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 trainees and ITPs.

We are committed to ensuring fairness to all trainees in allocating all our training posts, but there are educational and logistical implications to ITPs specific to LTFT trainees 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 trainee 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 trainee 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 trainees 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 .

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 process for allocating these posts to all trainee.  

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

 

Profile number

ITP Specialty

Practice

Hospital site

DURHAM

[1]

Ophthalmology/Gen Med

Auckland Medical Group

Darlington Memorial Hospital

(3)

Dermatology

Cestria Health Centre                   

University Hospital of North Durham

(6)

Ophthalmology Claypath

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

(7)

Paeds

Dunelm Medical Practice

University Hospital of North Durham

(8)

Occupational Health

Dunelm Medical Practice

County Hall, Durham

(12)

Psychiatry

Sacriston Medical Centre

Chester le Street Hospital

(13)

Palliative Care Rural Med

Weardale Practice

Weardale Community Hospital

[6]

Ophthalmology

Claypath & University Medical Group  MG

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

(10)

Old Age Psychiatry

Leadgate Surgery

Derwent Clinic, Shotley Bridge Hpl

(4)

Palliative Care

Cestria Health Centre                    

UHND

(39)

Rheumatolgy

Birtley Medical Group

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

(42)]

Diabetes

Glenpark Medical Centre

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

(40)

GUM

Fell Tower Medical Centre

Newcastle General Hospital/Newcroft Centre

(41)

Palliative Care

Glenpark Medical Centre

Freeman Hospital

(43)

Palliative Medicine

Longrigg Medical Centre

Marie Curie Hospice

Newcastle and North Tyneside

(31)

Infectious Diseases

Grove Medical Group

Royal Victoria infirmary

(36)

Diabetes/Primary Care

Village Green Surgery

Campus for Ageing and Vitality

(37)

Genetics

Walker Medical Group

International Centre for Life

(34)

Occupational Health

Roseworth Surgery

Work Health and Wellbeing Centre, NGH

(29)

Palliative Care

Collingwood Surgery

North Tyneside Palliative Care Team, North Tyneside HPl

(32)

Diabetes

Forest Hall Medical Group

North Tyneside General Hospital

(49)

Community Paediatrics

Wideopen Medical Centre

Bondgate Surgery

(33)

Substance Abuse

Monkseaton Medical Centre 

Plummer Court

(23)

Neurology

Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre

Sunderland Royal Hospital

(19)

Community Paediatrics

Cruddas Park Surgery

Great North Children’s Hospital

Northumberland

 

 

 

(35)

Diabetes/Primary Care

Branch End Surgery

Newcastle General Hospital

(50)

Palliative Care

Glendale Surgery

Wansbeck General Hospital

(20)

Rheumatology      

Wellway Medical Group - Morpeth  ITP            

Wansbeck General Hospital,

(21)

Palliative Medicine

Wellway Medcial Group - Morpeth

St Oswald’s Hospice

South Tyneside

(45)

Musculoskeletal medicine

Farnham Medical Practice

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

SUNDERLAND

(26)

Community Cardiology

St Bede Medical Centre 

Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre

[(22)

Reproductive Health

Springwell Medical Group

Sunderland Royal Hospital

(27)

Diabetes/Endocrinology

St Bede Medical Centre

Sunderland Royal Hospital

(28)

Ophthalmology/ENT (swaps specialty mid point with Silksworth)

Victoria Road Health Centre

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

(25)

ENT/Ophthalmology (swaps specialty mid point with Victoria Road)

Village Surgery Silksworth Joshi

Sunderland Royal Hospital

 

Updated 18/12/2020