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					                                 THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

                                  SCHOOL OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

          DIVISION OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
  NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & TREATMENT UNIT IN REPRODUCTION (NURTURE)

Job Title:                     Director of Embryology

Grade:                         £46,510 - £55,535 per annum, depending on qualifications and
                               Experience (salary can progress to £66,295 per annum, subject
                               to performance)

Responsible to:                Professor Bruce Campbell (Deputy Head Obstetrics and Gynaecology -
                               QMC and Course Director M.Med.Sci in [ART]),
                               Dr Peter Sjoblom (Unit Manager of NURTURE)

Reports to:                    Professor Bruce Campbell (Academic) and Dr Peter Sjoblom (Clinical)

Location:                      Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & TREATMENT UNIT IN REPRODUCTION (NURTURE)

Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE) was established in
1991, is run by the University of Nottingham Academic centre of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and licensed
by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to provide the full range of assisted reproductive
technology (ART) techniques. The Unit is structured to remain at the leading edge of ART across the full
spectrum of patient care, research, teaching and training. The Masters Course in ART, established in
1992, continues to attract students from all over the world and maintains its high reputation. Research is
central to the Units activities and a strong programme utilising advanced imaging methodologies has
been established over the last 5 years under the leadership of Dr Nick Raine-Fenning. An excellent
opportunity therefore exists to interact with established clinical and scientific researchers in order to
establish a research programme utilising human gametes and/or embryos within this environment. The
post would therefore be suitable for an experienced embryologist with an academic background that
wishes to develop a stronger academic profile whilst maintaining an interest in hands on clinical
embryology.

Responsibilities

Job Purpose:
The person appointed is responsible for supporting the research and teaching activities within NURTURE
and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the QMC. The person appointed will also be responsible for overseeing
the development of embryology laboratory services.

Teaching:
  To strongly contribute to the development of the Research, Teaching and Training arm of NURTURE.
  To be responsible for the planning, delivery and assessment of the embryology module of the taught
   post-graduate Masters in Assisted Reproduction and Technology (M.Med.Sci [ART]).
  To participate in the supervision and training of post-graduate research students within the Division
   of Human Development-Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  To participate in the supervision and training of under-graduate honours students within the Division
   of Human Development-Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Research:
  To develop research in the area of clinical embryology and developmental biology and to translate
   research results into improved laboratory services.
  To assist in the coordination of research, at NURTURE and with external research partners.
  To be actively involved in the planning, review and execution of research projects including
   applications for external funding.
  To be actively involved in the resource planning required by research projects.
  To ensure that research follows regulatory guidelines.

Clinical Embryology Responsibilities:
   To ensure the delivery of high quality laboratory services that will allow NURTURE to retain quality
    leadership in ART.
   To ensure that protocols and procedures are current with regard to scientific and technological
    developments.
   To take part in the clinical embryology work.
   To stimulate development of services, professional skills and knowledge within the laboratory.
   To facilitate the cooperation between the laboratory and the other functional areas of NURTURE.
   To participate in the supervision and training of trainee embryologists.

Other Duties:
In addition to the above, the person appointed may also be expected to perform any other duties
appropriate to the grade and role.

Person Specification:
Requirement     Essential                                           Desirable
Qualifications  Life sciences degree.                               State registered Clinical Scientist.†
                PhD.                                                MSc level degree in clinical
                                                                    embryology.
                                                                    ESHRE Certified as Senior Clinical
                                                                    Embryologist.
                                                                    ACE Certificate/Diploma.
Clinical         Significant years of clinical embryology           Andrology skills.
Human            experience at senior level giving rise to a        Formal qualifications in quality
Embryology       breadth and depth of experience in the field.      management.
Experience       Experience of quality management in the IVF        Sound knowledge and skills in the
                 laboratory.                                        biology of reproduction in general
                 Proficient in all IVF laboratory tasks.            and human gamete and early
                 Ability to troubleshoot laboratory problems.       embryo development in particular.
                 Ability to set up laboratory quality
                 management mechanisms.
Managerial       Experience of management of resources,             Experience of business planning and
Experience       including personnel.                               marketing.
                 Ability to foster good working relationships
                 within the embryology team and between
                 other members of the NURTURE team, both
                 clinical and non-clinical.
                 Experience of clinical risk management.
                 Good knowledge of the regulatory issues in
                 ART.
Teaching,        Ability to train and supervise junior members      ACE Certificate/Diploma supervisor.
Training &       of the embryology team.                            Teaching diploma.
Supervision      Ability to teach other students and staff          Experience in module preparation,
Experience       outside the embryology team as well as the         supervision and assessment at a
                 general public regarding laboratory/basic          post-graduate level.
                 science aspects of assisted conception.
                 Experience of lecturing and demonstrating
                 techniques to students.
Research &       Proven track record of research in the field of    Authorship of numerous peer
Publications     reproductive biology.                              reviewed publications in the field of
                                                                    assisted reproduction.
                                                                    Principal or co-applicant on research
                                                                    grants in the field of assisted
                                                                    reproduction.
                                                                    Grant holder from research council,
                                                                    industry or charitable bodies.
Professional     Clear evidence of continuing professional          Enrolled on the ACE CPD scheme.
                 development.                                       Active nationally in the field at
                 Good understanding of all functional areas of      meetings and making contributions
                 an ART clinic and ability to work with other       to organising bodies (e.g. BFS,
                 professions.                                       ESHRE, BAS, ACE).
                                                                    HFEA Inspector.
Personal         Strong ability to cooperate in a multi-            Evidence of having received
Attributes       disciplinary and team.                             professional training in
                 Excellent communication skills both verbal and     communication skills and person
                 written.                                           management.
                 Ability to deal sensitively and efficiently with
                 members of the public, maintaining patient
                 confidentiality at all times.
Other             Presentation skills.                                Ability to design appropriate
                  Computer skills: data input, word processing,       databases to support laboratory
                  email.                                              work, collect and analyse recorded
                  Satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the           data.
                  criminal records bureau.

† It is expected that UK based applicants will hold an ICSI licence and be registered with the Health
Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist in Embryology; overseas applicants not currently eligible will be
expected to achieve both of these requirements at the earliest possible opportunity.

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, 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) Order 1975.

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.
                                 THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

                                   SCHOOL OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

          DIVISION OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
  NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & TREATMENT UNIT IN REPRODUCTION (NURTURE)


Job Title:                     Lecturer in Embryology

Salary:                        £32,620 - £43,840 per annum, depending on qualifications and
                               Experience (salary can progress to £50,822 per annum subject to
                               Performance)

Responsible to:                Professor Bruce Campbell (Deputy Head Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
                               QMC and Course Director M.Med.Sci in [ART]),
                               Dr Peter Sjoblom (Unit Manager of NURTURE)

Reports to:                    Professor Bruce Campbell (Academic) and Dr Peter Sjoblom (Clinical)

Location:                      Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & TREATMENT UNIT IN REPRODUCTION (NURTURE)

Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE) was established in
1991, is run by the University of Nottingham Academic centre of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and licensed
by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to provide the full range of assisted reproductive
technology (ART) techniques. The Unit is structured to remain at the leading edge of ART across the full
spectrum of patient care, research, teaching and training. The Masters Course in ART, established in
1992, continues to attract students from all over the world and maintains its high reputation. Research is
central to the Units activities and a strong programme utilising advanced imaging methodologies has
been established over the last 5 years under the leadership of Dr Nick Raine-Fenning. An excellent
opportunity therefore exists to interact with established clinical and scientific researchers in order to
establish a research programme utilising human gametes and/or embryos within this environment. The
post would therefore be suitable for an experienced embryologist with an academic background that
wishes to develop a stronger academic profile within a clinical embryology context.

Responsibilities:

Job Purpose:
The person appointed is responsible for supporting the research and teaching activities within NURTURE
and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the QMC. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to
the development of embryology laboratory services.

Teaching:
  To contribute to the development of the Research, Teaching and Training arm of NURTURE.
  To be responsible for the planning, delivery and assessment of the embryology module of the taught
   post-graduate Masters in Assisted Reproduction and Technology (M.Med.Sci [ART]).
  To participate in the supervision and training of post-graduate research students within the Division
   of Human Development-Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  To participate in the supervision and training of under-graduate honours students within the Division
   of Human Development-Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Research:
  To assist in the development of research in the area of clinical embryology and developmental biology
   and the translation of research results into improved laboratory services.
  To assist in the coordination of research, at NURTURE and with external research partners.
  To be actively involved in the planning, review and execution of research projects including
   applications for external funding.
  To be actively involved in the resource planning required by research projects.
  To ensure that research follows regulatory guidelines.

Clinical Embryology Responsibilities:
   To assist in the delivery of high quality laboratory services that will allow NURTURE to retain quality
    leadership in ART.
   To help ensure that protocols and procedures are current with regard to scientific and technological
    developments.
   To take part in the clinical embryology work.
   To help stimulate development of services, professional skills and knowledge within the laboratory.
   To help facilitate the cooperation between the laboratory and the other functional areas of NURTURE.

Other Duties:
In addition to the above, the person appointed may also be expected to perform any other duties
appropriate to the grade and role.

Person Specification:
Requirement       Essential                                            Desirable
Qualifications    Life sciences degree.                                State registered Clinical Scientist.†
                  PhD.                                                 MSc level degree in clinical
                                                                       embryology.
                                                                       ACE Certificate/Diploma.
                                                                       ESHRE Certified as Clinical
                                                                       Embryologist.
Clinical Human      Significant years of embryology experience.        Andrology skills.
Embryology          Experience of quality management in the            Formal qualifications in quality
Experience          laboratory.                                        management.
                    Proficient in all embryology laboratory tasks.     Sound knowledge and skills in the
                    Ability to troubleshoot laboratory problems.       biology of reproduction in general
                    Ability to set up laboratory quality               and human gamete and early
                    management mechanisms.                             embryo development in particular.

Managerial          Ability to foster good working relationships       Experience of business planning and
Experience          within the embryology team and between             marketing.
                    other members of the NURTURE team, both            Experience of management of
                    clinical and non-clinical.                         resources, including personnel.
                    Good knowledge of the regulatory issues in         Experience of clinical risk
                    ART.                                               management.
Teaching,           Experience of lecturing and demonstrating          ACE Certificate/Diploma supervisor.
training and        techniques to students.                            Teaching diploma.
supervision         Ability to teach other students and staff          Experience in module preparation,
experience          outside the embryology team as well as the         supervision and assessment at a
                    general public regarding laboratory/basic          post-graduate level.
                    science aspects of assisted conception.
Research &          Proven track record of research in the field of    Principal or co-applicant on research
Publications        reproductive biology.                              grants in the field of assisted
                    Authorship of peer reviewed publications in        reproduction.
                    the field of assisted reproduction                 Grant holder from research council,
                                                                       industry or charitable bodies.
Professional        Clear evidence of continuing professional          Enrolled on the ACE CPD scheme.
                    development.                                       Active nationally in the field at
                    Good understanding of all functional areas of      meetings and making contributions
                    an ART clinic and ability to work with other       to organising bodies (e.g. BFS,
                    profession.                                        ESHRE, BAS, ACE).
Personal            Strong ability to cooperate in a multi-            Evidence of having received
Attributes          disciplinary team.                                 professional training in
                    Excellent communication skills both verbal         communication skills and person
                    and written.                                       management.
                    Ability to deal sensitively and efficiently with
                    members of the public, maintaining patient
                    confidentiality at all times.
Other               Presentation skills.                               Ability to design appropriate
                    Computer skills: data input, word                  databases to support laboratory
                    processing, email.                                 work, collect and analyse recorded
                    Satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the          data.
                    criminal records bureau.

† It is expected that UK based applicants will hold an ICSI licence and be registered with the Health
Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist in Embryology; overseas applicants not currently eligible will be
expected to achieve both of these requirements at the earliest possible opportunity.
Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, 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) Order 1975.

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.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:

Professor B Campbell, tel: 0115 823 6088, Email: Bruce.Campbell@Nottingham.ac.uk
Dr P Sjoblom, tel: 0115 823 0648, Email: Peter.Sjoblom@Nottingham.ac.uk
Dr N Raine-Fenning, tel: 0115 823 0646, Email: Nick.Fenning@Nottingham.ac.uk
Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Please quote ref. VF/33445.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

NURTURE
NURTURE is a wholly owned private assisted conception unit run by the University of Nottingham. As its
name suggests, the primary aims of the unit are to provide an excellent clinical service for infertile
couples and to support the research and teaching activities of the University of Nottingham. Significant
investment in staff and facilities over the last 5 years has resulted in NURTURE becoming one of the most
successful     IVF    units      in   the     UK     (http://www.nurture.ac.uk/results/how-do-our-results-
compare?node=553), the establishment of an active research programme in reproductive bioimaging
(over 50 publications in refereed journals in the last 5 years) and the continued development of our
taught Masters in Assisted Reproduction Technology (21 students in 2009-2010 from all over the world:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/human-development/PGCOURSES/mmedart.htm).                The   current    unit
director is Dr James Hopkisson and the unit manager if Dr Peter Sjoblom. The director of research is Dr
Nick Raine-Fenning and the director of teaching is Prof Bruce Campbell. The unit currently employs 5
clinical embryologists and treated around 550 infertile couples in 2008-2009.


UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MEDICAL SCHOOL
The University of Nottingham first began as a University College in 1881 and benefited greatly by its strong
links with the innovatory “giants” of Nottingham's industrial base such as Boots, Plessey and Raleigh. The
University became independent in 1948 when its Royal Charter was granted. Expansion has continued up
to the present day on University Park, the main campus that lies at the western boundary of the City of
Nottingham. Various teaching complexes and Halls of Residence are sited within the attractive and spacious
grounds of 330 acres. The University has around 20,000 full-time students and 6,500 part-time students.
There are some 2,150 members of academic staff, 600 academic related staff, 1,500 technical and manual
staff and about 900 clerical staff.

Nottingham University Medical School was the first new Medical School to be established in the 20 th
Century in this country. It was established with the dual aim of improving the very poor level of health
care in the local area and of increasing the number of British medical graduates. It has made an
important contribution to improving the healthcare of the Trent Region and there is much interaction
between the Medical School and the community. Each year 2,500 applicants compete for approximately
340 places (including the GEM course), an indication of Nottingham's high reputation as a Medical School.
The medical course, with its emphasis on integration of the basic and clinical sciences, themed basic
teaching and an Honours year for all students, was the first of its kind in the UK and is very similar to
that proposed in the General Medical Council's report on doctors for the future. Since October 2003 a
further 90 students have entered each year on the Graduate Entry Course (4 year course). The Faculty of
Medicine and Health Sciences is the largest of seven faculties in the University. The Faculty offers 3
undergraduate degree courses, the medical course (B.Med.Sci, BM.BS), the nursing course and the BSc
in Physiotherapy and contributes to the B.Pharm and several science courses. The Faculty also now
encompasses the School of Nursing and offers a range of degrees, diplomas and certificate courses. The
Medical School forms part of the Queen's Medical Centre and is physically linked to the main University
campus by a pedestrian bridge across the ring road. The Medical Library is situated in the Medical School
at Queen’s Medical Centre. The George Green Library (for science and engineering) is situated on the main
campus. Both are well stocked with research books and journals. The University also provides
comprehensive access to journals in electronic form.
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 Division. 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. We are 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: assisted
reproduction, bioimaging, clinical trials, effects of early life environment on development and disease;
stem cell science, infection; genetics; respiratory diseases; gastroenterology and hepatology; hearing;
stroke medicine; arthritis and pain; pre-clinical cancer studies;;

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. Our next aim is to establish a similar programme for Clinical Trial Research training

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.
Nottingham and the two Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Campuses
1. Nottingham
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

2. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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 specialities 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
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.
(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.

POST-GRADUATE FACILITIES
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
Centres.
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 through analysis and
debriefing to take place.
TRUST FACILITIES

CITY HOSPITAL CAMPUS
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.

QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTRE CAMPUS
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.

				
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