Vascular Surgery: North West
This information was provided by:
Mr Mohamed Barkat, Consultant (Previous North West Trainee)
1. Who is the training programme director?
Mr Jonathan Ghosh
2. Please list all the hospitals in your deanery (Vascular Centres)
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Royal Oldham Hospital
Royal Preston Hospital
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Countess of Chester Hospital
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
3. Please list all the hospitals which provide General Surgery rotations for Vascular trainees
Aintree University Hospital - Emergency General surgery / Colorectal
Countess of Chester Hospital - UGI
Arrowe Park Hospital - General / Colorectal
4. How is the deanery subdivided? Where do trainees generally live?
NMersey / Manchester, however you rotate across the two regions
Manchester: Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham
Liverpool: Albert Duck, Wirral
5. How easy is it to commute to different sites?
Easy across Easy across Only appropriate Not easy
all sites most sites in some sites at all
Car parking availability
6. How are rotations are allocated?
Allocated at the end of each year
Trainees have the opportunity to give preferences for rotations
7. Is there dedicated endovascular training available?
Yes - IR sessions once a week are available for vascular trainees
8. How frequent is deanery teaching and where is it held?
Once a month + additional Zoom teaching (voluntary)
Held at rotating peripheral locations
9. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?
Clinical Trials Unit
Research Meetings/Presentation Days
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Post
10. Are there affiliated medical schools?
University of Liverpool and University of Manchester
11. Are there any Out of Programme Opportunities available in your region?
12. Are there currently any less than full time (LTFT) trainees in your region?
13. Do any hospitals in the region have on-site childcare facilities?
14. Are there any other facts about your deanery that should be mentioned?
Manchester will be two centres in near future (MRI and Preston), which will make the rotation much easier