Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.

 

Approved

SPECIALITY / PROGRAMME

MANDATORY / DESIRABLE

COURSE

Medicine

All Programmes

Required

Regional Training Days

 

 

Desirable

Exam preparation course relevant to level of training

 

 

 

Clinical Leadership and Management Course

 

 

 

Developing skills for educational supervision

 

 

 

National Conference or course attendance relevant to curricular progression

 

 

 

National Courses and Events for Critical Appraisal Training

 

 

 

National Courses and Events relating to Human Factors Training

 

 

 

National Statistical analysis courses

 

 

 

Courses to prepare for consultant interview (last two years of training)

 

 

 

National courses in relation to research methodology

Medicine

Core Medical Training

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Practical Procedures Course

 

 

Desirable

MRCP Courses

 

 

 

Registrar Ready course

 

 

 

Coding for Medicine

 

 

 

National Course or conference if linked to future higher specialist training intentions

 

 

 

Patient Safety Training Events

 

 

 

RCP Innovation in Medicine Conference

 

 

 

IMPACT Course

 

 

 

Society of Acute Medicine Conference (if international, then conference fees only)

Medicine

Acute Internal Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

Desirable

Society of Acute Medicine Conference (if international, then conference fees only)

 

 

 

 

Focussed ultrasound/echo introductory course

 

 

 

 

Practical procedures course

 

Medicine

Allergy

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

Audiovestibular Medicine

Required

Certificate in Otology and Audiology

 

 

 

Desirable

Paediatric Aetiology Course

 

 

 

 

Communication skills course

 

 

 

 

Level 1 British Sign Language

 

 

 

 

Tinnitus/hyperacusis Master class/UCL

 

 

 

 

Dizziness for the Physician: Vertigo, Balance and Syncope

 

 

 

 

Deaf Awareness Course

 

 

 

 

Train the Trainers/TIPS

 

 

 

 

National Audit Meetings in Audiovestibular medicine (AVM)

 

 

 

 

Hallpike Symposium

 

 

 

 

British Tinnitus Association (BTA) Paediatric Tinnitus Course

 

 

 

 

Assessment and Management of Children with Dizziness (UCL)

 

Medicine

Cardiology

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

 

IRMER

 

 

 

Desirable

Mayo course

 

 

 

Year in Cardiology

 

 

 

 ACHD course

 

 

 

European Society of Cardiology Congress (if international, registration fees only)

 

 

 

National cardiology imaging courses

 

 

 

Regional or National Echocardiography courses

 

Medicine

Clinical Genetics

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Paediatric Life Support

 

 

Desirable

PGCert Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic Data

 

 

 

Cancer Genetics Group Meeting

 

 

 

Clinical Genetics

 

 

 

Cancer genetics training course

 

 

 

Cardiovascular Genetics Symposium

 

 

 

Counselling skills for trainees in clinical genetics

 

 

 

Fundamentals of clinical genetics

 

 

 

Dysmorphology Course

 

 

 

National Neurogenetics Meeting

 

 

 

Teaching Genetics to Healthcare Professionals

 

 

 

Skeletal dysplasia instructional course

 

 

 

Bioinformatics training course

 

 

 

Teaching skills for trainees in clinical genetics

 

 

 

Management course for trainees

 

 

 

Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) meeting

Medicine

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Desirable

British Hypertension Society Hypertension Masterclass for Specialist Registrars

 

 

 

British Hypertension Society Masterclass days

 

 

 

British Pharmacological Society Workshop days – particularly including national registrar training days

 

 

 

Clinical Toxicology Day

 

 

 

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Clinical Pharmacologist Training Day

 

 

 

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Regional Drug Safety Day (Yellow card centre)

 

 

 

National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) Continued Professional Development day

 

 

 

Drug safety training (Cambridge)

 

 

 

Clinical Toxicology, Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)

 

 

 

Medical toxicology

Medicine

Dermatology

Required

Formal Teaching Course

 

 

 

Desirable

Advanced Communication Skills

 

 

 

Dermoscopy Course

 

 

 

Contact Allergy Course

 

 

 

Dowling Club Business Skills and Consultant Interview Course

 

 

 

Getting to Grips with Evidence Based Dermatology

 

 

 

THESIS (research training)

 

 

 

Histopathology Course

 

 

 

Psychodermatology Course

 

 

 

Cosmetic Dermatology Course

 

 

 

Essential Medical Dermatology

 

 

 

Biology of the Skin, Cambridge

 

 

 

Oro-genital course (including male genital and vulval)

 

 

 

British Association of Dermatologists Registrars Training Course

 

 

 

BSDS Surgical Training Course

 

 

 

Paediatric Dermatology Course

 

 

 

Photobiology Course

Medicine

Endocrinology & Diabetes

Required

Diabetes UK Professional Conference x 2

 

 

 

Clinical update (Society for Endocrinology) x 3 (covers endocrine curriculum over a 3 year period)

 

 

 

Structured education for Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) - Does Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) or Beta Cell Education Resources for Training in Insulin and Eating (BERTIE) training

 

 

 

Insulin pump course

 

 

 

Clinicopathological conference on Pituitary Disease x 2

 

 

 

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

GIM external course (e.g. acute and general medicine)

 

 

Desirable

British Endocrine Society x 2

 

 

 

US guided thyroid aspiration course

Medicine

Gastroenterology

Required

JAG accredited internal courses in Endoscopy

 

 

 

JAG Basic Skills in Colonoscopy

 

 

 

JAG Basic Skills Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy

 

 

Desirable

JAG Advanced skills in colonoscopy and polypectomy

 

 

 

JAG Advanced skills in therapeutic endoscopy

 

 

 

JAG Basic Skills in Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (for ERCP trainees only)

 

 

 

JAG Train the Trainers Course

 

 

 

Attendance at one of the numerous national nutrition courses

 

 

 

Attendance at one of the numerous national hepatology courses

 

 

 

Advanced Gastroenterology & Hepatology Course

 

 

 

Annual Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) Conference (BSG, BASL, BAPEN combined)

 

 

 

ASSLD or European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

 

 

 

Basic Skills in Colonoscopy

 

 

 

Basic Skills in ERCP

 

 

 

Basic Skills in Therapeutic GI Endoscopy

 

 

 

Basic Skills in Upper GI Endoscopy

 

 

 

Hepatology Symposium

 

 

 

Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease, Annual International Congress

 

 

 

Hepatology : An evidence based approach

 

 

 

Intercollegiate Course on Human Nutrition

 

 

 

Intermediate Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

 

 

 

Kings College Liver disease Masterclass in Viral Hepatitis (1 night stay)

 

 

 

Leeds Nutrition Course

 

 

 

Local Gastroenterology training programme

 

 

 

Local Internal Teaching

 

 

 

M1 Gut Club Meeting

 

 

 

Oxford Masterclass: IBD and Hepatology

 

 

 

Regional Gastroenterology training days

 

 

 

RFH/UCL Hepatology Postgraduate course

 

 

 

Training the Colonoscopy Trainers (TCT)

 

 

 

Trent Hepatology Research Meeting

 

 

 

UCLH Postgraduate Nutrition Course

 

 

 

British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Management Weekend

 

 

 

British Society of Gerontology (BSG) GUT club

 

 

 

Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Gastro/hep days

 

 

 

SETS (Screen based Endoscopy Technical Skills)

 

 

 

STIG (Simulation Training in Gastroenterology)

 

 

 

HiFIVE (Human Factors in Virtual Endoscopy)

 

 

 

UCLH IBD Course (Hep and Nutr are already mentioned)

Medicine

General Internal Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Including regional study days, trainees will usually have to attend external GIM courses to achieve the 100 hours mandated by the curriculum. Suitable courses would include those run by Royal College Of Physicians, Royal Society of Medicine, Acute and General Medicine Conference (Excel) and The Society for Acute Medicine.

 

 

Desirable

European Stroke Organisation Congress (registration fee only)

 

 

 

European Society Respiratory Conference (registration fee only)

Medicine

Genitourinary Medicine

Required

Level 3 child protection course

 

 

 

Practical training for DFSRH

 

 

 

BLS course

 

 

 

Regional study leave teaching

 

 

 

HIV in-patient training

 

 

Desirable

HIV trainees club meeting

 

 

 

ABC of sexual dysfunction course

 

 

 

BHIVA - General Medicine for HIV Physicians course

 

 

 

Adult Sexual Assault Examination and Aftercare (2 days)

 

 

 

BHIVA Conference

 

 

 

BASHH Spring Meeting

 

 

 

BASHH Doctors-in-training day

 

 

 

BASHH OGM

 

 

 

BASHH STIs and HIV Course (10 days)

 

 

 

BSIG Microscopy courses (2 days)

 

 

 

Revision course for Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine OSCE (1 day)

 

 

 

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Masterclass in HIV

 

 

 

Revision course for Diploma in HIV Medicine (1 day)

 

 

 

Practical training for the insertion of contraceptive implants

 

 

 

BASHH Genital Dermatology course (1 day)

 

 

 

HIV Drug Resistance workshop

 

 

 

Research methods course

 

 

 

Teaching course

 

 

 

DFSRH sexual and reproductive health meetings/update days

 

 

 

FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting

Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Train the trainers course

 

 

 

Management skills course

 

 

 

Research methodology course

Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Desirable

National Bone Infection Workshops or events

 

 

 

National Neurological Infectious Diseases workshops or events

 

 

 

Foundation course on Healthcare Infection Control (such as PHE or other)

 

 

 

Course on Healthcare Infection Control (such as PHE, HIS or other)

Medicine

Medical Oncology

Desirable

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Oncology course

Medicine

Medical Ophthalmology

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicine

Neurology

Desirable

Neuroradiology course

 

 

 

Bath or Edinburgh neurology course (once in 5 years)

 

 

 

Parkinson's study weekend (once in 5 years - Manchester/Birmingham)

 

 

 

Epilepsy study weekend (once in 5 years - Manchester/Birmingham)

 

 

 

Neuro-immunology course

 

 

 

South East Neurology Association Meeting

 

 

 

Advanced communication skills training

 

 

 

Neuro-genetics course

 

 

 

Courses in relation to management of dementia

 

 

 

European Stroke Organisation Congress (registration fee only)

Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

King’s College London University Nuclear Medicine Post graduate diploma qualifications

Medicine

Paediatric Cardiology

Required

Cardiac morphology course

 

 

 

Basic Echocardiography course

 

 

 

Management course

 

 

 

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Ionising radiation medical exposure (IRMER) certification

 

 

 

National training days 4/year

 

 

Desirable

AEPC arrhythmia course

 

 

 

AEPC cardiology scientific meeting- (required in order to obtain European echo accreditation exam)

 

 

 

British cardiology society scientific meeting

 

 

 

British congenital cardiac association (BCCA) scientific meeting

 

 

 

Cardiac pacing course

 

 

 

Cardiology in the young conference

 

 

 

Specialist area specific courses (MRI/Fetal Cardiology/ advanced Echo)

 

 

 

Transoesophageal echo course

Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

Desirable

BSRM University of Nottingham and Royal Derby Hospital Course (£1000 total cost of course, divided by number of trainees attending)

 

 

 

EAT Course

 

 

 

Rehabilitation Medicine National Training Programme

 

 

 

GAIT Course

 

 

 

National BSRM Prosthetic and Amputee Rehab Course

 

 

 

National BSRM Spinal Cord Course

Medicine

Palliative Medicine

Required

Basic life support

 

 

 

Advanced communication skills training

 

 

Desirable

Research skills course

 

 

 

Ethics skills course

 

 

 

Interventional pain course

 

 

 

Advanced symptom management course

 

 

 

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care

Medicine

Renal Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Advanced Nephrology Course

 

 

Desirable

Peritoneal Dialysis Academy

 

 

 

Supportive care for the renal patient

 

 

 

Dialysis-UCL

 

 

 

Applied renal physiology-UCL

 

 

 

Royal Society Medicine renal courses

 

 

 

Renal transplantation-UCL

 

 

 

Imperial Glomerulonephritis Course

 

 

 

Renal Association Advanced Nephrology course

 

 

 

Renal Association/British Renal Society annual meeting

 

 

 

Royal Free Dialysis Course - Royal Free Centre for Nephrology

 

 

 

PD Academy

 

 

 

Royal Society of Medicine Nephrology Section 1 day meetings (RSM)

 

 

 

Renal Pathology course - Imperial

 

 

 

Royal Free Renal Physiology - Royal Free Centre for Nephrology (Usu March)

 

 

 

Supportive Care for the renal patient (Hammersmith)

 

 

 

Imperial Haemodialysis course

 

 

 

American Society of Nephrology

 

 

 

Teaching training

Respiratory Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Respiratory Medicine

 

Desirable

BTS Course in Lung Transplantation

 

 

 

BTS Course on Pulmonary Hypertension

 

 

 

BTS short courses - Radiology/Ultrasound/NIV/Other

 

 

 

Respiratory Physiology course

 

 

 

Thoracic Radiology course inc. The Advanced Chest X-ray Study Day

 

 

 

Thoracic Ultrasound Course - London/KSS centres

 

 

 

UK Thoracoscopy and pleural disease course - National

 

 

 

EBUS course - National

 

 

 

Interventional Bronchoscopy course - national

 

 

 

Royal Brompton - Occupational Asthma course

 

 

 

BTOG - courses

 

 

 

Bronchoscopy Introductory Course

 

 

 

Cystic Fibrosis Course

 

 

 

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease course (may be covered at Regional Training Day)

 

 

 

Safe Sedation Course

 

 

 

European Society Respiratory Conference (registration fee only)

 

Medicine

Rheumatology

Required

Teaching course – once during training

 

 

 

Management course – once during training

 

 

 

Good Clinical Practice course – once during training

 

 

 

ALS course / update – usually needed twice during training

 

 

 

External GIM training – 100 hours during the course of training – maybe through regional GIM days or other external courses

 

 

 

Regional injection courses – 1-2 per annum

 

 

 

Introductory ultrasound course – once in training

 

 

Desirable

Ultrasound certificate

 

 

 

Primary care training pilot

Medicine

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Required

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

 

 

 

Local Internal Teaching

 

 

 

REMO/RFU/Equivalent Pitchside Course

 

 

Desirable

Skills Course in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, Oxford or equivalent (2-3 nights accomm)

 

 

 

UK SEM Annual Conference

Medicine

Stroke Medicine

Desirable

British Association of Stroke Physicians Trainees Course

 

 

 

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification

 

 

 

Reperfusion Masterclass

 

 

 

European Stroke Organisation Congress (registration fee only)