The UCLPartners Respiratory Specialty Training Programme is an interesting and rewarding one. The fact that you are in these posts shows that you have outstanding knowledge and skills and an ability to deal with difficult situations – of which there are many in the working lives of Medical Registrars. You will be in busy posts which will be challenging, but the rich clinical environments that you will find yourselves in and the scope for broadening your experience of all types of Respiratory and General medical conditions – ranging from chronic non-communicable disease management to exotic infections – is unparalleled. There is enormous scope for pursuing research interests and all Registrars are encouraged and supported in completion of a higher degree.
Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair
Dr Angshu Bhowmik
Consultant in respiratory and general medicine Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Training Programme Directors (TPDs)
Dr Angshu Bhowmik
T 020 8510 5190
Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)
UCLPartners offers an excellent programme of respiratory training. During the five years you will rotate through a range of hospitals which will equip you with all the skills and qualities required to allow you flourish as a respiratory consultant. This will include opportunities to rotate through centres of respiratory excellence including University College London Hospital and the London Chest Hospital (which will soon to move to a purpose built facility at Barts), offering tertiary experience in areas including difficult asthma, allergy, lung cancer, infection (including CF) and ventilation to name but a few.
Our district general hospitals are also at the forefront of respiratory services, both in specialist areas (e.g. endobronchial ultrasound and sleep medicine) and in everyday respiratory activities. This programme will provide you with the hands on practical training that will allow you be in a position to offer yourself as a new consultant who is capable of starting new specialist services or complementing existing ones.
The overwhelming majority of trainees will complete out of programme experiences which in most cases leads to higher degrees. There are countless research opportunities within UCLPartners with established clinical research networks both in basic science and clinical research with a proven track record at UCL and QMUL of high quality and internationally renowned research. In addition to this an increasing number of trainees are choosing clinical education, leadership and management as exciting alternatives with the potential to complete fellowships and research in these areas, as well as higher degrees
The respiratory trainee representatives, programme director and educational supervisors have worked incredibly hard over recent years to ensure we are responsive to our trainees. There has been a continued effort to improve all aspects of training to ensure you are well positioned and supported both in terms of completing training (including the specialty certificate exam) and making that transition to consultant.
UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)
Health Education England (HEE) Operations Officer
Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)
Speciality Registrars on the programme are expected to gain a wide range of experience covering a range of hospitals across North and East London and Essex. Everyone is asked to specify 5 placement choices well in advance of the rotation dates in April and October and these are considered as far as possible, on the basis of seniority and training needs.
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Free, Chase Farm, & Barnet Hospital sites)
Academic training opportunities
Specialty specific external courses
To be announced
e.g. UCLH EBUS course