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


Hospital site



Ophthalmology/Gen Med

Auckland Medical Group

Darlington Memorial Hospital



Cestria Health Centre                   

University Hospital of North Durham


Ophthalmology Claypath

Sunderland Eye Infirmary



Dunelm Medical Practice

University Hospital of North Durham


Occupational Health

Dunelm Medical Practice

County Hall, Durham



Sacriston Medical Centre

Chester le Street Hospital


Palliative Care Rural Med

Weardale Practice

Weardale Community Hospital



Claypath & University Medical Group  MG

Sunderland Eye Infirmary


Old Age Psychiatry

Leadgate Surgery

Derwent Clinic, Shotley Bridge Hpl


Palliative Care

Cestria Health Centre                    




Birtley Medical Group

Queen Elizabeth Hospital



Glenpark Medical Centre

Queen Elizabeth Hospital



Fell Tower Medical Centre

Newcastle General Hospital/Newcroft Centre


Palliative Care

Glenpark Medical Centre

Freeman Hospital


Palliative Medicine

Longrigg Medical Centre

Marie Curie Hospice

Newcastle and North Tyneside


Infectious Diseases

Grove Medical Group

Royal Victoria infirmary


Diabetes/Primary Care

Village Green Surgery

Campus for Ageing and Vitality



Walker Medical Group

International Centre for Life


Occupational Health

Roseworth Surgery

Work Health and Wellbeing Centre, NGH


Palliative Care

Collingwood Surgery

North Tyneside Palliative Care Team, North Tyneside HPl



Forest Hall Medical Group

North Tyneside General Hospital


Community Paediatrics

Wideopen Medical Centre

Bondgate Surgery


Substance Abuse

Monkseaton Medical Centre 

Plummer Court



Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre

Sunderland Royal Hospital


Community Paediatrics

Cruddas Park Surgery

Great North Children’s Hospital






Diabetes/Primary Care

Branch End Surgery

Newcastle General Hospital


Palliative Care

Glendale Surgery

Wansbeck General Hospital



Wellway Medical Group - Morpeth  ITP            

Wansbeck General Hospital,


Palliative Medicine

Wellway Medcial Group - Morpeth

St Oswald’s Hospice

South Tyneside


Musculoskeletal medicine

Farnham Medical Practice

Queen Elizabeth Hospital



Community Cardiology

St Bede Medical Centre 

Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre


Reproductive Health

Springwell Medical Group

Sunderland Royal Hospital



St Bede Medical Centre

Sunderland Royal Hospital


Ophthalmology/ENT (swaps specialty mid point with Silksworth)

Victoria Road Health Centre

Sunderland Eye Infirmary


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

Village Surgery Silksworth Joshi

Sunderland Royal Hospital


Updated 18/12/2020