For detials about Core Surgery placement tracks for recruitment, please see the main Core Surgical Training page.
Core Surgical Training East Sector Training Programme Directors
Core Surgical Training East Sector Teaching Programme Coordinator
Education and Research Centre
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.
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.
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
GMC Programme Codes: NWD941 (Core Surgery), NWD2474 (Cardio-thoracic Surgery run-thorugh), NWD2502 (OMFS run-through), NWD4032 (ENT run-through), NWD4040 (General Surgery run-through), NWD4215 (Trauma & Orthopaedic Suurgery run-through), NWD4107 (Urology run-through) & 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