ITPs

6 month Integrated Training Posts (ITPs):
Integrated training posts are based in General Practice but with half of the time spent in a Hospital Specialism or other area associated with health care. 

LTFT working and ITPs.

We are committed to ensuring fairness to all doctors in GP training when allocating all our training posts, but there are educational and logistical implications to ITPs specific to LTFT doctors which we would like you to consider.

In an ITP, each working week is split between 2 sites and specialties (General Practice and the specialty area in question). For a doctor in GP training working at 60%, this results in working 1 day in the specialty, 1 day in GP, with the 3rd day being split between self directed study, any regional teaching  and in-house teaching. A doctor in GP training working 80%, would normally have 2 days in each area with self directed study, regional teaching etc fitted into those days. 

Whatever the % you plan to work, the issues are these:

  • Having such a changing timetable for each day can be disruptive for many doctors in GP training and inhibit the learning that can be achieved in either aspect.
  • It is difficult to develop the relevant skills when the time spent in each department is so limited each week
  • It is also more difficult to develop relationships within two different teams at the same time.

As a result we suggest you think carefully before applying one. Not undertaking an ITP does not necessarily mean that you lose out. The vast majority of our ITPs link with a specialty for which there is an equivalent substantive post for which you can express a separate preference. As a LTFT, your training programme is longer than 3 years and you will be naturally allocated a wider range of posts than a full time trainee. It is therefore very likely that over that training period you will get posts which include your preferences.

The only ITP posts which do not have an equivalent substantive post are :

Occupational health

Infectious Diseases

Substance Missuse

Leadership

Safeguarding

Sleep Medicine

Womens Health

If you have a particular request to be considered for these or any other ITP then this detail needs to be added to your preference form.

Your preference for specific ITPs will be considered as part of the allocation process.  

Below are the ITP posts that the programme currently offers, click on the link to each ITP Description to view the comprehensive profile (PDF).

ITP Details Area GP Practice  
Ambuatory Care / Same Day Care  Northumberland  Haydon & Allen Valleys Medical Practice  
Clincal IT & Leadership Durham Cedars Medical Group   
       
Commuinity Fraility Newcastle / North Tyneside Spring Terrace Health Centre      
Community Cardiology  Sunderland St Bede Medical Centre   
Community Paediatrics  Newcastle / North Tyneside Cruddas Park Surgery                   
Dermatology  Durham Cestria Health Centre               
Diabetes  Gateshead Glenpark Medical Centre   
Diabetes/Endocrinology   Sunderland St Bede Medical Centre   
Diabetes/Primary Care  Northumberland Branch End Surgery       
ENT/Ophthalmology (swaps specialty mid point )  Sunderland Village Surgery Silksworth   
Fraility  Durham Queens Road Surgery   
Frailty  South Tyneside Bridge View Medical Group   
Frailty South Tyneside Farnham Medical Centre  
GUM  Gateshead Fell Tower Medical Centre      
Infectious Diseases GP  Newcastle / North Tyneside The Grove Medical Group  
Palliative Care  Durham Cheveley Park Medical Centre    
Palliative Care Gateshead Longrigg MP  
Psychiatry  Sunderland St Bede Medical Centre    
Psychiatry Sunderland Deerness Park Surgery   
Psychiatry Newcastle  Ellison View Surgery   
Psychiatry Sunderland Galleries Medical Practice  
Psychiatry  Sunderland Fulwell Medical Centre   
Psychiatry  Newcastle / North Tyneside Park Medical Group             
Psychiatry  Newcastle / North Tyneside Biddlestone Health Group    
Psychiatry  Newcastle / North Tyneside Walker Medical Group  
Psychiatry  Gateshead Beacon View Medical Centre      
Psychiatry  Northumberland Burn Brae Medical Centre    
Psychiatry Durham Pelton and Felrose   
Psychiatry   Sunderland The Broadway Medical Practice  
Psychiatry  Newcastle / North Tyneside Benfield Park Medical Group      
Psychiatry   Newcastle / North Tyneside Saville Medical Group                 
Psychiatry  Northumberland Seaton Park Medical Group      
Psychiatry   Northumberland Widdrington Surgery            
Leadership Sunderland Bridge View Medical Group   
Leadership Northumberland  Valens MP, Morpeth  
Leadership Durham Dunelm Medical Practice  
Leadership South Tyneside Wawn Street Surgery  
Occupational Health  Durham Dunelm Medical Practice    
Occupational Health  Durham Silverdale Family Practice      
Occupational Health  Newcastle / North Tyneside Roseworth Surgery   
Ophthalmology/ENT (swaps specialty mid point) Sunderland Victoria Road Health Centre        
Ophthalmology Sunderland Claypath MG   
Paediatrics Durham Dunelm Medical Practice   
Palliative Care Newcastle / North Tyneside Collingwood Health Group   
Palliative Care Durham Cestria Health Centre                
Palliative Care Northumberland Wooler Health     
Palliative Care Northumberland Wooler Health      
Palliative Medicine  Northumberland Valens Medical Partnership - Wellway  
Palliative Medicine  Gateshead Longrigg Medical Centre      
Reproductive Health  Sunderland Springwell Medical Group   
Rheumatology                Northumberland Valens Medical Partnership - Wellway  
Rheumatology                Gateshead Birtley Medical Group                  
Safeguarding Newcastle Cruddas Park Surgery   
Sleep Medicine Gatehead Oxford Terrace MC  
Substance Abuse  Newcastle / North Tyneside Monkseaton Medical Centre  
Substance Abuse  Gateshead

Teams Medical Practice   

   
Substance misuse Gateshead Oxford Terrace Medical Group   
Urgent Care Gateshead Glenpark Medical Centre  
Womens Health Northumberland Alnwick Medical Group