North West School of Surgery - Urology, East Sector (North Western)

North West Urology

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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Ms Lynsey McHugh,
Urology Surgery Training Programme Director,
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria

Based at Royal Preston Hospital
Email: lynsey.mchugh@lthtr.nhs.uk

Overview of Urology in the East Sector

The urological training programme aims to provide very high quality training in all aspects of urology. The initial training is in core urology. Later in training there will be opportunities to get experience and training in more specialised areas. All urological sub-specialities are offered within the training posts.

Training Rotation

Trainees rotate every 12 months (starting August) through a series of posts to acquire urological knowledge, skills and experience. These are predominantly around Manchester and travel/commuting time is minimal (less than 1 hour) with all placements (if you live within Manchester).

Educational Opportunities

A comprehensive, exam-focused training programme has been developed which runs over a recurring 2 year period. This is fully funded. It predominantly provides training in knowledge/communication skills and team-working/interaction and simulation. Time is allocated according to the amount of information required for FRCS Urol exam. The training programme has been developed following feedback from the StRs and is felt to be one of the best in the UK.

There is a practice ‘mock' FRCS Urol exam held under exam conditions every year for all trainees in addition to all trainees taking part in the EBU in service MCQ exam. Over the last 5 years, there has been a near 100% pass rate for the FRCS Urol from NW trainees.

Research and Audit

Opportunities exist in all departments to undertake clinical research. A minimum level of research activity has been set out for the North West. You will be expected to review published papers and undertake some research during your 5 years.

Opportunities also exist to undertake a more detailed period of study leading to an MD or PhD. This requires taking time out from the programme for 2-3 years.

There are opportunities to take part in local, regional and national audits.

Links

external link icon North West Urology Trainee's Website

external link icon ISCP (Surgical e-portfolio)

external link icon The British Assocoation of Urological Surgeons

external link icon The European Association of Urology

Hospitals on the Urology East Sector Rotation

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Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Blackburn Hospital East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Preston Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal Hospital Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

GMC Programme Code: NWD914 and NWD4107 (run-through)

 


Page Last Updated 11 April 2019