Living and Working in Yorkshire and the Humber
The Yorkshire and the Humber region is exciting , diverse and geographically is one of the largest Deaneries. The Deanery covers the counties of North, East, South and West Yorkshire together with North Lincolnshire. We encompass the cities of Leeds, Bradford ,Sheffield and numerous smaller cities and towns including York ,Harrogate and Hull. It also has market towns such as Settle, Thirsk and Penistone and seaside towns like Scarborough and Filey. It combines superb shopping, entertainment and a lively pub/club culture, with stunning countryside and coastline. Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom, and includes two of the UK’s twelve National Parks: the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. The Peak District National Park borders the south western edge of the region.
We hope the descriptions listed below will give you a flavour of what you could expect, should you choose to work here.
Grimsby is situated on the Humber Estuary, and is a rapidly expanding town with excellent communications links including access to the main motorway system, Humberside airport and the Hull ferry terminal. With its history, it should be no surprise that it is the site of the National Fishing Museum. The geography of Grimsby and its environs gives successful appointees the option of living in town, in a nearby village or in the Lincolnshire Wolds which has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, and still have an easy drive to work
Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trustwas created in 2001 by the merger of N.E. Lincolnshire NHS Trust (Grimsby) with North Lincolnshire NHS Trust (Scunthorpe and Goole) forming an acute trust serving a catchment area of 500 square miles and a population of circa 410,000. The trust has a budget of £145 million and employs approximately 4700 staff. Clinical services are delivered in 3 hospital settings (Dianna Princes of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole & District Hospital).
The Diana Princes of Wales Hospital in Grimsby is situated on a single site, built in 1983 but recently considerably expanded. There are currently 523 beds and recent developments include the £1million dedicated Day surgery Unit, which opened in January 2003, a £ 11.8 million Women and Children’s Unit which opened in July 2004 and the new Endoscopy and Cardiology units which opened in 2005.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Grimsby see the School of Primary Care site
Harrogate lies centrally to the towns of Knaresborough, Wetherby, Boroughbridge, Otley and the beautiful countryside of Nidderdale and is a fashionable, thriving spa town with superb shopping and recreational facilities. Harrogate is renowned for its two hundred acre stray giving an open, rural feel. It has wonderful Victorian architecture and features numerous contemporary bars, restaurants, a theatre, cinema and sporting facilities.
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the principal provider of hospital services to the people of Harrogate and Rural District and also to Ripon, Wetherby and surrounding area. This represents a catchment area of approximately 184,000 people. The Trust was established in 1992, and since that time has been very successful in developing a wide range of high quality local services. Over the same period, the new District Hospital building programme has been completed, providing accommodation of a high standard. The Trust was awarded three stars in the latest national performance ratings for the NHS. Primary Care, Community Services and Mental Health Services are provided by the Craven, Harrogate and Rural District Primary Care Trust. Specialist tertiary referral services are predominantly provided by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. A range of hospital services are also provided locally in partnership with York Health Services NHS Trust. Consultant staffing covers all the major acute specialties; there are currently 57 full and part time Consultants. The Medical and Elderly Division includes 11 General Physicians, each with a special interest, 2 Haematologists, 2 Rheumatologists and individual Specialists in Dermatology and Neurology. Oncology services are provided through links with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and York Hospitals NHS Trust. There is an active Postgraduate Education Centre with a medical library at Harrogate District Hospital. New purpose-designed accommodation is available with high quality teaching facilities. Each week there is a grand round; CMT curriculum-based education programme; and departmental radiology meeting. There is monthly clinical governance/audit half-day
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Harrogate see the School of Primary Care site
Hull may not be the first place you have thought of as a choice of centre for your postgraduate training. But the city has shaken off its grimy industrial past to become a dynamic regional centre, and this is also reflected in our medical services and postgraduate training infrastructure. Development programmes have created new shopping centres, train and bus Terminals, the Hull Truck Theatre, waterfront living, and new office and hotel complexes. Within the next five years the city will have seen over £250 million of further investment. There are world class amenities such as The Deep (still the world’s only submarium) and the KC Stadium, home of Hull FC rugby league (and Hull City Football Club. The University of Hull is regularly voted as being among the most student-friendly institutions, and the social opportunities for young people play a large part in this.
The region has a diverse coastline, with award-winning sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. Try Googling ‘Bempton Cliff gannets’, ‘Spurn Point’, ‘Whitby, Fossils’, or ‘William Wilberforce’. Within five miles of the city centre are miles of unspoilt countryside and woodland, perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. There are numerous historic towns and picture postcard villages within a short drive. Housing is cheap compared to most of the UK, with a good selection of primary and secondary state and independent schools. There are excellent transport links with regular direct train services to Leeds, Manchester/Manchester Airport and London, a motorway link on the M62/A63 (recently upgraded into Hull), the ferry terminal for overnight travel to Europe, and Humberside airport (short haul European and charter flights).
The Trust is based across three sites, Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI), Castle Hill Hospital (CHH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) and operates Outpatient Clinics on numerous other peripheral sites. It is one of the largest Trusts in England, providing acute care for over 550,000 local people and tertiary services for up to 1.2 million. The Trust employs ~6,700 people, with an annual budget > £300 million. The Trust is in the middle of a large capital investment programme which has already seen a new Women and Children’s Hospital and Eye Hospital opened at HRI. New investment is ongoing for cardiac and elective surgery facilities on the CHH site. The state-of-the-art cardiac centre will bring 1,400 more operations a year - a 33% rise, and will significantly increase the number of beds available for cardiac patients. The Oncology and Haematology Hospital is also being built on the CHH site. It will be a UK Centre of excellence for the treatment and care of patients with cancer, utilising the most up-to-date technology available, serving a wide catchment area from Scarborough in the north, Scunthorpe and Grimsby in the south and Goole to the west.
Hull Royal Infirmary (752 beds)
- Clinical Haematology
- ENT & Head & Neck Surgery
- Oral Surgery & Orthodontics
- General Medicine
- General Surgery & Vascular Surgery
- Paediatric Medicine
- Paediatric Surgery
- Medicine for the Elderly
- Renal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Acute Admissions Unit - The Acute Admissions Unit is situated adjacent to the A & E Department. The Unit allows greater integration of the General Medical teams with the Department of Medicine for the Elderly, at junior and senior level to cope better with the growing pressures on emergency admissions. Close working relationships are established between the Admissions Unit and the A & E Department.
A ten-bedded Intensive Care Unit is in close proximity to the 9 main Operating room complex, with a 14 bedded High Dependency Unit adjacent to the ICU. There is a separate Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit and a Cardiac Monitoring Unit.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
his new development opened in March 2003 and provides maternity wards and clinics, an antenatal day unit, a delivery suite, a neonatal unit with special and intensive care, theatres, an early pregnancy assessment unit, 25 gynaecology beds, a gynaecology day surgery unit, gynaecology day care and outpatients' department, a sub-fertility unit, an ultrasound department, and a children's outpatient department.
A new eye hospital was completed in October 2002, and provides three operating theatres, a pre-assessment suite, a twelve-bed inpatient ward, administrative space and a seminar room.
Castle Hill Hospital (507 beds)
The hospital is the other major hospital on North Humberside. Clinical Services currently on site include:
- Cardiology Infectious Diseases
- Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery Service
- Birth Centre General
- Genito Urinary Medicine
- General Surgery & Thoracic Medicine
- Medicine for the Elderly
- North Humberside Breast Screening Service
As part of the ongoing ICU/HDU development, a new building will help provide an additional 7 beds to the existing 9-bedded Intensive Care Unit.
The Academic Surgical Unit, headed by Professor John Monson, and the Academic Medical Unit led by Professor Alyn Morice are based at this hospital.
The Princess Royal Hospital (50 beds)
The Princess Royal Hospital accommodates the departments of Dermatology and Clinical Oncology. Both will soon move to Castle Hill Hospital.
Westwood Hospital, Beverley
Outpatients and minor injuries only.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Hull see the School of Primary Care site
The area of Scarborough includes some of the most exhilarating coastal and moor-land scenery in the country. The sea is never far away, with dramatic cliff top walks and beautiful beaches. The small market towns of Malton and Pickering, and historic, coastal towns and villages such as Whitby, Filey and Robin Hoods Bay are on the doorstep, as is the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with its picture book villages and valleys, and wild heather clad moor-land.
Scarborough General Hospital.
The catchment area of Scarborough Hospital extends from the Cleveland borders in the north to the south of Bridlington and includes the communities of Malton, Norton, Pickering and Kirkbymoorside. The resident population served by the Division of Medicine at Scarborough is approximately 220,000. This part of Great Britain is a popular holiday area and during peak periods the actual population served by the Hospital is much greater than this. Furthermore, some 21% of the district population is over the age of 65, compared to the national average of 15%.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Scarborough see the School of Primary Care site
Scunthorpe is a busy industrial town with a population of 75,000. The redeveloped town centre and extensive parklands and woodlands offer a pleasant living and working environment. "Scunny", as it is affectionately known, appeared in the Domesday Book as Escumetorp, Old Norse for "Skuma's village". The mining of Ironstone was carried out in the area as early as Roman times, but it was insignificant until iron ore was rediscovered in 1859. This led to the development of the iron and steel industry for which it became famous in the recent past.
There are excellent communications links including easy access to the main motorway system, to Humberside International airport, the new Doncaster-Sheffield Robin Hood airport and to the continental ferry terminal at Hull via the Humber Bridge. The cities of Sheffield, Hull, Lincoln and Doncaster are less than one hour’s drive away and rail links to London Kings Cross are excellent.
Housing costs are amongst the lowest in the country and there is a wide choice of residential areas. Educational facilities in Scunthorpe and the surrounding area are of a high standard. There is a wealth of cultural and sporting activities to suit most tastes, including country clubs, golf clubs, marinas and theatres.
Scunthorpe District Hospital
The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (NLAG) manages the hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole. The Trust serves a population of 420,000 over ~500 square miles, from Goole in the west to Cleethorpes and the Lincolnshire coast in the East. The Trust has two major hospital sites located in the two large urban areas of Grimsby and Scunthorpe, and a small community hospital in Goole.
The Trust has a history of delivery of national targets, and on identifying and addressing areas for improvement. NLAG is a 3 star Trust and has maintained financial balance despite the difficult conditions which the NHS is currently experiencing, both at SHA and national level. The Trust is in the process of applying for Foundation status.
Scunthorpe General Hospital has recently undergone considerable expansion including a remodelled and expanded Medical Assessment Unit and a Patient Investigation Unit and Discharge Lounge. The purpose built Medical Imaging Department incorporates a leading edge digital imaging service. Planned developments for 2006/7 include the modernisation of a number of medical wards, and a new haemodialysis satellite unit will open in autumn 2007.
The hospital has 460 beds, 222 are designated for Adult Medicine. The Medical beds include:
- a 22 bed acute medical admissions unit serving acute adult and elderly admissions
- a 7 bed coronary care unit plus 4 stepdown beds
- an Oncology/Haematology Ward with Isolation facilities
- Purpose-designed Stroke Unit - Stepping Stones offering 21 beds and a dedicated daycare facility.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Scunthorpe see the School of Primary Care site
York is a historic city of great character. With its beautiful Minster and medieval streets, it is the second most frequently visited city in England after London. Situated in the Vale of York, with the river Ouse running through the heart of the city, York is perfectly situated for the Yorkshire Dales to the west, the Yorkshire Moors to the north and the many seaside towns to the east. Yet it is only two hours from the heart of London by train. With two theatres, good sporting facilities and a wide variety of interesting restaurants, it has excellent recreational facilities.
York District Hospital
York Hospital is a 739-bedded hospital. A wide range of specialities is located on site, with the exception of Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Plastic Surgery. The adjacent Bootham Park Hospital houses the PCT’s mental health department.
The Trust is dedicated to providing high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. There is dedicated PACES teaching in addition to grand rounds, audit and governance meetings. Each department runs speciality-based teaching sessions. MRCP pass rates have been consistently high for SHOs training in York.
York Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading partners in the new Hull York Medical School (HYMS), which opened in September 2003. HYMS students begin their clinical exposure very early in their first year. There are opportunities for interested junior doctors to develop formal teaching skills with the HYMS students.
The Learning and Research Centre funded through a HYMS capital investment of approx £2.7m, opened in December 2005 on the York Hospital site. The purpose built facilities on the York Hospital site offer fantastic learning opportunities.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in York see the School of Primary Care site
Barnsley is a town in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Dearne, 11.8 miles (19 km) north of the city of Sheffield, and 14.5 miles (23 km) west of Doncaster. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest and the administrative centre. Barnsley has a total population of over 72,000.
Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Barnsley is notable as a former industrial town centered on coal mining and glassmaking. Though these industries demised in the 20th century, Barnsley's local culture remains rooted in this industrial heritage; Barnsley has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs for its mining communities.
In recent years, Barnsley has been referred to as "The Tarn" by many of its residents. It is between junctions 36 and 38 of the M1 motorway and has a railway station served by the Hallam and Penistone Lines. Barnsley F.C. is the local football club.
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Barnsley Hospital is among the leading NHS trusts in the country. As a 450-bed associate teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of Sheffield, they provide a range of high quality acute hospital services. The hospital is renowned not only for top performance but also for their friendly culture, first-rate environment and convenient location.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Barnsley see the School of Primary Care site
Chesterfield, with its crooked spire, is Derbyshire's second largest town. It is surrounded by some of the loveliest and unspoilt countryside in the county. It is built over a Roman site which is also on top of an Iron Age fort. The Romans probably settled here because the area is so rich in natural minerals like coal, lead and tin.
In Domesday, the town was known as Cestrefeld meaning open field, and its early prosperity was largely a result of its role as a market town, which served the whole of the north east of Derbyshire.
The 19th century saw Chesterfield developing rapidly into an industrial centre, especially with the coming of the railway. It was George Stevenson who supervised the construction of the Midland Line through the town, as he had done earlier with other Derbyshire towns. Today Chesterfield can boast excellent communications from all directions by both road and rail. It is close to the M1 motorway, the Midland Railway station is only a short distance from the town centre and there is a comprehensive bus service.
Chesterfield is synonymous with the crooked spire on top of the church of Our Lady and All Saints. It gives Chesterfield its identity. Built, along with much of the rest of the church in the 14th century, it was straight for several centuries before it began to twist, probably as a result of unseasoned timber being used for its construction. It now leans nearly 9ft to the south and is still moving.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Strictly speaking, Chesterfield falls under the East Midlands Deanery but due to historic reasons a small number of specialties rotate in to East Midlands Deanery schemes.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute services - plus 24-hour accident and emergency care to the people of North Derbyshire and surrounding area, including neighbouring parts of South Yorkshire The hospital has around 550 beds and around 3,000 staff are employed to keep services running.
It is situated just 8 miles south of Sheffield city centre and has historical training links with the training programmes in South Yorkshire.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust opened its doors to patients on April 29 1984. Having been awarded Trust status in 1993 and later foundation status, further expansion to the services provided has occurred. Â A new birthing centre due for completion early 2010, a new Children's services wing (named the Den) and 3 new wards (under construction) are amongst recent and ongoing development. To support this expansion, new car parking and a revamped main entrance with a news agent, florist, coffee shop and cafÃ© have made access pleasant and easy for patients and staff.
Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. The town is located about 20 miles from Sheffield and is popularly referred to by some of its residents as "Donny". Doncaster has a new international airport and its centre has undergone regeneration including the development of an Education City campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK. Doncaster has also recently extended the Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange.
According to the 2001 census the urban sub-area of Doncaster had a population of 67,977 - together with Bentley, Armthorpe and Kirk Sandall it forms an urban area with a population of 127,851. The wider metropolitan borough has a population of around 290,000.
Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire, England, with a population according to the 2001 UK census of 107,713. The borough is predominantly rural, with two towns: Worksop, site of the borough offices, and Retford. The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the boroughs of Worksop and Retford and most of Worksop Rural District and most of Retford Rural District. It is named for the historic Bassetlaw wapentake of Nottinghamshire.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave foundation trust. Their services are provided on five hospital sites, and in the community. They serve a population of 410,000 in Bassetlaw and Doncaster, and employ over 5500 staff.
Three hospitals are owned by the Trust: Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop, Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) and Montagu Hospital. Outpatient services are provided at Retford Hospital (owned by Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust), and elderly rehabilitation services at Tickhill Road Hospital (owned by Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust).
The Trust’s use of resources is rated ‘Excellent’ and quality of clinical services ‘Good’ by the Healthcare Commission with publication of hospitals’ Annual Health Check
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Doncaster see the School of Primary Care site
Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire. It lies on the River Don, close to its confluence with the River Rother, between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham, at 6 miles (10 km) from Sheffield City Centre, is surrounded by several smaller settlements, which together form the wider Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. The population of the Borough of Rotherham is 248,175, and that of the Rotherham urban sub-area 117,262.
Rotherham General Hospital
Rotherham General Hospital is a modern, progressive hospital, situated two miles south of Rotherham town centre in pleasant suburban surroundings. The first phase of the development opened in 1978, phase two in 1984 and two major capital schemes, forming phase three, were completed towards the end of 1994. A major refurbishment of the main entrance area carried out in 1999 in partnership with the private sector resulted in the Trust now possessing some of the best reception facilities in the country; supported by cafes, major retail units and a cash-point machine. In addition the new ‘Lord Scarbrough Macmillan Suite’ has now been completed and has been helping patients since September 2005.
Another addition will be a pathology unit that will offer brand new accommodation and expansion to the department. The centre was completed in 2007 and offers much needed extra space for the Pathology unit's varied and vital work
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Rotherham see the School of Primary Care site
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire. It is so named because of its origins in a field on the River Sheaf that runs through the city.
Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wide economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is estimated at 530,300 people and it is one of the eight largest English cities outside London, which form the English Core Cities Group. The wider Sheffield Urban Area, which extends beyond the city proper, has a population of 640,720.
Sheffield obtained world-wide recognition during the 19th century for its production of steel. Many innovations in the industry were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel. This fuelled an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution. It gained its city charter in 1893 and became officially titled the City of Sheffield. International competition caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, and at the same time the nearby national coal industry collapsed, affecting Sheffield's population.
The beginning of the 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in many UK cities, including Sheffield. The overall economy experienced steady growth averaging around five per cent annually and, as such, has been growing at a higher rate than has been experienced in Yorkshire and the Humber in general.
The city is geographically diverse, located at the confluence of five rivers, with much of the city having been built on hillsides with views into the city centre or out to the countryside. With an estimated total of over two million trees, Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe: 61% of the city is greenspace.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five NHS adult hospitals in Sheffield. That means that they look after and run the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford hospitals. The hospitals specialise in adult care but do also look after women during childbirth and care for very young, ill and premature babies. After this, the hospitals provide only limited services for children, treating around 4,500 children each year, mainly in the dental hospital and ophthalmology departments.
Northern General Hospital
The Northern General Hospital, situated in the north of Sheffield, is home to the city's adult accident and emergency department. A separate accident and emergency department for children can be found at the Sheffield Children's Hospital.
The Northern General is the largest hospital campus within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spanning around 95 acres. It is situated approximately five miles from the hospitals at the central campus and is easily accessed via the M1 motorway. The hospital has over 1100 beds and employs more than 5,500 staff. Together with the other hospitals managed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, a wide range of specialist services are provided including Orthopaedics, Renal, Heart and Lung services and a state of the art, purpose built Spinal Injuries Unit.
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
The Hospital is situated a mile from the city on the Trust's central campus. Nearly 4,500 staff work at the Royal Hallamshire in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical roles. The Hallamshire was officially opened in 1978 and celebrates its 30th birthday in 2008. The hospital has around 850 beds for the care of inpatients and a number of specialist outpatient clinics including a prosthetic eye department and specialist ophthalmology centre. An NHS Walk in Centre and Minor Injuries Unit offer services for people with small injuries that that can be treated without the need for emergency care.
The Jessop Wing was opened in 2001 to cater for women's medical needs all in one building. The £27 million development brings together the old Jessop Hospital for Women and the women's services that were previously provided at the Northern General Hospital. The Jessop Wing has 262 beds, including 25 labour ward bedrooms for women about to give birth. Services offered in the Jessop Wing include:
- Assisted Conception
Weston Park Hospital
Weston Park Hospital specialises in the treatment of cancer and is one of three purpose built specialist cancer (or oncology) hospitals in the United Kingdom.
Patients are referred to the hospital for a full range of non-surgical cancer services, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy from the South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire catchment area of two million people.
In April 1995, Weston Park was designated a cancer centre and the surrounding district hospitals became cancer units. This was on the back of recommendations from a government report called the Calman Hine Report, the purpose of which was to provide a uniformly high standard of care as close to the patient's home as possible.
Cancer units now provide services for the more common cancers including breast, lung and colorectal cancer whilst the cancer centres (including Weston Park) provide these services plus more specialist services for complex conditions for patients from the whole region.
The hospital is divided into two directorates: Chemotherapy Services and Radiation Services. Both services are managed by a team who can make local decisions in a timely manner and are led by clinical directors who are also part of the wider hospital trust management team.
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Opened over 50 years ago in 1953 to provide specialist dental services for around 538,000 people in Sheffield and the surrounding districts.
In 1966 the hospital was extended and has recently undergone a redevelopment programme. It is a dental teaching hospital linked to the University School of Clinical Dentistry, which has an intake of 50 undergraduates per year and is currently expanding its postgraduate and research activities.
The Dental Hospital is next to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital as well as being within the University campus. It incorporates the Schools of Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and Dental Technology, and provides training for Dental Nurses.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Trust is one of only eight specialist children's hospitals in the country and represents a unique combination of facilities, expertise and understanding. The hospital provides specialist care from birth to 16 years of age with the primary catchment area being the North Trent region but also having some patients referred from all over the country.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Sheffield see the School of Primary Care site
Airedale covers a mixed urban and rural area in West and North Yorkshire, including the southern Dales, Bronte country and the towns of Bingley, Earby, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Skipton and Settle. This gives doctors a chance to live and work in an area of outstanding beauty but also to experience both urban and rural settings. There are excellent road and rail links to Leeds and Manchester.
Airedale NHS Trust – Airedale General Hospital
Airedale General Hospital, is a District General Hospital built on a greenfield site and opened in 1970. The Hospital is well maintained and has been substantially upgraded in the past five years. It is situated in the countryside between Skipton and Keighley. It is on good rail and road links to major cities and the Lake District. The main road links are with the M1 at Leeds (25 miles), the M62 at Bradford (15 miles) and the M6 at Preston (25 miles). In addition to Bradford and Leeds there are good shopping centres and cultural facilities at Ilkley (7 miles), Skipton (5 miles) and Harrogate (20 miles).
Residence within ten miles of the Hospital affords a wide choice of pleasant surroundings at Bingley, Keighley, Haworth, Ilkley and Skipton as well as many small country villages. There are comprehensive state education facilities available at Bingley, Keighley, Skipton and Ilkley and independent schools at Giggleswick, Settle, Cross Hills, Bradford, Ilkley and Leeds.
The acute and out patient services include an Accident and Emergency Department, out patient services, critical care areas (Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care), a modern Operating Suite with seven main theatres, dedicated obstetric and trauma theatres and a satellite treatment suite. Other specialist areas include a special care baby unit and neonatal intensive care, cardiac catheter suite, endoscopy and colposcopy suite, a diabetes centre and a haematology and medical oncology day unit. There are in- patient, day care and private wards. All surgical, obstetric, medical, elderly and orthopaedic wards are on site together with a pre-admission unit. The diagnostic imaging includes state of the art computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound.
Acute and older peoples’ mental health services are provided on site but managed by Bradford District Care Trust. There is a wide range of therapy services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics and speech and language therapy, which are provided on an integrated primary and community care basis. Additional services are provided from community hospitals in Skipton, Bingley, Ilkley and Keighley.
In 2003 Airedale General Hospital was named by the Dr Foster Guide as equal top District General Hospital in England. In the 2004 Guide we were named top Hospital in England for patient satisfaction and top in the Northern and Yorkshire Region for the lowest Hospital mortality figures. In 2005 the Trust was commended by Dr Foster as the best smaller hospital of the year.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Airedale see the School of Primary Care site
Bradford is an exciting city, offering the challenges of ethnic diversity. The socioeconomic deprivation of the inner city contrasts with pleasant semi-rural areas. Local attractions include the best curries in the world, the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, the Hockney Gallery, the World Heritage Site in Saltaire, cinemas and theatres and easy access to clubbing in Leeds and walking in the Dales (or even both, if you can stand the pace). Housing is affordable here.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the first wave of Foundation Trusts from 1st April 2004. It provides acute services for the City of Bradford and the surrounding areas. There are two large general hospitals: Bradford Royal Infirmary ( beds) and St Luke’s Hospital (  beds); the Maternity Services are centralised at Bradford Royal Infirmary with  beds which includes neonatal, giving a Trust total of . Outpatient facilities are in the Horton Wing at St Luke’s Hospital and Outpatients West at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Bradford has a very strong reputation for high quality teaching and this led to the University of Leeds Medical School expansion into Bradford. As a consequence the number of undergraduate medical students has risen dramatically and there are a number of innovative teaching programmes developing. A recently unified Department of Medical Education, based in the Fieldhouse Teaching Centre, supports both Undergraduate and Postgraduate activities. A substantial new building on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site has recently been completed to facilitate the transfer of all acute services to the one site. It is anticipated that outpatient services and some rehabilitation type inpatient beds will be based on the St Luke’s site.
All main specialties are represented in Bradford except Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery and Renal Transplantation, which are provided on a regional basis by other Trusts.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Bradford see the School of Primary Care site
Calderdale incorporates the towns of Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Traditionally, it was known for it's textiles industry facilitated by the rapidly running streams and rivers in the steep sided valleys which characterise the area. The stone built towns and villages nestle in the Pennines overlooked by high moors, making this an ideal base for outdoor pirsuits.
For the cultured mind there are several theatres and cinema's in the area, with the main centres of Leeds and Manchester less than an hour away.
Calderdale Royal Hospital
The Calderdale Royal Hospital is approximately 1.5 miles south of Halifax town centre and was one of the country’s first PFI hospitals. It opened its doors to patients in April 2001. It is part of the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (attained in August 2006) and the Trust serves a population of around 420,000 people.
CRH has 240 beds for Medicine and Elderly including provision for a Medical Assessment Unit, Rehabilitation and an Acute Stroke Unit. Consultants staff the department with expertise in Cardiology, Care of the Elderly, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Neurology, Palliative Care, Respiratory, Rheumatology and we have a visiting Renal Physician.
We have an excellent daily lunchtime teaching programme, comprising MRCP, X-ray teaching, Care of the Elderly meeting, Grand round and Medical meeting. The Associate RCP Tutor, Dr Rob Marshall organises a weekly/ twice weekly PACES teaching. Dr Karen Goodman is RCP Tutor for Calderdale.
Single or married accommodation is usually available (modern flats and 2-3 bed roomed houses) within a few minutes walk of the Hospital. All residences have standard facilities.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Calderdale see the School of Primary Care site
In addition to the main town, Huddersfield encompasses a wide variety of urban and sub-urban areas and many small towns and villages, including Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden and Paddock. Despite its industrial connotations the area is one of outstanding natural beauty and is well known for its musical, cultural and sporting traditions.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust is proud of it’s three star performance rating and became a Foundation Trust on 1 August 2006. The Trust provides 24 hour acute healthcare services to more than 420,000 people in the two areas served by the Metropolitan Boroughs of Calderdale and Kirklees, with some of its services provided to a much a wider population. The Trust has three hospitals serving this attractive part of Yorkshire.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary opened in 1965 but has been updated and added to over the years. A significant amount of money has been spent on a women’s unit on the infirmary site upgrading the maternity wards, a new oncology/haematology ward to strengthen cancer services, a new nursery and crèche, extension of the Accident and Emergency department and new theatres. The pathology laboratory services have also been consolidated. A new urology and surgical assessment unit is being developed. In addition the Trust has bought the Acre Mill site opposite the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and is looking to develop services on the site as part of its service and estates strategy. The Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has around 420 beds. There are 239 beds for Medicine and Elderly including provision for a Medical Assessment Unit and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit. Consultants staff the department with expertise in Cardiology, Care of the Elderly, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Neurology, Palliative Care, Respiratory, Rheumatology and we have a visiting renal physician. There are excellent Postgraduate facilities at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. There are joint meetings for hospital staff and general practitioners. The elderly and medical department both hold weekly lunchtime clinical meetings and have regular audit meetings.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Huddersfield see the School of Primary Care site
Leeds is a thriving, lively, cosmopolitan city, home to Harvey Nicks and Harry Ramsdens, with such diverse attractions as the West Yorkshire Playhouse, waterfront cafes, wine bars, Victorian shopping arcades and a certain football team. It is a city of varieties!
Capital of the North, Leeds is also the hub of Yorkshire with excellent road and rail access. The Dales, the Peak District, historic York and Ripon are all within an hour’s drive and the beaches at Scarborough and Filey are not far away. Central London can be reached in less than 2 hours by train.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
This is a large 1,300 bedded teaching hospital situated in the centre of Leeds adjacent to the Leeds Medical and Dental School. The hospital is also the Regional Centre for Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Trauma. The hospital provides weekly, protected teaching sessions relevant to the MRCP in addition to running an excellent course for the PACES exam. Most medical departments run active teaching programmes for postgraduate staff and students, together with departmental MDT, audit and governance meetings.
This large teaching hospital is just 2 miles from the city centre. It is the regional centre for a number of specialties. Many medical subspecialties have cross-site activities and educational opportunities. There is an extensive and spacious library on site in the Clinical Sciences Building with a CD Rom literature searching system. Over 300 journals are taken and there are over 5,500 books. This library will also arrange loans from the Medical School Library (l mile away) and the National Lending Library at Boston Spa. The hospital provides weekly, protected teaching sessions relevant to the MRCP in addition to running an excellent course for the PACES exam. Most medical departments run active teaching programmes for postgraduate staff and students, together with departmental MDT, audit and governance meetings.
Chapel Allerton Hospital
This hospital is situated to the north of the city approximately two miles from the LGI. The hospital has two Medicine for the Elderly wards, a stroke rehabilitation ward (for patients aged over 65), a Medical Rehabilitation ward, a Rheumatology ward and an Orthopaedic ward. The Hospital has facilities for out patients and day case surgery as well as a day hospital. The Hospital has a postgraduate centre and library.
This hospital is the main inpatient centre for Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, elective Orthopaedics and also a few Geriatric wards. The academic units of Rheumatology and Orthopaedics are located here and most of the associated post-graduate teaching occurs here. All Rheumatology outpatients are located on this site.
This is the Yorkshire Regional Radiotherapy / Oncology Centre situated five miles north of Leeds. The hospital treats over 5,000 new patients a year. The hospital has a library. A new oncology wing at St James’s Hospital will be completed in 2008, to enable centralisation of all oncology services.
This hospital, several miles east of the city centre provides extensive community facilities. The Cystic Fibrosis Unit is currently sited at Seacroft but is planned to move to the centralized respiratory service over the next year. There is an excellent outpatient department serving most specialties supported by a good range of diagnostic facilities at Seacroft including endoscopy, echocardiography and the majority of radiological techniques (excluding CT and MRI scans).
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Leeds see the School of Primary Care site
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust covers the towns of Dewsbury, Pontefract and Wakefield where the main hospitals are located. It is close to Leeds with good road links due to the network of motorways running through our area. The West Riding GP Programme has hospital posts in all of the sites of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract.
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed on April 1st 2002. The merger brought together the former Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust and Dewsbury Health Care NHS Trust. The Trust is about to enter a new era with circa £240 million PFI developments at Pinderfields and Pontefract - complementing the already award-winning facilities at Dewsbury.
Dewsbury and District Hospital
The hospital offers a comprehensive range of medical, rehabilitation and surgical specialties and the facilities and environment are of a high standard. Approximately 1700 staff are employed on the Dewsbury site, offering a wide range of high quality services, primarily to the residents of North Kirklees, a population of 176,000. Our population is diverse, with approximately 11% coming from ethnic minority groups. A significant amount of investment has recently been put into further development of services at Dewsbury.Medicine and Elderly Medicine are integrated. The Medical Directorate has eight wards and a total of (211 beds) including acute elderly, admissions, various medical subspecialties, rehabilitation & palliative care.
Pinderfields General Hospital and Wakefield Hospice
Pinderfields General Hospital is a 500 bedded District General Hospital based on the western side of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust patch. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of medical, rehabilitation and surgical specialties to the residents of Wakefield Metropolitan District and neighbouring communities. Some specialised services, particularly Burns and Spinal Injuries are provided as regional specialties. As part of the interim service changes which will need to happen for the Hospital Development to progress, Pinderfields Hospital will see major changes. A modular Outpatients Unit opened in January 2003 providing a high standard of accommodation. It replaces the old facilities previous provided on Princess Mary Wing for surgery and medicine and also incorporates outpatient services for women’s health. Recent innovative changes have been a state of the art gastroenterology unit and the introduction of a new model of care for older patients resulting in dramatically reduced hospital admissions.
Juniors enjoy working at Pinderfields, each having an educational supervisor who offers support along with other senior staff including the Royal College Tutor. Teaching is very high on the list of priorities, with medical and dental students in regular attendance, and there are daily educational events such as Grand rounds and Journal club. Audit meetings are held monthly and each junior is encouraged to complete an audit.
The postgraduate department is very active providing induction for all medical staff and an environment that encourages learning (eg bleep free educational meetings). 24 hour library access is made available to all. The hospital has an excellent record with exams particularly PACES (being an examination centre). There are excellent library facilities, with large numbers of computer points and networked printers are available. Library induction programmes are offered to new members of staff upon request and training is available on how to conduct literature searches using electronic databases.
Pontefract General Infirmary
Pontefract General Infirmary is a District General Hospital based on the eastern side of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust patch. The hospital traditionally serves Pontefract and Castleford along with several small towns, totalling a catchment population of approximately 183,000. The hospital, with just under 400 beds, provides a good range of general medical and surgical specialties, including the provision of maternity services for both Pontefract and Wakefield. A new Ante-Natal Day Unit is now up and running and provides an excellent service to women with complications of pregnancy in a modern and well-equipped unit. The hospital is part of the Hospitals Developments Project, which will bring major redevelopment of the Pontefract site including new ACAD facilities, the development of a rehabilitation institute and 24-hour A&E provision. There are currently 211 acute medical beds at Pontefract General Infirmary. These include a Coronary Care Unit with five monitored beds and a 27 bed Medical Admissions Unit.
The medical education centre offers a comprehensive range of Postgraduate and undergraduate training services. Core curriculum lectures are held most Thursdays. MDT meetings are held on a regular basis in Lung; Respiratory/Pathology, dermatology/Histopathology. MRCP and MRCGP Tutorials are held weekly. The Integrated Medicine team meet on Monday lunchtime. Medical Audits are held monthly. Occasionally these are conducted Trust wide via video conference links. CMT trainees are expected to participate in any research & audit projects being undertaken by the Consultants. Junior and Senior staff collaborate in presentation and discussion at a monthly half day audit meeting. X-ray meetings are held on Friday lunchtime. There is an opportunity for the CMT trainees to take part in the management process by acting as the junior representative on the management team. Regular appraisal and career guidance is considered an integral part of the training. An appointee’s consultant carries out the appraisal, taking also the role of educational supervisor. Counselling is offered by two of the consultants if any points raised by the appraisal require further discussion. In addition a mentoring opportunity is offered to all junior staff in the hospital.
GP Specialty Training Programme
For details of the scheme based in Mid Yorkshire see the School of Primary Care site