Core Medical Training

Welcome to Core Medical training in North Central and North East London. UCLPartners in partnership with Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, North Middlesex Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, Whittington Hospital and University College Hospital (NC London) as well as Bart’s Health (Bart’s, Newham, the Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals), Barking Havering and Redbridge (Queens & King George Hospitals) and the Homerton Hospital (NE London) offer exciting pathways of training in General Internal Medicine and Speciality Medicine whilst working alongside enthusiastic and knowledgeable clinicians.

The objective of our training programme is to provide two years training in medicine for doctors wanting to be physicians. All trainees will have experience of communication skills training, a local and regional training programme as well as simulation training for clinical procedures and medical emergencies with the aim of giving them the best preparation for a career in medicine.

MRCP pass rates are excellent with the majority of trainees having obtained full MRCP by the end of their core medical training.


Trainees will have the opportunity of doing quality improvement projects with the best projects being presented at the Royal College of Physicians showcase event. At the end of your training within a safe nurturing environment, our aim if for you to become well rounded astute physicians who aspire to excellence in clinical care, patient safety and research.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Foundation NHS Trust


T 0845 111 4000

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Dr Liz Carty

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist, Bart’s Health (Whipps Cross)


Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

Dr Francesco Medici – Homerton University Hospital

Dr Hilary Tindall – North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Prof Rob Miller – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Aklak Choudhury – Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals

Dr Julian Emmanuel – Barts Health, The Royal London Hospital

Dr Roshan Weerackody – Barts Health, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Dr Matthew Guinane – Barts Health, Newham University Hospital

Dr Phil Raines – Barts Health, Whipps Cross University Hospital

Dr Sheena Mitchell – Whittington Health

Dr Benjamin Schreiber – Royal Free Hospital

Dr Philip Shea-Simonds  – Barnet Hospital

Dr Fionnuala Crummy – University College London Hospital

Dr Hasan Tahir – Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital

Trainee Representatives - North East

Luisa Baca

Trainee representative



Neena Singh

Trainee representative



Sumoyee Basu

Trainee representative


Trainee Representatives - North Central

Neena Singh

Trainee representative



Sumoyee Basu

Trainee representative


UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)


T 020 3108 2323

Health Education South London (HESL) Operations Officer

Regional teaching information

As part of training for Core Medical Trainees in London, regional training days occur monthly. The feedback from these days has been excellent and the timetable consists of 12 days, each repeated twice a year. This provides 4 opportunities for each trainee to attend each day over a 2 year CMT programme.

Trainees are required to attend 9 of the 12 days at the minimum to complete CMT. Training days are speciality based and may be paired with generic sessions on:

  • Teaching and education
  • Clinical improvement and management
  • Research skills

Trainees register through eventbrite and will receive a full timetable from Rachana Bhatt prior to commencing CMT.

Simulation teaching

Simulation training comprises a one day full immersion simulation course and Clinical skills training.

The Full immersion Simulation training is designed to allow core medical trainees to practice and apply knowledge and skills acquired during training in a safe environment. This course emphasises a structured approach to decision-making, management of problems commonly encountered by junior medical registrars and provision of feedback from expert faculty to consolidate learning, illustrate best practice and increase confidence. As well as addressing key clinical competences as mapped in the GIM and AIM curricula, the course will address crisis resource management (CRM) points and generic team working and communication skills which participants can transfer to any future clinical environment.

Active participation enables participants to become decision makers and put decisions into action whereby they develop a sense of responsibility which gives a taste of what it is like in “real life” situations. All scenarios are drawn from real life practice to reinforce the significance of learning about rare events. Additionally, the scenarios allow discussion around both local and national Serious Incidents and NPSA Alerts.

The clinical skills training has been developed to offer high levels of patient safety and compassion at the heart of the training, and an awareness of the requirements for exposure to certain skills that occur less frequently in practice. Additionally it will also provide the opportunity to address both local and national needs in response to issues raised by both government and media. Recommendations from the Francis Report (2013) will help focus relevant learning for our participants in relation to patient safety, communication and MHRA awareness.

Out of Programme information

Out of Programme Experience are normally not allowable in Core Medical Training. They may be allowable in certain instances after full discussion and agreement with local training programme directors, lead Training programme directors and the Head of the London School of Medicine.

Other specialty specific information

British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) Conference and Meetings:

Trainees are expected to attend the following events organised by BAAP do presentations.

  • Annual conference – a two day conference held in March. It includes talks by eminent speakers on the first day. On the second day, there are specialty trainee presentations followed by consultant presentations
  • Hallpike symposium- held once a year
  • BAAP audit meeting – held once a year with audit presentations by specialty trainees and consultants

Regional Teaching

The UCLPartners core training regional teaching programme is mandatory and attendance is recorded and evaluated at your ARCP’s.

Please note that you should be attending monthly sessions within your regions North Central or North East. However if you are unable to attend within your region you may be able to attend the other regions teaching, dependent on spaces available.

To view the core medical training programme for 2017 and register for teaching please click here.