South Rotation

There are approximately 16 trainees in the South rotation which covers South Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

Trainees typically spend 5 years at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, where all ophthalmic subspecialties are represented. Trainees will have opportunity to work in the eye departments of local district general hospitals during the course of their training. Information on each site is included in the FAQs below.

The training programme director is Mr Nachi Acharya.

Sheffield

LOCATION

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Rd, Sheffield S10 2JF

DEPARTMENT

Over 20 consultants. All subspecialties represented including ocular oncology centre.

New dedicated cataract unit to open at Northern General Hospital in April 2018.

1 in 12 on call

CONTACTS

Mr Nachi Acharya - Training programme director

Tracy Brian - Administrator

RESOURCES

EyeSi simulator and dry lab - liase with Nachi Acharya

Parking is difficult, the waiting list for staff permits is years. There is onsite pay and display. Nearest free on street parking is 10-15 minute walk away.

Barnsley

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Doncaster

LOCATION

Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN2 5LT. 01302 366666

Bassetlaw Hospital. Kilton Hill, Worksop S81 0BD. 01909 500990

Montagu Hospital. Adwick Rd, Doncaster S64 OAZ. 01709 585171

DEPARTMENT

3 sites. Clinic mostly at DRI, 1 day at Bassetlaw and 1 theatre session at Montagu.

6 consultants (medical retina, glaucoma, cornea, paediatrics). Excellent photography department.

1 in 7/8 on call rota.

CONTACTS

Linda Tuffley - Rota co-ordinator

Mr Nick Mawer - Clinical lead

Mr Gerry Jayamanne - Educational supervisor

RESOURCES

There is an EyeSi simulator at Doncaster that can be used by the trainee. Liase with Nick Mawer.

Parking for DRI is free at Doncaster racecourse P&R (every 20 mins + 5-10 mins journey), 6.30am - 10pm. Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB

Parking at Bassetlaw and Montagu are either paid on site, or plenty of nearby on street parking.

Grimsby

LOCATION

Diana Princess of Wales hospital, Scartho Road, Grimsby, DN33 2BA

(75-90 mins from Sheffield)

DEPARTMENT

General clinics and subspecialty work in Medical Retina, Glaucoma and Oculoplastics.

3 Consultants, 5 Middle grades, 1 Trainee, 1 Foundation year doctor, 3 clinical nurse specialists.

Typical timetable includes 2-3 theatre sessions and 4 clinics.

Trainee on call on Mondays. 1 in 10 weekend on call (shared with Scunthorpe)

CONTACTS

Mr Sakkaf Aftab - college tutor (based at Scunthorpe)

Mrs Poonam Bagga - Clinical lead

Chloe Collins - Admin team lead

Kayleigh Young - Rota Co-ordinator

Dianne Ellis - Accomodation office

RESOURCES

Parking is available on site. Permits are obtainable at induction from Security at very reasonable price.

Accommodation: free when on call, £12/night when not on call.

Rotherham

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Scunthorpe

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