Extended Integrated Training Posts
For information please see the How Extended ITPs work document which may be of interest to you.
We are very pleased to be able to offer a range of unique extended Integrated Training Posts across a range of interests to our trainees.
These posts are 12 months in length and are split between General Practice and a speciality. The posts will extend training by 6 months from 3 years to 3½ years Whole Time Equivalent.
The posts give trainees the opportunity to develop interests and skills which serve as an excellent foundation post CCT either directly, e.g. by active involvement in teaching or commissioning or indirectly by using the additional generic skills you have developed, e.g. team-working in projects, developing ideas or leadership.
Summaries of Achievements from trainees in Ex ITP Posts August 19 - August 20
Improving Health & Care Systems Posts
We have 3 posts split between local GP practices and their local CCGs.
1 post based at Central Surgery South Shields and South Tyneside CCG
2 posts (1 based at Marine Avenue Medical Practice with North Tyneside CCG and 1 at Teams Medical Practice
with Newcastle Gateshead CCG)
As commissioning becomes a bigger part of UK General Practice trainees can experience a range of opportunities related to education around commissioning, project work and aspects of leadership. There is also the opportunity to work with Public Health for interested parties. These posts are available for trainees to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. Trainees must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post
Marine Avenue MC
Summaries of acheivements for Improving Health & Care Systems (Formally Leadership and Commissioning Posts).
Additional documents relating to the above commissioning summaries
Additional documents relating to the above summaries
Clinical Extended Integrated Training Posts
These posts are available for trainees to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. Trainees must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post
This post works between the 2 bases below and supports trainees in studying the Diploma in Palliative Care
Newcastle Hospitals Specialist Palliative Care Team is a liaison service which works across Freeman Hospital/Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle Community. The team consists of consultants and palliative care nurse specialists who support clinicians in the hospitals and community settings.
Broadway Medical Practice The practice provides weekly MDT meetings (composed of GP, DN, Community Matrons, Social workers and the voluntary sector) focused on wrapping services around our most complex and vulnerable patients. These patients are usually the severely frail or multi-morbid who may be nearing their end of their life. The practice works collaboratively with the palliative care team to further develop our approaches in management of patients in the community as well as ensuring our patients receive the best possible proactive and holistic care.
Whilst in working in the sexual health services trainees will manage patients within the queue and wait service and the appointment clinic and can use their time to undergo training in the following areas: FSRH Diploma; FSRH Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques; FSRH Letter of Competence in Sub-dermal implant insertion and removal; STIF Plus.
Trainees will see a large range of patients with genitourinary problems, gynaecological problems and contraception needs. They will be taught genital examination techniques and the use of the microscopes and point of care testing.
Clinical Palliative Care Integrated Training Post
Clinical Sexual Health Integrated Training Post
Rural GP Extended Integrated Training Post
This post is available for trainees to start at the beginning of ST3. Trainees must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.
Trainees are invited to apply for this unique one-year Extended Integrated Training Post (ITP). Completing one of these posts will result in your training programme being extended from 36 months (FT) to 42 months but during this time you will have had additional experience of clinical and non-clinical secondary care relevant to rural General Practice as well as more General Practice experience in a rural setting.
The year-long post will consist of part of the week working in appropriate relevant specialities which may include ambulatory care, cottage hospital work, rural outpatients, commissioning, palliative care, paediatric assessment, old-age psychiatry, endocrinology, musculoskeletal medicine, accident and emergency. Wherever possible the secondary care components will be varied to match individual need.
The General Practice component will take place at Cheviot Medical Group, Wooler. This is one of England’s most rural practices. The Clinical Supervisor is Dr Robert Lambourn. Dr Lambourn is a longstanding GP educator and chairs the RCGP Rural Forum.
Rural GP Integrated Training Post
Digital Health Posts
These posts are available for trainees to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. Trainees 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 patient care in General Practice?
The NHS is expanding its uses of technology in healthcare and the North East and North Cumbria is leading the way in Digital Health Initiatives. This is an opportunity for you to get involved with this exciting field as a GP trainee and as a part of your future practice. Trainees pursuing this extended ITP will benefit from: Mentorship; Funded postgraduate CPD; Digital Health Project; Leadership Development and Regional Digital Health Strategic involvement.
Digital Health Job Description
An Overview of Digital Health
There are up to 4 Research posts each year available to trainees to start between the end of ST1 and the end of ST2. These may be based at Newcastle and Sunderland Universities.
During the first year you will choose academic modules, which allow you to complete a Postgraduate qualification in academic research to equip you with research skills.
The format of this post may vary for trainees who have previous academic experience and qualifications.
Trainees who enjoy this year AND continue to demonstrate academic potential can apply to continue their academic interest by moving into the Advanced Research ITP. This is a further 12 months split between GP and research during which you can undertake further postgraduate training leading to a Masters qualification. There will be further opportunities to undertake your own projects during this time.
Further extensions to research / GP programme are accessible for trainees who are working towards a PhD. This is a unique opportunity available in HEE-NE only and does not exist elsewhere nationally.
Further information can be found here:
Newcastle Research post
Sunderland Research post
There are 2 posts available to trainees to start between the end of ST1 and the end of ST2. Trainees in these posts can gain the Certificate in Medical Education (or Diploma/Masters if certificate already obtained). Experience is gained in planning and delivering education sessions to a range of learners and in developing teaching tools.
How do I apply?
An email will be sent to all trainees during Autumn time to inform you that applications are open for a 4 week period.