If you're looking to specialise in Urology, the East Midlands is the perfect place to train. When you come to the region, you'll benefit from varied experiences at some of the UK's leading facilities as well as some excellent research opportunities.
The geography of the region means that it's easy to commute between your various placements and, with London and Birmingham just over an hour away, the East Midlands is also convenient for the rest of the UK.
If you require further information, email Kathryn Ball (BSoT rep for this region)
In the East Midlands, you'll join an excellent, well-rounded programme of urological training. Training takes place in the units below:
| Hospital Type
|Leicester General Hospital
Nottingham City Hospital
Royal Derby Hospital
| District General
||King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Lincoln County Hospital
Northampton General Hospital
Kettering General Hospital
The Training Programme Director (TPD) for East Midlands is Mr Richard Parkinson, based at Nottingham City Hospital. If you wish to contact the TPD, please click here to send an email
You'll gain experience by taking advantage of:
- purpose built urology centres with state-of-the-art diagnostic, theatre and outpatient facilities including one of the largest urology units in the UK;
- major trauma centres, giving you exposure to cases of urological injury and trauma;
- centres with Da Vinci surgical robots offering successful prostatectomy & partial nephrectomy services;
- a custom-built OR-1 theatre which enhances teaching and training in the operative environment;
- centres that offer subspecialist training in andrology, female urology and complex renal cancer surgery;
- centres that perform high numbers of laparoscopic nephrectomies;
- stone surgery at the centre that pioneered the mini-PCNL technique, and which currently performs the highest numbers of mini-PCNL in the country with a subspecialist metabolic stone clinic; and
- a supra-regional centre for testicular cancer, penile cancer and sub-specialist urogynaecology sessions.
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As well as a popular, high-quality, urology programme designed to give you the best training (the region boasts a 100% pass rate in the FRCS Urol exam for Type 1 NTN trainees), you'll also benefit from some excellent research opportunities.
You'll have ample opportunity to become involved in clinical and translational research. Both Nottingham and Leicester, two of the UK's top 25 universities, have "academic urologists" who are keen to support you in developing research projects. Both cities have academic units with a track record of research fellows obtaining higher research degrees, while Derby also supports a research fellow.
When you come to the East Midlands, you'll find yourself in one of the most vibrant and thriving regions of the country. Local towns and cities are easily accessible by road and rail, meaning you'll never need to face the prospect of moving home or a lengthy commute.
House prices are, on average, 44% lower than in the South East, whilst most major cities in the UK including Manchester, London, Birmingham and Leeds are less than two hours away.
You'll also get to enjoy world-class days out, including:
- visitor attractions - the National Space Centre in Leicester, Kinder Scout, King Richard III Visitors' Centre in Derby (named by Lonely Planet in its top 10 hottest new global destinations of 2015), whilst The Guardian said Nottingham "combines heritage and history with contemporary culture";
- towns and cities - visit the market towns of Chesterfield and Northampton, the Roman city of Lincoln with its magnificent cathedral, or the university cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby;
- sports events - watch Test cricket, Premier League football, the British Grand Prix, top division rugby & ice hockey, international water sports; and
- culture - enjoy the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India, one of Britain's prettiest streets, the UK's oldest comedy festival, an international film festival and world-class theatre, pop music and dance.
All-in-all, it's a great region to bring up a family!
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