Higher Specialty training at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides excellent experience in General Internal Medicine (GIM) covering all areas of the gastroenterology GIM curriculum. Our Gastroenterology Department is based in both the Maidstone and the Tunbridge Wells sites with seven Gastroenterology Consultants, some of whom have special interests in EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) and interventional endoscopy.
- Opportunity for particular sub-specialisation in, for example, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography across both sites for the 12 months.
- Weekly nutritional ward round.
- At Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Trainees are exposed to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy training lists and the opportunity to contribute to the management of acute upper GI bleeds. The trainee will be expected to attend out-patient clinics in gastroenterology. Whilst most of these will be in Tunbridge Wells, occasional satellite clinics are held in Sevenoaks.
- At Maidstone Hospital, Trainees can expect to rotate between two Consultants for a period of six months each. One has a specialist interest in Liver Disease and ERCP and the other has a specialist interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Oesophageal and Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Trainees are exposed to a range of chronic and acute liver and luminal diseases in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.