Deanery map and current post numbers 

 

Rotations explained

Rotations have been devised to provide first class training at both district general hospital and specialist centres.

Respiratory medicine training is offered in Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Luton, King's Lynn, Harlow, Colchester, Basildon, Bedford, Chelmsford, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Peterborough, Southend and Watford. Specialist respiratory experience is gained at Papworth Hospital (normally during the third year) where trainees will be attached to two of the seven firms (cystic fibrosis, sleep and ventilation, lung defence, lung transplantation, oncology, pulmonary vascular diseases and ILD). Training will include a year in a tertiary unit such as Addenbrookes Hospital, CUHNHSFT in Cambridge, Basildon and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

There are excellent facilities in the region for training and experience in all aspects of respiratory medicine. Research, audit, journal club and grand round teaching is provided at all centres. There is special interest and expertise within the region in a variety of areas including: assisted ventilation, asthma/allergy, COPD, cystic fibrosis, HIV, pneumonia, lung transplantation, interventional bronchoscopy, pulmonary hypertension, ILD/sarcoid and sleep disorders.

Thoracic surgery is performed at Norwich, Ipswich and Papworth and cardiac surgery, pulmonary endarterectomy and heart/lung transplantation at Papworth. Bronchoscopy, respiratory physiology and intensive care are available at all centres. At the end of five years, subject to satisfactory appraisal, the trainees will be awarded CCTs in general internal medicine and respiratory medicine. Single speciality accreditation in Respiratory Medicine or dual training with ICU is available.

 

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Overview

Royal Papworth Hospital is a leading cardiothoracic centre and is situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus adjacent to a number of University research institutes, Astra Zeneca’s Global HQ and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Our specialist respiratory services include: Sleep and Ventilation (RSSC); Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, NTM and Respiratory Immunology (CCLI); Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PVDU); Thoracic Oncology and Interventional Bronchoscopy; Interstitial Lung Disease; Lung Transplantation, Intensive Care and ECMO; and Thoracic Surgery.

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

26

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

10

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 3-5 depending on subspecialty post
Number inpatient respiratory beds 98 beds (including ambulatory care and sleep lab beds)
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 18
Bronchoscopy lists/week 3 Oncology lists, 1 ILD list, 1 ILD / Lung Infection list and 3 Transplant lists
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 4-5
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes – 4 lists per week
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes – for Oncology posts
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) Yes – for RSSC posts
Other specialist clinics (please specify)

See below

GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) N/A
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) N/A
GIM nightshifts (frequency) N/A
Unique selling points for training

Most Eastern trainees come to Royal Papworth Hospital during their ST5 year and will have 6-month attachments in two of the following departments: 

1. Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection (Adult CF Medicine, Bronchiectasis, NTM and Respiratory Immunology).

2. Respiratory Sleep and Support Centre.

3. Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit.

4. Thoracic Oncology (including thoracoscopy and EBUS).

5. Interstitial Lung Disease Service (including EBUS).

6. Lung Transplantation (including ITU and ECMO.

During the year trainees will also be expected to satisfy their curriculum requirements for CF, PH and Transplant by attending clinics / ward rounds (regardless of their posts).

 

Website: https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/

Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Overview

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) combines world-class care and research to deliver excellence in patient care for our local district, as well as providing a regional specialist centre for severe asthma, COPD, allergy, vasculitis, tuberculosis and immunology. Inpatient care in centred on our dedicated respiratory ward, which includes a high dependency respiratory care unit for NIV/HDU. Our pulmonary interventional service is one of the largest in the country, with expertise in pleural ultrasound, thoracoscopy, EBUS, indwelling drains and bronchial valves.

Our clinical programmes include:

  • Complex COPD and hyperinflation (Dr R Mahadeva, Dr J Fuld, Dr S Stinchcombe)
  • Severe asthma centre (Dr R Gore, Dr M Knolle) combined with allergy (Dr P Ewan, Dr S Nasser, Dr A Clarke)
  • Immunology and bronchiectasis (Prof A Floto, Dr Kumararatne, Dr H Baxendale, Dr C Sander)
  • Pleural disease, including pulmonary interventional service and specialist genetics clinics (Prof S Marciniak, Dr J Herre, Dr M Knolle)
  • Tuberculosis (Dr S Stinchcombe, Dr Fayyaz Hussain)
  • Pulmonary vasculitis (Prof D Jayne, Dr P Sivasothy)
  • Lung cancer (Dr F McCaughan, Dr J Nathan)

Several CUH Consultants also work across site with Papworth Hospital delivering specialist input in ILD (Dr C Fiddler, Dr J Dickens), Pulmonary Vascular Disease (Prof N Morrell), and Lung Defence (Dr C Sander).

The University Division of Respiratory Medicine has a national and international reputation in the areas of inflammatory cell biology/cell signalling (Prof A Floto, Dr C Summers, Dr F McCaughan), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and related conformational diseases, ER Stress and protein ubiquitination (Dr R Mahadeva, Prof S Marciniak, Dr J Nathan), oxygen sensing and metabolism (Dr J Nathan, Dr C Summers), lung cancer (Dr F McCaughan, Dr R Rintoul) and pulmonary vascular medicine (Prof N Morrell, Dr M Toshner).  Members of the division work closely with colleagues within CUH and Papworth.

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

9

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

4 SpRs and 4 clinical lecturers

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2 clinics/week on average, with many options to attend subspecialist clinics.
Number inpatient respiratory beds 25
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 2 (plus options for specialist intervention lists)
Bronchoscopy lists/week 5
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list  
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) No
Other specialist clinics (please specify)
TB, Immunology and bronchiectasis, severe asthma, tertiary COPD/hyperinflation centre, allergy, HIV and the lung, vasculitis, lung cancer, rheumatology/ILD clinic.
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 12 weeks out of 50 on separate GIM rota (including weekdays, weekends and nightshifts).
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 12 weeks out of 50 on separate GIM rota (including weekdays, weekends and nightshifts).
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 12 weeks out of 50 on separate GIM rota (including weekdays, weekends and nightshifts).
Unique selling points for training

Addenbrooke’s offers  unique specialist training opportunities in a university teaching hospital environment. Trainees have many options to gain subspecialist training as well as gain experience in the management of complex disease related to tertiary referral work within the Trust (e.g. solid organ transplantation, respiratory complications of haematological disease, and vasculitis).

Trainees benefit from the world renowned respiratory research environment with dedicated respiratory seminars, a combined Addenbrooke’s Papworth Ground Round Series, weekly journal club and translational research opportunities.

Website: https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/addenbrookes-hospital

Basildon University Hospital (Mid & South Essex University Hospitals Group)
Overview

Basildon University Hospital offers high quality respiratory training in GIM and respiratory medicine in a number of sub-specialty areas. There are also a number of specialist respiratory training programmes run locally for the deanery and the region. Respiratory Medicine is a respiratory referral centre for Essex and North East London for Sleep & Ventilation, Pulmonary & exercise Physiology and intervention bronchoscopy. BTUH is affiliated to the new Anglia Ruskin Medical School which offers significant opportunities in research and teaching. 

 

Subspecialty training:

  1. EBUS (including radial EBUS) & intervention bronchoscopy

  2.  Medical Thoracoscopy service

  3. Pleural clinics 

  4. Sleep disordered Breathing (including full polysomnography reporting – restarting in April 2020) 

  5. Cardio-Pulmonary exercise testing / advanced pulmonary function tests & reporting 

  6. Domiciliary NIV service

  7. Neuromuscular respiratory clinic 

  8. Quality Improvement Programmes (EOE & UCLP)

  9. Management training (EOE / Cambridge programme, Senior Resident programme) 

 

Specialty training Programmes offered:

  1. Annual Pulmonary & Exercise Physiology course (for the region)

  2. Annual Thoracoscopy course

  3. Annual Pleural Procedures course

  4. Annual EBUS and broncoscopy course

 

Trainees in respiratory medicine are well supported and supervised during their tenure in BTUH. Many have returned as consultants.

 
Number of WTE respiratory consultants

7 (currently 1 is a long term locum)

One more to be recruited in April 2020

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

StR: 3

Senior Specialty Doctors: 4

Plus: 1 Acute Medicine ST3+ trainee posted in respiratory medicine (4 monthly rotations). This has been sporadic of late due to vacant posts.

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 15
Number inpatient respiratory beds 55
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 12
Bronchoscopy lists/week
  1. Bronchoscopy:2 / week

  2. EBUS: 1 / week (monthly intervention bronchoscopy list / monthly GA EBUS list / monthly Radial EBUS & Cryo list)

  3. Thoracoscopy: Adhoc. Average 2 lists per month

Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 5
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) Yes
Other specialist clinics (please specify)
  1. Monthly Respiratory Neuro-muscular clinic (Largely MND)

  2. Advanced Pulmonary Physiology tests / Cardio-Pulmonry Exercise training 

  3. Full Polysomnography reporting (restarting April 20200

  4. Pleural clinics

  5. Tuberculosis clinic

GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 16 ST3 + trainees doing a compliant rota
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 16 ST3 + trainees doing a compliant rota
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 16 ST3 + trainees doing a compliant rota
Unique selling points for training
  1. Cardio- Thoracic Centre on site.

  2. Variety of Specialist Respiratory Activity on site.

  3. Yearly courses in Interventional Bronchoscopy / Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology / Thoracic Ultrasound on site.

  4. Opportunities to teach undergraduate (UCL & ARU) and post graduate trainees.

  5. Rated very highly by respiratory trainees.

  6. Respiratory lead centre in the newly formed MSE group (Mid Essex, Southend, Basildon)

  7. Excellent trainee support and mentoring in the department.

  8. Trainees encouraged to present at international conferences

  9. Senior specialty doctors to support the ST3+ trainees at the registrar level.

Other comments Opportunities with Anglia Ruskin Medical School

Website: http://www.basildonandthurrock.nhs.uk/

Broomfield Hospital (Mid & South Essex University Hospitals Group)
Overview

Broomfield Hospital a District General Hospital located in Chelmsford, Essex and a Regional Centre for Burns. Chelmsford city has been voted the best place to live in the East by the Sunday Times due to housing affordability, excellent local Grammar schools, and the rapidly expanding shopping and gastropub scene. The city is ideally located 30 minutes via train to London Liverpool St and a 15 minute drive to Stansted Airport. The new Anglia Ruskin Medical school offers exciting opportunities for teaching and medical education. 

Apart from having trainees who lived locally, we regularly have trainees who commute from London and Cambridge (within an hour drive). 

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

5

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

2

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 1-2 
Number inpatient respiratory beds 26 + up to 12 outliers
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 3
Bronchoscopy lists/week 3
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 4-5 (2 EBUS each list)
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) Yes
Other specialist clinics (please specify)
  • Severe asthma clinic, mini-hub with monthly MDT meeting
  • Specialist allergy clinic offering experience in food, drug and venom allergy
  • Pleural clinics with IPC service 
  • Lung cancer clinics and Regional Mesothelioma MDT
  • Intensive care rotation (6 weeks)
 
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1 in 16
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1 in 16
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1 in 16
Unique selling points for training
  • We are a friendly, cohesive and supportive team with consistently positive feedback from previous Registrars regarding well rounded clinical and procedural skills training (and the great banter provided!)

  • Excellent wide range of general respiratory medicine with subspecialty clinics as detailed above 

  • Excellent bronchoscopy and pleural training, multiple consultants with Levels 2 Thoracic US accreditation

  • Excellent links with tertiary centre including Basildon, Papworth and Barts

Other comments Past registrars have successfully logged between 100-150 bronchoscopies (minimum 50 cases are EBUS) per year and had successful Thoracic US sign off at ST3 level. 

Website: https://www.meht.nhs.uk/

Colchester Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
 
 
Hospital Colchester
No. respiratory consultants 4  (further posts being advertised) 
No. respiratory registrars 3
Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2.5 (including a dedicated weekly  general resp teaching clinic lists) 
No. inpatient respiratory beds
33
 
No. NIV beds up to 4 in MAU
Bronchoscopy lists/week 2
No. of patients per bronchoscopy list 5 (3 if EBUS on list)
Pleural USS training  Yes; including Intra-pleural catheter/thoracoscopy
EBUS training  Yes
Sleep training  Yes can be arranged-dedicated sleep clinic
Other specialist training
Medical thoracoscopy
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1 in 17
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1 in 17
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1 in 17
Unique selling point for training Medical thoracoscopy, IPC service, ILD clinics, ITU
Comments We have particularly comprehensive pleural service including ultrasound, day case pleural lists, IPC insertion, and medical thoracoscopy. SpRs typically do 79-90 bronchs per year.  We offer EBUS training. Our ITU placement receives good feedback with trainees receiving dedicated topic teaching, airway teaching lists and achieving competencies in line insertion.  Strong record of participation in BTS and other audit work with recent trainees presenting at BTOG and RSM and in acute medicine conferences.  Excellent all round training and experience.

 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, North West Anglia Foundation Trust
Number of WTE respiratory consultants

3

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade) 1
Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2
Number inpatient respiratory beds 30
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 6 NIV machines
Bronchoscopy lists/week

1 (currently at Peterborough City Hospital but with dedicated access for the Hinchingbrooke SpR)

Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 6
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Not currently though may become available 2021
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) No
Other specialist clinics (please specify)
TB clinic available at Peterborough City Hospital 
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1 in 10 rolling rota
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1 in 10
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1 in 10 
Unique selling points for training Very friendly small DGH with supportive consultants, good geographical location.

Website: https://www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/hinchingbrooke-hospital/

Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Overview

Ipswich Hospital is a growing DGH Hospital with an increasing number of speciality clinics. Trainees are actively included in every aspect of the friendly departments work.

Trainees will get the opportunity to attend dedicated ILD, Difficult Asthma, Chronic Lung Infection/Bronchiectasis, Sleep and Ventilation clinics.

All trainees will get the opportunity to learn, or further hone their skills on EBUS with 2 EBUS lists happening every week.

A dedicated 8 bed ARCU, separate to the respiratory wards offers HDU level respiratory support.

ICU placements whilst within the trust are encouraged.

Ultrasound training, is a priority, with 3 dedicated ultrasounds machines, supervised practice and a dedicated pleural clinic ensuring high quality consultant led ultrasound training.

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

5

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade) 2 + Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Registrar outpatient clinics/week 3
Number inpatient respiratory beds 45
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 8
Bronchoscopy lists/week
2 (split between 2 StRs)
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 3 (due to COVID, likely 4 when restrictions lifted)
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) Yes
Other specialist clinics (please specify)

ILD, Difficult Asthma, Difficult Bronchiectasis/Chronic Infection, Ventilation (NIV)

GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1:8
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1:8
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1:16
Unique selling points for training

At Ipswich we are a cohesive and mutually supportive department known for our friendly way of working.

We pride ourselves on the level of training delivered. We are keen to protect our StRs from merely carrying out service provision and ensure they acquire a good mix of inpatient, outpatient and procedural skills.

We are keen to give our StRs clinical freedom, commensurate to their level of training, whilst still providing appropriate supervision and oversight.

We are highly flexible, and able to adapt a registrar’s timetable to ensure they are exposed to the areas of their curriculum they need regardless of stage of training.

Other comments Ipswich is a growing hospital, with new service development both within the respiratory department and the trust as a whole making it an exciting place to work.

Website: https://www.esneft.nhs.uk

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust*

*This page is under construction 

Website: https://www.jpaget.nhs.uk/

Lister & QEII, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust*

*This page is under construction 

Website: https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Overview

Large very busy DGH with many Respiratory sub-specialities, one Speciality doctor, two SpRs and 3 other middle grade doctors.

 
Number of WTE respiratory consultants

12

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

2 + 4

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 1-2 / week
Number inpatient respiratory beds 33
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 4-6
Bronchoscopy lists/week 3
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 5
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes- 3 times a week
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes, dedicated  registrar pleural US clinic in conjunction with lung cancer clinic weekly, 3 portable US machines for both in-patient and out-patient procedures.
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) Yes, full sleep service
Other specialist clinics (please specify) Tuberculosis/ Lung cancer/ ILD/ Bronchiectasis/ Sleep and NIV/Pulmonary Physiology/Bronchiectasis/ Respiratory Radiology
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1:12
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1:12
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1:12
Unique selling points for training
  • High incident of TB  in Eastern region and excellent opportunity to learn about Tuberculosis, Latent TB, TB screening programme, atypical mycobacterial infection and TB –HIV co-infection.

  • Monthly TB MDT meetings.

  • Pulmonary physiology- perform all the tests including CPEX., Weekly Respiratory physiology reporting and teaching sessions for registrars

  • Daily GP requested  CXR reporting sessions (40 films) with consultants.

  • Monthly ILD MDT meetings.

  • Full sleep service with monthly MDT meeting.

  • Weekly lung cancer MDT

  • Weekly Grand Round

  • Weekly Hospital Grand Round 

  • Weekly Lunchtime Medical Meeting

  • Weekly Respiratory Radiology Meeting

  • Monthly Respiratory Directorate Meeting 

  • Quarterly Clinical Governance / Audit / Mortality Meeting

  • Monthly Journal Club

  • As MRCP PACES exam conducted 4 times per year, there are good opportunities to support in the conducting the PACES examination. 

  • Very well run in-house bedside PACES teaching programme with high pass rate – good opportunity in leading or becoming involved in the teaching programme.

  • As we are a University teaching hospital around 100 medical students are attached to the hospital at any time – very good opportunity of becoming involved in medical student teaching. 

  • Regular Audits/Projects for posters/publishing opportunities.

  • Very active research, development and audit department.

Other comments Excellent GIM experience with exposure to multiple pathologies involving all major system, very unique to Luton.

Website: https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/

The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Overview

A busy DGH with full complement of respiratory consultants, one staff grade and two SpRs along with junior trainees.

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

5

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

2 + 1

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 3/ week (excluding telephone clinics)
Number inpatient respiratory beds 27
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 6 – to be repatriated to Respiratory ward on 16 March 2020
Bronchoscopy lists/week 1
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 5
EBUS training  (Yes/No) Yes
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) No
Other specialist clinics (please specify) Cancer/TB/Bronchiectasis/ILD
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1:10
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1:10
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1:10
Unique selling points for training
  • Weekly lung cancer MDT

  • Weekly ILD MDT

  • Weekly Grand Round

  • Weekly departmental Meeting

  • Monthly departmental M&M

  • Weekly Journal Club

  • Each SpR took up a managerial role, either junior doctors teaching rota or AL/SL 

  • Currently participating in National Multi-centre Bronchiectasis and cancer trials

  • Extremely supportive and friendly environment

  • Very good Ambulatory Service

  • PACES teaching opportunities (we are PACES centre now)

  • Skills Lab

  • Trainees cover only one site both in-patients and outpatient (no more commuting  once in Harlow)

  • Regular Audits/Projects for posters/publishing opportunities

Website: https://www.pah.nhs.uk/

Southend University Hospital (Mid & South Essex University Hospitals Group)

http://www.southend.nhs.uk/ 

Hospital Southend
No. respiratory consultants 4
No. respiratory registrars 3
Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2
No. inpatient respiratory beds 44
No. NIV beds 12
Bronchoscopy lists/week 3
No. of patients per bronchoscopy list 4
Pleural USS training          (Y/N) Y
EBUS training                  (Y/N) Y
Sleep training                  (Y/N) Y
Other specialist training Domiciliary NIV, TB, CPET
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 01:15
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 01:15
GIM nightshifts (frequency) App 2.8 weeks over 12 months
Unique selling point for training  Opportunity to achieve competencies in NIV, pleural USS and EBUS
Comments excellent general respiratory experience
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust*

*This page is under construction

 

Website: http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Hospital Norfolk & Norwich
No. respiratory consultants 9 WTE + 1 Professor of Resp medicine
No. respiratory registrars 5
Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2
No. inpatient respiratory beds 73
No. NIV beds 6
Bronchoscopy lists/week 2 + 1 EBUS list + I Pleural List + Medical Thoracoscopy list
No. of patients per bronchoscopy list 6
Pleural USS training          (Y/N) Y
EBUS training                  (Y/N) Y
Sleep training                  (Y/N) Y
Other specialist training CF, ILD, Lung cancer ( on site Thoracic Surgery), Difficult asthma, TB, Respiratory Immunology, Pulmonary Vasculitis
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) Respiratory On call 1:5 (daytime 9am - 8pm only)
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) Respiratory On call 1:5 (daytime 9am - 8 pm only )
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1:13 Acute Medicine/Gen Medicine night shifts 
Unique selling point for training  A whole range of Acute Respiratory and sub-specialty work (subspeciality clinics) with on-site team of Thoracic surgeons. Entire range of Lung cancer work (diagnostic and therapeutic including Thoracic surgery and oncology). Opportunities for undergraduate student teaching and Research.
Comments  
West Suffolk Hospital
Overview

West Suffolk is a friendly DGH located in close proximity to Cambridge. It has a strong education and training focus. . The respiratory team work closely together and are well known in the region for being extremely supportive and friendly environment to work in. It is a popular choice for both new and senior trainees in the region for this reason for many years. We are responsible for the Cambridge Graduate course in medicine and Dr White and Dr Pulimood are closely involved with teaching medical students as tutors. There is a strong education focus as a result of this.

Number of WTE respiratory consultants

4.2

Number of respiratory registrars (StR+Trust grade)

2+2 IMT+1 FY2+2FY1

Registrar outpatient clinics/week 2-3
Number inpatient respiratory beds 30+5 outliers
Number of acute NIV/respiratory HDU beds 6-12
Bronchoscopy lists/week 2
Average number of patients per bronchoscopy list 4
EBUS training  (Yes/No) No
Pleural US training (Yes/No) Yes
Sleep training/clinics (Yes/No) No
Other specialist clinics (please specify) Lung cancer/ILD/Bronchiectasis/ COPD and asthma/ General respiratory and medicine clinics
GIM on-call weekdays (frequency) 1:11
GIM on-call weekends (frequency) 1:11
GIM nightshifts (frequency) 1:11
Unique selling points for training Excellent environment to do DGH medicine and GIM training. Close proximity and working relation-ships with Cambridge University Hospital and  and Papworth Hospital with shared care of a number of patients. Broad experience in general medicine bith in the acute take and ward based care. Excellent acute medicine team of consultants from different sub-specialities providing a excellent supportive environment. Excellent MDT experience. Registrars are allowed to determine their own areas of interest with focus on OP/ward/Procedures entirely up to their own choice. Excellent opportunities to work independently or with full support depending on registrars needs. ICU experience offered for all trainees needing it. Supportive ICU team.

Website: https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Home.aspx

Bedford Hospital*

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Website:  https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/

Watford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals*

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Website: https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/about/watfordgeneralhospital.asp

Peterborough City Hospital, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust*
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