In addition to the usual competencies acquired through respiratory training, the JRCPTB has specified additional compulsory training requirements for certain areas (pulmonary hypertension, CF, transplant, occupational lung disease).
- Occupational lung disease clinics (see how to arrange)
- Lung Transplantation attachment (see how to arrange)
- Pulmonary hypertension (see how to arrange)
- Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy clinics – evidence of some experience. Arrange locally in appropriate posts.
- Cystic Fibrosis attachment (see how to arrange)
- Smoking cessation clinic experience (an online or BTS course is also beneficial, or formal level 1 training available at The Whittington)
- Pulmonary rehabilitation experience (arrange with your Respiratory Physio or community team (easy at the Whittington and Homerton). Why not give a patient education session and get it signed off as a Teaching Observation?)
- Integrated Respiratory Medicine experience (strict criteria not yet agreed: Dr Bhowmik suggests at least 3 MDTs and a home visit accompanying a specialist nurse with CbD afterwards. Easy to arrange at Whittington and Homerton)
- HIV clinic experience (available at UCLH and Royal Free).
- Respiratory allergy and immunology (available at Homerton).
- Thoracic surgical list (arrange locally through the surgeon at your Lung Cancer MDT)
- Safe sedation course (see courses).
Some additional online training for these competencies is suggested below: