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Post FRCR Specialist Registrar in Radiology



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  • 1. NHS SOUTH CENTRAL WESSEX DEANERY 5th YEAR RADIOLOGY TRAINING POST based at Portsmouth Hospital Trust, Hampshire Post FRCR Specialist Registrar in Radiology Introduction This senior Specialist Registrar post in Radiology is a year long training post in a specialty area of your choice (see job advert). The post will be supervised by the Wessex Deanery and the contracts are held by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The post is designed for Specialist Registrars that have already obtained the FRCR parts I and II but require a period of general training / experience together with regular in- training assessments in order for trainees to comply with the Royal College of Radiologists and PMETB’s requirements to be awarded a CCT. In addition to your contract of employment you will be required to establish, with your Educational Supervisor, an Agreement for Education and Training. This document will be detailed in the Guide to Specialist Registrar Training (February 1998) edition of the NHSE Guideline document for the Implementation of the Specialist Registrar grade (orange document). This training agreement will detail the training programme designed to meet your training needs. Your Educational Supervisor will meet you at regular intervals to conduct appraisals, which are defined as constructive and regular dialogue between the Educational Supervisor and the trainee focusing on the trainee's personal and preferred needs for career progression. You will receive a Summative Assessment by a panel drawn from the Corporate Radiology Specialist Training Committee and your personal tutorial representative. This assessment is about the measurement of a trainee's progress against defined criteria. The outcome of each assessment will be a document called RITA (Record of In Training Assessment) which is then held by you, the Postgraduate Dean and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). The RITA document will serve as evidence that you have achieved your training objectives throughout your training, and that you may be considered for the granting of a Certificate of Completion Training (CCT) by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB). In addition to the above, you should be aware of the specifications required of the Trust through the Contract of Education and Training signed up between the Trust and the Postgraduate Dean. You must complete such log books and pro formas that your College have deemed necessary.
  • 2. Participating Hospitals Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Haslar Military Hospital (Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust) Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) This is the main acute site. It currently provides: Accident and emergency Orthopaedics General medicine and surgery Acute elderly medicine ITU/CCU Maxillofacial, ENT and ophthalmic surgery Rheumatology and rehabilitation Wessex regional nephrology and transplant unit Cardiology and respiratory medicine St Mary’s Hospital (SMH) This currently provides: Women’s and Children’s services: Paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology Urology Oncology GU medicine Post acute general and elderly medicine Royal Hospital Haslar (RHH) This site is currently operated as a partnership between MoD and PHT providing a diagnostic and treatment centre for elective surgery, a minor injuries unit and currently hosts the Breast Screening Unit and a number of retained MoD units. DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING IN PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth radiology service is currently provided by a team of 20 NHS consultant radiologists, a nuclear medicine physician, a Breast Clinician and 2 military radiologists. DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – QUEEN ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL The department consists of 10 rooms including a digital fluoroscopy unit, a digital angio/intervention room commissioned in 2005 and a nuclear medicine suite. There is a separate 2 room plain film facility in the A/E department. The cross sectional area includes two new ultrasound rooms with a separate room in the surgical assessment unit. The CT/MR suite contains a multi-slice CT scanner and 1.5 T MRI machine A CR, PACS and RIS system has been extended such that all radiology reporting other than mammography is from softcopy.
  • 3. There are 10 radiologists working mainly at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Dr M Gonem Vascular radiology. Dr J Langham-Brown Interventional radiology and Breast imaging. Dr E Tilley Head and Neck and Neuroradiology Dr J Domjan Colorectal and Neuro-ENT radiology. Dr F Witham Musculoskeletal radiology Dr J Atchley Interventional, Vascular, GI, colorectal. Dr T Higginson Gastroenterological imaging and interventional. Dr M Firth Musculoskeletal radiology. Dr D Ojar Neuroradiology. Dr K Colquhoun Musculoskeletal radiology. DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – ST MARY’S HOSPITAL The department has 11 rooms, including 3 general rooms, a chest unit and a fluoroscopy unit, lithotripsy equipment, 2 Multi-slice CT scanners and a 1.5T MR machine. There is one nuclear medicine room and 4 ultrasound rooms The department is busy with large service commitments to Oncology, Paediatrics and Urology, as well as to General Medicine. RADIOLOGISTS Dr S Ward Lead Cancer Radiologist Dr I M Fairley Uroradiology Dr R Harrison Paediatric radiology Dr C Ihezue Oncology radiology Dr J Latham Oncology radiology Dr Q Siraj Consultant Nuclear Medicine physician DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – ROYAL HOSPITAL HASLAR This hospital houses retained military radiology services, and performs NHS elective cross sectional scanning Breast screening. The department has 3 general radiography rooms and a dedicated IVU room. There is a digital angiographic suite and digital screening room. There is a spiral CT scanner, 2 ultrasound rooms and 2 MR machines, one 1.5T and one 0.23T open configuration. There is a Nuclear Medicine department with 3 gamma cameras. RADIOLOGISTS: Group Captain J H Kilbey Ultrasound and MRI. Lt Colonel I Gibb General and musculoskeletal radiology.
  • 4. BREAST SCREENING UNIT: RADIOLOGISTS: Dr Penelope Gordon Associate Director of Medical Education. Dr AR Jackson Dr M H McGuire Dr A Parker Training facilities. Radiology trainees are well catered for with access to a library containing teaching films, books and journals as well as a shared offices containing full PACS workstations. Prospective trainees are welcome to discuss their training and visit the department: Dr Julian Atchley Consultant Radiologist & Head of Training Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth PO6 3LY Tel: 02392 286000 x5466 Sec: 02392 286000 x5737 Email: Description of Posts This post has been educationally approved for training by the Royal College of Radiologists. The post is designed to provide supervised training and experience in one or more specialty areas of radiology and, subject to satisfactory progression and assessments, you may be considered for the granting of a certificate of completion of training (CCT) by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB). There may be opportunities for more in-depth training / experience in areas of general Radiology / Diagnostic Imaging. Courses Post fellowship course for SpR’s in Radiology – organised from Southampton. A programme of postgraduate medical education in Wessex can be obtained from the Wessex courses centre – or Tel: 023 8079 6844 On-Call Arrangements at Portsmouth Trainees are required to be on-call locally on a rota (currently a 1in 6), compliant with EWTD. Full details of the on-call commitment have yet to be finalised.
  • 5. Trainee Establishment at Portsmouth SpR establishment of up to 10 (2 per year) Additional Flexible Trainees Trainee Establishment at Southampton SpR establishment of up to 30 (6 per year) 2 Fellowship Posts- Neuroradiology - Hepatobiliary Intervention Additional Flexible Trainees Organisation of Radiology Training in Portsmouth This is a five year training programme leading to accreditation for the CCT by the Royal College of Radiologists / PMETB. Courses are run for both parts of the FRCR by the Wessex Radiology training scheme with contribution from Portsmouth staff. There are well-equipped postgraduate medical centres at Queen Alexandra Hospital in the QUAD centre and at the St Mary’s Hospital in the post graduate centre. There are educational activities almost every day for all groups of graduates at all stages of their careers. There are also departmental teaching sessions and conferences. A programme of Postgraduate Medical Education in Wessex can be obtained from the Postgraduate Centre Manager. The Library service is excellent with medical libraries on both hospital sites. There is a wide range of books and journals housed there and a photocopying service and there is access to world literature at very short notice. Several journals are accessable on-line. Study leave schemes, as laid down in the Terms and Conditions of Service, are fully implemented (subject to Directorate approval and finance being available) and there are courses held in all the major subjects leading to higher diplomas of Royal Colleges and Faculties. You should be issued a copy of the Study Leave Guidelines on appointment. The study leave budget is currently £550 per annum and is used for course fees, travel and subsistence. The training scheme is part of the Wessex Deanery, with a Radiology Specialty Training Committee (STC), chaired by the Regional Postgraduate Adviser. This has representatives from all the contributing hospitals. Two junior representatives from Southampton and one from Portsmouth sit on this committee. There is also a Training Sub-Committee for Radiology chaired by the Head of Training. In addition to the Head of Training and the Regional Adviser, there are 2 College Tutors and 1 research/education coordinator. Year 5 Year 5 subspecialty training will be organised on an individual basis and can be very flexible and tailored to an individual trainee’s requirements following discussion with the Training Committee and relevant trainers. Tuesday afternoons are allocated for personal study and flexible training attachments. There is a series of study sessions held on various aspects of the role of the consultant, structure and function in the NHS etc. This is designed to supplement the regional management course.
  • 6. The Deanery is developing a training programme to address General Professional Development of Specialist Registrars. The organisation of training is the subject of a review with the aim to improve on the currently successful programme and to bring it in line with College recommendations. For any additional information, please contact: Dr Julian Atchley, Head of Training, Portsmouth Radiology Training Scheme 02392 286000 x5466 or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs K Pinches or Mrs G Lillywhite 02392 286000 x5737