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Diabetes and Endocrinology

Diabetes and Endocrinology

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We provide an innovative community diabetes service which integrates care across the local health community.

Training Programme Director, Dr Iskinder Idris, and Dr Simon Page, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at the Queens Medical Centre, speak about the Diabetes and Endocrinology specialty.

 

 

Several trainees from the Diabetes and Endocrinology specialty talk about their experiences, including the benefits of choosing this specialty, career prospects and what it’s like to study and live in the East Midlands.

 

 

When you train in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the East Midlands you'll benefit from highly structured training, broad experience in a range of hospitals and supervision from leading national and international experts. And, because many of the diseases you'll encounter are uncommon ones, you'll be presented with interesting and varied diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.  

Keep reading to find out why you should train in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the East Midlands

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The diabetic foot service has an international reputation for outstanding clinical care and research.

One of the main benefits to training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the East Midlands is that all the hospitals are within a small geographical region. This makes it easy to travel from hospital to hospital and it means you won't face a long commute or the prospect of moving house during your rotation.

Derby, Leicester and Nottingham are only around 30 miles apart meaning you'll benefit from a broad range of experience while having the stability of knowing where you, your partner and your family will live.

You will develop your career under the supervision of some of the world's leading experts and trainees love the high quality of the teaching in the East Midlands. From international experts in human metabolism and diabetic foot ulcers to key opinion leaders in diabetic eye screening and the management of hypoglycaemia you'll benefit from the knowledge and experience of some genuine specialists.

When you train in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the East Midlands you'll also benefit from access to some of the country's leading facilities, including:

  • A regional centre for Bariatric surgery
  • An internationally recognised centre in diabetes, metabolic and nutritional research
  • A centre of excellence for diabetic foot ulcer research which has an international reputation for outstanding clinical care and research
  • An innovative community diabetes service which integrates care across the local health community
  • One of the most advanced diabetic retinal screening and treatment services in the country

As well as excellent general training in Diabetes and Endocrinology, in the East Midlands you'll also have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of sub-specialties, supported by national and international experts. These include:

  • Antenatal Diabetes
  • Foot diseases in Diabetes
  • Renal Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Disorders of Thyroid, Adrenal, Pituitary and Reproductive system
  • Bone and Mineral metabolism
  • Lipidology
  • Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

As well as superb clinical training you'll also have lots of opportunities for laboratory based molecular and cellular research and there are excellent opportunities in clinical academic medicine.

The East Midlands - one of the most vibrant and popular regions of the country

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The East Midlands region boasts one of the most advanced diabetic retinal screening and treatment services in the country.

The East Midlands is a vibrant and growing region that is home to world-class Universities, sport, arts and heritage. And, with excellent rail and road links and a major international airport it's easy to get to the rest of the UK and beyond.

Nottingham is the third fastest growing city in the country while Derby is currently undergoing a £2 billion transformation. Leicester has the most established comedy festival in the UK and the biggest Caribbean carnival outside Notting Hill while Northampton's 210,000 residents enjoy over 170 public parks and open spaces.

The region also boasts:

  • Low house prices - at £187,000 the average house price is 62% lower than London and 25% lower than the South West
  • World-class sport - The East Midlands boasts a Rugby World Cup host city, Premiership football, Test cricket, the National Watersports Centre and the British Grand Prix
  • Culture and arts - From an international film festival to classical, pop and rock music there's a huge programme of world-class cultural events

For more information, email one of our Training Programme Directors:

Dr I Idris - iskandar.idris@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr M Levy - miles.levy@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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