Thames Valley Training School

Thames Valley Training School (based in High Wycombe)

Cell Path WH

Training School Lead:

Dr Gayathri Wathuge

Cellular Pathology Department, Wycombe Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2TT

Email: gayathri.wathuge@nhs.net

Tel: 01494 425105.

Training School Deputy:

N/A

Training School Manager:

Mr. Sibthay Shah

Cellular Pathology Department, Wycombe Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2TT

Email: sibthay.shah@nhs.net

Tel: 01494 426069

Contact person for arranging Cellular Pathology taster sessions:

Dr Gayathri Wathuge – see details above

No. of trainees per school / deanery:

There are 4 ST1s at the Oxford Training School and 6 ST2-6 trainees.  Overall there are a maximum of 24 registrars training in Histopathology in HEETV.

ST1 rotations:

For the first year of training, all trainees are based at Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire.

ST2-5 rotations:

ST2–6 trainees rotate around HEETV.  The rotation includes Wycombe Hospital in High Wycombe, the Royal Berkshire in Reading, Wexham Park in Slough, Milton Keynes University Hospital in Milton Keynes and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Training programme for ST1’s:

In addition to regular clinical meetings and the apprenticeship-style training offered by the department, other training opportunities will be available to ST1’s:

  • Regular interesting cases (black box) meetings
  • Journal club
  • 8 teaching days at the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • National block teaching week in Bristol
  • 2 further block teaching weeks for the trainees in the southern cluster
  • Cytology teaching sessions
  • One to one teaching sessions with a senior trainee
  • National training days, i.e. academic day and RCPath welcome day
  • Regional training days for the trainees in HEETV

ST2-5 trainees:

  • Regular interesting cases (black box) meetings
  • Journal club
  • Calman teaching sessions in Oxford once a month
  • 2 weeks of specialty attachments in neurology and paediatrics pathology in Oxford
  • Molecular pathology module in Oxford
  • Regional training days for the trainees in HEETV
Cluster for your school:

Southern cluster – Oxford/Bucks, Southampton, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Cardiff

Health Education England (Deanery) for your area:

Thames Valley House, 4630 Kingsgate, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2SU

Email: enquiries@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk

Tel: 01865 785500

Website: http://www.oxforddeanery.nhs.uk/

Head of School for Pathology & TPD:

Dr Lucinda Winter.

Department of Cellular Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, OX3 9DU

Email: Lucinda.Winter@ouh.nhs.uk