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Speciality: Haematology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/422

The East of Scotland programme is based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, with rotation to Perth Royal infirmary for DGH experience. There is a three month induction given to laboratory aspects of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, and frequent rotations covering in-patients, day- patients and laboratory. There are frequent teaching opportunities including a weekly journal club, educational meeting and morphology meeting. There is a weekly teaching session aimed towards subsequent MRCPath exams facilitated by consultant staff.

In years 4 and 5 rotations to the national allogeneic stem cell transplant centre and to Paediatric Haematology in Aberdeen are organised. Each trainee has a dedicated educational supervisor and there are frequent opportunities for audit and research.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The East Region of Scotland Deanery involves Tayside, which is a beautiful area to live and work within. It has varied geography and offers diverse interests for individuals and families, from a thriving city life in Dundee to outdoor activities in Angus, Perthshire and North Fife. It has good road and rail networks to the other areas of Scotland. The quality of life in Tayside is excellent with easy access to beautiful countryside for sport and leisure as well as world-renowned facilities for golf.

Training within the East Region of Scotland Deanery is trainee focused with attention to individual trainee needs and aspirations. Ninewells is a University teaching hospital with opportunities to become involved in research.

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

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General, Glasgow, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary

Ninewells Hospital (Dundee)

Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

Gartnavel General Hospitals (Beatson Oncology BMT Unit), Glasgow

East of Scotland Regional Transfusion Centre (SNBTS) at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

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 November 2008
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/haematology.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Christine Ferguson, Training Programme Administrator
Address: NHS Education for Scotland 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW
Tel: 0141-223-1528
Email: christine.ferguson@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Sudhir Tauro
Address: Dr Sudhir Tauro Consultant Dept of Haematology Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY
Tel:
Email: sudhirtauro@nhs.net
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