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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Training in Infectious Diseases in the East Midlands offers a well-structured and popular scheme based at some of the UK's leading purpose built facilities. You'll benefit from excellent all-round training in Infectious Diseases and a wealth of teaching opportunities, all in one of the country's most vibrant and thriving regions.

Keep reading to find out more about training in Infectious Diseases in the East Midlands.

A wealth of clinical material, great facilities and superb teaching opportunities

The ethnic diversity of the East Midlands makes it the perfect place to train in Infectious Diseases. The multicultural mix of the population gives you a wealth of clinical material including relatively large numbers of cases of tuberculosis, HIV and tropical/imported infections.

You'll gain experience through a well-developed Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) service while the region boasts excellent purpose built facilities with close links with Emergency Departments, Acute Medical Units, ITU, Radiology, Microbiology and supporting laboratory services.

You'll gain experience in a dedicated outpatient clinic and specialty clinics for HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, OPAT and general infectious diseases and you'll help manage all the HIV patients in the region.

A fibroscanner is available for assessment of patients with chronic hepatitis and there is a joint hepatitis clinic run with the hepatologists which manages all patients with chronic hepatitis B and C. The region also sees over 100 new cases of tuberculosis each year and is about to begin an extensive migrant screening programme. 

Excellent research and teaching opportunities

When you train in Infectious Diseases in the East Midlands you'll benefit from the academic support of two of the UK's top 25 universities. You'll be supported if you want to undertake an Out of Programme post and many of our trainees have enjoyed the opportunity to go out of programme to obtain the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, to undertake research or take up a placement abroad.

You'll also benefit from a wealth of teaching opportunities with weekly radiology meetings, and regular HIV, TB, hepatitis and OPAT MDT meetings. The departments have close links with the local universities meaning that medical students are attached to the ward at all times. This means you'll develop your career by contributing to student ward-based teaching and to courses in Infection and Immunity, ID/Microbiology and Global Health. You'll also be encouraged to attend and present papers at approved national meetings.

The East Midlands offers world-class sport, arts, culture and heritage

Whatever your interests, there's something for you in the East Midlands. One of the huge advantages of the region is that your rotations are arranged in a way that means you don't face a lengthy commute or the need to move home, meaning you'll benefit from a great work/life balance.

If you like a good night out then the region boasts thousands of excellent pubs, clubs and restaurants including some of England's oldest inns. There is a thriving local music scene and with nine universities in the region there's no shortage of social events.

If you prefer heading to the great outdoors then you can enjoy Sherwood Forest, the Lincolnshire coast, the Peak District and Rutland Water. Miles of canals, walks, country parks and ancient woodland mean that you're never more than a few minutes from some of the country's most beautiful countryside.

"Nottingham is a dynamic country capital with big-city aspirations, fascinating historical sights and a buzzing music and club scene" - Lonely Planet

For more information contact one of our Training Programme Directors:

Dr Martin Wiselka - martin.wiselka@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Dr Pradhib Venkatesan - pradhib.venkatesan@nuh.nhs.uk

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