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Advanced Nutrition Programme

The advanced nutrition programme module is designed to provide additional training in nutrition, including experience in a Level 3/4 intestinal failure centre and transplantation. The advanced curriculum aims to provide trainees with an interest in nutrition, the skills to take the lead role in nutritional support but also care for patients in a level 3 or 4 IF/HPN unit. The posts are primarily aimed at trainees in their ST6 year.

The advanced nutrition syllabus can be found on pages 112 – 126 of the 2010 Gastroenterology curriculum, which can be found on the JRCPTB website here.

There are 4 linked posts rotating through the following centres. It is encouraged that trainees rotate through both posts, but the centres are open to discussion if a trainee wishes to stay in one centre for 12 months.

  6 months (Sept – Feb) 6 months (March – Aug) Contacts
Post 1 Addenbrooke's, Cambridge
(Small Bowel Transplantation)
St Mark's, London
(Intestinal Failure)
Dr Stephen Middleton (Addenbrooke's)
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T: 01223 216 226

Dr Simon Gabe (St Mark's)
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T: 0208 235 4089
Post 2 St Mark's, London
(Intestinal Failure)
Addenbrooke's, Cambridge
(Small Bowel Transplantation)
Post 3 John Radcliffe, Oxford
(Intestinal Failure & Small Bowel Transplantation)
Salford Royal
(Intestinal Failure)
Dr Simon Travis (John Radcliffe)
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T: 01865 228753

Dr Simon Lal (Salford Royal)
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T: 0161 206 5148
Post 4 Salford Royal
(Intestinal Failure)
John Radcliffe, Oxford
(Intestinal Failure & Small Bowel Transplantation)

The 4 posts are allocated following national recruitment and commence on the 1st Monday in September to co-ordinate with national rotations. Applications for posts commencing on 7th September 2015 opened on Friday 21st November, with a closing date of Friday 19th December 2014 at 16:00. Recruitment is co-ordinated by the London deanery and interviews will be held on 27th January 2015. Further information including job descriptions, person specification and the shortlisting scoresheet can be found here.

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Dr Charlotte Rutter, Chair BSG Trainees Section