New August starters will begin on the first Wednesday of the month and ST 4+ trainees will rotate on the first Monday in September.
Each trainee during their 5 year programme will spend 1 year at the RVI (Newcastle), 1 year either at James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough) or Freeman Hospital (Newcastle) and 3 years rotating between 3 of the District Training Units every year. Usually trainees will remain in either the Southern Rotation with JCUH being the central unit or the Northern Rotation with Freeman being the central unit and the RVI is the focal point through which all trainees rotate. Trainees will be encouraged to undertake research during their programme with the possibility of counting 1 year towards their training.
Possible training sites include:
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Tyneside General Hospital
Wansbeck General Hospital
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Diabetes Centre
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside District Hospital
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Sunderland Royal Hospital
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The James Cook University Hospital
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Of Hartlepool
University Hospital of North Tees
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Darlington Memorial Hospital
University Hospital of North Durham
Rotations can be anywhere within the region and trainees will be allocated to a unit which best meets the individuals training requirements.