Luton & Dunstable

The local college tutor is:
Dr R. Shukla.

Luton & Dunstable

Luton and dunstable provides care for just over 350,000 people in bedfordshire and hertfordshire.

There are 13 full time consultants supervising four permanent EBH trainees and 2-3 Norwich trainees. Trainees benefit from a dedicated registrar office with four workstations and comprehensive teaching opportunities. Luton runs its own FRCR 2B course which has proved very popular with trainees both within and outside the deanery.

Luton offers a popular breast module which attracts trainees from across the deanery. Core and higher breast training is available at one of the largest screening centres in the country.

Luton is also the deanery’s main placement for paediatric rotations.

Trainees do one evening a week on call with one in four weekends.

Basildon

The local college tutor is:
Dr P. Tare.

Dr Sami Khan’s thursday evening 2B hot seat sessions…

Basildon University hospital is a large DGH in Essex with approximately 90,000 ED attendances per year and primarily serves a population of just over 400,000. Adjacent to our main hospital is the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC), which offers cardiothoracic radiology training and Cardiac MR / Cardiac CT reporting.

The hospital boasts good links with UCL medical school and we hold regular medical student radiology workshops throughout the year. Currently these are based on xray interpretation but keen trainees are welcome to develop their own teaching sessions.

There are four permanent EBH trainees and one visiting trainee from Norwich academy on a DGH placement. We are taught by a team of 26 radiology consultants and a consultant sonographer.

Trainees at Basildon enjoy the regular Thursday evening 2B teaching sessions provided by Dr Sami Khan, which is open to all trainees in the deanery to attend (6pm till late…).

There are expansion plans in the pipeline to upgrade the radiology suite into an open plan workstation area and new PACS software is being procured. The Essex ‘Success Regime’ will soon bring Southend and Chelmsford hospitals into a close relationship which will be bound to benefit local trainees in terms of case exposure.

Trainees currently do one evening a week and 1 in 6 Saturdays with no prospective cover.

Southend

The local college tutor is:
Dr M. Aslam.

Southend General

Southend hospital is a large DGH situated in Essex and enjoys good transport links with London and scenic views of the Thames estuary. Despite the pier no longer being a feature, the promenade in the summer is still a major attraction.

Our hospital is a substantial cancer centre and we offer all DGH and major specialities except neurosurgery and cardiothoracics.

Southend is a breast screening unit with three dedicated consultants.

There are 13 full time and 3 part time consultants supervising three permanent EBH trainees and one visiting from Norwich.

The current SpR’s are very proactive and run a Thursday weekly anatomy teaching for the ST1’s between 2-5pm and a ‘hot seat – interesting cases session’ between 1-2pm, led by a rotating consultant.

Southend also run a FRCR 2B Long Case and Rapids course Rapid Reporting and Long case course for 2B FRCR and a hands-on MSK Ultrasound course.

Our local teaching database contains over 3000 cases.

Trainees at Southend do prospective cover one evening per week and 1 in 4 Saturdays.


Harlow

The local college tutor is:
Dr T. Sikdar.

Princess Alexandra

The Princess Alexandra Hospital located in Harlow, Essex is a 460 bed acute district general hospital serving a local population of 350,000 people. The hospital has one of the busiest Emergency departments in the country with over 110,00 attendances per year. The Trust also comprises of two other sites, St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping and Herts & Essex Hospital, both of which provide outpatient and rehabilitation services.

Lying almost equidistant between London and Cambride, the hospital is served by excellent road and public transport links, making it highly accessible throughout the deanery.

The Radiology department comprises of 13 Consultant Radiologists and 2 full-time EBH trainees as well as two visiting trainees from within the region. The Consultant-to-trainee ratio allows for excellent close supervision and training opportunities on a daily basis. Plain film teaching is also delivered on a weekly basis. Trainees are taught in a supportive environment with enthusiastic Consultants and helpful auxillary staff, all of whom are well versed in accomodating trainees.

The department has a strong emphasis on IR and musculoskeletal radiology, with a high volume of workload in these disciplines providing a wealth of hands-on experience for any trainee.

The department is only one of few DGHs to perform spinal intervention making it a unique training opportunity. The interventional department will also be expanding its services by integrating with the Essex vascular network further enhancing the training experience for any visiting trainee.

Trainees do one evening a week on call with 1 in 4 weekends.

Colchester

The local college tutor is:
Dr S. Rao.

Colchester

Coming soon…

Chelmsford

The local college tutor is:
Dr B. Chahil.

Chelmsford

Chelmsford is a large DGH with 13 full time and 2 part time radiology consultants.

At present there are two trainees which will be increasing to four in the coming academic year. Local teaching sessions will be arranged and tailored towards the trainee and they will join the rest of the EBH deanery trainees for regional anatomy teaching and physics.

Our department currently utilises 2 x 128 slice CT scanners and 1 x1.5T MRI scanners with plans for a new 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners well underway.

Beside general radiology Chelmsford offers MSK, GI, IR, Urology, Breast, H&N modules and we are looking forward to opening a new interventional suite in January 2017.

Beyond academia trainees can also look forward to abundant shopping facilities (designer stores and John Lewis) and a multitude of fine restaurants and excellent pubs with several being awarded Michelin stars. Chelmsford boasts an easy commute from London and access to Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres. The beautiful countryside and excellent grammar and private schools will be an attraction to young families.


West Herts

The local college tutor is:
Dr S. Patel.

Watford General

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in West Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. We also offer a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

Our hospitals are a great place to live and work. We are surrounded by the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and there are a wide variety of leisure and recreation facilities locally. Some of the best primary, secondary and grammar schools nationally are also found within our locality.

We will become part of the East of England Training Scheme from September 2017, supporting both core radiology training and there are opportunities for higher level training in a variety of subspecialties (GI, GU, MSK, Gynaecology, Respiratory, Intervention, Breast, Oncoradiology and Emergency)
We also form a core part of the final year UCL medical undergraduate curriculum, aimed at increasing exposure of medical undergraduates to clinical radiology and promoting understanding of the role of clinical radiologists in today’s healthcare environment.

We manage three hospitals

Watford General Hospital: Watford is at the heart of the Trust’s acute emergency services – the core location for inpatient emergency care, and for all patients who need the specialist emergency facilities. It also provides elective care for higher risk patients, together with a full range of outpatient and diagnostic services. There are c.600 beds and 9 theatres (including 1 local theatre). Watford is also the focus of the Trust’s Women’s and Children’s services including neonatal care.

Hemel Hempstead Hospital: Hemel Hempstead has a 24/7 urgent care centre and offers diagnostic services, including US, CT, MRI and core pathology, and an outpatient service that sees in excess of 100,000 out patients per year. It also provides stroke rehabilitation beds and intermediate care beds on site.

St Albans City Hospital: St Albans is the Trust’s elective care centre. It provides a wide range of elective care (both inpatient low risk surgery and day-case) and a wide range of outpatient and diagnostic services with in excess of 70,000 outpatient appointments. It has 40 beds and 6 theatres and a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) and Breast Services are based here.

All three sites have very good transport links, which are being further optimised as part of the new Watford Health Campus development. At Watford General Hospital, this includes a new link road with the M1 and the new Croxley Rail Link, diverting the London Underground Metropolitan line, to directly serve the hospital.

Our radiology Department is staffed by a team of 20 radiologists 08.00 – 20.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 – 13.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Emergency CT scans out of hours are provided by an outside teleradiology service.

If you have any further queries please free to contact us

Dr Shilpan Patel (Consultant Radiologist with an interest in oncoradiology, GI and GU radiology) – shilpan.patel@nhs.net
Dr Sonia Narula (Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Breast and Cross- sectional Radiology) – snarula@nhs.net

Lister

The local college tutor is:
Dr S. Williams.

Coming soon…