Specialty Postgraduate education has been a major area of development over the last 3 years. We run a 2 day regional training training course every autumn in Diabetes and Endocrinology. We run 3 annual regional “days” centred on Growth Hormone/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic pregnancy which all registrars are expected to attend. There is a bimonthly afternoon training programme covering the diabetes and endocrinology syllabus as well as a clinical “Hot Gland” club dedicated to case presentation and clinical topics. In addition trainees are encouraged to attend and contribute to national specialist society scientific meetings and training programmes such as the Endocrinology Summer School.
The Training Committee is aware that the organization of NHS diabetes care in particular is changing very rapidly and we are currently developing the provision of community diabetes training in anticipation of this.
This is in addition to the regional RCP training days in General Medicine, co-ordinated by Viva Baillie at the Royal College of Physicians and Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber courses in generic and management skills.
There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Trainees who are interested in clinical teaching can pursue the Certificate or Masters in Clinical Teaching.
There is a designated study leave budget for trainees to attend courses and meetings. These include Specialist Society meetings, various general medicine courses (run by the RCP) and the different Health Education England - Yorkshire & the Humber Courses such as Core Module, Reseach Skills, Skills of Effective Teaching, Legal and Ethics, Leadership and Management modules.