We work in collaboration with other trusts across the north east and north Cumbria and also throughout Yorkshire and Humber to make sure there is a wealth of opportunity for medical students and doctors in training.
Health Education North East has two mental health and learning disabilities Trusts. Once you have completed your core training you may be based in this Trust or Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, or even both throughout your high training scheme depending on your chosen speciality. For further information about living and training in the north east take a look at Find Your Place.
Find Your Place is a recruitment website developed by Heath Education England North East that provides information on the various specialty training schemes in the North East and North Cumbria. As well as detailing the training opportunities the website also provides information on living in the North East and North Cumbria providing information on housing, education and leisure activities etc. There are quotes and videos from current and previous trainees. Each specialty and each Trust has a page on the website to provide more specific information.
We also work with the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber which is responsible for postgraduate training in medicine and dentistry across the region.Information for undergraduates Information for postgraduates
Our medical staffing department is responsible for the recruitment, employment and development of career grade medical staff. We take part in the Clinical Excellence Awards, which recognise and reward NHS consultant and academic GPs who perform ‘over and above’ the standard expected of their role.
Guardian of safe working –
Our guardian of safe working makes sure that junior doctors are being treated fairly and that their working hours and conditions allow them to provide safe, effective care for people who use our services. The guardian provides assurance that the Trust and doctors in approved training programmes are compliant with safe working hours.
Who is the “guardian of safe working” at TEWV?
Dr Jim Boylan is a retired Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based in County Durham and who now works post retirement in a capacity as a Consultant in Medical Education for the trust. He was appointed to the substantial role of Guardian of Safe Working in July 2021 having been Acting Guardian for some 18 months before that. In addition to his clinical career he has had extensive experience as a Medical Educator including 7 years as Director of Medical Education within the trust. During this time he had an active role in the recruitment and support of trainees at every level. He is now freed from a formal managerial role in postgraduate education within the trust and so is well placed to independently represent the interests of medical trainees based in TEWV.
- Clinical and Educational Supervisor
- Undergraduate Director of Clinical Studies
- Director of Medical Education
- TEWV Medical Mastercoach
When asked about the role the guardian said:
“I have been a medical educator for many years and for a number of these at a senior level of management. I have a strong engagement with the wellbeing and safety of our medical trainees and extensive experience of recruitment and support of non-UK medical graduates in training posts. The existing monitoring structures in TEWV are very good and I am proud of the work the Trust has done to support junior doctors, including the successful implementation of the new junior doctor contract and a responsive and supportive medical staffing department.”