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									                              THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
                             RECRUITMENT ROLE PROFILE FORM


Job Title:                   Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

School/Department:           School of Clinical Sciences, Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Salary:                      £74,504 - £100,446 per annum, depending on seniority

Contract Status:             Permanent

Hours of Work:               Full time

Location:                    Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Reporting to:                Head of Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


1.     INTRODUCTION          TO THE POST

The School of Clinical Sciences of the University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sciences seeks applications for a full-time Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology. The School has identified reproductive and perinatal medicine as priority areas to
support and extend our existing research and teaching activities associated with the
Nottingham University Research and Teaching Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE).

Our first priority is to appoint an international-quality researcher to this post. However, we also
hope that their main research interests will fall within one of the areas of strength and critical
mass within the University so as to strengthen and complement existing research
programmes. These include, but are not limited to: bioimaging (including MRI), basic
reproductive biology, clinical trials, stem cell biology and effects of early life environment on
subsequent development and disease.

The post combines academic responsibilities with clinical duties at Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust and the successful applicant will join the Division of Human Development-
Obstetrics and Gynaecology which has academic centres at both the QMC and the City Hospital
in Nottingham. The academic centre at the QMC encompasses an extensive range of recently
refurbished and well equipped research laboratories, an administrative centre and purpose
built teaching laboratory and facilities on D floor with NURTURE and its associated academic
imaging suite on B floor of the East Block of the hospital. Active research programmes on
ovarian function and reproductive bioimaging are ongoing which are supported by research
council and industry funding. Undergraduates are taught clinical obstetrics and gynaecology at
both sites and at associated District General Hospitals. Obstetrics and Gynaecology also runs a
highly successful taught Masters in assisted reproduction technology (MMedSci. [ART]) and an
MRCOG Part II course (twice yearly). Further, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
have recently established a Clinical Trials Unit which is based at the QMC.

2.   DUTIES OF THE POST

The duties of this post are at the direction of the Head of Division and fall into four major
groups, research, clinical service, teaching and administration.

2a) Research
The School of Clinical Sciences was formed on 1st October 2008 from individuals previously in
the Schools of Human Development and Medical & Surgical Sciences. The research interests of
the School are therefore diverse and include Inflammatory Disease; Vascular Disease;
Digestive Diseases; Surgery; Fertilisation and embryonic development; Development through
fetal life into the newborn period and further into childhood; Neurology; Radiology and
Dermatology. The School is home to NURTURE, one of the UK's leading infertility units and
hosts the biggest clinically-based gastrointestinal research grouping in the UK.

The Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a research led division. Newly constructed
and/or refurbished laboratory facilities are available at both the University and City Hospital
sites for laboratory based research and clinical in-vivo research (see below). Small animal
facilities are available at Queen's Medical Centre within the Medical Sciences Block whereas
state-of-the-art large animal facilities are available at the Sutton Bonington campus where the
Schools of Biosciences and of Veterinary Medicine and Science are located.

At the QMC site, active research programmes in ovarian physiology and reproductive
bioimaging are currently established under the direction of Professor Bruce Campbell and Dr
Nick Raine-Fenning. NURTURE is amongst the most successful assisted conception units in the
UK. Recent investment in staff and facilities, along with a continued focus and commitment to
invest in research and teaching, means that NURTURE has enormous potential for further
research development. In addition, the two Nottingham hospitals all have a large
gynaecological workload.

Finally, the Nottingham clinical trials unit (CTU) has recently been established as a research
platform within the Faculty of Medicine. The CTU is a CCRN registered unit. Clinical trials in
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine are a major research interest of the division and
applicants with clinical trials interests are encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to have established a proven record in research and
to generate a complementary research programme by securing external funding and attracting
and supervising postgraduate research students. Collaboration with other departments within
the Medical Faculty and other Faculties within the University is actively encouraged and it
should be noted that the University has particular cross-faculty strengths in both vascular
disease and fetal origins of adult disease. However, our first priority is to appoint an excellent
researcher and this takes pre-eminence over exact research “fit”.

2b) Teaching
The University of Nottingham currently admits around 250 undergraduates to the medical
course each year. The School is committed to playing a full role in the teaching of the
Nottingham Medical Faculty undergraduates and this includes an annual intake to the Division
of 55 for the Honours Year of the BMedSci.

In terms of postgraduate taught courses, the Division runs a highly successful taught Masters
in Assisted Reproduction Technology (MMedSci in ART) and twice yearly a Part II MRCOG
course (n=40). The Masters Course is mainly aimed at science graduates who wish to establish
a career in clinical embryology and clinical graduates who wish to work in assisted conception,
but also serves as an introduction to general reproductive physiology and research methods for
those who wish to establish a career in research. The course intake is between 18-22 students
per year consisting of approximately half EU and half overseas students.

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and
postgraduate taught courses.

2c) Clinical Duties
The clinical duties of the successful candidate will initially be based at Queen’s Medical Centre
Campus, the University Hospital in Nottingham. There will be consultant-on-call responsibility.
It is anticipated that the Associate Professor will practice predominantly as an obstetrician or
gynaecologist with a specialist interest in either reproductive medicine or perinatal/materno-
fetal medicine. There will be 5 university sessions for research and teaching with 5 NHS
sessions. The weekly timetable and job plan is shown in Appendix 1 towards the end of this
document.
Candidates should note that both QMC and City campuses are now within one merged
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Clinical duties including on call will initially be at
QMC campus but over time may be required at either campus.

The successful applicant will be offered Honorary Consultant status by the Nottingham
University Hospitals NHS Trust.

2d) Administration
You will be expected to participate in the administration within Obstetrics and Gynaecology as
directed. Involvement with responsibilities outwit the School, is encouraged.

3. OTHER DUTIES
In addition to the above, you may also be expected to perform any other duties appropriate to
the grade and role of the person appointed.

4. SCHOOL OF CLINICAL SCIENCES - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The School of Clinical Sciences was formed on 1st October 2008 from individuals previously in
the Schools of Human Development and Medical & Surgical Sciences. The formation of the
School was the managerial recognition of the close links that already existed in research and
teaching terms between these two Schools. As part of the Medical Faculty, staff are responsible
for training future doctors and midwives and scientists in basic science in the clinical aspects of
reproduction and child health.

All students are given an appreciation and understanding of the special features and problems
of human medicine in childhood and adults. For postgraduates, there are taught Masters
courses in Assisted Reproduction Technology, Stem Cell Technology, Sports and Exercise
Medicine, Translational Neuroimaging and Management of the Critically Ill. Research students
are supervised for both PhD and DM degrees. The particular strength of this School is the
combination of basic scientists and clinicians, who help each other to advance in their research
and to teach their subjects.

Many of the staff within the School have major research interests in growth at cellular,
individual and population levels, and in fetal nutrition and assessment. In addition, other
groups have major interests in reproductive medicine from assisted conception through to the
menopause as well as the community based aspects of health-services research. The School
hosts the Stem Cell Biology group of the Wolfson Centre for Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering
and Modelling (STEM) and the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the QMC is situated on three floors of the East Block of Queen’s
Medical Centre and is led by Professor B K Campbell. It includes the administrative centre for
the School, together with facilities for research in reproductive physiology and biochemistry,
general obstetrics and gynaecology.         The assisted conception arm of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, NURTURE performs approximately 550 assisted conception cycles per year and is
currently ranked number 3 in the UK for IVF success rates. The University Hospital is part of
the Queen's Medical Centre and has approximately 1,300 beds covering all acute specialities.
The Maternity Unit delivers approximately 4,000 women per year and there are 7,000
gynaecological operations per year. The Queen’s Medical Centre is also home to the Medical
Sciences Department of the Medical School and the Medical Library. Finally, the Queen’s
Medical      Centre     also     houses      the     Nottingham      Clinical   Trials    Unit
(http://ctu.nottingham.ac.uk/ctu/default.asp)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Nottingham City Hospital is located in purpose built
accommodation which opened in December 1994 within a new maternity block; it is headed by
Professor J Thornton. There is extensive office and laboratory space and full secretarial and
technical support, and there are facilities for physiological experiments, in vivo human
experimentation, radio-immuno assay and molecular biology based research.           The City
Hospital houses all acute specialties except accident and emergency which is located at the
University Hospital. The Gynaecology Unit comprises 52 beds together with a Women's
Endoscopy Unit for colposcopic management and outpatient hysteroscopy, as well as a
gynaecological outpatient department. In addition to the routine gynaecology clinic, specialist
clinics are run for colposcopy, hysteroscopy, vulval disease and oncology. Separate clinics in
recurrent miscarriage and psychosexual medicine are also run.             The Maternity Hospital
(opened in November 1994) contains antenatal clinics, the delivery suite, neonatal intensive
care cots, 81 beds, the Academic Unit and a patient hotel. Ultrasound scanning is performed
in the antenatal clinic and also in the main Radiology Department. CT and MRI facilities are
also available for imaging. A specialist pre-natal diagnostic unit is housed within the antenatal
clinic. Approximately 5,600 women are delivered at the hospital each year. The City Hospital
continues to be developed with many new buildings and houses the main oncology block and
the genito-urinary medicine department. The Postgraduate Medical Education Centre was
opened in 1972 and a Clinical Sciences Building containing facilities for undergraduate teaching
and skills training opened in 1997.

5. ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE DIVISION OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

Professors
Professor J Thornton (Head of Division)
Professor F Broughton Pipkin (Emeritus)
Professor B Campbell (Deputy Head)

Associate Professors
Mr W Atiomo
Dr P Loughna
Dr N Raine-Fenning

Lecturers
Dr K Allen
Dr G Malin
X1 vacancy
Dr P Marsters
6. PERSON SPECIFICATION
Attainments     Essential For The Post                            Desirable For The Post
Qualifications  Full registration with the GMC with a
and skills      licence to practice.
                CCST* or equivalent.
                *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register or
                eligibility for entry within 6 months of
                the date of the Advisory Appointments
                Committee.
Professional    MBBS or equivalent.                               Undergraduate degree (1st or
qualifications: MRCOG or equivalent.                              2:1) in biological discipline.
Higher degree:  MD/PhD or equivalent.                             High level of academic
                                                                  achievement in the form of
                                                                  awards/ prizes.
Clinical Skills    Clinical training and experience in            Demonstration of specialist
                   general obstetrics and gynaecology             interest in reproductive
                   equivalent to that required for a UK CCT.      medicine, perinatal medicine
                   Statement regarding appropriate training       or materno-fetal medicine
                   and experience including that relating to
                   a special interest.
Management,        Evidence of management skills.                 Formal management training.
Audit & Clinical   Evidence of participation in clinical audit.   Evidence of having written/
Governance         Understanding of clinical governance           participated in the writing of
                   issues.                                        evidence based guidelines
                   Commitment to development of, and              Evidence of willingness to
                   adherence to, departmental guidelines          participate in management.
                   and protocols and to continuing                Appraisal and assessment
                   professional development.                      training and skills.
                                                                  Evidence of management
                                                                  experience.
                                                                  Formal audit training.
Personal           Ability to demonstrate a good manner
Skills/Qualities   with patients/parents, being sensitive to
                   their needs and fears.
                   Ability to take overall responsibility for
                   patients.
                   Leadership qualities and skills.
                   Ability to develop good working
                   relationships and willingness to share
                   responsibilities as part of a team.
                   Good organisational skills.
                   Good oral and written communication
                   skills in English.
                   Ability to supervise junior staff
                   effectively.
Teaching           Evidence of good presentational skills.        Evidence of training in
                   Experience and enthusiasm for                  teaching and learning skills
                   undergraduate and postgraduate                 Postgraduate teaching
                   teaching.                                      qualification.
                   Willingness to undertake formal training       Evidence of supervision of
                   in teaching and learning skills, if            successful research projects
                   required.                                      at undergraduate or
                                                                  postgraduate level.
Research            Evidence of authorship of a significant      Evidence of authorship in
                    numbers of peer reviewed original            areas of current major
                    publications in specialist and/or high       research strength in
                    impact factor journals on appropriate        Nottingham.
                    themes.                                      Evidence of having secured
                    Ability to attract external funding.         significant amounts of
                    Evidence of successful supervision of        external research funding.
                    post-graduate research students.             Evidence of keynote
                    Evidence of presentations at                 presentations at international
                    international and national learned           and national learned
                    societies.                                   societies.
                    Ability to assess and apply evidence         Citations of own peer-
                    based research into everyday clinical        reviewed publications.
                    practice.                                    Member of learned societies /
                                                                 national bodies.
                                                                 Evidence of leadership of
                                                                 research studies.
Other               Computing/IT skills.                         Knowledge of biostatisical
                                                                 techniques and clinical trials.
Statutory/Legal     Satisfactory enhanced disclosure from
                    the Criminal Records Bureau.


7. FURTHER INFORMATION
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor J Thornton, tel: 0115 823 1889, Email:
Jim.Thornton@Nottingham.ac.uk or Professor B Campbell, tel: 0115 823 6088, Email:
Bruce.Campbell@Nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to these Email
addresses will not be accepted.

8. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
Because of the nature of the work, this post is exempt 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 provision 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 completely confidential and
will be considered only in relation to an application for positions to which the order applies. If
once employed, an employee receives a conviction, they are required to inform the University
and the Trust.

Protection of Children
Following a report by the Home Office, the Government accepted its recommendations
regarding the disclosure of criminal convictions of those with access to children. For all
consultant posts, a check will be made with the Criminal Records Bureau as to whether the
successful applicant has a criminal record, before the appointment can be confirmed. A child is
defined as someone under the age of 18, but this may be interpreted flexibly in relation to
“vulnerable adults” (e.g. persons with a learning disability)
WEEKLY TIMETABLE FORMAT
Monday         Morning     Patient Administration 9-11   0.5 PA     Direct Clinical Care
                           University 11am – 12noon      0.25 SPA   University SPA
                           12- 1pm                       0.25 PA    University teaching
               Afternoon   University                    1 PA       University research
               Evening
Tuesday        Morning     Clinical                      1 PA       Direct Clinical Care
               Afternoon   Clinical 3 hour session       0.75 PA    Direct Clinical Care
               Evening
Wednesday      Morning     University 9am -11am          0.5 PA     University research
                           CPD/audit etc. 11-12 noon     0.25 SPA   Supporting Professional
                                                                    Activity
               Afternoon   Clinical alt. weeks           1 PA       Direct Clinical Care
               Evening
Thursday       Morning     CPD/audit etc.                1 SPA      Supporting Professional
                                                                    Activity
               Afternoon   University                    1 SPA      University SPA
               Evening
Friday         Morning     University                    1 PA       University research
               Afternoon   University                    1 PA       University teaching




On Call 1: 8               Obstetrics or Gynaecology only
Predictable      0.25 PA   Direct Clinical Care
Unpredictable    0.25 PA   Direct Clinical Care
Total            0.5 PA    DCC


Total    PAs                   10
Total    DCC                   3.75

Total    SPAs                  2.5
Total    University research   2.5
         University teaching   1.25
Appendix 2 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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
20th 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 (BMedSci, BM.BS), the nursing
course and the BSc in Physiotherapy and contributes to the BPharm 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 UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
Conditions of Service, Residence and Governance
The successful candidate will offered an Honorary Contract with the Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust under the terms and conditions of the new Consultant contract. 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. In particular, where the consultant manages employees of the Trust,
she/he will be expected to observe the employment and Human Resource policies and
procedures of the Trust.
As a result of on-call commitments, the successful candidate will be expected to be contactable
by telephone and to reside not more than ten miles, or half an hour’s travelling time, from
their main base campus.
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 Practice.

Professional Standards
The Clinical Director (Dr Jonathan Evans) is managerially responsible for all activity and
personnel in the directorate in which the consultant works. The Medical Director, Dr Stephen
Fowlie, has overall responsibility for the professional performance of consultants, including of
those holding Honorary Contracts with NUH. All Consultants and Honorary Consultants 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 Consultant Appraisal and Job Plan review is carried out.

Information about the 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.

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. Obstetrics and Gynaecology are
part of the Directorate of Family Health which also comprises Neonatology, Paediatrics,
Paediatric Surgery and Genetics.

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
Head of Service (Paediatrics & Specialist Paediatrics) Professor Harish Vyas
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

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.experiencenottinghamshire.com/
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.

3 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.

4 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, 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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