This section features information on training programmes and posts offered:
Advanced Hepatology Training posts - 2019 entry
These ATPs are approved for advanced training in Hepatology, including experience in a transplant unit, with a view to subspecialty accreditation providing other requirements are met. They are not just for aspiring transplant hepatologists – equally valid for DGH Hepatology but some will be better suited. Posts are recruited through a standardised national process hosted by Health Education South London. The recruitment window will open in November for 4 weeks and interviewing will be during the 2nd half of January 2019 with interviewers from the host centres, typically a panel of 4 or 5. Posts will commence in line with the national rotation date for Gastroenterology. Of note academic trainees ie those holding an NTN(A), typically in a CL post, do not require an ATP year outwith their CL but must ensure 3 m in a transplant centre.
The posts are aimed primarily at trainees who will be entering ST6 although entry at ST5 or ST7 is also permissible. Trainees need to complete the 12 months in order for the post to count towards accreditation. If a trainee exits a post early due to unforeseen circumstances (eg pregnancy, but not research) the trainee can be re-accommodated in the post on return from leave without the need for re-application. Trainees should not apply if their CCT date will not allow post completion – further advice should be sought from the parent TPD/LETB. Regarding LTWT, at 60% a trainee will have to do the post twice (and will be re-accommodated automatically). At 80% a trainee will be deemed to have completed the post after 12 m but accreditation will require in addition 14 m whole time equivalent of Hepatology training (minimum 6 m level 1) prior to CCT. If a successful candidate leaves their parent LETB an OOPT form will be required for LETB admin purposes.
Trainees are encouraged to contact individual host centres if require specific information. Of note there is usually only a short window between offer and acceptance (48 hours).
|Lead Centre||Transplant Unit||
Duration of training
|Edinburgh (x2 posts)||Edinburgh||12 (6 m tx)||Peter Hayesemail@example.com|
|Sheffield (x2 posts)||Leeds||6||Dermot Gleesonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Plymouth (x2 posts)||King's||6||
|Royal Free (+ RL)||Royal Free||6||Raj Mookerjeeemail@example.com|
|Royal London||Royal Free||6||Vikram Sharma||Vikram.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|King's (+ St M)||King's||6||Michael Heneghanemail@example.com|
|St Mary's||King's||6||Heather Lewis||Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org|