Medical Microbiology & Virology (MMV)
Medical Microbiology/Virology training is available in London as part of joint Microbiology/Infectious Diseases training. In August 2015 training in each specialty will merge into the new Infection training scheme. The range of placements in London is unrivaled and is closely coordinated with infectious diseases providing some of the best opportunities for training in this rapidly changing field. Many trainees take advantage of the numerous out of program placements available in UK and abroad.
Infectious Diseases (ID)
London has a population of 8 million, a quarter of who were born outside Europe. When combined with major specialist centres for transplantation, complex surgery, HIV and tropical medicine, this cultural diversity provides the best learning experience for infectious diseases trainees in the UK
Academic Medicine is encouraged and many trainees step out of programme to complete research degrees and Masters programmes.
From 2015 all new posts will be appointed to dual training in either ID and MMV; or ID and General Internal Medicine (GIM); with the first two years following the new GMC curriculum of combined infection training.
Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chairs
Prof Peter Wilson
Co-TPMC chair/TPD/Consultant Microbiologist
Training Programme Directors (TPDs)
Local Faculty Leads (LFLs)
Dr Eimear Brannigan (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) – Eimear.Brannigan@imperial.nhs.uk
Dr Angela Houston (St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust) – Angela.Houston@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Dr Sophie Collier (Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr John Klein (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) – email@example.com
Dr Caryn Rosmarin (Barts Health NHS Trust) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sarah Logan (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) –email@example.com
Higher Infection Training ID/GIM
Dr Emily Wise – firstname.lastname@example.org
Higher Infection Training ID/Virology
Dr Anna Jeffery-Smith – email@example.com
Higher Infection Training /Medical Microbiology
Dr Marina Basarab – firstname.lastname@example.org
Higher Infection Training ID/Medical Microbiology
Dr Ruaridh Buchanan – email@example.com
Core Infection Training ACF
Dr Tehmina Bharucha – firstname.lastname@example.org
Core Infection Training
Dr Davina Sharma – email@example.com
Dr Sakib Rokadiya – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Nabeela Mughal – email@example.com
Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)
There is a dynamic change in the training of Infection doctors within London with the introduction of a new Infectious Diseases Curriculum.
Alongside the new curriculum will be a balanced and directed teaching programme, organised by trainees and supported by consultants.
The new Infection training will aim to deliver a new combined approach to delivering Infection advice to all areas of the Hospital.
UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)
Healthcare Education Team (HET) at Health Education England
Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)
Rotations will largely be within each Trust initially but there will be placements across London especially in the later years of training.
In Microbiology these teaching sessions are arranged locally in each hospital.
Academic training opportunities
More than half of all trainees are academic clinical fellows or clinical lecturers.
Specialty specific research and special interest opportunities
There are extensive research opportunities throughout London including London School of Hygiene and Public Health England.