Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology: Dr Louisa Vine 

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Kathy Woolson

Deputy Dean for Medicine: Dr Jon Francis

Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson


NHS England, South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for Gastroenterology.

Information about the Specialty

Gastroenterology dual accredits with Internal Medicine Stage 2 (IM Stage 2), was General Internal Medicine.

The specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology cares for patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver. The specialty encompasses a wide range of conditions from frequent common disorders to highly specialised complex problems such as transplantation.”

The current training programme is five years long. The hospitals included in the Southern rotation are Torbay, Exeter, Derriford, Barnstaple and Truro. Specialist Registrars rotate on the first Monday of September.

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.

The Training Hospitals

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay Hospital (South Devon Healthcare Trust)

Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

North Devon Healthcare Trust

Related sites

JRCPTB Website - Gastroenterology