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GP & Specialty

Find below information on our GP & Specialty Training Programmes

Specialty Training

County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust works with Health Education North East, and its Specialty Schools, to provide training for Specialty Trainees across all departments within its Clinical Care Groups:

  • Integrated Medical Specialties
  • Surgery
  • Family Health
  • Clinical Specialist Services
  • Community

The Specialty Training provision is co-ordinated by Care Group Tutors, who work with College Tutors and Specialty Leads to ensure the quality of education and training within the various specialties.

All trainees in Specialty Training Posts, including GP Registrars, are Employed by the Lead Employer Trust, and are part of Health Education England North East (HEENE).

Our Specialty Training Medical Education Team can be contacted on cdda-tr.MedEdpostgradtraining@nhs.net and we are based across all three sites: Prospect House Durham, Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland Hospital.

Our aim is to support your goals towards achieving training excellence, because excellent healthcare is based on excellent clinicians.

We wish to encourage you to pursue your development needs and take up the opportunities that are being created to fulfil your training requirements.  The team will be delighted to provide all the necessary information, guidance, support and motivation for the development and success of Doctors in training in their career paths.

Meanwhile, if you have any comments or suggestions as to how we can meet your needs further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Due to COVID-19 we have changed the way we run our Trust inductions. You will have received a virtual Trust Induction along with links to relevant e-learning and information you will find below.

FIT testing will be arranged within your local induction, if this does not happen please contact Infection control on - Ext 43024/43015 at DMH and Ext 32190 at UHND

Handwashing assessments will be carried out by the local assessor based on the ward, please contact them to arrange an assessment.  If  you have any problems then please contact the infection control team the numbers listed above.

CDDFT currently send out COVID-19 bulletins to all staff, please ensure you have followed the steps emailed out to you to ensure your NHS email address is linked to CDDFT to ensure you receive these bulletins.

Please follow the bulletin for updates on policies and procedures.

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham