The North East region holds eight educational meetings per year. These rotate through the main centres in the region and are well attended. The meetings take place on Tuesday afternoons and are linked with SpR training meetings in the morning. Twice a year they hold meetings for business matters and for Specialised Commissioning. The region has a strong record of peer review and most units are now approaching their 4th peer review visit. The region has recently received excellent feedback for the registrar training scheme.
Geographical area covered:
The North East region stretches from Northumberland to Teesside and includes north Cumbria.
Where rheumatology services are delivered:
Freeman Hospital Newcastle, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead, University Hospital of North Durham, Sunderland Royal Hospital, North Cumbria University Hospitals, Darlington Memorial Hospital, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.
Where specialist training takes place:
Freeman Hospital Newcastle, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead, Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.
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