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.
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