Fellowship in Cardiac and Thoracic Radiology, Royal Papworth Hospital

Royal Papworth Hospital is the United Kingdom’s leading heart and lung hospital, the East of England Regional Centre for cardiothoracic services and has an international reputation for innovation, research, teaching and excellent patient care. In July 2019, RPH became the first Trust in England to achieve “Outstanding” in all 5 domains of the CQC survey.  Diagnostic Imaging also achieved an overall “Outstanding” rating.

Specialist services include pulmonary hypertension (RPH is the National Centre for Pulmonary Endarterectomy surgery), cardiac and pulmonary transplantation, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO), thoracic oncology, cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology encompassing electrophysiology and transcatheter valve insertion. The radiology department is a key component in the multidisciplinary teams within the hospital and our fellows are actively encouraged to become involved in these teams as part of their training with us.


The radiology department is very well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including two Siemens Force CT scanners, Siemens Aera (1.5T) & Prisma (3.0T) cardiac optimised CMR systems and also a GE SPECT-CT system for Nuclear imaging.

This post will provide excellent experience in all aspects of non-invasive cardiac and both non-invasive and interventional thoracic radiology. There are opportunities for audit, research, and teaching and as a department we are very supportive of our fellows developing in these areas.

Radiology Cardiothoracic Fellowship/StR Post

The post is available for a period of 12 months commencing in August or September 2023. Consideration will be given for other start dates. The post is suitable for trainees who hold a current NTN. Those who are interested without an NTN, or who are post CCT could be appointed as a LAS or Trust Clinical Fellow. Specialist Registrars currently enrolled in a UK training programme (other than the East of England Deanery), who wish to retain their National Training Number (NTN) whilst at Papworth, should discuss ‘out-of-programme-training’ (OOPT) with their Training Programme Director.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Angela Tasker on 01223 639449 or by  email


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BSCI Trainee Committee- Applications now open!

We are pleased to announce that the BSCI/BSCCT trainee committee is looking for new members to join our enthusiastic and friendly team. This is a fantastic opportunity for cardiology, radiology and nuclear medicine trainees who have an interest in cardiac imaging to get involved in the behind the scenes work of the society.

As a committee, we are passionate about improving access to training and education in cardiac imaging for our trainees across the UK. We have great links with both UK and international leaders in cardiovascular research and are always looking to support new projects from our committee members. We also have a flourishing social media presence through which we actively promote the ongoings of the wider society.

We are looking for new committee members who are enthusiastic about connecting with other trainees and representing the interests of the trainee body within the society. You will have opportunities to participate in research, organise educational projects, create educational content, take on a social media role, manage the BSCI website or part of it such as the interesting cases section. If you are keen to help influence local and national agendas relating to cardiac imaging training and to support fellow trainees, then this is the society for you.

As a committee member you would be expected to actively contribute to the activities of the trainee committee, including key initiatives set out by the BSCI executive committee such as the annual BSCI/BSCCT conference, and to attend monthly meetings online.

Interested members of the BSCI/BSCCT, please send a summary CV (max 2 pages) and an expression of interest outlining what you think you can bring to the BSCI/BSCCT trainee committee (approx. 250 words) to

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