Additional Posts

Additional opportunities

In addition to the rotational gastroenterology posts within HEE NE, there are a number of specialist interest posts, with competitive entry. These posts are usually advertised nationally, but all the contacts listed here are happy to have informal discussions with interested trainees throughout the year. Try the research page for more ideas and opportunities.

South Tyneside Hospital

South Tyneside has 2-3 research/endoscopy fellow posts tailored to the research objectives of the Trust. The Trust has a strong reputation for endoscopy based research and links to BCSP research.

Prof Rees currently chairs the BSG research committee and ESGE research committee.For further information please contact Prof Colin Rees

Freeman Hospital

Hepatology fellow (1 year)

This is a fixed 1 year training post in advanced hepatology and liver transplantation. The post is based in the Liver Unit, Freeman hospital. The post is an accredited specialist training post in hepatology providing a broad experience in all aspects of liver medicine, portal hypertension, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. This is advertised nationally on an annual basis.

Contact Mark Hudson for information.

Nutrition fellow (2 year)

This is a 2 year appointment, in which the trainee spends 50% of their time on a part time MSc and the other in out-patient clinical care - both endoscopy and out-patients.  This may be a recurrent appointment – for more information contact Nick Thompson.

Pancreatobiliary fellow (1 year)

Based at the regional Hepato-biliary and pancreatic centre (HPB) at the Freeman Hospital, the workload includes tertiary referral benign and malignant pancreatobiliary disease. There is an emphasis on advanced pancreaticobiliary endoscopy training i.e. ERCP and EUS. It is expected that at the end of the year the SpR would be competent in pancreaticobiliary EUS.

Over the years we have developed advanced biliary endoscopy including biliary and pancreatic manometry, Spyglass – the new choledochoscope and EUS guided endoscopic necrosectomy. The plans for the future include PDT for cholangiocarcinoma, EUS elastography, contrast EUS and other forms of therapeutic EUS. There is an active clinical research programme which the SpR would be encouraged to participate in. We have plans to develop a research base for HPB medicine and the successful candidate will have ample opportunities to be involved in various projects.

For further information please contact Kofi Oppong for information at the Freeman Hospital 0191 2336161 ext 26253 or Manu Nayar on 0191 2336161 X 48755.


Northumbria Healthcare Teaching Fellowships

These are year-long posts that are more teaching directed than the research fellowships. They allow the trainee to gain extra skills in teaching, to have time to reflect and to complete the Cerificate of Medical Education. Contact either Mark Welfare, Roger Barton or Richard Thomson.


University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool

Gastroenterology teaching fellow

This is a 1-2 year post. The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for the delivery and development of undergraduate teaching within the Trust. In addition, the successful applicant will provide some clinical sessions within the Department of Gastroenterology (or specialty of their choice) and contribute to on-call services within the Directorate of Medicine. The candidate will be expected to complete the certificate of medical education and there will also be the opportunity for research experience within the field of teaching or gastroenterology (or other specialty). Contact John Hancock.

Endoscopy fellow - 1 to 2 year post (from Oct change-over), providing 4 to 5 service lists per week. This is an opportunity to increase endoscopy numbers and skills (including upper GI bleeding) and to develop endoscopy training skills. The rest of the time is dedicated to endoscopy/bowel cancer screening research with opportunity to complete an MD thesis. Candidates must have provisional JAG sign-off for colonoscopy and endoscopy. Contact Matt Rutter.


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