Key Contacts

Training Programme Director for Immunology: Dr Claire Bethune (Based at Derriford Hospital)

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 Immunology.

Information about the Specialty

This programme aims to provide a very high quality of Immunology training. The training programme is 5 years.

Trainees are based at Derriford for the main part of the program; however attachments at Great Ormond Street hospital in London and Southmead Hospital in Bristol are essential for training. There is no fixed date for rotations.

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

Related Sites

JRCPTB website - Immunology

Royal College of Pathologists