The department runs an active postgraduate programme for all levels of ENT trainees, as well as providing undergraduate teaching to Keele medical students.
Mr. Harris is the local Educational Supervisor for ENT Registrars/Core Surgery Trainees, and Mr. Hari is the local Educational Supervisor for Foundation and GP Trainees. The ENT department takes an active part in the process of modernising medical careers with an emphasis on regular teaching and assessments for junior doctors.
Mr. Bowyer and Mr. Hari are Honorary Clinical Lecturers at Keele University Medical School and coordinate ENT undergraduate teaching delivered by the department.
The department has an active role in the training of non-medical staff, both in the development of ward nurses and student nurses throughout the Trust. The Head and Neck Specialist Nurses and Physiotherapists provide regular training sessions for tracheostomy and compromised airway care.
There is a regular appraisal process for all trainees within the ENT department.
West Midlands ST3 Interview Course
Mr. Bowyer co-runs the annual West Midlands ST3 Interview Course, preparing regional core trainees for the competitive registrar selection process.
Regional Temporal Bone Laboratory
Mr. Bowyer is course director of the West Midlands HST Temporal Bone Dissection Course, held at the Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre. Supervised temporal bone dissection is a key part of Otolaryngology Higher Surgical Training and is essential to understanding the complex 3-dimensional anatomy of this area prior to live otologic surgery.
The annual one day course provides West Midlands trainees with the opportunity to develop their temporal bone anatomical knowledge and operative skills on fresh frozen temporal bones.
Individual training for General Practioners within consultant clinics can be arranged through the department.
We actively respond to requests for education from Primary Care and welcome enquiries from all healthcare workers.