Cardiology

1312880130_vnmp.jpgWe offer high intensity general cardiology and subspecialty training to CCT, with senior specialist fellowships available in several sub specialties.

If Cardiology is your passion, the East Midlands is the place to train. The region is centrally located and offers superb transport links, low house prices and world class arts, culture and sport.

Steeped in history, the region is hugely popular with visitors and cities such as Nottingham, Derby and Leicester attract hundreds of thousands of people every year. Lincolnshire was named third in the top 20 hottest holiday destinations in 2015 while Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India.

Keep reading to find out more about why you should train in Cardiology in the East Midlands.

High quality, comprehensive training in modern and varied facilities

1312881272_mbqy.jpgAll regional hospital cardiac departments in the programme have modern cardiac catheter laboratories with PCI services, and offer highly specialised cardiology training at all locations.

Training in Cardiology in the East Midlands gives you wide and varied experience in a range of disciplines. As well as a high intensity general cardiology programme we offer a range of sub-specialty training to CCT with senior specialist fellowships available in several sub-specialties.

The geography of the region also allows you to gain broad experience in both urban and more rural locations without the need to move home or to commute long distances. The rotations are designed to give support your training in the areas you enjoy at a range of different sized hospitals and facilities including major University hospitals in Nottingham and Leicester and smaller units in Lincoln and Mansfield.

All the hospital cardiac departments you'll visit have modern cardiac catheter laboratories with PCI services while the Trent Cardiac Centre gives you the opportunity to experience a broad range of specialist cardiac procedures.

You also benefit from ample opportunity to undertake academic research and to attend a range of educational programmes including training days and courses which provide excellent peer support.

Easy to reach, affordable and vibrant - why the East Midlands is right for you

1312879888_ybbm.jpgOver the past 8 years our junior clinical fellowships in cardiology have a 100% record of appointment into higher specialist training programmes across the UK.

The East Midlands is one of the UK's most popular and fast-growing regions thanks to its excellent transport links, low cost of living and a wealth of sport, arts and outdoor activities.

"Forever associated with Robin Hood, a sheriff and green tights... Nottingham is a dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations, fascinating historical sights and a buzzing music and club scene..." - Lonely Planet

The average house price in the East Midlands is 25% lower than in the South West and 44% lower than the South East, making it an affordable place to live and work. And, with London, Sheffield and Birmingham around an hour away by train, it's easy to visit friends and family.

Derby is a modern city currently undergoing a multi-billion pound transformation and boasts more parkland per resident than almost every other UK city. Northampton has one of England's largest and oldest market squares while Lincoln's famous cobbled Steep Hill was named Britain's Great Street in 2012.

The region also boasts:

  • International sport - Leicester is a 2015 Rugby World Cup host city while the East Midlands is also home to the British Grand Prix and Test cricket
  • World class culture - With a wide choice of theatres, music venues, museums and galleries, you can enjoy everything from Rihanna to a Gulbenkian Prize finalist and the UK's most established comedy festival
  • A vibrant social scene - Nottingham boasts the highest proportion of 16-24 year olds in any city in the country while your cardiology training is also supported by experts at two of the UK's top 25 universities

The East Midlands is also home to some of the country's most stunning countryside. Training in Derby or Chesterfield means that the Peak District is on your doorstep while if you're in Nottingham or Mansfield you're just a stone's throw from the legendary Sherwood Forest.

1382432369_vdjk.jpgDr Thomas Mathew 
Nottingham City Hospital
Training Programme Director

For more information, speak to one of our Training Programme Directors:

Dr Thomas Mathew - thomas.mathew@nuh.nhs.uk

Professor Andre Ng - gan1@leicester.ac.uk

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