The Leeds and West Yorkshire scheme is one of the country’s largest and among the very best. We strive to provide a holistic training experience, tailored to the personal needs of each trainee. Our current establishment comprises approximately 90 trainees (including 6 dedicated Interventional Radiology training posts and 2 higher training posts in Interventional Neuroradiology) . We have an annual intake of approximately 15 StRs a year.
The scheme is based around the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology Academy located at the Leeds General Infirmary. This facility has been developed to offer innovative training methods specific to Clinical and Interventional Radiology. The Academy first opened in 2005 and offers a huge range of facilities, including multipurpose lecture and tutorial rooms, computer clusters, dedicated teaching rooms and a skills laboratory boasting a huge array of interventional and diagnostic simulators.
Trainees rotate through clinical placements within departments throughout the region.
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals.
- Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
- Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
- Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
The majority of our training centres are large acute NHS Trusts offering a wide range of sub-speciality and general training in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. All our departments place a huge emphasis on teaching and training and all rank in the top 30% of the 2021 National GMC Training Survey for Radiology.
The combination of our excellent training centres and the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology Academy provides trainees the opportunity to make significant progress within the speciality, obtaining both knowledge and experiences far beyond those achievable from within a conventional training scheme. The huge breadth of exposure the training scheme provides ensures that our trainees exit the scheme among the very best trained and fully prepared for a highly successful career as a Consultant Radiologist.
The training scheme is led by Dr Hannah Lambie (Training Programme Director), Dr Rish Ratnalingam (Deputy TPD) and Dr Ian Craven (Radiology Academy Lead). The training scheme prides itself on producing high calibre trainees, including Gold Award recipients in 2016 and 2017 for the FRCR Part 2B.
Junior doctors interested in visiting the department or organising an experience of radiology to support their application for speciality training should direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other queries can be directed to Carol Bailey (Radiology Business Manager) or Jane Kaye (Academy Medical Administrator) . Further details can be found on the contacts page.