cover as much of the RCR Curriculum as possible, with some sessions focussed on subspecialties e.g. neuroradiology, and others on professional skills e.g. leadership & management, research and career planning. Sessions will be delivered by consultants and senior trainees from around the region, with some talks also delivered by Radiology educators from other parts of the UK. Past speakers have included the RCR President, Dr Jeanette Dickson and Dr Tricia Woodhead, Associate Director for Patient Safety at the West of England Academic Health Science Network.

The sessions are deanery-mandated teaching days. Trainees are expected to attend unless on annual leave, nights, on-call etc. Recordings of some sessions will be available for a limited time afterwards for those unable to make it on the day. Trainees should apply for study leave for the sessions, as per local process, and be mindful of their local rota requirements. Each stream will have 15-20 half days per year, equalling 7.5-10 full days of study leave out of a trainee annual allowance of 30 days.

Each local hospital site will have a Teaching Representative, who will be responsible for booking rooms, providing tech support, recruiting speakers and chasing feedback. The deanery has also provided webcams and conference speakers to each hospital site.

 The Teaching Team will be collating feedback for the speakers as well as feedback about the organisation of the programme and planning of the sessions, in order to help with iterative development as the year goes on.

 If you have any further questions about the deanery teaching programme, please contact the Teaching Team:





Weds 20 Jan 2021


Weds 27th Jan 2021




Thurs 11 Feb 2021


Thurs 18 Feb 2021


Weds 24 Feb 2021




Thurs 18 Mar 2021


Weds 24 March 2021


Weds 31 Mar 2021




Thurs 8 Apr 2021


Thurs 15 Apr 2021


Weds 21 Apr 2021


Weds 28 Apr 2021




Thurs 6 May 2021


Thurs 13 May 2021


Weds 19 May 2021


Weds 26 May 2021




Thurs 3 Jun 2021


Thurs 10 June 2021


Weds 16 Jun 2021


Weds 23 June 2021




Thurs 1 July 2021


Thurs 8 July 2021


Weds 14 July 2021


Weds 21 July 2021




Please also use the Events Tab   to register for attendance for any Events.    Any queries then email

 Please assume that teaching will still go ahead as advertised in the Events Tab. You will be notified if teaching is cancelled or postponed. You will be expected to turn up to each session that you sign up for.