Internal medicine training

 

 

The internal medicine (IM) Stage 1 curriculum was approved by the GMC on 8 December 2017 and will replace core medical training (CMT) from August 2019. Internal medicine training (IMT) will form the first three years of post-foundation training and, for the main specialties supporting acute hospital care, an indicative 12 months of further internal medicine training will be integrated flexibly with specialty training in a dual programme.

 

Key Contacts

Postgraduate Dean - Professor Jane Mamelok

Head of School of Medicine - Dr John Anderton

Associate Head of School - Professor James Barrett

Associate Head of School - Professor Rosemary Morgan

Deputy Head of School - Dr Ray Keelan

Mersey IMT Education Lead - Dr Dinesh Damodaran

Mandy Taylor - Programme Support Manager

Jennifer Sneade - Programme Support Co-Ordinator

 

CurriculumInternal medicine stage 1 training curriculum

CurriculumInternal medicine stage 2 training curriculum

IMT Recruitment JRCPTB recruitment link

IMT Training Pathway

The specialties have been split into two groups which follow different training pathways:

Group 1

Dual training with Internal medicine

 

Group 2

Single CCT

 

 

IM1 - Three four-month posts mostly, including Geriatric Medicine

IM2 - Critical Care/Out patient and Ambulatory Care

Posts: 6 months/3 months 3 months (Critical Care)

 

IM3 - A supported Registrar year

        Greater involvement in the Acute Unselected Take

        Expected to “lead” the unselected take

        MRCP (UK) before the end of IMT3

Will only be placed in NW hospitals where there is support from a more senior medical registrar.

 

 

The IMT Decision Aid can be found here

 

Educational Supervisor

  • Educational supervisor is also usually your Clinical supervisor in first post of the year
  • Educational supervisor stays the same all year even if you move site
  • New clinical supervisor with each post i.e. second and third posts
  • You should have a sit-down meeting (Induction Appraisal) with your clinical supervisor in the first 2-3 weeks of the post.

Before the Meeting:

  • Sign educational, health and probity agreements
  • Fill in induction appraisal form (save not submit)
  • Fill in a PDP
  • Fill in ALS details in Certificates section
  • Take along your ALS certificate to the appraisal so dates can be verified
  • Arrange next meeting!

 

Study Leave

All information regarding study leave can be accessed here

The study leave process must be followed even if you are attending the course on your day off and require funding

A full-time trainee is eligible for 30 days.  Any trainee who trains at LTFT receives study leave days pro rata

You must apply for study leave to attend Regional Teaching half-days or the QI Showcase and it is vital to ensure that you are able to attend by asking your supervising Consultant for patient safety.  Study leave is discretionary

Five days are taken off the 30-day allowance for regional teaching

Always use this study leave form here

 

Trust HR Department

•       Organise rotas
•       Need to know if you are off sick as does your Consultant
•       Sickness – if you miss more than 2 weeks work in one year you may need additional training time in IMT (although cases will be considered individually)
•       Absences section in the e portfolio
•       They collate leave requests although consent for leave dealt with departmentally
•       Annual leave - 27 days per year.
•       Plan ahead – minimum 6 weeks notice

 

Lead Employer - Health, Work and Wellbeing

•       Health assessments and immunisation
•       Counselling
•       Psychiatric and psychological and health support
•       Health education and promotion
•       You can self-refer
•       Website: https://sharedservices.sthk.nhs.uk/health-work-and-wellbeing/
•       Email: Well.being@sthk.nhs.uk
•       Telephone: 0151 290 4070

 

Raising Concerns

If you have any concerns regarding any aspect of your training you should raise them immediately

 

Locally first - Trust:

  • Educational Supervisor
  • Director of Medical Education
  • Medical Education Manager
  • Guardian of Safe Working
  • Guardian of Safe Speaking

School of Medicine:

  • Training Programme Director or IMT Zonal Administrator

 

Revalidation

All information regarding revalidation can be accessed here

  • The Postgraduate Dean is the Responsible Officer for all trainees, including those out of programme and on statutory leave
  • Trainee revalidation is via the ARCP process
  • Completed ARCPs – outcomes 2 or 3 usually lead to a positive recommendation for revalidation
  • Deferral of revalidation sometimes happens and is not detrimental
  • Every trainee must complete and submit a Form R as part of the ARCP every year
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NW/MERS Speciality Representatives

Sector Grade Name   Email Address
Mersey IMY1 Ananya Chowdhury   ananyaafmc@gmail.com
Mersey IMY2 Stephanie Bradbury   sbradbury27@hotmail.co.uk
Mersey IMY3 Angus Gane   angus.gane@doctors.org.uk
Lancs and South Cumbria IMY1 tbc   tbc
Lancs and South Cumbria IMY2 Muhammad owais Shah   muhammadowais.shah@nhs.net
Lancs and South Cumbria IMY3 Pratiksha Srinivas   pratiksha.drinivas@nhs.net
Manchester South IMY1 tbc   tbc
Manchester South IMY2 Alex Cawley   alexcawley64@gmail.com
Manchester South IMY3 tbc   tbc
Manchester North IMY1 Abbie Kitcher   abbiekitcher@yahoo.co.uk
Manchester North IMY2 Mohammed Fadul   mohammedfadul1989@gmail.com
Manchester North IMY3 Joshua Rowland   joshua.rowland@doctors.org.uk

 

 

Mersey

 

Welcome to Internal Medicine Training

There are three Programme Directors for Internal Medicine Training (IMT) covering the Mersey, Cheshire and Isle of Man zone of HEENW. Our role is to ensure that the training you are given in all core medical specialties is of high quality and well-coordinated. Each year you will each be trained by a number of Consultant Physicians, skilled not only in their own fields but also in supporting education for medical trainees. You will also discover that you receive very valuable training from non-consultant grade doctors, senior trainees and senior nursing staff during your placements.

You may well have dealings with both Training Programme Directors during your time in IMT, but each hospital Trust will be covered primarily by one of us and this person should be your first point of contact if you need our input with anything.

In all your posts you will have both clinical supervisors and educational supervisors. The latter will meet with you regularly for appraisal and supervision of training, although we rely on you to instigate the meetings. We expect a high level of commitment from you in your role as adult learners taking, responsibility to ensure that you progress with your training at a satisfactory rate.

Apart from ourselves and those you will work closely with in your Trusts, there is a further supportive network of medical educationalists who can help you if necessary, including the College Tutors and Directors of Medical Education in each of your Trusts.

The Mersey IMT programme offers excellent training which will provide the breadth and depth of medical expertise you require before embarking on more specialised training, provided you use your opportunities wisely.

 

Good luck!

 

Training Programme Directors

Dr Katie Clark 

Katie.Clark2@sthk.nhs.uk

Whiston Hospital

Dr Rob Egdell

Robin.egdell@nhs.net

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Dr Gurinder Tack 

Gurinder.Tack@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Aintree University Hospital 

 

IMT Zonal Administrator - Mersey, Cheshire and Isle of Man 

 

Nicola Moffitt

nicola.moffitt@hee.nhs.uk

Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4BL

0151 479 2637

 

College Tutors

Arrowe Park -  Dr Helen Kalaher and Dr Adam Lakowski

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Dr Noor Tariq

Royal Liverpool - Dr Pallavi Hegde

Liverpool Heart and Chest - Dr Victoria Pettemerides (currently on mat leave).  Dr Joel Giblett is interim College Tutor

Aintree - Dr Dan Thomas and Dr Yew Yap

Walton Centre - Dr Dinesh Damodoran

Countess of Chester - Dr Haika Shoo

Leighton - Dr Michelle Kidd

Macclesfield - Dr Jo Gallagher 

Nobles - Dr John Thomas

Southport - Dr Beth Glackin

Warrington - Dr Amir Baluwala

Whiston - Dr Karen Short and Dr Jo Heaton

 

Educational Supervisor

  • Educational supervisor is also usually your Clinical supervisor in first post of the year
  • Educational supervisor stays the same all year even if you move site
  • New clinical supervisor with each post i.e. second and third posts
  • You should have a sit-down meeting (Induction Appraisal) with your clinical supervisor in the first 2-3 weeks of the post.

Before the Meeting:

  • Sign educational, health and probity agreements
  • Fill in induction appraisal form (save not submit)
  • Fill in a PDP
  • Fill in ALS details in Certificates section
  • Take along your ALS certificate to the appraisal so dates can be verified
  • Arrange next meeting!

 

IMT Teaching Programme

Morning sessions will run from 9.30am-12.30pm, with registration 9-9.30am. Unless stated, afternoon sessions will run from 2-5pm with registration 1.30-2pm.  The programme will be updated shortly.

 

Chester - Virtual

29 September 2022

2 - 5pm

QI and General Radiology (CXR and CT)

Arrowe Park - Virtual

 

10 October 2022

2 - 5pm

Oncology

Crewe - Virtual

19 October 2022

2 - 5pm

Geriatrics and Immunology
Southport - Virtual

8 Nov 202

2 - 5pm

Psychiatry – Alcohol, Aggressive Behaviour & Substance Misuse
LUHFT - Virtual

13 December 2022

2 - 5pm

Acute Med
Warrington - Virtual

7 March 2023

2 - 5pm

Renal

 

Aintree - Virtual

16 March 2023

2 - 5pm

Rheumatology
RLUH - Virtual

27 April 2023

2 - 5pm

GUM and Dermatology

QI Showcase - Virtual

10 May 2023

QI Showcase
Whiston - Education Centre

17 May 2023

2 - 5pm

Palliative Care
LHCH - Education Centre

TBC

Cardiology
WCNN - Education Centre

12 July 2023

2 - 5pm

Neurology

 

IMY3 Teaching

IMY3 trainees will attend the GIM teaching sessions, along with IMY3 regional teaching sessions.  

 

All Trainees should attend their local Trust Education sessions (Contact College Tutor).

 

 

Training in the Isle of Man

Those of you training in, or wishing to train, in the Isle of Man should watch this informative video filmed by Mark Roberts at the Medical Education Centre in Nobles

https://youtu.be/At_SpqA1V2I

 

North Western

 

Training Programme Directors

 

South Cumbria and Lancshire Sector

Dr Simon Howell

simon.howell@lthtr.nhs.uk

Royal Preston Hospital

 

Dr Fiona Wood

fiona.wood@mbht.nhs.uk

Furness General Hospital

 

North Sector

Dr Andrew Robinson

andrew.robinson@srft.nhs.uk

Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dr Serena Tolhurst-Cleaver

serena.tolhurst-cleaver@srft.nhs.uk

Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

South Sector

Dr Pippa Newton

pippa.newton@uhsm.nhs.uk

University Hospital of South Manchester

 

Dr Simon Watt

simon.watt1@mft.nhs.uk

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

 

IMT Zonal Administrators

North Sector                                  -    Gary Gardner      -   gary.gardner@nca.nhs.uk

Lancs & Sth Cumbria Sector      -    Debbie Speak      -   debbie.speak@lthtr.nhs.uk

South Sector                                 -    Lesley Howell      -    lesley.howell@mft.nhs.uk

 

General Description of Rotation

The three programme zones, while providing the same high standards, each offer differing flavours of training. There are four trusts with seven sites in Lancashire and Cumbria; four trusts and seven sites in Greater Manchester North and West; and four trusts and six sites in Central Manchester South and East.

 

Successful applicants are asked to express a preference between the different training tracks, to suit individual interests and career plans. Allocation to tracks is on the basis of expressed preference and interview score.

 

Educational Opportunities

There is an active and successful NW regional Royal College of Physicians programme of education, including teach-ins and training days.

Clinical skills teaching and simulation sessions are integral part of the regional educational programme. There are well established PACES teaching within individual sectors.

Core Medical Training