North West School of Surgery - Core Surgical Training, East Sector (North Western)

North West Core Surgical Training

Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria

Information on this page relates to the East Sector of HEE North West (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria).

For information on the West Sector (Cheshire and Merseyside), please click here.

Key Contacts

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Mr Mehdi Motamed,
Core Surgery Training Programme Director,
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria (South)

Based at Fairfield General Hospital
Email: mehdi.motamed@pat.nhs.uk

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Mr Mark Tomlinson,
Core Surgery Training Programme Director,
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria (North)

Based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Email: mark.tomlinson@mbht.nhs.uk

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Ms Ambareen Kausar,
Core Surgery Training Programme Director,
Education/Teaching

Based at Royal Blackburn Hospital
Email: ambareen.kausar@elht.nhs.uk

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Susan Walsh,
Core Surgical Training Teaching Programme Coordinator

Based at Wythenshawe Hospital
Email: coresurgery@mft.nhs.uk
Tel: 0161 291 5767

Overview of Core Surgical Training in the East Sector

The East Sector of Health Education England, North West runs a themed programme for Core Surgical Training. The themes available are: General Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, ENT, OMFS, Paediatric Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

 

In most rotations the CT1 year will include 6 months in the chosen theme and 6 months in an allied Specialty. The CT2 year will usually be 12 months in the theme but this can be flexible. Rotations are often based in the same area or same Hospital but again this is open to flexibility if spaces allow. 

 

The three Plastic Surgery rotations run slightly differently to allow coverage of all the required subspecialties for ST3 applications. There are three 4-month rotations in the CT1 year, including burns. In the CT2 year there is 6 months in Plastic Surgery and 6 months in either Breast Surgery or Hand Surgery.

 

The five ENT rotations and OMFS rotations will usually include two other allied specialties over the course of the two years.

Educational Opportunities

Trainees in CT1 and CT2 are expected to attend local educational programmes, which are held within the hospital they are working in.

 

There is a comprehensive core teaching programme which takes place once a month on a Wednesday, attendance is mandatory and an attendance register is kept and monitored.

 
Please see the Core Surgical Training Overview page for more information.

Research, Audit and Teaching

Opportunities for clinical research exist within all departments involved in the programme and trainees are expected to take advantage of this. All trainees should be actively involved in audit on an ongoing basis and be in a position to demonstrate this at annual appraisal and ARCP interviews. Teaching of less experienced medical colleagues, medical students, nurses and other paramedical staff is an integral part of the post and all trainees are expected to be involved in this.

Hospitals on the Core Surgical Training East Sector Rotation

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust North
Burnley General Hospital East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust North
Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust North
Fairfield General Hospital The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust South
Furness General Hospital University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust North
Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust South
North Manchester General Hospital The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust South
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust North
Royal Blackburn Hospital East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust North
Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust North
Royal Lancaster Infirmary University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust North
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust South
The Royal Oldham Hospital The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust South
Royal Preston Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust North
Salford Royal Hospital Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust South
Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport NHS Foundation Trust South
Tameside General Hospital Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust South
Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust South

GMC Programme Codes: NWD941 (Core Surgery), NWD2474 (Cardiothoracic Surgery run-through), NWD2502 (OMFS run-through), NWD4032 (ENT run-through), NWD4040 (General Surgery run-through), NWD4215 (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery run-through), NWD4107 (Urology run-through) and NWD4108 (Vascular Surgery run-through).

 

Each rotation is designed to cover the curriculum for core surgery over the two years. Full details of the curriculum can be viewed on the ISCP website www.iscp.ac.uk

 


Page Last Updated 15 January 2019

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