Extended ITP Opportunities

Extended ITP Opportunities August 2023

 

 Improving Health & Care Systems, Clinical, Primary Care Research, Digital Health, Research & Educational

 

Job Descriptions/Advert

Job descriptions for all posts can be found here - https://madeinheene.hee.nhs.uk/general_practice/ngptp/Training-Posts/Extended-Integrated-Training-Posts

GP Doctors in training (DiT) are invited to apply for the following posts, please note different Ex ITPs fit in different parts of the training programme, check your individual stage of training against the details in the posts you wish to apply for.

 

 

Improving Health & Care Systems Integrated Training Posts (2 posts)

 

These posts are available for DiT’s to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. DiT’s must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.

 

 

Why apply for a post in Improving Health & Care Systems?

 (with placement to gain experience improving services in our placed based partnerships)

2 posts (1 based at Marine Avenue Medical Practice with North Tyneside and 1 at Teams Medical Practice with Gateshead )

  • These posts are an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience of supervised leadership work by being involved with projects to help improve patients care.  Find out how the work of place-based partnerships happens (these replace CCGs) and you would be involved with how we best provide services and pathways for patients with the resources we have.
  • This opportunity gives time to learn from those leading and gain invaluable practically experience doing leadership work which can be applied to many other leadership roles. This will include shadowing and being supervised by the clinical leaders, all GP trainers.
  • Extended training offers the opportunity to understand how the NHS works and be part of the decision making of the local health economy. It gives an excellent overview and enables a deep understanding of the curriculum area of how General Practice fits in the wider community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Care Research Integrated Training Post (Branch End Surgery & Garth Surgery) (one post at each location, 16 Months)

 

HEE NE GP doctors in training (DiT) are invited to apply for this unique 16-month Extended Integrated Training Post (ITP). Completing this post will result in your training programme being extended from 3 years to 3 years and 4 months, but during this time you will have had additional experience of clinical research in primary care. The post would be undertaken during the ST3 year and the applicants’ educational supervisor should be in support of the application.

 

The 16-month post will consist of one day per week working in research if the post is commenced at the start of ST3. If the post is commenced mid-way through ST3 it may involve more than one day per week to give equivalent research experience within the context of a 4-month extension to training. The research component of the post will be based in the following practice:

 

 

This practice is actively involved in clinical primary care research which has been adopted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The North East and North Cumbria Clinical Research Network (CRN) oversees and supports this research. This will give the participating GP DiT a unique opportunity to learn about and work with the CRN and to learn how NIHR-portfolio research is delivered and supported. This practice is also a recognised training practice and GP DiT will usually be based in the same practice for their clinical training (this is preferable but exceptional circumstances would be considered and if a training post were already filled a doctor may need to be based in a different training practice).

 

There are three stages to the Primary Care Clinical Research programme:

  • Brief e-learning introductory course
  • Two-day face-to-face or remote “Introduction to Research in the NHS” programme
  • Mentor-based learning based in the research-active practice.

 

During their time with the research team, participating GP DiT should gain practical experience of research and be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Process of reviewing suitability of protocol to study team/site. Including; estimating ability to recruit, filling in expressions of interest.
  • Review of study protocol and regulatory approvals; importance of adhering to the research protocol. This will include critical appraisal of research protocols.
  • Delegation of research tasks, who is responsible and use of delegation logs.
  • Principles of screening and recruiting for research trials.
  • Type and process of randomisation (if appropriate).
  • Informed consent process for research.
  • Processing samples.
  • Data quality and management.
  • Structure of Case Report Forms (CRFs).
  • Data confidentiality and Caldicott requirements.
  • Research documentation eg: source documentation and site files.
  • Where appropriate setting up and maintaining a database.
  • Process for reporting adverse events.
  • Data submission processes.

 

Appointees will be supported to undertake the Newcastle University Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research should they wish to do so.

 

 

Clinical Integrated Training Posts (Sexual Health or Palliative Care)

 

These posts are available for DiT to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. DiT must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.

 

Based on similar principles to the above ITPs, these posts will give candidates the opportunity to follow up an interest in a specialist area within their GP training programme and to gain additional qualifications.  You will be based 50% in General Practice and 50% in the specialist area.  You will be expected to undertake the relevant Diploma in the speciality. 

 

For the palliative care post, you will be based at the St Cuthbert’s Hospice, and The Broadway Medical Practice in Sunderland. The practice is actively involved in palliative care and management of frailty with close links with community partners and specialist palliative care. You will undertake the Diploma in Palliative Care at Teesside University (or equivalent) which is predominantly distance and clinical learning.  

 

For the sexual health post, you will be based at the New Croft Centre and a General Practice in Hexham.   You will undertake the FRSH Diploma and the STIF competencies.

The post is ideal preparation and training for a future career as a GP with a special interest in these areas

 

Palliative Care ITP: The Broadway Medical Practice, Sunderland and St Cuthbert’s Hospice Durham

Sexual Health ITP: New Croft Centre, Newcastle/ Burn Brae Medical Group, Hexham

 

 

 

Digital Health Integrated Training Posts (2 Posts)

 

These posts are available for DiT to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. DiT must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.

 

Are you interested in how technology can be used to improve care in General Practice? 

 

The NHS is on the cusp of an explosion in the use of technology in healthcare and the North East & North Cumbria is leading the way in Digital Health initiatives.

 

Here’s your chance to get involved in this exciting field as a GP in training and as part of your future practice. 

 

DiT pursuing this extended integrated training post in Digital Health will benefit from the following:

  • Mentorship from a named Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO)
  • Funded postgraduate CPD in Digital Health with Newcastle University
  • Opportunity to undertake a dedicated digital health project
  • Access to bespoke leadership development opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in and observe strategic decision-making in regional Digital Health

 

 

Research Integrated Training Post (up to 4 posts)

 

These posts provide the applicants with the opportunity to undertake supervised research relevant to general practice in collaboration with one of the local University departments.  This enables the applicant to study an area of professional/personal interest and to gain an additional qualification.  Research training is included in the post via supervision and accredited modules and no previous experience is required.  This is an ideal opportunity to consider a future in academic General Practice or simply to follow a particular area of interest.   After the first year of the Research ITP there is an opportunity to extend to a second year to complete a postgraduate qualification.

 

Based at a local training Practice and Newcastle, or Sunderland University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Integrated Training Post (North Tyneside)

 

The successful candidate will spend two days a week involved in different aspects of undergraduate teaching at Northumbria. You will deliver classroom, simulation and clinical teaching to students from all five years and across all the specialities. There will be the opportunity, with support from the team, to develop your own sessions and encouragement given to evaluate your interventions. You will also be actively involved in an educational evaluation or research project, including its writing up and submission. We support DiT who wish to present their study findings at conferences.You will also be enrolled at the University to complete the Certificate in Medical Education at Newcastle University with suitable time allotted to study and there is the opportunity to extend the post to a second year.The ITP will be very much part of the educational team at Northumbria working with others: Teaching Fellows – some on one year placements who teach as the main part of their job, Research Fellows who are here for longer doing MDs or PhDs for whom teaching is a smaller part of their job, Consultants – some of whom have a significant part of their job dedicated to undergraduate education, nursing staff and a fantastic administration team.

 

Based at Northumbria Base Unit Education Team at North Tyneside and Wansbeck General Hospitals and Sacriston Surgery

 

 

 

Education Integrated Training Post (Great North Children Hospital)

 

The successful candidate will spend four sessions a week in paediatric rheumatology, up to two clinical sessions - mostly new patient and outpatient clinics - and a minimum of two sessions educational; a mixture of hands on teaching, working on an educational project and attending educational events with the team. The dynamic nature and academic focus of the department means there is a wealth of opportunities to get involved with a diverse range of educational projects. You will be enrolled at the University to complete the Certificate in Medical Education at Newcastle University (or alternative if previously completed) with suitable time allotted to study and there is the opportunity to extend the post to a second year. No previous experience of paediatric rheumatology is necessary, and the clinical skills and knowledge gained will help you as a future GP with the common musculoskeletal complaints of both children and adults, as well as an in depth understanding of chronic disease management.

 

Based at Paediatric Rheumatology Department, Great North Children Hospital and Newcastle University and Greystoke, Morpeth

 

 

Education Integrated Training Posts (Newcastle Medical School)

 

Successful candidates will be part of the GP teaching team at Newcastle medical school which includes a dozen GPs, clinical teaching fellows and ITP GPSTs.  You will gain hands on teaching experience under supervision, such as weekly third year teaching in general practices, and fourth year teaching within the medical school.  You will be enrolled at the University to complete the Certificate in Medical Education at Newcastle University (or alternative if previously completed) with suitable time allotted to study and there is the opportunity to extend the post to a second year. You will be mentored and supervised by a senior member of the primary care teaching team to undertake one or more small educational projects which we would aim to be presented at appropriate conferences.  The posts are flexible enough to allow you to follow a particular area of interest and opportunities are available to be involved in other areas of the curriculum such as communication skills teaching, curriculum innovation and development, integration with hospital teaching, etc.  The post is ideal preparation and training for a future career as a GP with an interest in education.

 

All based at the Primary Care teaching team, School of Medical Education, Newcastle University.  2 NGPTP DiT will be based at Throckley Surgery and Ponteland Medical Group and 2 DTVGTP DiT at local training practices with the Tees Valley Training Programme

 

 

 

 

Education Integrated Training Post (Sunderland Medical School) (Two posts)

 

Successful candidates will be part of the GP teaching team at Sunderland medical school which has 3 senior GPs leading undergraduate medical education as well as 2 Education ITP GPSTs. You will gain hands on teaching experience under supervision within the medical school and within the general practice setting. You will be enrolled at the University of Sunderland to complete the Certificate in Medical Education and upon satisfactory completion of year one will have the opportunity to progress to the second year to complete the Masters in Medical Education. You will be mentored and supervised by a senior member of the primary care teaching team to undertake one or more small educational projects which we would aim to be presented at appropriate conferences.  The posts are flexible and allow you to follow particular areas of interest such as communication skills teaching, Problem Based Learning session delivery and lecturing.  The post is ideal preparation and training for a future career as a GP with an interest in education.

 

Based with the GP Educational team at the School of Medicine, University of Sunderland, City Campus, Sunderland, SR1 3SD. GP placement will be based in Silverdale Family Practice. (NGPTP DiT) or Village Surgery, Silksworth (NGPTP DiT)

 

Education Integrated Training Post (Sunderland Medical School & Northumbria Trust) (one post)

 

This ITP allows the postholder to develop as a medical educator. They will be part of the Undergraduate Medical team managing, planning and delivering training and supervision to Year 3,4 and 5 students from the University. Medical students work across multiple clinical departments and are also learning generic skills which means the postholders will develop substantial leadership and management skills supporting them within the organisation.  Postholder will be expected to enrol on Cert Med Ed Course with Sunderland University.

 

Based within the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Sunderland Medical School with GP placement at Woodlands Park HC in Wideopen. 

 

 

 

Further Information:

 

How does this fit into the GP training programme?

•    You must have already worked in GP for at least 6 months before the starting date of the post to be eligible to apply

•    Your progress through training must be ‘satisfactory (ESR satisfactory progress, ARCP Outcome 1)

•    This post would extend your training programme from 36 months to 42 months WTE

  • The rotations for successful applicants will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly.
  • If you have a 6-month Integrated post already on your training programme this may be withdrawn.

•    Your final attachment will remain 6 months Full Time GP.

 

 

LTFT

  • The 12m WTE extended post runs for 24 consecutive months if LTFT.
  • For 60% The first 12m are based in speciality (education / research / commissioning etc) and the second in GP. GP DiT can arrange to work up to 1 session per week in GP in the first year and the reverse in the second year if this is felt to be of educational value and supporting learning. This needs to be discussed and agreed between DiT, trainer and speciality supervisor. Flexibility is encouraged to meet needs.
  • For 80% (or other variables) the working timetable can be agreed on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

If you are interested in taking one of these posts this is what to do:

•    We suggest you discuss this with your Educational Supervisor, GP trainer, or TPD group leader.

•    If you have any queries please contact your training programme for general issues, or the individual leads of each post for more specific information (see below).

•    Rank the posts according to preference (1-2-3)

Send your application form (including support from your ES) to dawn.mee@hee.nhs.uk (DTV)

•    GPSTs expressing an interest will be interviewed prior to the posts being allocated.

 

 

If you receive an ARCP outcome other than 1 between being offered an EX ITP and starting in post, this will be discussed with you on a case-by-case basis as to whether this is the most appropriate post for your training needs.

 

 

 

For further information including feedback from DiT who have already worked in these posts click in the following link https://madeinheene.hee.nhs.uk/general_practice/ngptp/Training-Posts/Extended-Integrated-Training-Posts

 

 

Closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 30th October 2022, provisional Interview dates have been provided tbc (but maybe subject to change)

 

 

All the above will take place Virtually via TEAMS

     Applications to: dawn.mee@hee.nhs.uk (DTV)

 

 

 

 

 

Specific Enquiries to:

 

Improving Health & Care Systems Integrated Training Posts

Dr Mark Dornan (Teams Medical Practice) mdornan@nhs.net

Dr Richard Scott (Marine Avenue MC) richard.scott13@nhs.net

 

Clinical Integrated Training Posts (Palliative Care and Sexual Health)

Dr Fadi Khalil fadi_khalil@yahoo.com  (Broadway MP) Dr Tim Morgan t.morgan@nhs.net (Palliative Care)

Drs Anne Chalmers anne.chalmers3@nhs.net & Kathryn Clement Kathryn.Clement@nuth.nhs.uk

Sexual Health

 

Primary Care Research Contact details

Dr Richard Bellamy - Richard.bellamy@hee.nhs.uk

Dr Farzan Kamali (farzan.kamali@nhs.net) – Branch End Surgery

Dr Fiona McHardy (Fiona.mchardy@nhs.net) – Garth Surgery

 

 

Digital Health Contact details

Glenpark Medical Practice

Bronwyn Tasker - bronwyn.tasker@nhs.net

Jonathan Harness  - jharness@nhs.net

Caroline Webster - carolinewebster@nhs.net

Village Green Surgery

Richard Glennie – richard.glennie@nhs.net

Mark Westwood - mark.westwood@nhs.net

Justin Green - Justin.Green@hee.nhs.uk

 

Academic Research Contact details

Newcastle University Barbara Hanratty Barbara.Hanratty@newcastle.ac.uk;

University of Sunderland Scott Wilkes scott.wilkes@sunderland.ac.uk;

 

Education Integrated Training Post (Northumbria)

Dr Belinda Bateman – belinda.bateman@nhct.nhs.uk 0191 293 4022

 

Education Integrated Training Post (Great North Children Hospital)

Dr Karen Thompson - karen.thompson9@nhs.net 01670511393

Sharmila Jandial email Sharmila.jandial@nuth.nhs.uk 0191 2227541 or 0191 2825318

 

Education Integrated Training Posts (Newcastle and Sunderland Medical Schools)

Newcastle University Dr Hugh Alberti – hugh.alberti@ncl.ac.uk  01642 856066

University of Sunderland Dr Julian Hargreaves - Julian.Hargreaves@sunderland.ac.uk 0191 515 3373

 

 

Details regarding suitability, application form and process, dates, job descriptions and contact details are all available on the DTV Website