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Speciality: Gastro-enterology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/413

The East deanery gastroenterology programme offers training in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. There is a strong relationship with the national liver transplant service and a satellite liver transplant clinic provides transplant hepatology experience.

The rotation comprises a five year programme based in Ninewells Hospital Dundee with further gastroenterology and general medical experience obtained at Perth Royal Infirmary and Stracathro Hospital.

The gastroenterology unit comprises of a 30 bedded mixed gastroenterology ward, and a modern endoscopy suite.

The unit provides training in all aspects of therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP, EUS, and Endoscopic mucosal resection. A diagnostic capsule endoscopy service delivers experience to trainees.

Trainees will have attachments to hepatology, upper GI cancer and therapeutic endoscopy teams as well as experience in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.
Tayside has a mature home parenteral nutrition service. We have close ties with interventional radiology, colorectal, hepatobilary and upper GI surgical services. There is a vibrant research programme within a world renowned biomedical unit at the University of Dundee. Research programmes include cancer biology, epidemiology of liver disease, and endoscopic training.


Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

Tayside offers a high quality of living in both urban and rural areas, with excellent cultural, sporting and outdoor pursuits.

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Stracathro Hospital, Angus

Ninewells Hospital Dundee

Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth

Stracathro Hospital, By Brechin

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Professor Graham Leese
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Kathleen Forsyth, Training Programme Administrator
Address: NHS Education for Scotland 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW
Tel: 0141-223-1415
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Max Groome
Address: Dr Max Groome Consultant Department of Gastroenterology Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY
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