Dermatology

This is a 4 year training programme (entry at ST3) leading to CCT in Dermatology. Training takes place in 2
hospital Trusts in the Thames Valley region.

Trainees will undertake posts in the Churchill Hospital Oxford (part of the Oxford University Hospitals Trust) and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Each trainee will work for a total of 2 years 8 months in Oxford
and 16 months in Reading. Although trainees will rotate principally between Oxford and Reading
there is a potential that trainees will be placed at other hospitals in the future if training
opportunities arise.

Training Locations

Training is led by 8 consultants. There are usually 4 registrars in post. Training is principally out patient based and clinics take place in a purpose-built building, which houses the department of dermatology. Part of the rotation will include clinics held in the Horton Hospital Banbury. There are general clinics, tumour clinics and a wide range of subspecialty clinics. The tumour clinics run broadly on a “one-stop model” with surgical teams working alongside so that patients can be seen and treated at a single visit. When in-patient care is needed, patients are admitted to beds on the nearby infectious diseases unit.

Teaching

The academic/teaching programme in Oxford includes a monthly meeting covering research/topic reviews/audit/journal club. There are regular clinical and dermatopathology teaching sessions. There is monthly Regional meeting including clinical/pathology cases and guest speakers. There is protected time for the monthly regional training afternoon for registrars on curricular topics and also for attendance at the monthly Section of Dermatology clinicopathology meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. There is a well equipped library and all registrars have office space and computer. Clinical research is encouraged.

Banding is presently 1B (40%)

Training is led by 5 consultants. There are 2 registrars in post. Clinics are held in the Royal Berkshire hospital and in 2 community based locations. Clinics are held in the general dermatology, operative/surgical dermatology )(run on a one stop see and treat model), paediatric dermatology, vulval dermatology and male genital disorders. There are Joint specialist clinics with rheumatology, HIV & GUM. There are weekly MDT meetings.

Teaching

The academic programme in Reading includes monthly teaching clinic & histology meeting bi monthly journal club/audit/topic reviews. There is protected time for attendance at the monthly Regional Meetings in Oxford, the monthly regional training afternoon for all registrars and also for attendance at the monthly Section of Dermatology clinicopathology meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. There is an active Postgraduate Centre. All registrars have desk space and computer.

Banding: None. There is no out of hours on call during this part of the rotation.