Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine: Dr Bip Patel  (Based at Exeter Hospital)

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Helen Waters (Peninsula) & Dr Raghuram Ananthakrishnan (Severn)
Associate Dean for Medicine: Dr Hui Lam

Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson

Education programme coordinator: Kayleigh Merry


Regional Training days 2021

The regional training days will be held virtually via MS Teams.

29th and 30th April

24th and 25th May

15th and 16th July

4th and 5th October

6th and 7th December 

Information about the Specialty

Respiratory Medicine dual accredits with General Internal Medicine G(I)M. 

This programme aims to provide a very high quality of Thoracic Respiratory Medicine training. Trainees will be appointed to the rotation, not to specific hospitals. The first post is as described in the advert, thereafter posting will be arranged by the TPD taking into account firstly the training requirements of all the trainees, then specific individual requirements and finally personal preferences. However, wherever possible trainees will only be asked to make one major move within the rotation. Trainees will usually spend 12-18 months in one of the Bristol teaching hospitals towards the end of their training. A period of OOPE for research or sub-specialty training is encouraged. ICU and thoracic surgery experience are both available in several centres.

Description of the Training Rotation

This training programme covers the whole of Health Education South West and rotations are mixed between Severn and Peninsula offering a unique and broad spectrum of training opportunities in the North and South of the programme.

The training programme director allocates placements and rotations based on training requirements but acknowledges the size of the region and programme and allocates trainees accordingly. Your rotation will not be dictated by the NTN number issued.

The hospitals on the training rotation are Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (Barnstaple), Musgrove Park Hospital ( Taunton ), Royal Devon & Exeter ( Exeter ), Torbay hospital (Torquay), Derriford Hospital ( Plymouth ), Royal Cornwall Hospital ( Truro ), Yeovil, Weston, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Southmead, Royal United Hospitals Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon. There is no fixed day for rotation although most rotate on the first Wednesday in August.

Annual Assessment Information

Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training (SpR or ST3+) are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP).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 detailled 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

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Cheltenham General Hospital

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Weston General Hospital

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Swindon & Marlborough NHS Trust

Northern Devon District Healthcare NHS Trust

Related Sites

JRCPTB website - Respiratory Medicine