THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
SCHOOL OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
DIVISION OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – CHILD HEALTH
Job title: NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Child Health (Fixed-term)
School/Department: School of Clinical Sciences, Division of Human Development
- Child Health
Contract Status: This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a maximum
period of up to four years, or until the award of a CCT.
Salary: £30,685 - £53,132 per annum, depending on qualifications and
Location: Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Responsible to: Head of Academic Child Health
The University of Nottingham seeks applications for an NIHR Academic Lecturer in Child Health who
would wish to undertake a research programme linked to an area of clinical practice in the neonatal
period, infancy, childhood or adolescence.
Academic Child Health currently has several research opportunities and this unique post is designed to
provide the successful candidate with training to work towards a career in Academic Medicine. The
successful applicant will already have an NTN and will train alongside the East Midlands Healthcare
Workforce Deanery (North) Child Health clinical training rotation (details see below) for five sessions per
week, acquiring locally in a tertiary setting their remaining competencies for their Paediatric Specialist
The Academic component of the post will require that the successful applicant undertakes 5 sessions of
academic work, during which they will further develop their academic skills, and compete for an external
grant funding. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: effects of early life development on
childhood and adult disease, neonatal medicine, neonatal imaging, developmental neuroscience,
haemato-oncology, and respiratory medicine. There is established leadership within the School in clinical
trials during childhood and in cancer and leadership within the Childrens’ Hospital and Faculty in
diagnostic imaging (especially MRI), infection, genetics, gastroenterology, hepatology and hearing.
Time allocated to training and to academic work may be annualised if appropriate.
This post is suitable for an individual who has wishes to work in academic medicine in a field allied to
Child Health. Academic and Clinical Training in Paediatrics will continue in parallel, with focussed time set
aside for academic development. Applicants will have obtained MRCPCH, hold a National Training Number
and show evidence of academic achievement, including a higher degree usually at PhD or MD level. The
successful applicant would be expected to build on their research in Academic Child Health.
Whilst the post will be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of four years, the candidate would be
expected to develop plans for a post-doctoral or clinician scientist award, which may shorten the
lectureship. An Honorary Specialist Registrar contract will be sought from the Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust.
Academic Child Health
Academic Child Health is part of the Division of Human Development (www.nottingham.ac.uk/human-
development, www.CBTRC.org.uk), 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 in Paediatrics and Child Health as well as a breadth
of experience in academic and clinical training. Academic Child Health is located both adjacent to the
children's wards in the Nottingham Children’s Hospital and within the Genetic department in the main
Medical Faculty Building, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and 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 e-mail
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 David Walker Professor of Paediatric Oncology
Dr Helen Budge Associate Professor of Neonatology
Dr Alan Smyth Associate Professor/ Reader in Child Health
Mr Michael Vloeberghs Associate Professor of Paediatric Neurosurgery
Dr William Whitehouse Associate Professor of Paediatric Neurology
Dr Don Sharkey Walport Academic Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine
Dr Sam Johnson James Spence Lecturer
Dr Vivek Saroha Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine
Dr Beth Coyle Lecturer in Cancer Biology
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:
Fifteen PhD students
Six clinical research fellows
Three post doctoral research fellows
Four research assistants
It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work with a key researcher in one of the above fields.
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. These have been formalised into a Masters Programme and the
successful candidate will be able to access some or all of the Masters Programme as determined by their
personal academic development plan. There are weekly divisional research meetings where research
methodology and work in progress are discussed and a full postgraduate education programme.
The major research themes of the Division include perinatal physiology, nutrition in early life,
neonatology, childhood obesity, paediatric respiratory medicine, cancer during development, paediatric
neurosciences and a number of translational themes and clinical trials in children. Study of conditions
showing relevance to these areas will be particularly encouraged. Current research grants are held from
research councils (MRC, BBSRC), NIHR, Department of Health, Health Foundation, the European Union
and charities such as Cancer Research UK, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, James Tudor
Foundation, Action Medical Research and the British Heart Foundation.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences runs courses in teaching skills and the successful applicant
will be expected to complete the two-day Nottingham Medical School TIPS Course. The Lecturer will
participate in the teaching of Child Health to undergraduate medical students in their middle clinical year
and, in addition, will contribute to the weekly paediatric/neonatal journal club and Postgraduate
The Lecturer will be based at Nottingham and undertake 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 Child Health and will
complete their clinical training in paediatrics or one of a range of paediatric subspecialties including, but
not limited to, haemato-oncology, neonatology, nephrology, neurodisability, respiratory paediatrics or
Middle grade working in Nottingham operates as full shift systems and there are separate rotas in
neonatology, paediatric intensive care and acute paediatrics, respectively. The banding for the clinical
component of the post is Band 1B. 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 Programme.
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
Clinical Paediatrics in the Nottingham Children’s Hospital
Acute paediatric services in Nottingham are provided in the Nottingham Children’s Hospital at the Queens
Medical Centre Campus of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Community paediatric services are provided by a team of community paediatricians (employed by NUH)
and other staff provided by Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT. The Nottingham Children’s Hospital comprises
five in-patient wards (80 beds), a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, a High Dependency Unit, an Oncology
Day Case Unit with anaesthetic facilities, a Short Stay unit for observation of the acutely ill child, a large
Hospital school and a purpose built children’s emergency department. The paediatric department has
approximately 10,000 in-patient admissions to the wards and over 500 admissions to the PICU each
year. 42,000 children attend the Paediatric Emergency Department each year of which over 10,000 are
self-referrals with acute medical problems. 30,000 children attend the Children's Out-patient Department
Consultants in the Paediatric Service are:
Dr Carol Bertenshaw Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Jayesh Bhatt Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics
Dr Josie Drew Associate Specialist in Paediatrics
Dr Stephanie Smith Consultant Paediatrician (A&E)
Dr Alan Smyth Reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Dr David Thomas Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Louise Wells Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Jane Williams Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Damian Wood Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Charlie Charlton Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Sian Kirkham Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Mary Weston Staff Grade Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Gaby Chow Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr William Whitehouse Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Martin Christian Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Dr Jonathan Evans Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
(Clinical Director, Family Health)
Dr Farida Hussain Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Dr Meeta Mallik Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Prof Alan Watson Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Dr Louise Denvir Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
Dr Tabitha Randell Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
Dr Martin Hewitt Consultant Paediatric Oncologist
Professor David Walker Professor of Paediatric Oncology
Professor Richard Grundy Professor of Paediatric Neuro-oncology
Dr Kate Forman Consultant Paediatric Haematologist
Dr Satyapal Rangaraj Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist
Dr Helen Venning Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist
Dr Simone Lampariello Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Dr Patrick Davies Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Dr Asrar Rashid Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Dr Megan Smith Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Professor Harish Vyas Professor in Paediatric Intensive Care
Dr Pradip Thakker Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Cardiologist
Mr Manoj Shenoy Consultant Paediatric Urologist
Mr Alun Williams Consultant Paediatric Urologist
Mr Brian Davies Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Mr Shailinder Singh Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Mr Richard Stewart Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Dr Lars Enocson Consultant Paediatric Orthodontist
Dr Melanie Bracewell Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Lizzie Didcock Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Emma Fillmore Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Liz Marder Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Dilip Nathan Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Nelson Porter Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Fiona Straw Consultant Community Paediatrician
Dr Toni Woolf Consultant Community Paediatrician
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. Each unit admits around 450
babies each year and completes over 2000 intensive care days. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at QMC
comprises 20 cots, is linked with the Regional Fetal Medicine service and provides the majority of
neonatal surgery, including subspecialty work such as ENT and Neurosurgery. The Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit at the City Hospital (NCH) has 24 cots and also manages all aspects of neonatal intensive care.
Most activities of the two units are organised on a “whole service” basis including the Nottingham
Neonatal Transport 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).
Consultants in the Neonatal Service are:
Dr Helen Budge Associate Professor of Neonatology
(RCPCH Regional Academic Advisor)
Dr Anjum Deorukhkar Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Jon Dorling Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Dulip Jayasinghe Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Judith Grant Consultant Neonatologist
(Paediatric Training Programme Advisor)
Dr Bernard Schoonakker Consultant Neonatologist
Dr Craig Smith Consultant Neonatologist
(RCPCH Regional Advisor, Head of
Postgraduate School of Paediatrics)
Dr Stephen Wardle Consultant Neonatologist (Service Lead)
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
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr H Budge, tel: 0115 823 0611 or Email:
Helen.Budge@Nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not
Please quote ref. VF/34507.
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 the
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 our staff are at Associate Professor grade 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. We focus on areas of excellence where we are nationally
or internationally leading. These include our 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;
We teach medical students undertaking the clinical components of their professional training and pride
ourselves on our innovative student-centred clinical training. We also run internationally-acclaimed
masters courses in stem cell technology, sport and exercise medicine, assisted reproductive technology
and translational neuroimaging.
Some of our strongest recent innovations are in research training for PhD and MD 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 our NIHR Biomedical Research Units. It complements other excellent PhD training
within the School.
Most of our 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 our patients and clinical relevance to our research and teaching. We are
closely integrated with our full time NHS clinical colleagues, many of whom are themselves leaders in
research and teaching and who work closely with the School. We are 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, 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, the rail service to London and other major cities is frequent and Nottingham
East Midlands Airport is only eighteen miles away.
The city is set within a county of outstanding natural beauty that 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 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 Radiotherapy.
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 services, as a result
of which some services or parts of 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 plastic surgery and burns, 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 emergency 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. New staff residences are also currently being
built 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
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 a hospital shop. 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 and Midwifery.
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 opened on the QMC campus. The treatment centre is
managed by an independent sector provider.
There are a number of facilities provided in QMC, including a Newsagent, Florist, 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 follows:
General Manager Duncan Hanslow
Clinical Director Dr Jonathon Evans
Acting Head of Nursing and Midwifery Anne Crompton
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
Service Lead - Neonatology Dr Stephen Wardle
Service Lead General Paediatrics Dr Stephanie Smith
Service Lead Surgery and Intensive Care Mr Shailinder Singh
Service Lead Specialist Paediatrics Dr Jayesh Bhatt
Service Lead Community Paediatrics Dr Jane Williams
Conditions of Service and Governance
The successful candidate will be 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 Based
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 for Consultants and career-grade staff. The facilities available to support this
include two large purpose-built Postgraduate Centres. The Trust encourages consultants to participate
actively in Continuing Medical Education activities both within the Trust and externally and the provision
of study leave is managed by a Trust Study Leave Committee administered within the Postgraduate
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 large 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.