General (internal) medicine - North Western

 

 

Training Programme Director

Dr Vinodh Devakumar

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
Department of Rheumatology and General Medicine
GIM Training Programme Director – HEE NW
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine MSK Partnership
The Royal Oldham Hospital

E-mail: vinodh.devakumar@pat.nhs.uk

Telephone: 0161 627 8015

 

Dear Trainees,

 

From 2017, the GIM portfolio will be reviewed on an annual basis at ST4, ST6 and ST7 with respect to the 3 stages of GIM training (JRCPTB GIM decision aid). The date for GIM ARCP in 2017 will be between 02 May to 09 May.

 

There will be only one window for ARCPs. There will be an interim review of your portfolio before your ARCP which hopefully will support you address any outstanding areas in your portfolio. The decision aid for GIM is available by clicking the GIM decision aid button which can be found at the top of your GIM curriculum on your portfolio.

 

Could you please ensure that you have had an up-to-date educational supervisory report in GIM well ahead of your actual GIM ARCP date and a minimum of 4 MCRs.

 

I would suggest that at present, you produce a folder in your personal library which should contain evidence of your GIM outpatient activity (you are aiming to complete 186 clinics by the end of your CCT date); on-call activity (aiming for 1000 patients on an unselected take, again by your CCT date); and your regional GIM teaching attendance uploading certificates of attendance. JRCTB currently has a target of 10 work-based assessments per level of GIM training (1, 2 and 3) of which 6 should be ACATS.

 

Please read the decision aid which does vary according to the level of GIM training that you have completed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best wishes,

Dr Vinodh Devakumar

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
Department of Rheumatology and General Medicine
GIM Training Programme Director – HEE NW

 

 Dates for 2022 GIM meetings to be held on Zoom online:

22 February 2022

29 March 2022

27 April 2022

5 May 2022

9 June 2022

7 July 2022

13 September 2022

5 october 2022

23 November 2022

1 December 2022

All meetings are from 2.00pm - 5.00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             

Palliative and End of Life Care Training for Specialist Trainee Registrars

This course is aimed at specialist trainee registrars who wish to gain more exposure to and experience in palliative care. It is provided by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL). The course is run annually and consists of an introduction day, communication skills training, a week placement within a SPC service and an exit day.

 

Contact

Jan Barnard

 

Consultant Lead

Dr Alison Coackley (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)