Training Programme Director for Haematology: Dr Tim Nokes (Based at Derriford Hospital)
Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson
Education programme coordinator: Chris Aggett
Health Education South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for Haematology.
Information about the Specialty
This programme aims to provide a very high quality of Haematology training. The training programme is 5 years.
The hospitals included on the rotation for the training programme in the Devon and Cornwall region are Derriford Hospital (Plymouth), Royal Cornwall Hospital (Truro), Royal Devon and Exeter (Exeter), Taunton and Somerset Hospital (Taunton), Torbay Hospital (Torquay).
The annual rotation is 1st Wednesday in August. 2- 3 years of the rotation are in Plymouth with the rest being spent elsewhere on the rotation.
The rotation has a good reputation for providing general haematology training with excellent success rate at MRCPath (exit examination) and consultant appointment, particularly to DGH ( District General Hospital ) posts. Previous SpR’s have undertaken OOPE (Out of Programme Experience) with full time research or 1 year fellowship abroad.
Annual Assessment Information
Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP). Details of these assessments can be found within the assessment pages. By clicking on the your specialty you will find the requirements for your assessment.The checklists are by no means exhaustive and it is advised that you communicate with your Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor for more detailed requirement information once you have been scheduled for an assessment Please use these checklists as a guide when preparing for your assessment. Its is your responsibility to check what is expected of you and prepare accordingly. The JRCPTB website is an invaluable source of assessment information.
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