Structure of Rotations

The Head of School of Radiology is Dr S Cooper (Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals) and Head of Training for North Staffordshire is Dr B Thomas (North Staffs Hospital).

The Head of Training for the Birmingham Rotation is Dr M Blakeman (Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals).

The Regional Education Advisor is Dr A Vohrah (University Hospital, Coventry).

All doctors joining the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Training programmes from August 2007 onwards will have 3 years core training followed by 2 years subspecialty training.

The hospitals on the North Staffordshire Training Scheme are the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, City General Hospital (Stoke on Trent), Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital (Oswestry), Princess Royal Hospital (Telford), Queens Hospital (Burton on Trent) and Staffordshire General Hospital.

The hospitals on the Birmingham Training Scheme are the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, City Hospital, University Hospital (Coventry), Russells Hall Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, The Women’s Hospital (Birmingham), The Heartlands Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton, Sandwell Hospital, Royal Orthopaedic (Woodlands), and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham).

One of the main strengths of the rotation is the wide variety of experience offered by such a large number of busy hospitals. This is due to the wide variety of patients and consultant trainers encountered on the rotation.

Subspecialty training is available in a large number of subspecialties. These include neuro-radiology, ENT imaging, breast imaging, oncological imaging, breast imaging, paediatric imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and interventional radiology.