The Posts

From August 2017, there will be 15 specialty trainee posts in the Eastern Region. Specialty training in dermatology will be based at 4 separate centres. Each centre has developed their own individual rotations which link with their surrounding district general hospitals.


Programme Directors for individual centres:
Dr Pamela Todd  Cambridge Cambridge Job Description
Dr S Law Pak Chong Essex Essex Job Description

Dr George Millington​

​Dr Victoria Brown



Norwich Job Description


It is usual for trainees to remain within one of the above rotations. If a post becomes vacant within the region and a trainee wishes to transfer between rotations, they may discuss this with their educational supervisor and the Chair of the Regional Training Committee.

Specialist Education

Each centre organises their own internal training programme. The specialist registrars from Norwich and Cambridge share monthly structured teaching which is held alternately at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Trainees are expected to arrange their own transport between these venues. The trainees within the Essex rotation share structured teaching with colleagues from the London rotations. This is based at the London Hospital. Trainees in the Hertfordshire rotations will have links with the Royal Free Hospital.


All trainees are expected to develop their training as documented in :

Specialty Training Curriculum for Dermatology 


All trainees are allocated time to develop their own research interest within each rotation of their training programme. They are expected to present their work at the regional research update held annually. If trainees wish to extend their research interest and apply for out of programme experience, (OOPR), this can be discussed with the Chair of the Training Committee and the Regional Dean.


All trainees are expected to follow the national guidelines for assessment and use the recognised tools such as MSF, mini-CEX and DOPS. Each trainee is expected to arrange regular review with their educational supervisor and to attend an Annual review of Progress (ARCP) at the Deanery, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

Specialty Certificate Examination

All trainees receiving their national training number are expected to pass the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in order to be awarded their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). It is anticipated that the majority of trainees will attempt this examination in their second year or third of training when they would be expected to have developed the “core knowledge required for a newly appointed consultant”.

Study Leave

Candidates are entitled to take study leave in agreement with their educational supervisor. The training programme endeavors to provide the majority of specialty training with the Eastern Region. For educational courses and specialty meetings held outside the region, the Deanery provides annual financial support for study leave. Trainees will be required to supplement this if their requests exceed the annual/study leave remuneration available.

Educational Supervisors

All trainees will be allocated an educational supervisor. It is regional policy that where possible trainees work with an educational supervisor for 2 years and have a minimum of 2 educational supervisors during the course of their training.

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