Regional Training Days

 

East/West Yorkshire

Regional training days are held monthly for Geriatric Medicine trainees (usually the last Wednesday of the month; no meeting in August). The venue varies from month to month, rotating through different hospitals in the region.

The aims of the training days are to provide deeper knowledge of curriculum areas, aid preparation for the Specialty Certificate Examination, allow registrars to meet and work together, and to raise the profile of research in the region and encourage registrar involvement.

Each training day typically covers one or two themes, covering a particular area of the curriculum in the form of lectures, workshops or small group work. They include trainee led sessions for which there is a timetable allocating trainees to dates. This could be a presentation relating to a specific area of the topic of the day, a case presentation or journal review etc. and should be agreed with the organiser of the meeting in advance.

Of the eleven training days, two are merged with the British Geriatric Society regional meetings (usually the March and September dates) organised by Dr Abhay Das (abhay.das@midyorks.nhs.uk).

Trainees are required to attend at least 70% of the training days, including at least one regional BGS meeting per year. Queries and apologies should be directed to Yvonne Sherrard (y.sherrard@nhs.net) who maintains the list of trainee emails and collates attendance information. Please let Yvonne know well in advance (at least one week) regarding planned attendance. 

 

2020 Schedule

(Last updated January 2020 – subject to change)

 29th Jan 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

  • Ageing and health
  • Basic science
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition
  • SCE revision 

26th Feb

York Teaching Hospital

 

  • Mental health

 

25th Mar

Pinderfields Hospital

29th Apr

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

 

  • Ethics and law

 

27th May

Hull Univeristy Teaching Hospital

 

  • Stroke and stroke rehabilitation

 

 24th Jun

Bradford Royal Infirmary

  • Multimorbidity
  • Frailty
  • Medicines
  • Biology of ageing

29th Jul

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

 

  • Palliative care
  • Public health

 

30th Sept

Pinderfields Hospital

28th Oct

Hull Univeristy Teaching Hospital

 

  • Acute geriatric medicine
  • Surgery and anaesthesia

 

25th Nov

Harrogate District Hospital

 

  • Rehabilitation
  • Continuing care

 

16th Dec

Calderdale Royal Infirmary

 

  • Acute presentations in the elderly

 

 

South Yorkshire

The training schedule is mapped to the curriculum so that all topics are covered over a three year cycle, allowing ample opportunity for trainees to receive training in each area. The training is usually held on alternate months and rotates between Sheffield and each district hospital on the training rotation.

Trainees are expected to be involved in organising the training days and in presenting at some. The training is MDT based and encompasses input from allied health professionals as well as medics. Consultants are welcome to attend but the training is specifically directed at the registrars. Once a year there is a research forum run by the lead clinician for research in Sheffield. Here, trainees present recent research and quality improvement work.

70% of the training days must be attended. Trainees are also encouraged to attend the regional BGS meetings, one of which is included in the training programme on an annual basis.

 

2019-2022 Schedule

Date

Location

Topic

2019

 

 

Tues 17th September

Sheffield

Continence

 

Thurs 28th November

Doncaster

Wound Care

Nutrition

Frailty & Acute Care

2020

 

 

Weds 15th January

Sheffield

 

Research

Stroke Care

 

 Thurs 26th March

Rotherham

Delirium

Dementia

Mental Capacity Act

Tues 19th May

Sheffield

Homeostasis

 

Weds 29th July

Barnsley

 

Falls

Syncope

Postural hypotension/Tilts

September - TBC

Pinderfields Hospital

Regional BGS Meeting

 

Tues 24th November

Grimsby

Osteoporosis

Orthogeriatrics

 

2021

 

 

Weds 20th January

Sheffield

Research

Stroke Care & Rehabilitation

Thurs 25th March

Doncaster

 

Community Services

Transfers of care & discharge planning

Person Centred Care

Tues 25th May

Sheffield

Palliative Care

 

Weds 28th July

Rotherham

Old age psychiatry

Complaints

Medical error

Consent

September - TBC

Pinderfields Hospital

Regional BGS Meeting

 

Thurs 25th November

Barnsley

Continence

Frailty

2022

 

 

Weds 18th January

Sheffield

Research Forum

 

Thurs 24th March

Grimsby

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Parkinson’s Disease & movement disorders

Tues 24th May

Sheffield

Perioperative Medicine

Surgical Liaison

 

 

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