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ASiT Breast Skills Teaching Day

This day incorporates using breast simulators and lectures to learn some basic surgical operative skills, and an understanding of how to become a breast surgeon. Aimed at junior SpR or Core Surgical Trainees with a breast surgery interest.

This event will be taking place on the 14th June 2017, at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. Speakers include Ms Shah, Mr Subramanian and Professor Malcolm Reed.

Limited places are available, for further information please email:  

Talking about Dying: a practical training for hospital

The National Council for Palliative Care have collaborated with Sage and Thyme to produce the first bespoke programme for senior clinicians to participate in discussion and hear the latest research on effective communication and how that related to end of life care discussions.  

This one day event is to be held at the Hastings Centre (opposite the Conquest Hospital) on Wednesday 10 May 2017, from 9am - 5pm.

For further information and to view a copy of the flyer, please click here.

Please make your application to Paula Jeffery email:

Clinical Audit Awards

The Trust's annual Clinical Audit Awards Seminar will be taking place on the 29th June 2017, 9.30am - 1.30pm, in the lecture theatre, conquest hospital, all staff are warmly invited to attend.

Anyone who has fully completed a clinical audit (submitted a full report with an action plan) since the 1st April 2016 is eligible to enter, deadline for entry submission is the 5th May 2017.

Please contact the Clinical Effectiveness team for further information or if you have any queries.

The Seminar will be chaired by our Medical Director.

Carl Walker will also be attending from the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN)

(Poster presentations will be on display from 9am)

Take 5 - New Monthly Meeting

New monthly meeting - Take 5 will be taking place on the 4 April 2017 at 18.00 - 20:00, in the Doctors Library, Conquest Hospital.

This initiative was thought up by Foundation Doctors working at ESHT. The purpose of Take 5 monthly meetings is to allow junior doctors to voice any stresses/tough incidents that have affected them during their work.

Take 5 meetings provide the forum to talk through experiences you have been through with people who understand. Everything that is discussed in the meetings shall remain confidential. You are welcome to attend and do not have to contribute to the discussion if you don't want to.

You might have had a big stress at work, you might have had a small stress, you might have had no problems - it doesn't matter, you're welcome to attend. There'll be no 'seniors', consultants or counsellors - just junior doctors. Whoever turns up on the day will be the one who leads the group and shall take ownership of it. Come to find support, be support and enjoy cake with colleagues.

Educational Fellow Post Vacancies

We have an exciting new opportunity for Education Fellows in Emergency Medicine that are fully accredited by Brighton and Sussex Medical School starting in August 2017. These posts are an early career-grade educational position, which will facilitate further core training post responsibilities. The post-holder will be expected to work with our established Undergraduate Educational Team to provide support to the medical students and to develop their competencies via a structured teaching programme. To view the job descriptions and to apply, please click here.

Evening Medical Updates - Royal College of Physicians

Evening Medical Updates are free to attend at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh at the college, or by the live stream sites. If you missed the live stream or want to watch it again, all EMU talks are available on the Education Portal.

These events are organised by the Royal College of Physicians Trainees and Members' Committee, updates are held at the College and are transmitted live to more than 100 sites throughout the UK and internationally. Please contact your Postgraduate Office or email Felicity Garvie: further information. New sites are often added, so check the website for up-to-date information. If there is no live stream near you, please contact Josiane Kirk: for assistance.

The programme of live streams is as follows: 

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Cough

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Rash

Tuesday 30th May 2017 – The Swollen Limb

Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Weakness & Paralysis

Tuesday 26th September 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 21st November 2017 – Topic TBA

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Topic TBA


For details of where these sessions are being held at ESHT, please click here.

Simulation as a Teaching Tool

This four-day intensive course, offered in partnership with Boston USA based, Centre for Medical Simulation, will be offered fro the first time in the UK at the internationally-known and award-winning SaIL Centre in the heart of central London.

Using a combination of immersive simulation, large group lectures, large and small group discussion, and focused small group tutorial support, the course allows participants to network with and learn from colleagues, while practicing their skills with some of the most well-known simulation faculty in the world.

This event is a 4 day course from 23rd May 2017 - 26th May 2017, further information can be obtained by visiting: http// or email:, telephone: 020 7188 4802 

Mentor Awards 2017

The mentor awards are taking place on the 12 July 2017. These awards are taking place to celebrate professionals who support learners and develop practitioners. Further information on these awards can be accessed by clicking here. To access a copy of the nomination form, please click here.

The HEE KSS Sound of the Student and Trainee Voice 2017

Don’t forget to book your place! The combined Universities of the South East are hosting a continuation of The HEE KSS Sound of the Student & Trainee Voice 2017.

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

Date: 7th April 2017

Venue: Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, The American Express (AMEX) Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 1BL

Calling all students and trainees in any healthcare discipline in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. A unique opportunity to make YOUR voice heard no matter which healthcare discipline. For further information, please click here to view a copy of the flyer.

GMC Duties of a Doctor

ESME would like to invite you to the GMC’s Duties of Doctors workshop.  Please see dates and times of each session below. 

You will need to commit to the package of 4 half day sessions. These session will be free of charge.

Workshop 1: Introduction, overview of the programme, professional boundaries and personal beliefs

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Thursday 27th April 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Identifying learning needs

  • Learning log

  • How do you build relationships with patients who have different values to yours or disagree with the treatment you recommend?

  • Personal beliefs

  • Professional boundaries

  • Doctors’ use of social media

Workshop 2: What would you do if you felt patient safety was being compromised? 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Wednesday 24th May 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Raising concern

  • Duty of candour

Workshop 3: To disclose or not to disclose 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Tuesday 20th June 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Consent

  • Confidentiality

Workshop 4: Do you see yourself as a leader? 

The session will be starting on the following date and time:

Wednesday 6th September 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at 4 Manor Barn, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

  • Leadership and management

  • The next steps and the way forward and evaluation

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided.  

Consultants, to book a place contact Allison Duggan, Local Faculty Programme Administrator : Telephone: 01424 755255 ext 8670

SAS Doctors, to book a place contact Catherine Stringer, Undergraduate Administrator KCL Year 4 & 5 & BSMS Year 5 SAS Leads Assistant: Telephone: 01424 755255 ext. 8829

5 Priorities of Care for the Dying Person

ESHT have the pleasure in inviting you to attend a day of update, discussion and education in relation to the 5 Priorities of Care for the Dying Person and issues that relate to these priorities.

This will be an all-day event facilitated by the National Council for Palliative Care and delivered by clinical peers on 10 May 2017 at the Hastings Centre (opposite the Conquest Hospital)

We have been fortunate to acquire NHSI funding for this event which is predominately for Consultants and Speciality Registrars, places are limited so early booking is essential.

If you wish to attend please send an email to Paula Jeffery, Postgraduate Administrative Assistant

Careers Support Training Workshop on Wednesday 26th April 2017

London and South East Professional Development Department are running a Careers Support Training Workshop on Wednesday 26th April 2017, and currently still have spaces available if you would like to attend. Please click hereto view a flyer for this event, which provides full details on the workshop.

Location: Prince Royal Hospital

Date: 26th April 2017

Time: 9am - 1pm

To register for this course, please click on the link below:

The HEE KSS Sound of the Student & Trainee Voice 2017

The HEE KSS Sound of the Student & Trainee Voice 2017, Learn today, Lead Tomorrow will be taking place on 7th April 2017, at the AMEX stadium Brighton. For further information, please follow the link here

Career Planning Webinars for Trainee Doctors and Healthcare Professionals in London and the South East

The South Coast Leadership and Management Course

Conquest and EDGH Junior & SAS Doctors

Programme Lead: Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician

Are you the next Leader?

2017 Workshops:

Tuesday 7th February, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 4th April, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 11th July, 14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10th October, 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital

The course is completely free to attend, but a refundable deposit of £50.00 is payable. 

For further information and to view a copy of the flyer, please click here

Please contact Angela Geoghegan  in the Postgraduate Centre, EDGH fo further information or to book a place. Email address: or 01323 414967

GMC Duties of a doctor workshops

Wednesday 5th April - End of Life Care - 2pm - 4.30pm, Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JA

For further information and to book a place, please email Allison Duggan:

Basic Surgical Skills Course

Monday 15th and Tuesday 19th May 2017, 9am - 5pm, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital.

For further information and to book a place, please email Allison Duggan:

CEO Junior Doctors Forums

Our Chief Executive, Doctor Adrian Bull, would like to extend an invite to all trainee Junior Doctors in the Trust.

An opportunity to have a direct conversation around your experience of working within East Sussex Healthcare and a chance for Adrian to listen, to appreciate your views and to outline how we are doing as a Trust and our priorities.

Friday 10th February 2017, 1-2pm, Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Please contact Anita Todd to confirm attendance on Eastbourne DGH Ext: (13) 4640 or

Friday 17th February 2017, 12-1pm, Room 5, Education Centre, Conquest

Please contact Catrina Turner to confirm attendance on Conquest DGH Ext: (14) 7070 or

Lunch will be provided at both events.

Health Education England (HEE)/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Funded Masters in Clinical Research

The University of Brighton are recruiting for NIHR fully funded places for the MRes (Clinical Research) course, starting in September 2017. Funding includes salary costs and course fees for full time over one year or part time over two years. Please note there are no bench fees included. For further information about this opportunity, please click here.

For a list of eligible professions go to

The University of Brighton is also running a preparation day for potential applications on Tuesday 21st February 2017. Please click here to view a copy of the programme for this event.

Leadership Education Programme (LEAP)

Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician & Leadership Tutor, invites all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients from ESHT to a half day LEAP workshop that, we hope, will help to develop skills in teaching leadership and aid your leadership appraisal. 

For further information, please click here.

Royal College of Physicians Educational Opportunities

The RCP have a number of conferences and workshops available. To view a full list of events, please click here.

Cultural Support Workshop

The next Cultural Support Workshop will be taking place on the following date and time:

Culture Support Workshop - 1

Customs and Social Practices

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Sara Hampson Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Classroom 2, Education Centre

Cultural Support Workshop - 2

UK Life and Culture / Communication Skills

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Bob Webster Seminar Room, Postgraduate Centre

Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Venue: Classroom 4, Education Centre

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Cultural Support Workshop - 3

Reading, Writing and Speaking / On Going Support

Date: Wednesday 18th January 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00hrs 

Venue: John Cook Seminar Room, Education Centre, Eastbourne DGH

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Time: 14.00 - 17.00hrs

Venue: Classroom 3, Conquest, Education Centre

Please contact Debbie Langridge directly at for further information and/ to confirm your attendance.

To view a copy of the flyers for these events, please click here

ASME Awards Approaching Award Deadlines

TASME Awards



Teaching Innovation and Excellence Prize 2017

14th April 2017

Find out more

TASME Poster Prize 2017

22nd May 2017

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TASME bursary for Professional Development 2017

3rd March 2017

Find out more


Leadership Education Programme (LEAP)

Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant Physician and Leadership Tutor, invites all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients from ESHT to a half day LEAP workshop that, we hope, will help to develop skills in teaching leadership and aid your leadership appraisal.

At ESHT we have been promoting clinical leadership amongst multi professionals through course, encouraging involvement in leadership projects and participation in board meetings.

This course is designed to show how colleagues can help their peers as Leadership is for everyone and not only for people in designated Leadership positions.

For further information and to view a copy of the flyer, please click here.

Doctor Toolbox

Calling all Foundation Doctors - to get involved to improve site for the benefit of your cohort and future trainees.

Dr Toolbox is a website set up and run by junior doctors that provides up-to date information relevant to other junior doctors within their Trust. The site has been created to help doctors retain local hospital knowledge and pass it on to their successors, so that they can hit the ground running, thereby, improving efficiency and patient safety.

For further information on Doctor Toolbox please go directly to - to access the site password read only access only.

The site lets you access information such as:

  • Bleep numbers of doctors in the hospital both during the week and out of hours

  • Extension numbers for wards, secretaries and other sites

  • Commonly used reference guides specific to the hospital, downloadable to your computer and mobile

  • How to make speciality referrals within the hospital

  • How to request specific investigations within the hospital

  • Handover guides for firms

  • A resource for teaching and post graduate medical education

Representatives - Project Team Contacts:

Andrew Stretton - ESME Technical Support email:

Thomas Fonseka email:

James Larkworthy email:

Education for Trauma events

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, in association with Health Education England are providing a series of educational days for health care professionals involved in the field of trauma care.

For future details, please click here

Dental courses

  • Safeguarding Children for the Dental Team level 1 & 2 from 9.30am - 1.30pm

  • Safeguarding Children for the Dental Team level 3 from 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Both courses will be held in the Postgraduate Centre, Eastbourne DGH. For further information and to book a place please contact Rebecca Couch on Ext: (13) 4283 or email

Improving healthcare through clinical research course

The National Institute for Health Research and Leeds University have teamed up to offer a free online course titled "Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research". The course runs for 6 weeks and is open to anyone interested in this subject area. To view further details about this event, please click on the following link:

This is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of clinical research

Priorities for Care of the Dying Person (e-ELCA)

The care of people that are dying and support for their families is something that almost all health and social care staff contribute to, consider of great importance in their role and can get great satisfaction from. End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is a key resource for the development of staff to provide competent, compassionate and dignified care for patients at the end of life and support for their families

The e-learning sessions in e-ELCA have been mapped to the learning objectives of the 'One Chance to Get it Right' report of the Leadership Alliance for Care of the Dying Person in 2014. A new training needs analysis session will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and direct you to e-ELCA sessions to support your development:

Also, core and additional e-ELCA sessions for specific staff groups have been defined for:

  • Doctors

  • Nurses

  • Allied health professionals

  • Social care managers

  • Social care workers

  • Healthcare managers

  • Healthcare administrators

The training needs analysis and the learning pathways can be round in ELCA 09 - Priorities for Care of the Dying Person within the e-ELCA programme

For more information, please visit the updated e-ELCA website:

Psychological Skills Training

Please click here for details on the Psychological Skills Training. This is an excellent opportunity to upskills staff in dealing with distressed and anxious patients and is aimed at doctors, nurses and physiologists working in Cardio or Diabetes

Point of Care Ultrasound Courses

Point of Care Ultrasound Courses (Core and Advance Level) are being held at least twice a year. These courses are approved by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for 12 CPD points. Further information and dates can be accessed by clicking here 

ESHT Resuscitation Training Courses

How to book: Select the course(s) that you wish to attend and phone ext: (13) 3797 or email: or ext: (13) 4991. All of the courses (except ALS & EPLS) are free to ESHT Staff and there are no forms to complete to enrol on the courses

Training Venues

To accommodate the demographics of the Trust, 3 sites have been identified to deliver the training: Conquest Hospital - Classroom 10 in the Education Centre and Eastbourne DGH - Resus Training room on the lower ground floor opposite medical photography and Uckfield in the old canteen

ILS/PILS/ALS and EPLS courses will only be delivered at Conquest and EDGH

Basic Life Support as part of the mandatory training day - This should be booked via the Learning and Development Centre at Duncan House ext: (13) 6246

Please note that these sessions must be booked via Learning and Development, there is no facility for 'drop in'. The dates are available from Learning and Development

Consultant and SAS doctors BLS 12.30hrs

This session is solely for consultants, Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors, Staff Grade Doctors and Trust doctors; Nurse consultants of any specialty. It will concentrate on BLS for adults; paediatrics and maternal resuscitation

Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis 09.00 - 16.30hrs

This will consist of the standard BLS including, DNACPR and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. It is open to all grades of staff and includes the diagnosis and management of Anaphylaxis including the use of auto injectors

Immediate Life Support RC-UK (ILS): 09.00-16.30hrs

This day is open to all trained staff. The topics consist of recognition of the sick patient; BLS; defibrillation skills (AED); airway management skills; IO infusions; cardiac arrest protocols and scenario management using the patient simulator. You will be required to participate as a team member and each student will run a scenario

Paediatric ILS RC UK (PILS): 09.00-16.30hrs

This day is open to all trained staff that may have to resuscitate children. The day will consist of recognition of the sick child; paediatric BLS; cardiac arrest protocols and scenario management using the patient simulator; IO infusions, drugs and fluids calculations. You will be required to participate as a team member and each student will run a scenario

Major Incident Training (please check times on application)

This course is open to all grades of staff including non clinicians. It is designed to introduce people to what constitutes a major incident; the major incident plan; triage sieve and sort; and the concept of collapsible hierachy collated within a table top exercise

Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation: (9.00-16.00hrs)

This session is open to all grades of disciplines of staff that may be involved in the care of the obstetric patient and/or neonatal patient. The session covers maternal BLS and newborn resuscitation and is now part of the PROMPT course

Medical Students

There are designated sessions for all medical students throughout the year. Please see the medical student notice board for details or contact Steve Rochester bleep 0915 / (13) 4991; or email s.rochester@nhs.netfor EDGH; Tim Barrow bleep 2555/ (13) 8074 or email

Student Nurses / Midwives

The training is co-ordinated by the school of nursing, but additional sessions can be arranged for any students by contacting Steve Rochester or Tim Barrow

ALS and EPLS Courses*

Please contact Steve Rochester for an application form. Advanced Life Support (ALS) 1 day e-ALS and European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) (2 days) - Both are Resuscitation Council (UK) courses, and have a course fee attached to them. The ESHT in house cost is £275.00 for e-ALS and £395.00 for EPLS per head per course. The e-ALS course requires pre course learning via the RCUK website. These courses are open to all grades of trained staff regardless of location or profession, but we would recommend that the individual has completed ILS or PILS beforehand and they must hold a valid registration from the GMC, NMC or HPC. The courses are aimed primarily at individuals who form part of the cardiac arrest teams. The topics covered are similar to ILS / PILS but with a few additions such as rhythm recognition, special circumstances, blood gases in far greater detail. There are also various formal assessments to complete


Please contact Steve Rochester at EDGH and Mr Tim Underhill (Consultant ED) at Conquest for ATLS courses


Please contact the Outreach nurses: Corrinne Elliott (EDGH) and Cheryl Sparkes (Conquest) for ALERT courses

Transfer Course

This 1 day course is designed for all members of staff who maybe involved in the care and transfer of a critically ill patient. Please contact Dr Nick Watson on: (13) 3745 

Inspiring the Future - Please sign up to just 1 hour per year

Health Education England are focused on encouraging more young people to consider a career in health. Inspiring the Future is a free service which sees people from all sectors and professions from Apprentices to CEOs pledging one hour a year to visit local state schools and colleges to talk about their jos, career and the education route they took. As a volunteer you just talk about 'the job you do' and 'the route you took'.

It can be a great way to link your orgnisation to local schools and colleges, promote future career opportunities in your sector, highlight the benefits of coming to work in the NHS and help young people with their career choices.

Please click on the following link to sign up today:

You will be asked to select specialisms and activities that you can volunteer for - currently these are:

  • Career Insights

  • Mock Interviews

  • Help with CVs

  • Being a Reading or Number partner in a primary school

  • Whether you are interested in being approached about being a school governor in your chosen volunteering area/s

If you would like further information please contact Mike Bailey (Career Progression Progamme Manager) email:

Risk Management in Mental Health

The dates for the MaRiMeH (managing Risk in Mental Health) courses have now been arranged. If you would like to register to attend one of these events, please click on the link below to be directed to the website:

ASME Gold Medal

The ASME Gold Medal was established to recognise outstanding contribution to medical education as a whole. Initially awarded for a period of 5 years as The Richard Farrow Gold Medal, in memory of his contribution to ASME and his untimely death in 2004, it was renamed the ASME Gold Medal when the 5 year period ended with the presentation in 2011. In 2015, the Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Valerie Wass, Keele University Medical School, UK

Nominations for the award are now invited from all Members of ASME. In particular, Institutional Members of the Association are encouraged to exercise their right to nominate for this award

Please click on the link below for further information: 

MSC in Genomic Medicine - Sponsored Places for NHS Employees at East Sussex County Health Care

Trust employees are invited to apply for a place on a new HEE funded MSc in Genomic Medicine. The programme, taught jointly by St George’s, University of London and King’s College London, will provide a multi-disciplinary course on genomics that can be applied to clinical practice and biomedical research.

The programme is aimed at individuals from a range of biomedical and healthcare backgrounds and delivered by experienced research scientists and clinicians from both institutions. Working with patient data from the 100,000 genomes project will offer participants hands on experience on how genomics may be applied to diagnosis and patient treatment.

The programme is structured to provide options to complete PgDip and PGCert awards, as well as the completion of individual modules.  Teaching for the modules is organised into teaching blocks of one-week and e-learning will be embedded into the programme to enable participants to fit their studies around existing work commitments.

This is an excellent opportunity.

If you require additional information about the Genomic Medicine programme and sponsored places for NHS staff, please contact or call 020 8725 0499  

LIA Staff Conversations on Incident Reporting

LiA gives you the chance to talk openly about what matters to you around the importance of incident reporting. Various workshops are being held throughout May and June. For further information and dates, please click here

Simulation Opportunities

Dates have just been confirmed for the Simulation Facilitator Training - Basic Courses

Please visit the following website to apply: Brighton Simulation

Leadership Opportunities

ESHT have the following leadership development opportunities for our Doctors in training. Click on each of the following titles to obtain further information.

First Line Managers Course

Communicating with Confidence

NHS Leadership Academy programmes

Future training initiatives are currently being developed around the following. Further detail to follow in due course

Leadership Conversations

Coaching and Mentoring

Engaging staff through HR Conversations

For details of LEAP training please click  here

A copy of the application form can be found here

Antibiotic Policy

Changes to Trust's Antibiotic Policy - now renamed Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children

Please note that a revised edition of the Trust's "Antibiotic Policy" is now available, to view the policy please click on the following link: "Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children"

Please discard copies of the old policy and of the two page summary. The short version (summary) will be updated in due course

For Paediatricians and paediatric junior doctors: Please discard the old laminated hand-outs given to you, updated hand-outs will be prepared in the near future. Meanwhile, please see chapter 12 of the "Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy for Adults and Children" for paediatric antimicrobial advice.

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