Yorkshire and Humber have two programmes of regional meetings as well as an annual regional meeting. The South Yorkshire area has regular postgraduate meetings on a Thursday afternoon and the remainder of the region meet on Wednesday afternoons for WAAM meetings generally held at Chapel Allerton Hospital Leeds. Every two months there is a regional round hosted by individual hospitals focussing on interesting or challenging cases.
Geographical area covered:
Yorkshire (South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire), North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire covering approx. 6000 sq miles.
Where rheumatology services are delivered:
NHS rheumatology services are delivered through secondary care centres in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, York, Mid Yorkshire (Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury), Hull, Grimsby, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, and Doncaster. There are no independent providers of rheumatology services at present.
Where specialist training takes place:
There are three medical schools in the region- Leeds, Sheffield and Hull/York. There are two training programmes for rheumatology under the supervision of HHE Yorkshire and Humber. The West/East programme has a total of sixteen training posts and the South programme five posts. There are also some academic rheumatology trainees (ACF and CL posts) in Leeds. The majority of trainees are training in GIM/Rheumatology. The TPDs for the W/E programme are Dr Shouvik Dass (Leeds) and Dr Cathy Lawson (Harrogate) and the South programme Dr Lisa Dunkley (Sheffield).
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