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Teaching and education

The department runs very active postgraduate programmes for all levels of ENT trainees. Mr Salam is the clinical tutor for ENT and together with other surgical clinical tutors established a programme of lectures for the basic surgical trainees in the Trust. The ENT department through the clinical tutor are taking active part in process of modernising medical careers (MMC scheme) with more emphasis on regular teaching and assessments for junior doctors. Also, there is a regular appraisal process for all registrars, basic surgical trainees and GP trainees within the ENT department.

The department also has an active role in the training of non-medical staff both in the development of ward nurses and student nurses throughout the Trust. The head and neck nurse specialist together with physiotherapists regularly provide training sessions for tracheostomy and compromised airway care.

The ENT department runs a regular educational and audit meetings. Presentations and audit projects are discussed in these meeting together with mortality and morbidity data from the wards. The Ipswich Hospital ENT department also take part in the training of medical students from Cambridge Medical School

The East Anglia regional temporal bone skill laboratory is based at the Ipswich Hospital. This is responsible for training of all specialist registrars in East Anglia.

Individual training for GPs within consultant clinic can be arranged through the Choose and Book system.

We actively respond to requests for education from primary care and welcome enquiry from all disciplines of healthcare workers.

Information, advice and education on allergy can also be obtained on request from Janette Bartle, nurse specialist for ENT & allergy. Click here to email Janette.