Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Specialty clinics and other study leave options

Within Wessex there are a number of excellent opportunities for trainees to get experience in sub-specialty areas and leadership. We are creating a list of these different opportunities which  can potentially help guide your future sub-specialty choices as well as helping to get those trickier areas of the portfolio signed off.  These should be considered suitable for study leave.

  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis 
    • At least quarterly in Portsmouth with Dr Kaushik Guha
    • Contact kaushik.guha@porthosp.nhs.uk
  • Inherited Cardiac Conditions
    • First Thursday afternoon every month in Bournemouth with Dr Critoph
    • Contact sarah.reynolds@rbch.nhs.uk to arrange
  • Hypertension
    • Thursday mornings in Southampton Dr J Waller
    • Contact james.waller@uhs.nhs.uk
  • Heart Valve clinic
    • Tuesday afternoon in Southampton with Dr Benoy Shah
    • Contact benoy.shah@uhs.nhs.uk
  • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Selected Friday afternoons in Southampton 
    • Contact Dr Fitzsimmons samantha.fitzsimmons@uhs.nhs.uk
  • Pregnancy
    • The second Wednesday of each month (afternoon) in Southampton
    • Contact Dr Fitzsimmons samantha.fitzsimmons@uhs.nhs.uk
  • ACHD
    • All in Southampton:
      • Monday 1330-1700 Dr Carroll
        Weds 0930-1330 Dr Smith 
        Thurs 1330 - 1800 Dr Fitzsimmons 
        Friday 1330 - 1800 Dr Fitzsimmons
  • Medical director
    • Southampton University Hospital - contact Derek.Sandeman@uhs.nhs.uk
    • There are also likely to be opportunities to shadow your local medical director
  • Chief Executive Officer Southampton Hospital
    • Suggest attending the monthly Trust Executive Committee 
    • Contact Tracey.burt@uhs.nhs.uk for dates
    • There are also likely to be opportunities to shadow your local chief executive officer

There will clearly be other opportunities available locally but hopefully this will act as a starting point. If there are other opportunities that you know about that you think would be of interest to other please let your training representatives know. 

Approved List of Study Leave Courses

Please see here for the list of approved study leave courses that reimbursement can be claimed for via Intrepid. 

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