Yorkshire and the Humber

Yorkshire and the Humber Training School (Sheffield and Leeds)

Yorkshire and the Humber is divided into two training schools based in Leeds and Sheffield respectively. After ST1, trainees stay around either Sheffield or Leeds as each centre has its own placements in district general hospitals. There is flexibility within the programme for trainees to undertake a placement in either training school in later years of training. There are 15 joint teaching sessions over the course of each year; the content is focussed around the FRCPath examination. These are delivered by video conference and use digital pathology to share slide seminars and lectures.


Sheffield

Hallamshire Hospital 2015

Training School Lead:

Dr Panagiota Kitsanta

Histopathology Department, F Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

Email: Panagiota.kitsanta@sth.nhs.uk

Training School Deputy:

N/A

Administrator:

Anne Helliwell

Histopathology Department, F Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

Contact person for arranging Cellular Pathology taster sessions:

Dr Panagiota Kitsanta – see details above

No. of trainees per school/deanery:

Currently 12 including 1 ST1 (2016-2017)

ST1 rotations:

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

ST2-5 rotations:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Rotations to Leeds and the surrounding district general hospitals can also be organised

Training programme for ST1’s:

  • National block teaching week in Bristol
  • First regional block teaching week (Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester)
  • Second regional block teaching week (Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester)
  • Cytology training week in Leeds
  • Multi-header teaching sessions:
  • Gynaecological pathology (alternative Wednesdays)
  • Soft tissue pathology/sarcoma (Thursdays)
  • Gastro intestinal pathology (Fridays)
  • FRCPath teaching days (5 per term)
Cluster for your school:

Northern cluster – Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

Health Education England (Deanery) for your area:

Hannah Staniland

Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber, Ground Floor, Don Valley House, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ

Email: Hannah.staniland@hee.nhs.uk

Tel: 0114 399 1904

Website: https://hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/yorkshire-humber

Head of School or TPD:

Dr Panagiota Kitsanta – TPD

Histopathology Department, F Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

Email: Panagiota.kitsanta@sth.nhs.uk

Leeds

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Training School Lead:

Dr Alison Cairns

Department of Histopathology, Level 05, Bexley Wing, St James Institute of Oncology, St James University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF

Email: alison.cairns5@nhs.net

Tel: 0113 206 7770

Training School Deputy:

N/A

Administrator:

Jas Sond

Admin office – Room 107, Level 05, Bexley Wing, St James Institute of Oncology, St James University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF

Email: Jas.sond@nhs.net

Tel: 0113 206 8951

Contact person for arranging Cellular Pathology taster sessions:

Dr A Cairns – see details above

No. of trainees per school/deanery:

6 ST1’s (plus variable number of ACF’s)

ST1 rotations:

For the first year of training, all trainees are based at St James University Hospital, Leeds. 

ST2-5 rotations:

The ST2-5 trainees rotate to several other hospitals in the Yorkshire and Humber region. These include Hull, York, Bradford, Harrogate, Mid-Yorkshire (Wakefield and Pontefract) and Calderdale (Halifax).

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:

  • National block teaching week in Bristol
  • 2 further block teaching weeks for the trainees in the northern cluster
  • National training days, i.e. academic day and RCPath welcome day
  • Cytology training week
  • Journal club
  • Slide meetings 
Cluster for your school:

Northern – Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester 

Health Education England (Deanery) for your area:

Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber

Willow Terrace Road, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 8871688

Website: https://hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/yorkshire-humber

Head of School or TPD:

Dr Aruna Chakrabarty

Department of Histopathology, Level 05, Bexley Wing, St James Institute of Oncology, St James University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF

Email: arundhati.chakrabarty@nhs.net

Tel: 0113 20 67595

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