Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Genito-Urinary Medicine

If you're looking for high quality Genito-Urinary Medicine training, the East Midlands has lots to offer. With a structured programme offering great experience, you'll train in a range of hospitals managing both outpatients and inpatients.

As well as superb training you'll also benefit from everything the thriving East Midlands has to offer. From great transport links to affordable house prices and dozens of superb days out you'll be welcomed to one of the fastest growing regions in the UK. Keep reading to find out more.

The East Midlands gives you excellent GU Medicine experience

GU medicine (often called Sexual Health and HIV) is an exciting and dynamic specialty and is a very satisfying branch of medicine since most sexually transmitted infections can be cured or managed successfully and patients are often vulnerable or marginalized and stigmatized.

The East Midlands rotation offers full inpatient and outpatient HIV training for the duration of you 4 years, without needing to travel elsewhere for inpatient HIV experience. This means you will be exposed to a greater volume of rare opportunistic diseases than programmes offering only a 6 month ward attachment.

The East Midlands program also encompasses training in the full breath of sexual health conditions, from psychosexual medicine, to young person’s clinics, sexual assault, genital dermatoses and many sub-specialist HIV services such as hepatitis/HIV co-infection and antenatal HIV care.

You'll gain experience in sexual health services which provide outreach services for hard to reach groups such as adolescents, commercial sex workers and high risk men who have sex with men (MSM).

“I started out in dermato-venereology and was lucky enough to get into a GU medicine training programme after getting my MRCP. I like the fact that I am dealing with treatable and manageable conditions and I welcome the challenges associated with HIV management. There is no other specialty I’d rather be doing" - Gabriel Shembri, Trainee 

Close placements mean you don't have to move home or commute long distances

The two main city hospitals are in Nottingham and Leicester and with both having some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infection outside London you'll be faced with lots of interesting clinical challenges. You'll gain experience in two of England's top ten cities and with a catchment area of millions you'll deal with relatively large cohorts of patients with HIV infection.

Your training will be based in Nottingham with a placement for a maximum of 1 year in Leicester. The cities are geographically close and well linked with public transport meaning you won't have to move home or commute long distances for the duration of your training programme.

Out Of Programme Experiences are encouraged and we have links with HIV centers in developing countries such as Botswana and Thailand. You'll also have the chance to undertake a research degree (OOPR).

As sexual health – and in particular HIV - is a rapidly evolving, exciting field, there are many opportunities for you to gain experience in clinical trials, to attend national and international conferences and to develop specialist interests.

5 reasons you should live and work in the East Midlands

  • Affordable house prices - the average house price is 62% lower than London and 25% lower than the South West
  • World-class sport - on your doorstep you'll find Silverstone, the National Watersports Centre, Test match cricket, the National Ice Arena, Derby Velodrome and Premier League football
  • Great social life - with nine universities, hundreds of great pubs and clubs and Michelin starred restaurants you're never short of a night out
  • Arts and culture - the region boasts world-class art galleries and concert venues as well as dedicated dance, film and comedy festivals
  • Great transport links - a superb road and rail network mean that 90% of England's population live within two hours of Nottingham


For information on Genito-Urinary Medicine training in the East Midlands please contact our Training Programme Director:

Ashini Fox -