BESbsWithin the UCLPartners Rheumatology training programme we strive to deliver a high quality educational experience for all our trainees. Trainees are encouraged to dual accredit in General Medicine and Rheumatology with all trainees rotating through district general hospitals providing a broad experience in both areas. Within our training programme there are opportunities for all trainees to rotate through tertiary referral centres where they gain experience in more specialised areas. The tertiary referral centres are Barts Health, Royal Free Hospital, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and University College London Hospital. Many of our trainees undertake higher degrees and support is available to help trainees achieve this goal. We deliver training in all the diverse areas of rheumatology & look to recruit high quality, dedicated trainees to our programme.
Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair
Dr Judith Bubbear
Chair of the Rheumatology TPMC and Consultant Rheumatologist
Training Programme Director (TPD)
Dr Judith Bubbear
Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)
‘The diversity of north east London provides a fascinating and exciting environment in which to train in rheumatology and general medicine. Trainees have exposure to interesting cases across the spectrum of the subject, which are often complicated and pose both diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. Training is well supported by consultants throughout the hospitals in NE London with each hospital providing a new dimension to the field.
There are opportunities to become proficient in musculoskeletal ultrasound and attend sports medicine clinics, adolescent rheumatology and the national scleroderma centre. There are also several research opportunities across the region, as both UCL and QMUL carry their own programmes of research with ample opportunity to apply for funding and clinical fellow posts. There are two different medical schools linked to the region, and therefore training in NE is excellent for those who want to get involved in teaching rheumatology; and recently there have also been several management opportunities since the formation of the care commissioning groups. Training in NE London will leave you with a range of skills and experiences that will leave you well equipped to carry forward into a consultant post and future career.
What makes the programme special? The Royal Free Scleroderma centre, US and early arthritis clinic at the Royal London, Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, the ethnic diversity and changing population patterns of East London
UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)
Healthcare Education Team (HET) at Health Education England
Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)
Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (King George Hospital site)
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (Stanmore site)
Barts Health NHS Trust (Royal London & Whipps Cross University Hospital site)
Out of Programme information