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Urology training in the East Midlands is broad and varied. All units offer a wide exposure to different sub-specialty teams. SpR training days are arranged across the region and with adjoining regions.
Out-of-programme experience in overseas units is encouraged and urology SpRs from the region have spent valuable time with urology departments in Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka and the USA.
An active fellowship programme in Female Urology has been running in Leicester for three years. Leicester has also jointly run an Andrology Fellowship with University College Hospital, London.
The East Midlands Urology Society (EMUS) holds a regional meeting on an annual basis.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
The hospital serves North Derbyshire's population and beyond. It provides a full range of acute services together with 24-hour accident & emergency care.
The urology department comprises three Consultant Urological Surgeons, each having a sub-specialist interest (uro-oncology, urogynaecology & stone management/endourology respectively). In addition, there is one Nurse Consultant whose work in the investigation & management of prostate cancer patients has received national acclaim.
Trainees have excellent exposure to core urology as well as to the three areas of sub-specialist Consultant expertise outlined above.
Kettering General Hospital
Kettering General Hospital is a medium-sized district general hospital which provides a wide range of services to about 300,000 people in North Northamptonshire with its numerous & picturesque towns and villages.
The hospital has served its local community since 1897.
It became an NHS Trust in 1994 and a Foundation Trust in November 2008.
Click here to see recent publications from the Kettering unit.
King's Mill Hospital
Urology in the Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Trust is based at King's Mill Hospital.
The hospital is currently undergoing a radical transformation to create world-class facilities.
Outpatient clinics are sited in the contemporary King's Treatment Centre.
Leicester General Hospital
Based at Leicester General Hospital, three miles east of Leicester city centre, the urology unit serves a population of almost 1 million from Leicestershire and Rutland. Eight Consultant Urologists provide a wide-ranging service, allowing trainees to experience open and laparoscopic uro-oncology, urogynaecology, complex andrology, endourology and the supra-regional penile cancer service.
There are close links with the University of Leicester through Prof Killian Mellon (Chair of Urology) and Mr Leyshon Griffiths (Lecturer).
Click here to see recent publications from the Leicester unit.
Lincoln City Hospital
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has served the people of Lincolnshire since April 2000, providing a wide range of healthcare services delivered by 7,800 highly-trained staff and volunteers.
Lincoln is famous for its Gothic cathedral which has the second-highest tower in England and dominates the city skyline, being visible from almost 30 miles away.
Northampton General Hospital
Northampton General Hospital is a large district general hospital situated in the middle of historic Northampton. The hospital provides a full range of acute services for the local population and also has cancer centre status for Urology.
The Urology Department comprises 5 Consultant Urological Surgeons and 2 Specialist Registrars. In addition to the other junior medical staff, the department is supported by three urology nurse practitioners, two uro-oncology nurses and a urodynamics sister.
The specialist registrars have wide exposure to core urology, open and laparoscopic surgery, uro-oncology, brachytherapy and stone surgery. The urology department enjoys a reputation for providing a welcoming and positive training environment.
Click here to see recent publications from the Northampton unit.
Nottingham University Hospital
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK. The Nottingham Urology Centre was completed in 2006 and houses all urology outpatient activities as well as the urology operating theatres.
There are 7 Consultants, each with sub-specialist practices and 4 Specialist Registrars.
Trainees will gain good exposure to uro-oncology, laparoscopic urology, RPLND, urethral reconstruction, female urology, stone surgery (including fixed-site lithotripsy) and andrology.
There are a number of collaborative research projects with Nottingham University & Nottingham Trent University, including industry-sponsored research and trainees are encouraged to participate in existing or new research projects.
Click here to see recent publications from the Nottingham unit.
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital, incorporating Derby Medical School which is run in partnership with the University of Nottingham.
With a total of 1,187 beds, we serve a population of over 600,000 people in and around South Derbyshire.
Click here to see recent publications from the Derby unit.