In Leeds we have adopted a competency based approach to staffing. Ensuring that every member of staff is competent to do the task that they are asked to do, independent of grade or nomination.
Leeds Pancreas Unit has a strong philosophy of training and research. We believe that good training ultimately improves the care of patients. This means that some procedures are performed by trainees under the direct supervision of a Consultant. We like to encourage this although if you do not want a trainee to perform your procedure, you do have the right to refuse.
Finally, we do run research projects through the Pancreas Unit, but you will be contacted directly by a member of the research team to seek your specific consent for any research project.