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This is a five year training programme suitable for aiming towards a CCT in Urology. It encompasses training in general urology, uro-oncology including robotic and laproscopic surgery, andrology, female urology, complex stone surgery, neuro-urology and paediatric urology.  It is based around five hospitals in Wessex, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury and Winchester. 

The five units each offer a subspeciality and most trainees will spend one year at each site. Several previous and current trainees are undertaking Fellowships abroad. The region has had excellent results at the FRCS (Urol) since the exams inception and two consultants are examiners. Previous trainees have been appointed both locally and to major teaching hospitals nationally.

Study and Training

We offer training in the following sub- specialties:

  • General elective and emergency urology
  • Prostate Cancer:
  • Robotic/laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Renal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, cryotherapy and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and major resections with vascular involvement
  • Testes cancer with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
  • Dedicated andrology team
  • Complex female /urogynaecology
  • Complex stone surgery
  • Spinal injuries and neuro-urology with reconstruction at two sites
  • Paediatric Urology at Southampton for six months
  • Urological trauma at all sites


Local and Regional Teaching

  • Deanery induction for all new trainees
  • An  monthly teaching programme (first Wednesday of each month) run by consultants and senior trainees
  • Final FRCS preparation course
  • FRCS examination practice vivas over the whole training programme
  • Professional Development Courses from the HEE Wessex Workforce Learning and Development


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ARCPs are held in September each year. All evidence is submitted electronically and is based around the ISCP website, the panel review this evidence and give an outcome.  All trainees are then met for personal feedback and to plan future training needs. Any trainees that obtain Outcome twos or threes in September will have an interim review at the mid-year point in March. Informal meetings may be held at other times of the year if necessary.

Specific requirements which need to be achieved by ARCP date are clearly stated in your global objectives and include:

  • One MSF per year
  • 40 WBAs per year
  • Topics as required
  • Up to date CV on system
  • An Assigned educational supervisor (AES) report. At least one clinical supervisors report by someone other than your AES for each learning agreement.
  • An evidence section and logbook that are completed contemporaneously


The only paperwork required for ARCPs is:

  • Enhanced Form R (for revalidation)
  • Validated (signed) consolidated logbook for that training year

CCT requirements (if applicable):

An ARCP six needs to be awarded before a CCT can be awarded to a trainee. The JCST have outlined requirements for CCT in the Quality Assurance section of their website:


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Hospital Educational Leads (STC Representatives)

Name and Trust Email

Mr Lemke Solomon


Mr Richard Lockyer / Mr Bhaskar Somani

Southampton /

Miss Melissa Davies


Mr Andrew Adamson


Mrs Suzie Venn


Mr Andrew Wedderburn


Miss Lara Kitteringham

Paediatric Surgery Lead (Urology attachment)


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