The programme is based in several different Trusts throughout the Oxford Deanery so trainees may find themselves employed by any of the following Trusts and placed in any of the following hospitals:
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
The Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
The Oxford Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Rotations may at times change in response to clinical need from the Trusts. Expected rotation arrangements for this programme are:
The five year training scheme is divided into 10 attachments, each of six months, with rotation on 1 May and 1 November each year.
A minimum of five attachments will be spent in the Oxford Cancer Centre, with a minimum of four attachments spent in the Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading.
The timetable of attachments will be drawn up by the Training Programme Director, on behalf of the Educational and Training Committee, and only implemented following approval by the Clinical Director of each Cancer Centre
TRAINING PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: Dr Paul Rogers (Reading)
REGIONAL POSTGRADUATE ADVISOR: Dr Nicola Warner (Oxford)
The Specialist Trainee will complete two six month attachments, which will include clinical work in Oxford or Reading and experience in peripheral clinics.
During the year, the trainee will attend Module A of the London MSc Course aimed at the Part 1 FRCR examination. The Specialist Trainee is encouraged to sit all parts of the exam in the first sitting at the end of this year. Case Reports and abstract submissions should be prepared at the earliest opportunity.
A further four six month clinical attachments will be undertaken, aiming to cover the broad range of Oncological practice, with training in site specialist areas.