Clinical Radiology

All you need to know if you’re thinking about coming to East Kent to join our Radiology Training Programme:

At East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, we provide a significant proportion of the training within Kent. The Kent scheme trains Radiologists in their first three years rotating between East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (ST1 to ST3). The trainees then spend years 4 and 5 pursuing their chosen subspecialty interests. In Kent we can deliver a wide range of subspecialties during year 4 and 5. Depending on the subspecialty chosen, and if in need for tertiary level training, the trainee may require to spend some training time in a linked London Teaching Hospital post. It may also be that training opportunities are available within the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. The location depends on the subspecialties chosen.

Radiology is very Consultant-delivered, resulting in excellent levels of Consultant/trainee contact, and very good supervision. The trainees are well supported with study leave, tutorials and Medical Education Department support.

The Kent, Sussex and Surrey schemes are unusual in that they provide MSc modules during the 5-year course, with a view to finishing with an additional MSc qualification from the University of Sussex at Brighton.

Why train and learn in our Radiology Programme at East Kent?

Training Opportunities:

The Radiology Department is responsible for delivering a learning experience that will enable you to meet the elements of the curricula for the Radiology training programme.

Link to curriculum:

The Department provides its services over three sites – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. We have a full complement of imaging modalities, including Plain Film Imaging, Fluoroscopy, Interventional, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

The PET/CT service is operated from the William Harvey Hospital on a dedicated build from a fixed site unit but scans reported internally. It is a well-established service with high clinical visibility and turnover, run in conjunction with our partners Alliance Medical.

The Trust has introduced two SPECT/CT units in Nuclear Medicine and an additional dedicated interventional unit to support the arterial centre for Kent and Medway hosted at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The trust will soon be offering a mechanical thrombectomy service.

Our new Buckland hospital in Dover, and Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone, provide a variety of outpatient, diagnostic and minor injury services, alongside a range of services throughout the local area

During your placement there will be ample opportunities for hands on training and learning. Registrars will have access to Radiology RIS and PACS for reporting and will be encouraged to perform Audits and attend Learning from Discrepancy meetings and various MDTs (as per rotation). All work will be within a well-supported and supervised environment.

Radiology teaching is embedded in Clinical Departments, and Trust Governance. Each of the main clinical departments has a lead Consultant Radiologist. Radiology trainees will be supported to take part in teaching of other juniors and medical students while receiving maximum support and teaching from their own seniors.

At the start of your rotation you will meet with your Educational and Clinical Supervisor to set your personalised work schedule, setting your learning objectives for the rotation. It is your responsibility to maintain your Portfolio, which is a useful and essential mandatory requirement, as it provides an audit of your progress and learning, which will contribute to your Annual Review of Competence Progression.

Radiology Training at EKHUFT

You will be assigned an Educational Supervisor (ES) from East Kent Hospital University Trust, who will act as Supervisor and Mentor for the duration of your training. The ES will provide regular feedback and advice to ensure the necessary clinical and educational progress is made throughout your training. In addition to this, each trainee will be assigned a Clinical Supervisor (CS) for your placement with us. The CS is responsible for day-to-day clinical progress and advice relating to the particular specialty. In line with the GMC requirements all supervisors have the necessary supervisor accreditation.

Teaching Timetable for a Radiology trainee

Departmental teaching will be tailored to the trainee’s requirements, ensuring the training is appropriate for the modules being completed and the trainee’s grade. The Clinical supervisor will keep a record of the agreed weekly rota incorporating the teaching sessions.

Medical Leadership:

There are opportunities to undertake Quality Improvement Projects with a senior Clinician.

Key Contacts in Radiology training programme:

Dr Neil Crundwell

Training Programme Director

Maidstone and Tonbridge Wells NHS Trust


Dr Hristina Hristova-Angelova

College Tutor - East Kent


Dr Beverley Saunders

Clinical Lead


Dr Jann Colledge

William Harvey Hospital - Clinical lead


Dr Katherine Entwistle

Kent & Canterbury Hospital - Clinical Lead


Dr Paul Matravers

Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital - Clinical Lead


Jaqueline Barber

Learner Support Officer - Radiology


Annual/Study leave:

Tracy Ireland

Senior Administrator/Radiology PA

Radiology Department

Kent and Canterbury Hospital


Passwords/Training etc for any speciality specific clinical information systems:

Martin Berry

Radiology Applications Manager

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Radiology Applications Manager:

Lillian Rosser

East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust

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