Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness.  The UCLPartners training programme offers a breadth of opportunities and experiences to enable you to become an accomplished consultant. You will rotate through hospices, community placements, hospitals and cancer centres to ensure that you get a well rounded education. There are lots of opportunities for joint working with other specialties, research, education and teaching opportunities and leadership experiences. Although it can be a distressing job, trainees feel very well supported by all the educational supervisors across the programme and the programme has had excellent feedback on trainee surveys.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Dr Jane Neerkin

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TPMC chair/TPD

E janeneerkin@nhs.net

Training Programme Director (TPD)

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Dr Jane Neerkin – janeneerkin@nhs.net

Trainee Representative

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Dr Julie Carter

Trainee Rep

E   juliecarter@doctors.org.uk

Dr Laura Nightingale

Chair of the pan-London Palliative Medicine Trainee Committee

E  Laura.nightingale@doctors.org.uk

Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)

‘Palliative Medicine training in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex is hosted jointly by UCLPartners and KHP (King’s Health Partners).  The rotation is divided into 4 mini-rotations.  Trainees usually stay in one of these for the duration of their training but there is some flexibility according to educational need.  Over the four years of full-time training trainees rotate through hospice, hospital and community placements. 

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Our consultants tend to be extremely supportive of our training needs and development.  There is a huge variety of clinical experience available across the rotation so you will have no problem meeting your training competencies, including research, teaching and management skills.  Compared to other palliative care rotations in the UK we are relatively large, so there are plenty of other trainees to get to know nearby.  We are generally a friendly bunch!  Each ST3 is allocated a more senior trainee mentor as their first port of call for information and support.  Each mini-rotation has trainee representatives and there is also a flexible training rep.  Together they form the trainees’ committee.  The trainee committee Chair liaises with the Training Programme Directors at UCLP and KHP on issues related to training. ‘

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)

Sol Pearch

E  sol.pearch@uclpartners.com

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020 3108 2323

Health Education South London (HESL) Operations Officer

E  PalliativeMedicine@southlondon.hee.nhs.uk

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Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)

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Each year you apply for your next post depending on your learning needs and what experience you still need to get. There are opportunities to train flexibly and job share in particular roles.

Regional teaching information & External events

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There are 4 Pan-Thames training days per year which are organised by the trainees

1 December 2015: Second Annual Joint Conference for Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine

Academic training opportunities

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There are no ACL posts in UCLPartners.

Specialty specific research and special interest opportunities

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There are opportunities to do research and PHDs and OOPE’s are encouraged.

Specialty specific external courses

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Opportunity to do variety of Masters courses – in Palliative Medicine, Teaching, Ethics and Law etc.

Out of Programme applications

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London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education