THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
RECRUITMENT ROLE PROFILE
Job Title: Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine (fixed-term)
School/Department: School of Clinical Sciences, Division of Child Health
Salary: £30,992 - £53,663 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Job Family and Level: Clinical Academic, Clinical Lecturer
Contract Status: This post is to commence 1 February 2012 and will be offered on
a fixed-term contract for a period three years.
Hours of work: Full-time
Location: Queen’s Medical Centre (University Hospital), Nottingham
Responsible to: Head of Academic Child Health (Professor Michael Symonds) and Clinical
Academic Training Programme Director (Dr Helen Budge)
The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine who wishes
to undertake a research programme linked to an area of clinical practice in the neonatal period, infancy
or early childhood.
This unique post is designed to provide the successful candidate with integrated academic and clinical
In the academic component of the post, the successful applicant will undertake an average of 50% of
their daytime working hours as academic work, during which they will undertake a research
programme, develop their academic skills and compete for an external grant funding.
Academic Child Health currently has several research opportunities and these include, but are not
limited to: effects of early life development on childhood and adult disease, neonatal medicine,
neonatal imaging, adaptation at birth including during resuscitation and developmental neuroscience.
There is established leadership within the School and Faculty in diagnostic imaging (especially MRI)
and in clinical trials during childhood. More information on Academic Child Health is available at
In the clinical component of the post, the successful applicant will train alongside the East Midlands
Healthcare Workforce Deanery (North) Child Health clinical training rotation (details see below) for an
average of 50% of their daytime working hours, acquiring locally, in a tertiary setting, Level 2 and 3
RCPCH competencies in clinical neonatal medicine.
This post is suitable for an individual who wishes to work, and gain experience, in academic neonatal
medicine. Academic and Clinical Training in Paediatrics will continue in parallel, with focussed time set
aside for academic development.
Applicants will hold a National Training Number in Paediatrics, have undertaken at least 12 months full-
time equivalent clinical training in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and have evidence
of completion of Level 1 RCPCH competencies in neonatology. They will show evidence of academic
achievement and demonstrate potential to contribute to research development and delivery of research
An Honorary Specialist Registrar contract will be sought from the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS
Academic Child Health
Academic Child Health is part of the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. Academic Child
Health encompasses disciplines in acute and specialty paediatrics and neonatology and has an
international reputation for research and innovation as well as a breadth of experience in academic and
clinical training. Academic Child Health is located three floors above the QMC Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit and adjacent to the children's wards in the Nottingham Children’s Hospital. It comprises offices,
state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratories, teaching, meeting and computer rooms. Office
accommodation for the successful applicant will be provided by the University in Academic Child
Health, as will a PC with email and internet access.
The Senior Academics in Child Health
Professor Michael Symonds Professor of Developmental Physiology and Head of Child Health
Professor Richard Grundy Professor of Neuro-Oncology and Cancer Biology
Professor Alan Smyth Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Professor David Walker Professor of Paediatric Oncology
Dr Helen Budge Associate Professor and Reader in Neonatology
Dr Don Sharkey Associate Professor of Neonatology
Dr William Whitehouse Associate Professor of Paediatric Neurology
Dr Beth Coyle Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Dr Desaline Joseph NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
Dr Vivek Saroha Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine
Dr Shalini Ojha Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine
Professor Harish Vyas Special Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Professor Alan Watson Special Professor in Paediatric Nephrology
Professor Sir David Hull Emeritus Professor of Child Health
Professor Leon Polnay Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health
Professor Nick Rutter Emeritus Professor of Child Health
In addition, senior academics in Academic Child Health supervise PhD students, clinical research
fellows, post doctoral research fellows, research assistants and experimental officers.
The major research themes of Academic Child Health include perinatal physiology, nutrition in early
life, neonatology, obesity in infancy and childhood, developmental neuroscience and a number of
translational themes and clinical trials in infants and children. Current research grants are held from
research councils (MRC, BBSRC), NIHR, Department of Health, Wellcome, the European Union and
charities such as the James Tudor Foundation, Action Medical Research and the British Heart
The successful applicant will be supported and supervised in their research programme and in making
applications to grant funding bodies.
It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work under the mentorship of a key researcher in the
School of Clinical Sciences within one of these research fields:
- effects of early life development on childhood and adult disease
- neonatal adaptation
- early life nutrition
- developmental neuroscience
- neonatal imaging
- neonatal medicine
Training will be provided in research methods. The University, Faculty and School run short courses
which cover all aspects of research, including study design, data collection, use of statistics, computer
skills, presentation and writing papers. The successful candidate will be able to access some or all of
these as determined by their personal development plan. There are weekly divisional research
meetings where research methodology and work in progress are discussed and a full postgraduate
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences runs courses in teaching skills and the successful applicant
will be expected to complete, or have completed, the two-day Nottingham Medical School TIPS Course.
The Lecturer will participate in the teaching of undergraduate medical students and, in addition, will
contribute to the weekly neonatal journal club and to the postgraduate programme.
The Clinical Lecturer will be based at the Queen’s Medical Centre Campus of the Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust. In the clinical component of the post, The Clinical Lecturer will undertake an
average of 50% of their daytime working hours undertaking clinical work at middle-grade level working
alongside clinician colleagues on the East Midlands Workforce Deanery (North) Paediatric Rotation. The
successful applicant will participate in the competency-based training programme in neonatal medicine.
All trainees receive clinical educational support, supervision and clinical training relevant to their
personal clinical development plan and there is a well established monthly clinical Training Day
This post is, therefore, recognised for training by the Post Graduate Deaneries. Although this post does
not attract its own NTN, existing NTN holders should be able to apply for permission for Out of
Programme for Research (OOPR) from their existing Training Programme.
The successful applicant will undertake out-of-hours work in neonatal intensive care and neonatal
transport duties in a clinical out-of-hours middle grade rotation compliant to EWTR. Middle grade
working in Nottingham operates as full shift systems and there are separate rotas in neonatology,
paediatric intensive care and acute paediatrics, respectively.
Further information about the Clinical Training Programme may be obtained from the trainee’s website
www.emitten.org.uk or by contacting the Clinical Training Programme Director: Dr Judith Grant,
Consultant Neonatologist, University Hospitals Nottingham NHS Trust, tel 0115 9249924 ext 63429 or
by email to her secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Neonatology in the Nottingham Neonatal Service
The Nottingham Neonatal Service serves over 10,000 Nottingham births per year and is comprised of
two neonatal intensive care units in Nottingham, at the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City
Hospital Campuses of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust respectively. Activities of the two
NICUs are organised on a “whole service” basis including junior doctors’ training, neonatal grand
rounds, clinical policy and guidelines, audit and clinical governance. Each NICU admits around 450
babies each year and completes over 2000 intensive care days.
The Neonatal Service provides the regional neonatal surgical service and a regional tertiary medical
intensive care service. The Service is also the lead organisation for the Trent Neonatal Network,
providing the regional tertiary medical intensive care service and regional neonatal surgical service for
the Network (23,000 deliveries per year plus tertiary work from a total of around 32,000 births).
Both NICUs have state of the art equipment, including integrated clinical monitoring, high frequency
oscillation, inhaled nitric oxide and portable ultrasound. The Neonatal Service is well supported by
pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, paediatric radiology and neuro-radiology services and has access
to the full range of paediatric specialist opinion. Children who are born before 30 weeks, with birth
weight <1000g or who have neonatal encephalopathy are reviewed as part of our Passport follow up
service, with formal neonatologist-based assessments at 12 and 24 months corrected age.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at QMC comprises 20 cots, is co-located with the Regional Fetal
Medicine service and provides the majority of neonatal surgical intensive care, including subspecialty
work such as ENT and Neurosurgery. Newborn Transitional Care is undertaken in a dedicated adjacent
area on one postnatal ward. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the City Hospital (NCH) has 24 cots
and also manages all aspects of medical neonatal intensive care.
The Service itself has an excellent academic reputation with ongoing research in:
Neonatal physiology and adaptation at birth
Optimising nutritional support
The programming of fetal and neonatal physiology during development supported by the use
of animal models
A number of multi-centre trials, for example, I2S2
Consultants in the Neonatal Service are:
Dr Helen Budge Associate Professor and Reader in Neonatology
(RCPCH Regional Academic Advisor)
Dr Anjum Deorukhkar Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Jon Dorling Consultant Neonatologist
(Lead Clinician for the Trent Perinatal Network)
Dr Dulip Jayasinghe Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Judith Grant Consultant Neonatologist
(Paediatric Training Programme Advisor)
Dr L Lee Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Bernard Schoonakker Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Don Sharkey Senior Lecturer in Neonatology
Dr Craig Smith Consultant Neonatologist
(Head of Postgraduate School of Paediatrics)
Dr Stephen Wardle Consultant Neonatologist
(Lead Clinician for the Nottingham Neonatal Service)
Dr Anneli Wynn-Davies Consultant Neonatologist
(Lead Clinician for the Nottingham Neonatal Transport Team)
Dr Dushant Batra Locum Consultant Neonatologist
The QMC Neonatal Intensive Care Service includes 6 Specialist Registrars (4-5 SpRs + 1-2 Grid
Trainees), 8 SHOs and 3 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNPs). Two other University Clinical
Lecturers also provide support to the middle grade clinical rota.
In this clinical training post, training will be provided to a personal learning plan, mapped to the RCPCH
curriculum for speciality trainees and developed in liaison with a Clinical Educational Supervision, a
consultant Neonatologist based at the QMC NICU. Training will be provided in Level 2 and 3 RCPCH
competencies including in the management of sick newborn infants receiving a full range of neonatal
intensive care including babies requiring surgical interventions and Neonatal Transport. The Neonatal
Service runs its own simulation training for newborn resuscitation and holds a biannual highly
acclaimed Advanced Resuscitation and Early Care Course for Middle Grade Staff.
The Nottingham Transport Team forms part of the CenTre Transport Service which provides neonatal
transport service for Nottingham and its surrounding region. The CenTre Transport Service provides a
24/7, high quality and sustainable neonatal transport service to transfer premature and sick babies to
the most appropriate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within local network boundaries. The CenTre
Transport Service, therefore, provides Neonatal Transport within the East Midlands Newborn Networks
for babies born in Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield, Lincoln, Boston, Leicester, Coventry, Kettering,
Northampton, Nuneaton, Burton on Trent and Warwick.
Nottingham Children’s Hospital
The Neonatal Service is co-located with the Nottingham Children’s Hospital at the Queen’s Medical
Centre Campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).
Nottingham Children’s Hospital provides acute paediatric services for Nottingham. More information
about the Nottingham Children’s Hospital is available at:
Consultants in Nottingham Children’s Hospital are:
Dr CJ Bertenshaw Paediatric Respiratory Mr S Motiwale Paediatric Surgeon
Dr JM Bhatt Paediatric Respiratory Dr E Ongosi Community Paediatrician
Dr MA Bracewell Community Paediatrician Dr TL Randell Paediatric Endocrinologist
Dr CP Charlton Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr S Rangaraj Paediatric Rheumatologist
Dr G Chow Paediatric Neurologist Dr A Rashid Paediatric Intensivist
Dr MT Christian Paediatric Nephrologist Mr MU Paediatric Surgeon
Dr LP Cliffe Paediatrician Mr SJ Singh Paediatric Surgeon
Dr BW Davies Paediatric Surgeon Dr SA Smith Emergency Paediatrician
Dr PE Davies Paediatric Intensivist Dr MR Smith Paediatric Intensivist
Dr LA Denvir Paediatric Endocrinologist Dr AR Smyth Paediatric Surgeon
Dr E Didcock Community Paediatrician Mr RJ Stewart Paediatric Surgeon
Dr CR Dieppe Emergency Paediatrician Dr F Straw Community Paediatrician
Dr J Drew Associate Specialist Dr P Thakker Paediatrician/Cardiology
Dr JH Evans Paediatric Nephrologist Dr DA Paediatrician/Allergy
Dr EJ Fillmore Community Paediatrician Dr HE Paediatric Rheumatologist
Dr K Forman Paediatric Haematologist Dr H Vyas Paediatric Intensivist
Mrs N Fraser Paediatric Surgeon Dr LJ Walton Emergency Paediatrician
Dr M Hewitt Paediatrician/ Oncologist Dr LC Wells Paediatrician
Dr F Hussain Paediatric Nephrologist Mr AR Paediatric Surgeon
Dr SE Kirkham Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr J Williams Community Paediatrician
Dr S Lampariello Paediatric Intensivist Dr A Wolff Community Paediatrician
Dr M Mallik Paediatric Nephrologist Dr DM Wood Paediatrician/Adolescent Medicine
Dr E Marder Community Paediatrician
Further particulars: Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
Because of the nature of the work, this post is exempted from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions)
Applicants are, therefore, not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which for other
purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act, and in the event of employment any failure to
disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the University. Any
information given will be strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to an application for
positions to which the Order applies. This post cannot be taken up until satisfactory enhanced
disclosure has been received. If once employed, an employee receives a conviction, they are
required to inform the University and the Trust.
Candidates are encouraged to make informal enquires which may be addressed to:
Dr Helen Budge RCPCH Academic Regional Advisor,
Academic Programme Director
email@example.com 0115 8230611
Due to the requirements of the UK Border and Immigration Agency, applicants who are not UK or EEA
nationals and whose immigration status entitles them to work without restriction in the UK will be
considered on an equal basis with UK and EEA nationals. Other non-UK or non-EEA nationals whose
employment will require permission to work subject to a resident labour market test may only be
considered if there are no suitable UK or EEA national candidates for the post. Please visit
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ for more information.
The Person specification for this post is provided below. Successful applicants will have all of the
essential criteria listed in the person specification.
Person Specification for Clinical Lectureship in Neonatal Medicine 2011
Essential Criteria Desirable Criteria
Qualifications 1) MBBS or equivalent medical qualification1 MRCPCH1
and Eligibility 2) Eligible for full registration with the GMC at PhD in medically relevant
time of appointment and hold a current licence discipline1
to practice MSc in medically relevant
3) Eligibility to work in the UK1,2,3 discipline1
4) Evidence of achievement of Foundation BSc, BA, or BMedSci in medically
competences from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation relevant discipline1
Programme or equivalent by time of 1st class honours in BSc, BA in
appointment in line with GMC standards/ Good medically relevant discipline1 or in
Medical Practice including: BMedSci
- Good clinical care Distinction or honours during
- Maintaining good medical undergraduate medical degree
- Good relationships and communication Completion of Academic Clinical
with patients Fellowship and/or Academic
- Good working relationships with Foundation Programme1,3
- Good teaching and training
- Professional behaviour and probity
- Delivery of good acute clinical care
5) Evidence of achievement of competences
outlined in the Paediatric Curriculum for Level 1
training by time of appointment1,2,3
6) Up to date and fit to practise safely1,3
Communicatio 7) Evidence of demonstrable skills in written and Experience of undertaking
n Skills spoken English adequate to enable effective presentations of original research
communication about medical topics with at national scientific meetings1
patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of Experience of undertaking
the following: presentations of original research
- that applicants have undertaken at international scientific
undergraduate medical training in meetings1
- or have achieved the following scores in
the academic lnternational English
Language Testing System (IELTS) in a
single sitting within 24 months at time of
application – Overall 7, Speaking 7,
Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 71
If applicants believe they have adequate
communication skills but do not fit into one of
these examples they must provide supporting
8) Capacity to communicate effectively at
different levels, e.g. with babies, young people
and their families1,3
9) Evidence of team working skills1, 3
10) Evidence of leadership potential1, 3
11) Capacity to take in others’ perspectives and
treat others with understanding1, 3
Health 12) Meets professional health requirements (in
line with GMC standards/ Good Medical
Career 13) Ability to provide a complete employment More than 12 months5 remaining
Progression5 history1,2 to CCT
14) Evidence that career progression is Applicant is training towards CCT
consistent with personal circumstances1,2,3 in Paediatrics (Neonatal
15) Evidence that present achievement and Medicine)1
performance is commensurate with totality of
period of training1,2,3
16) At least 24 months experience5 in
Paediatrics which must include at least 12
months5 in Neonatal Medicine at a Level III
NICU (not including Foundation modules) by
time of appointment
Clinical Skills 17) Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge & Current NLS instructor status1
judgement1,3 Evidence of experience of
18) Potential to develop excellent diagnostic Neonatal Transport1,2,3
19) Current APLS AND NLS provider status or
20) Successful completion of "Safeguarding
Children: Recognition & Response in Child
Protection" or equivalent1
21) Evidence of aptitude for practical skills, e.g.
hand-eye co- ordination, dexterity1,3
Academic / 22) Demonstrates understanding of audit & Demonstration of good general
Research research1,2 knowledge / broad interest in
Skills 23) Potential to contribute to research science and academic medicine1,2
development and delivery of research in Demonstration of commitment to
neonatology1,2,3 an academic career in Neonatal
24) Demonstration of understanding of Medicine1,2,3
academic career pathway in Paediatrics Academic prizes or distinctions1
(Neonatal Medicine)1,2 Presentation of research at a
25) Support of an academic referee for this national or international meeting1
application1,3 Publications in peer reviewed
26) Demonstration of educational reasons for journals1
applying for this lectureship Research experience1
27) Evidence of interest and experience in
Personal skills 28) Capacity to work cooperatively with others & Evidence of interest and
work effectively in a multidisciplinary team1, 3 experience in management and
29) Demonstrates an analytic approach to leadership1, 3
practice. Capacity to bring a range of
approaches to solving problems1, 3 Extracurricular activities /
30) Capacity to manage acute situations under achievements relevant to
pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to paediatrics/ academic paediatrics
cope with changing circumstances1, 3
31) Capacity to achieve a balance between
urgent and important demands1, 3
32) Capacity to monitor acute situations that
may change rapidly1, 3
33) Understanding & awareness of particular
requirements & demands of working with
children & their parents
Probity 34) Takes responsibility for own actions1,2,3
35) Displays honesty, integrity & awareness of
ethical issues1, 3
36) Understands importance of advocacy,
children’s rights, safety, confidentiality &
consent, research governance1,2,3
37) Demonstrates reflective approach to
practice & commitment to personal development
Occupational Health Assessment
Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent
Please quote ref. KC/05724
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MEDICAL SCHOOL
Nottingham has a strong reputation for both clinical medicine and teaching. As one of the most popular
medical schools in the country, it is able to select excellent students and produce and attract good
junior doctors. There is a strong commitment to develop and expand our research strengths and the
person appointed would be expected to support both the clinical services provided by, and the
established research interests, of the Academic Child Health. There are excellent laboratory facilities to
support current research interests.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Services is organised into eight academic schools, namely the
School of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Medical Sciences, Community Health
Sciences, Biology, Pharmacy, Nursing Midwifery & Physiotherapy and Veterinary Medicine & Science.
The School of Clinical Sciences includes all hospital-based medical and surgical disciplines and is a
large and dynamic school employing nearly 400 staff, principally in the Queen’s Medical Centre and
City Hospital Nottingham Campuses but also at King’s Meadow Campus and the University Campus in
the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences. About 70 of the School’s staff are Associate Professors or above
and more than 50 of these are clinicians.
Our Mission Statement is:
1. To deliver internationally-competitive research. In particular, to concentrate on research which
will make a real difference to patients in the short and longer terms.
2. To provide innovative and inspiring professional teaching to undergraduate medical students,
masters students and trainee researchers working towards degrees of DM and PhD.
3. To deliver cutting edge patient care in association with our NHS colleagues.
The School supports basic, translational and clinical research and works closely with the NHS,
particularly the Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust. It focuses on areas of excellence where it is
nationally or internationally leading. These include three National Institute for Health Research-funded
Biomedical Research Units in GI and Liver Disease, Respiratory Disease and Hearing. Nottingham is
the only University/NHS Trust Partnership in the UK to host three of these prestigious national units for
patient-based translational research. We have also recently been funded by the Arthritis Research
Campaign as their National Pain Centre. As well as cutting edge translational research at the interface
between science and medicine, we have world-leading research programmes in basic science and run
large, influential clinical trials. Strengths within the School include, but are not limited to: effects of
early life development on childhood and adult disease; paediatric neuro-oncology, clinical trials in
children and in cancer; imaging (especially MRI); infection; genetics; respiratory diseases;
gastroenterology and hepatology; hearing; stroke medicine; arthritis and pain; pre-clinical cancer
studies; stem cell science; assisted reproduction.
The School teaches medical students undertaking the clinical components of their professional training
and pride itself on its innovative student-centred clinical training. It also runs internationally-acclaimed
Masters courses in stem cell technology, sport and exercise medicine, assisted reproductive technology
and translational neuroimaging.
Some of the School’s strongest recent innovations are in research training for PhD and DM degrees.
We have recently established the N-Trans DTC (The Nottingham Translational Research Doctoral
Training Centre). This programme, for both clinicians and basic scientists, contains taught modules in
all aspects of modern translational research training alongside opportunities to perform original
research in any one of our leading units, including Nottingham’s NIHR Biomedical Research Units. It
complements other excellent PhD training within the School.
Most of the Schools’ Senior Researchers and Teachers are also clinicians who dedicate 50% of their
time to patient care within the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. This close juxtaposition
brings cutting-edge clinical care to patients and clinical relevance to research and teaching. The
School’s staff are closely integrated with full time NHS clinical colleagues, many of whom are
themselves leaders in research and teaching and who work closely with the School which is working to
further increase the mutual benefit from integration between the University and NHS.
Child Health hosts a dynamic group of young and established researchers, and research in this area is
well-established and internationally-acclaimed in both clinical and biomedical research. This includes
perinatal physiology, nutrition in early life, neonatology, childhood obesity, paediatric respiratory
medicine, paediatric oncology and paediatric neurosciences.
Nottingham and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Central within the East Midlands, Nottingham is a vibrant and prosperous city with something to offer
everyone. It is one of the UK’s leading retail centres and has a huge variety of restaurants, bars and
nightclubs which attract people from all over the UK. Culturally, it has good theatres, an arena which
attracts both national and international performers and a range of historical interests relating to
subjects such as the lace industry, Lord Byron and DH Lawrence. Nottingham is also known for sport,
being the home of Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs,
the National Water Sports Centre and the Nottingham Tennis Centre. There is a good network of roads
with easy access to the M1 and the A1, a fast frequent rail service to London and other major cities.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is only eighteen miles away.
The city is set within a county of outstanding natural beauty which includes Sherwood Forest, Wollaton
Park, lively market towns and wonderful historic buildings. Housing is relatively inexpensive and, in
addition to the two Universities, there are excellent schools and colleges available.
To find out more about Nottingham, use the following links:
Nottingham County Council – Tourism http://www.notscc.gove.uk/tourism
Virtual Nottingham http://www.ukcity.com/nottingham
University of Nottingham http://www.nottingham.ac.uk
Up My Street http:/www.upmystreet.com
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) is one of the largest hospital Trusts in the UK
with an annual budget of more than £500 million, a total of 2,200 hospital beds across both campuses
and over 11,500 staff. NUH is a major teaching Trust, enjoying close links with the region’s Universities
and attracting and developing the highest calibre of staff. The work carried out at NUH has led to a
reputation for excellence and is making a very real difference to people’s lives. NUH is also a cancer
centre – a major element of the Mid-Trent Cancer Network.
The Trust works in close association with the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby.
There are very strong links with nursing and midwifery training, which is part of the University of
Nottingham Faculty of Medicine, and with the locally-based Schools of Physiotherapy, Radiology and
The following two sections describe the services and facilities currently at the two campuses. However,
there are ongoing discussions about the future development and location of clinical adult services, as a
result of which some services or parts of adult services may relocate to the other campus.
(i) City Hospital Campus
The City Hospital Campus offers a wide range of clinical services to the local population of greater
Nottingham, plus a much larger population in such specialties as cardio-thoracic surgery, cancer, renal,
breast services, clinical genetics and neonatology.
There is no Accident and Emergency department on the campus, although the hospital does take
medical and surgical patients referred by GPs or from other acute hospitals.
The Nottingham City Hospital campus has a long association with the city of Nottingham. It first
opened in 1903 and the buildings are a mixture of old and new, although services have recently
benefited from huge investment in improving the facilities for patients. These developments include the
purpose-built Endoscopy Centre, Nottingham Breast Institute, Nottingham Urology Centre, Trent
Cardiac Centre, Short Stay Unit, Centre for Clinical Haematology and PET scanner. There are also new
staff residences on site.
Research interests at the City campus include oncology, respiratory medicine, clinical haematology,
rheumatology, diabetes/endocrinology, stroke medicine, urology, breast cancer and mineral
metabolism. Professors in the following specialities are based on this site - Surgical Science,
Respiratory Medicine, Microbial Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Medical Genetics and
Stroke Medicine. In addition, there are academic departments of Haematology, Rheumatology,
Continuing Care and Anaesthetics.
City Hospital is home to training centres in breast screening techniques and cardiac surgery and the
Trust is a Cancer Centre, forming part of the Mid-Trent Cancer Network.
The City Hospital campus has a variety of facilities for the use of patients, visitors and staff. There is a
restaurant, coffee bars selling hot and cold snacks, WRVS stalls and hospital shops. In addition, the
Doctors’ Mess has its own snack bar and mobile snack bars visit most wards and departments. There is
a cash machine located outside the main out-patients department.
(ii) Queen’s Medical Centre Campus
As well as the hospital, the QMC building, which opened in 1978, also houses the University of
Nottingham Medical School and School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy.
Clinical services provided within QMC include a very substantial emergency workload, particularly in
medical admissions. Within the Medical Division services include the Emergency Department, Medicine,
(including Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Haematology,
Rheumatology, Immunology, Palliative Care,) Dermatology, Intensive Care and Health Care of the
Elderly. Within the Surgical Division services include Surgery, (including Vascular, Colorectal and
Hepato pancreatic biliary,) ENT, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial, Trauma & Orthopaedics, (including
Spinal,) and Neurosciences. Within the Family Health Division, services include Obstetrics and
Fetomaternal Medicine, Gynaecology, (including Fertility Services), Child Health (including Neonatology
and Paediatric Surgery) and Occupational Health.
The QMC site has constantly developed the services it provides to enable it to meet the needs of its
patients both now and for the future. Queen’s has the only Emergency Department for the city. IN
2008, the new Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, managed by an independent sector provider,
opened on the QMC campus.
There are a number of facilities provided in QMC, including a Newsagent, Coffee shop/ /Sandwich bar,
Clothes shop, Bank (National Westminster, open daily from 10.30 – 3.30pm) and a Pharmacy shop.
There is a large dining area, Cyber Café, roof garden and an active Doctors’ Mess with kitchen, PCs
with Internet access, sitting room, billiard tables, and television.
Clinical Management Arrangements in the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
The management of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is organised via a structure of ten
Directorates, which contain all the clinical departments. Neonatology and Paediatrics are part of the
Directorate of Family Health which also comprises Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatric Surgery and
For the Women, Children and Clinical Support Division, the Directorate Management Team is as
General Manager Duncan Hanslow
Clinical Director Dr Jonathon Evans
The Directorate is managed in two halves with Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology making up
one half and the other being Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery and Specialist Paediatrics
Head of Service Professor Jim Thornton
Conditions of Service and Governance
The successful candidate will offered an Honorary Contract with the Nottingham University Hospitals
NHS Trust under the terms and conditions. When undertaking clinical duties on this basis within the
Trust, the person appointed will be expected to adhere to local policies and procedures and to take
note of the standing orders and financial instructions of the Trust.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to the development of Clinical Governance.
The approach taken is to develop actions plans at a directorate level. Each member of the medical
staff is expected to take an active role in clinical governance activities within their directorate and each
directorate has a Consultant nominated as Clinical Governance lead. The activities include (but are not
restricted to) audit, incident reporting, review of complaints, risk management, CPD and Evidence
The Clinical Director (Dr Jonathan Evans) is managerially responsible for all activity and personnel in
the directorate in which the appointee will work. The Medical Director, Dr Stephen Fowlie, has overall
responsibility for the professional performance of clinicians, including of those holding Honorary
Contracts with NUH. All clinicians are expected to comply with management arrangements in place, to
follow the guidelines on practice laid down by the General Medical Council’s “Maintaining Good Medical
Practice”, and to be accountable to the Trust for their actions and the quality of their work. A yearly
Joint Clinical and Academic Appraisal is carried out.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust fully supports and recognises the importance of continuing
professional development. The facilities available to support this include two large purpose-built
The Postgraduate Centre at the City Campus provides an excellent educational environment for
multidisciplinary conferences and seminars, postgraduate medical education and continuing medical
education. It also provides a base for the Nottingham Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice,
as well as teaching facilities and common room for undergraduate students of Nottingham University
Medical School and a brand new Clinical Skills Centre.
The Postgraduate Centre at Queen’s Medical Centre Campus contains eleven meeting rooms of varying
sizes and audio-visual equipment including video-conferencing.
The Greenfield Medical library is situated in the Medical School within QMC. This has an excellent
retrieval service and arranges inter-library loans. All members of the hospital medical and dental staff
have free access and borrowing rights. Audio Visual services are provided from the Medical
Photography department located in the Medical School which has photographic, medical illustration and
video recording facilities as well as a service in support of presentation materials.
The Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre opened in April 2004 – a state of the art simulation
centre and clinical skills facility. It is a two-storey extension to the Postgraduate Education Centre and
the regional centre within Trent for advanced human patient simulation training offering a range of
specialty specific and inter-professional courses.
The high fidelity adult and paediatric simulators use sophisticated computers to create a life like
medical environment allowing realistic scenarios to be reproduced and enacted. The patient simulator
can be used to provide an extensive range of educational modules including events /scenarios
involving the cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neurological and renal systems as well as trauma
and airway events. In addition to normal physiology, a variety of pathological states can be
superimposed to provide realistic, potentially life threatening scenarios and thereby challenge
participants using complex clinical situations. The control room operator guides the simulation in real
time thereby modelling patient responses to unfolding events. The simulation is recorded on video to
enable a thorough analysis and debriefing to take place.