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Speciality: Otolaryngology ENT

Programme Description
GMC Reference: EOS/461

The East of Scotland provides wide-ranging and comprehensive experience in Otolaryngology for Specialist Registrars at all levels of training.

The rotation encompasses four main centres in the East and North of Scotland, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh & Inverness, three of which are university teaching hospitals, the fourth of which has a major regional teaching commitment to a university.

The 16 registrars on the rotation would expect to work in at least two of the regional centres at some point during their six years of training. Rotational arrangements are made largely at the request of the trainees and also taking into account their training requirements and subspecialty interests.

Extensive experience in Head and Neck Surgery, Otology, Paediatrics and Rhinology would be expected but exposure to facial plastic surgery, skull base surgery and remote and rural practice are also significant parts of the rotation.

There are monthly regional educational and training days which cover Head and Neck, Rhinology, Otology Facial Plastics, Paediatrics and Professional Skills and Behaviour. There are also regular locally run temporal bone study days, FESS training days, Facial plastics and rhinoplasty days, which are subsidised by a local endowment fund.  Trainees are expected to take an active part in research, publication and audit.

There is a twice yearly meeting of the regional training committee and annual formal assessment of the trainees via a formal presentation and interview.

Research - There are excellent facilities for clinical research and audit in each of the centres and a good track record of publications.



Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Belford Hospital, Fort William, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, East Lothian Community Hospital, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SF, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, Stracathro Hospital, Angus, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway, Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin, Lauriston Building, Edinburgh

Raigmore Hospital in Inverness

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen

Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

St John’s Hospital in Livingston

Lauriston Building in Edinburgh

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: National
Administration office East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Adam Hill
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Russell Duncan
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Committee on Surgical Training (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Julie Campbelton
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, 102 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Richard Adamson
Quality of Training Quality Management

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