• Fifth Year:  There is degree of choice in rotations in the fifth year. For those aiming at detailed sub-specialty training, this can be accommodated within the year 5. For those aiming at a broader portfolio of skills, a general rotation, perhaps in a district general hospital would be more appropriate.
  • Fellowship positions:  In the Severn School of Radiology we can offer sub-specialist training as a fellow in Neuroradiology (Diagnostic and/or Interventional), Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (including PET).  These fellowships are usually internally advertised and application is via competitive interview
  • Post CCT:  Once the CCT date has been passed, an automatic period of grace lasting six months is allocated.  This is no longer a training appointment and the registrar will be allocated to a hospital for service provision.  Our goal is that most registrars will not need this period of grace as they will progress seamlessly either into a consultant post or period of further training in a fellowship programme.

Targets for the Year

There are strict targets which must be achieved if an StR is to pass seamlessly through their ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) into the next year. These are specified in the RCR Curriculum, and can be found in the 'WBA, e-portfolio and ARCP menu on the left. The targets include Radiological Competencies, Generic Competencies, DOPS and Mini-IPX.

The key targets for a post FRCR Part IIb registrar is to build their CV and sub-speciality experience, to make them a strong candidate for a Consultant or Fellowship post.

On Call

All fifth Year and post-CCT StRs are expected to be part of their hospital's on call rota. Those at UHBristol and Bath join the UHBristol rota. Those at NBT, Swindon, Taunton and Cheltenham/Gloucester join their hospital's rota. .