Broad Based Training (BBT) is a two-year, structured core training programme providing six-month placements in Internal Medical Training, General Practice, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.
In each post, trainees will get the opportunity to experience aspects of one of the other three specialties involved in the programme for 10% of the allocated post time. For example, whilst undertaking a post in Paediatrics trainees will be released from their rotation for 10% of the time to gain experience of managing Psychiatric conditions pertinent to Paediatrics.
BBT trainees will then be given direct entry to CT/ST2 level training, subject to satisfactory progression and completion of the programme, in one of the four specialties involved in BBT without the need for further competitive interview.
While this will be a national training programme within Northern Ireland, trainees will be able to preference posts as training will be offered in all five health and social care Trusts within Northern Ireland. Ten training places will be available for August 2019.
Trainees will be allocated an Educational Supervisor for the two-year programme and a clinical supervisor for each six-month post who will be available to support and provide advice throughout the programme. Additional support will be provided through a NIMDTA appointed Training Programme Director.