Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Haematology: Dr Sam Burrows

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 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 ) 

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

South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

Related Sites

JRCPTB website - Haematology

Royal College of Pathologists

The British Society for Haematology