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Speciality: Endocrinology and Diabetes

Programme Description
GMC Reference: WOS/412

The West of Scotland Training Programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes is well established and covers all of the sub-specialist disciplines necessary to successfully obtain a CCT in Diabetes & Endocrinology. The specialty is predominantly out-patient based with an in-patient commitment to General Internal Medicine. In addition to clinical training, the West of Scotland also offers ample opportunities in the Academic aspects of Diabetes & Endocrinology with active research programmes being provided by a number of Senior Academics with an established track record. Many previous trainees have taken advantage of the research opportunities available, usually leading to the award of an MD or PhD.

Specialty training: This commences at ST3 level and lasts 5 years for the majority of trainees, leading to dual accreditation in Diabetes and Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine. The first (ST3) year is primarily focused on Acute and General Medicine in a District General Hospital, although a basic grounding in general Diabetes and Endocrinology is also encouraged. Subsequent training in the sub-specialist aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology is delivered across the main Glasgow Teaching Hospitals (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary are the inpatient acute sites. When placed at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital you will expect to do outpatient clinics at Gartnavel General Hospital, New Victoria Infirmary and West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital. When at Glasgow Royal Infirmary you will expect to do clinics at Stobhill Ambulatory Care Hospital). These training sites offer excellent opportunities to gain sub-specialist training in the management of diabetic pregnancy, paediatric and adolescent diabetes, diabetic renal disease, diabetic neuropathy and foot problems, diabetic eye disease, thyroid problems, pituitary and adrenal disease, reproductive endocrinology, paediatric endocrinology, metabolic bone disease and the endocrine aspects of cancer.

An ongoing commitment to training in acute and general medicine continues during this phase of training. Attachments to Intensive Care, Coronary Care and District General Hospitals take place in the latter stages of training.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The specialty is predominantly out-patient based with an in-patient commitment to General Internal Medicine.  The West of Scotland also offers ample opportunities in the Academic aspects of Diabetes & Endocrinology with active research programmes being provided by a number of Senior Academics with an established track record.  Many previous trainees have taken advantage of the research opportunities available, usually leading to the award of an MD or PhD.

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

University Hospital Ayr, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Forth Valley Royal Hospital - FVRH, Gartnavel General, Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley , The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow , Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow, University Hospital Wishaw

 

Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow                                                                                Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow                                                                                          Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital                                          

Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow                                                                                               Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert                                                                                   Ayr Hospital, Ayr                                                                                                       Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock                                                                                Monklands District General Hospital, Airdrie                                                               Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride                                                                                      Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley                                                                                 Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock                                                                                Dumfries & Galloway Royal Hospital, Dumfries

 

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office West of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr David Marshall
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 http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/postgraduate/endocrinology_and_diabetes_mellitus.asp
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Sarah McNeil
Address: NES, 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1410
Email: sarah.mcneil@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Andrew Kernohan
Address: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Tel:
Email: Andrew.Kernohan@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
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