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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