spacer
NHS Education for Scotland Logo

Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

Speciality: Intensive Care Medicine

Programme Description
GMC Reference: SES/370

The South-East Scotland Training Programme in Intensive Care Medicine offers training leading to either the standalone, Dual or Triple CCT in Intensive Care Medicine.

The training programme is flexible and will be directed to the training needs and interests of the individual. The scheme offers wide clinical experience in all areas of Adult General Intensive Care with opportunities to receive additional specialist training locally e.g. Paediatrics and Burns, or nationally, in a specific area of interest.

Training will be delivered in 4 Intensive care units in the South -East of Scotland (3 Edinburgh, 1 Fife):

the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Adult General, Trauma, Neurosciences, Cardiothoracics), the Royal Hospital for Children and Young Persons (Paediatric ICM), the Western General Hospital (Haem-oncology, general) and 

the district general Victoria Hospital (Adult General ICM) Kirkcaldy, Fife.

The Royal Infirmary, amongst other services, contains the major Trauma service for the area, the Regional Cardio-thoracic Unit, the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit and the Regional Neurosciences, Renal, Hepatobiliary and Vascular Surgical Units. The Western General Hospital houses the Regional Centres for Haematology, Oncology and Infectious Diseases. Trainees will experience different approaches to the way Critical Care is delivered whilst receiving a broad exposure to critical illness relating to multiple specialties.

The Victoria Hospital offers busy district general hospital ICM experience, plus ‘consultant-like’ experience in Stage 3 training.

All hospitals are actively involved in research. Supported by the University Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, there are enthusiastic academic consultants (Professors Tim Walsh, Peter Andrews and Kenny Baillie, Drs Nazir Lone and Anne-Marie Docherty) with principal interests in ICM, who have a record of high quality academic output. Trainees will be expected to take advantage of the research and audit opportunities available.

There are active regional and local teaching programmes with the regional course focussed towards sitting the FFICM Final Examination. Trainees are also encouraged to acquire skills relevant to Intensive Care, in particular focused echocardiography, bronchoscopy and diagnostic and procedural ultrasound.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

Living and working in the vibrant capital city of Scotland suits individuals of all tastes. There are excellent communication links with the rest of the UK. The city itself is renowned for its architecture and culture, culminating in the world famous Edinburgh festival in August. The Pentland Hills, coastal villages of Fife and Scottish ski resorts are only a short distance away for those with an interest in outdoor pursuits.

Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SF, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Training will be delivered in 4 Intensive care units in the South -East of Scotland (3 Edinburgh, 1 Fife):

the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Adult General, Trauma, Neurosciences, Cardiothoracics), the Royal Hospital for Children and Young Adults (Paediatric ICM), the Western General Hospital (Haem-oncology, general) and 

the district general Victoria Hospital (Adult General ICM) Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office South-East of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Adam Hill
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Mr Alastair Murray
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval December 2022
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Alan Summers
Address: NHS Education for Scotland. 2 Central Quay, 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 0141 223 1424
Email: alan.summers@nhs.scot
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Ben Slater
Address: Consultant Departments of Anaesthesia and Critical Care NHS Fife Victoria Hospital Hayfield Road Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Tel:
Email: ben.slater@nhs.scot
Quality of Training Quality Management

How to Apply



Search Specialty
Training Opportunities

Top