How many posts are available:
There are 28 posts in the region.
Respiratory Medicine has direct involvement with the management of respiratory failure with the provision of non-invasive ventilation services as well as a close relationship with Intensive Care Medicine where some trainees choose to dually train.
The breadth of conditions presenting with respiratory symptoms is wide and makes a career in Respiratory Medicine both challenging and very rewarding. To match the wide range of conditions and challenges there is wide-ranging research into these different areas, offering both laboratory and clinical research.
There are many practical procedures which include pleural procedures, chest drains, indwelling pleural catheters for complex recurrent pleural effusions, bronchoscopy, interventional bronchoscopy with EBUS-FNA and airway stenting, and medical thoracoscopy.
Subspecialty areas such as lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and occupational lung disease are available to all trainees within the programme.
The programme offers the most complete experience of any in the country, blending general respiratory medicine and General Internal Medicine (GIM) with nationally and internationally recognised subspecialty training opportunities. It blends weekly registrar/consultant-led teaching with monthly sessions that include academic journal clubs, academic speakers, masterclasses and a portfolio of “passport” courses for new trainees.
Trainees will also be part of a vibrant North of England Thoracic Society where they will have the opportunity to present. The training programme is very supportive of Out of Programme experience wherever possible and current trainees have been engaged in National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Health Education England (HEE) leadership/management and humanitarian work with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
There are 28 posts in the region.
Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY
The James Cook University Hospital
Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
University Hospital North Durham
North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL
Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
Northumbria Way, Cramlington, NE23 6NZ
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6SX
University Hospital of North Tees
Hardwick Road, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8PE
North Tyneside General Hospital
Rake Lane, Tyne and Wear, North Shields, NE29 8NH
Wansbeck General Hospital
Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, NE63 9JJ
Meet Peter Ireland, a respiratory registrar. When asked what inspired him to pursue this career path, Peter credits the consultants he met during his studies. “They are such excellent healthcare professionals, I really felt like they were a group that I wanted to work with.”
As a respiratory registrar, I have always felt well supported by my educational supervisors, and encouraged to develop my skills, knowledge and experience. With their encouragement, last year I presented at and won the national British Thoracic Society (BTS) clinical grand round prize at the Summer BTS, which was a fantastic opportunity.
“I work less than full time, with a young family, and have found the deanery to be supportive.
“My training has always been excellent and I’ve never considered moving elsewhere. The hospitals are undoubtedly busy but the staff are always happy to make an effort and take the time to teach and train.
“Choosing Respiratory medicine, having sub-specialist experience in transplant and pulmonary hypertension on your doorstep has cemented my opinion that I made the right choice.”