DEPARTMENT OF INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
ACADEMIC UNIT OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine (ST3 entry)
The University of Sheffield, in partnership with South Yorkshire and South Humber
Postgraduate Deanery and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has
developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities
Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine
at ST3 level. This new post has been created as part of the NIHR programme of
Integrated Academic Training (http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/) and offers candidates a
comprehensive experience of clinical academic medicine working alongside internationally
renowned clinicians and researchers.
We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals wishing to excel in both their
clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be the next generation of
world-leading academic clinicians.
The post is tenable for up to 3 years and attracts a NTN(a). During this period the
Academic Clinical Fellow will commence specialist training in Respiratory Medicine. The
Fellow will also spend 9 months in academic research training in Respiratory Medicine
during which they will prepare an application for an externally funded clinical research
training fellowship to undertake a PhD.
All Academic Clinical Fellows will be entitled to automatic enrolment on the Masters
Programme in Clinical Research that is offered by the University of Sheffield. This is a
programme that has been specially designed for ACF's and is aimed to provide students
with in-depth understanding of the process and techniques for clinical research. It has
been designed around the ACF posts and extends over a period of three years. Core
modules cover all the important aspects of the research processes, study design, statistics
and clinical trial methodology. There are optional modules covering specific areas of
research methodology and a research placement and portfolio module which will be based
around the ACF's individual research placements. Most of the taught modules are
provided by the School of Health and Related Research, which has a strong record of
providing taught Masters programmes in this area.
The University of Sheffield – Information for Applicants
The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s top universities, with an international
reputation for cutting-edge research, teaching excellence and an outstanding student
From our beginnings in 1828 as the Sheffield School of Medicine, we received University
Charter status in 1905. Our founding motto of Rerum Congnoscere Causas – “To
discover the cause of things” – has been the driving force of our success in world class
research and teaching, with outstanding public acknowledgement for our endeavours
including several Nobel Prize winners, the award of 4 Queens Anniversary Prizes and
numerous accolades and awards for our organisation and staff.
Our standing as a world-class university has been repeatedly confirmed by our excellent
performance in rigorous external assessments. The Research Assessment Exercise 2008
confirmed our ranking among the top ten UK research-intensive universities. Our
commitment to innovative curriculum development and delivery and “the Sheffield
Graduate” experience has been recognised as outstanding and received commendations
in our Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) audit. On an international level, we are ranked
in Europe and 77th
in the world by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong 2008 academic
ranking of world class universities. The Virgin 2009 Alternative Guide to British
Universities says: “Sheffield is a top university across the board”.
With around 6,000 staff and 24,000 students representing more than 120 nationalities, our
efforts in discovery benefit from the rich diversity and talent of our university community.
Our staff work across 49 academic departments in five Faculties:
Arts & Humanities
Medicine, Dentistry & Health
and within our Professional Services, which includes:
Accommodation & Campus Services
Corporate Information &Computing Services
Development and Alumni Relations
For more information about the University visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/about
Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city, with the wealth of facilities you’d expect to find in
a major city, yet it's compact, welcoming and accessible. It’s a friendly city with a
prosperous economy and relatively low cost of living, all of which makes for an excellent
quality of life.
The area contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities including award-
winning theatres, museums and galleries, a variety of clubs and live music venues, and a
range of spectator and participation sports. With a thriving cultural industries quarter and
a range of city-wide events throughout the year, there is something on offer to suit
everyone’s taste and interests.
More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it’s
virtually surrounded by open countryside – over half the city’s population live within 15
minutes of open countryside. It’s also the greenest city in England, with 175 woodlands
and 75 public parks. Official statistics confirm Sheffield is one of the UK's safest cities.
There is also a wide range of affordable housing and excellent state and private schools
The University is integral to the life of the city on many levels – a high number of
graduates like the city so much they choose to stay, and the knowledge economy has
been central to wider regeneration. All these factors combine with the genuinely
welcoming nature of the city and the University to offer all those working, studying and
living in Sheffield a great experience.
For more information about living in/relocating to Sheffield visit:
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health is one of the major UK centres for education
and research in health and related subjects. With origins dating back to 1828, the Faculty
has a long-standing tradition of excellence in clinical education and research.
Over 2,500 students study in the faculty each year on over 40 different courses. In
addition, over 200 students are registered on research degrees, supporting a faculty
research portfolio in excess of £30M.
Independent assessments of our teaching and research quality rate us as among the best
in the UK.
About the Medical School
Sheffield School of Medicine was founded in 1828, subsequently merging with Firth
College (1879), forerunner of the University, and Sheffield Technical School (1884) to form
University College Sheffield in 1897. The University of Sheffield was granted a Royal
Charter in May 1905.
The Medical School today is home to more than one thousand students at undergraduate
and postgraduate levels. Our aim is to provide high quality, innovative teaching and
research to ensure tomorrow's doctors are best equipped to tackle disease.
The School's activities incorporate teaching, research and the practice of medicine. Our
courses expose medical students to best current practice, through learning with the
excellent Primary and Secondary care providers in the region.
Equally important is the research we engage in to contribute to developing the medicine of
tomorrow. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, we submitted to 6 Units of
Assessment. Overall, 90% of our research was assessed as internationally recognised
with 60% of research in UoAs 2 and 4 being rated world-leading or internationally
excellent. We increased substantially the number of staff submitted and our research
power ranks us 11th out of the 20 Russell Group Medical Schools.
Department of Infection and Immunity
The Department combines basic science research in molecular cell biology, with a
particular focus on innate immunity, with clinical specialties including Respiratory
Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology and Dermatology.
There is a very substantial base of Wellcome Trust, MRC and BHF grant funding. The
department includes two MRC and one Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellows and one
Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow. There are also a number of Clinical and Non-
Clinical Research Fellows funded by MRC, Wellcome Trust, ARC and Kidney Research
There is extensive expertise in vertebrate and mammalian models of chronic inflammatory
and infectious diseases. There is also a strong track record of high quality clinical and
translational research. There are strategic links to the MRC Centre for Developmental and
Biomedical Genetics and to the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology within
the University of Sheffield.
The Department of Human Metabolism
The Department of Human Metabolism combines strong basic and clinical science groups
to create a major focus on translational research. This is well illustrated by the integration
of the NIHR funded Biomedical Research Unit for Bone within the Department. The
research strengths are in the fields of Musculoskeletal Research, Endocrinology, Diabetes
and Reproductive Medicine with cross-cutting themes in Clinical Pharmacology and
Research activity is supported by state of the art molecular biology laboratories, dedicated
clinical research facilities and access to the latest imaging technology including MR, NMR
and PET scanning. The department is home to the Sheffield Institute for Maternal, Fetal
and Neonatal Imaging (SIMFANI). The main areas of musculoskeletal research are in
osteoporosis, childhood bone disease, inflammatory arthritis and bone oncology and the
Mellanby Centre for Bone Research is located within the department. Reproductive
research is in fertility, andrology and the department hosts one of the most successful
Assisted Conception Units in the country, with facilities for human embryonic stem cell
derivation. The Diabetes Group has a focus on hypoglycaemia, neuropathy and diabetic
education. The Endocrinology Group has expertise in pituitary and autoimmune thyroid
disease with research programmes directed at optimising endocrine replacement therapy.
The Clinical Pharmacology Unit has extensive expertise in pharmacokinetic-
pharmacodynamic modelling, human drug metabolism and pharmacogenetics.
Research activity is supported through a broad portfolio of research funding. This includes
project and programme grant support from major UK funding organizations such as the
Medical Research Council, NIHR, the Arthritis Research Council, Diabetes UK and the
Leukaemia Research Fund. Substantial support from biotechnology and pharmaceutical
companies has formed the basis for a significant knowledge transfer activity and the
department supports four university spinout companies (Asterion, Diurnal, Medella, Health
Care Solutions). A major emphasis of the department is in career development. This has
been demonstrated by the success of members of the theme in attaining personal support
through Fellowship schemes, which include NIHR, Arthritis Research Council Clinician
Scientist and Clinical Research Fellowship awards.
Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology at the University of Sheffield has an extensive research
programme from basic science through to clinical trials. There are three main groupings in
the department. The Institute for Cancer Studies (Head, Professor Mark Meuth) receives
core funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research and the major focus of research relates to
genomic instability and DNA repair mechanisms. The clinical trials unit at Weston Park
Hospital (Head, Professor Robert Coleman) has major areas of research in the field of
bone oncology, particularly the role of bisphosphonates in the prevention and
management of patients with bone metastases. This work links closely with other principal
investigators in the University with a strong research interest in bone oncology and bone
health (Professor Peter Croucher and Professor Richard Eastell). The third major area of
research is tumour microcirculation and micro environment (Professor Gill Tozer and
Professor Nicola Brown) with a research interest in angiogenesis as a target for cancer
treatment. This work links to other groups in the University undertaking related research
(tumour targeting group, Professor Claire Lewis). Cancer research in the Department of
Oncology receives extensive funding from Cancer Research UK, Yorkshire Cancer
Research, NIHR, Leukaemia Research Fund and other national and local research
In addition to these areas the Department includes the Academic Units of Urology,
Supportive Care, Human Nutrition and Ophthalmology. All of these have strong areas of
research activity both within their specific fields and integrating with the areas outlined
Together with the Academic Unit of Medical Education and the other four departments that
comprise the Medical School, the Department of Oncology makes a substantial
contribution to teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The department also
hosts the Undergraduate degree course in Optometry and a Postgraduate Master’s course
in Human Nutrition contributing to the Master’s course in Molecular Medicine.
Department of Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Department comprises multidisciplinary groups from Neurology,
Neuropathology, Neuroimaging and Biological Psychiatry working in both basic and clinical
neuroscience. The department ranks within the top 8 Neuroscience departments in the
UK in terms of quality of outputs (UoA 9 RAE 2008). The major areas of research interest
are in neurodegenerative diseases (diseases of the motor system, basal ganglia and
dementia); neuropsychiatric disorders (psychosis and major affective disorders) and
neuroimaging. The neurodegenerative disease group research portfolio includes
genetic, cellular, molecular and clinical research into common disorders including motor
neuron diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and the ageing brain and
dementia. The research focus is strongly translational and a new 2,800m2
facility, the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is currently being
developed and is expected to open in autumn 2010. The biological psychiatry group
has major research programmes investigating auditory function; time perception and
processing; social cognition and executive function in health and neuropsychiatric disease.
The main interests of the neuroimaging group are investigation of the causes and
sequelae of cerebrovascular disease; neurodegenerative processes and foetal and
childhood developmental brain abnormalities. There are strong collaborative links with
other Neuroscience groups within the University of Sheffield, including: the MRC Centre
for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (CDBG) which has major strengths in
developmental neuroscience and in model systems for neurodegenerative disease; the
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging groups in the Department of Psychology and
with tissue engineering and nanotechnology groups within the Kroto Institute.
Research activity within the Neuroscience department is supported through a broad
portfolio of research funding. This includes project and programme grant support from
major UK funding organizations such as the Wellcome Trust; Medical Research Council;
NIHR; EU and multiple neurological and psychiatric disease related charities. Substantial
funding from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies supports our translational and
clinical research programmes. The Neuroscience Department attaches great importance
to career development. We have an excellent track record of attracting prestigious
external fellowship awards and six of these fellows have recently progressed to faculty
positions within the department.
Department of Cardiovascular Science
The Department of Cardiovascular Science has a strong base in vascular cell biology and
inflammation-related discovery science. This is being translated through a number of
experimental and preclinical models to studies in man. Specific research groupings within
the Department engaged in this activity include cell biology, inflammatory signalling,
vascular biology, haemostasis, non-mammalian models, platelets, medical physics,
pulmonary vascular and coronary artery disease.
The Department expertise in Vascular Biology and Haemostasis/Thrombosis research is
internationally recognised and Pulmonary Vascular Disease is an emerging area through
an MRC Career Development Award. The Medical Physics grouping have substantial EU
funding for the computational modelling of flow in vascular systems. Significant research,
equipment and capital project funding has been made to the Department by the MRC,
BHF, Wellcome Trust and the NIHR (for a Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit
The Department has strong links with TUOS Centre for Stem Cell Biology, TUOS MRC
Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics and with the Sheffield Teaching
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust through the Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit
(Director: Crossman) and the Clinical Research Facility (Director: Newman). Funding
sources in the Department include NIHR, MRC, EU and BHF.
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The goal of the Academic Unit of Medical Education is to provide high level professional
educational services to support and enhance the teaching role of the medical school. In
doing so, it will undertake research and development activities which will establish a
national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of medical
The Academic Unit provides high level professional educational services to support and
enhance the teaching role of the medical school. Academic staff in the Unit undertake
research and development activities, which seek to establish a national and international
reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of medical education.
The Unit has responsibility for:
Curriculum development, management and enhancement
Research in medical education
Operating the clinical skills centre
Overseeing the Patients as Educators programme
The use of information technology for curriculum management and
communication between staff and students, via Minerva, our managed learning
Collaborative and consultancy activities, locally, nationally and internationally
Academic staff in the Unit have a range of research interests including, competency
based assessment, professionalism, curriculum evaluation and interprofessional
The curriculum of the MBChB course integrates clinical medicine and medical sciences
throughout all years. Both academic staff and NHS clinicians teach and assess students.
There are opportunities for students to undertake intercalated Bachelor of Medical
Sciences courses and short research attachments lasting a few weeks as part of the
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was created through the merger of the Central
Sheffield University Hospitals and the Northern General Hospital NHS Trusts on 1st
2001. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporating the Northern General
Hospital, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the new Jessop Wing, Weston Park Hospital and
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital is now the fourth largest NHS Trust in the country. It was
granted Foundation Status in 2004. As a Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation trust is responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient
care, providing services for patients not only from Sheffield but all parts of the North Trent
region and UK. The annual budget is over £690 million with nearly one million patients
coming for treatment each year. Further details are included in the attached document.
Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine
The Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine was formed following Moira Whyte's
appointment in 1996 to a newly-created Chair of Respiratory Medicine. The clinical
academic staff include Professor Ian Sabroe (Professor and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow)
and Dr. Stephen Renshaw (Senior Lecturer and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow), together
with David Fishwick and Chris Barber (Reader and Senior Lecturer respectively in
Occupational Respiratory Disease). In addition, David Dockrell (Professor of Infectious
Diseases and Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow) is fully integrated into our research activity.
The Unit includes a number of other staff with skills in genetics, molecular cell biology,
cellular imaging, and in in vivo models of pulmonary infection and inflammation. The Unit
has close links to the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics, with Dr
Stephen Renshaw based within the MRC Centre and researching in zebrafish models of
inflammation. The Academic Unit has a unique association with the Centre for Workplace
Health, allowing extensive training opportunities in occupational lung diseases. Sheffield is
also the largest of the nationally-designated Clinical Centres for Pulmonary Vascular
Medicine and Professor Sabroe leads on research in pulmonary vascular disease.
The Academic Unit has excellent infrastructure for delivery of research training. We have
recently moved to state of the art, SRIF-funded laboratories. For basic medical science,
there are extensive facilities for molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics, microarray and
proteomics and confocal imaging, all operating as "core" facilities with dedicated technical
support. There is a new FACS-Aria flow cytometer and a new animal facility with core
facilities for gene targeting. For occupational respiratory medicine there are the
outstanding facilities at the National Health and Safety Laboratories at Buxton.
For Fellows who wish to undertake a clinical research project the new Clinical Research
Facility is contained within the same building as the Academic Unit and the clinical
Current Staffing of the Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine
Professor Moira Whyte, Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of
Department of Infection and Immunity
Professor Ian Sabroe, Professor of Respiratory Science and Inflammation Biology
Dr David Fishwick, Reader in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Stephen Renshaw, MRC Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Senior Clinical
Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Colin Bingle, Non Clinical Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Cell and Molecular
Dr Peter Peachell, Non Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Richmond Muimo, Non Clinical Lecturer
Dr Chris Barber, Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Sarah Walmsley, Wellcome Intermediate Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in
Dr Emmet McGrath, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Nazia Chaudhuri, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Roger Thompson, NIHR ACF in Respiratory Medicine and MRC Clinical
Dr Kate Gascoyne, NIHR ACF in Respiratory Medicine
Ms Beverley Jepson, Secretary
Mrs Carol Fidler, Secretary
Mrs Vanessa Singleton, Technician
Mr Luke Marsden, Technician
In addition, there are 3 clinical research fellows, 6 research associates, 8 PhD students
and 5 technicians, all funded through research grants. In addition to the 5 clinical
academic consultants, there are 11 NHS consultants who hold Honorary Senior Lecturer
appointments within the Academic Unit.
The Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine is unique amongst respiratory departments in
the UK in hosting 2 MRC Senior Clinical Fellows (Ian Sabroe and Stephen Renshaw) and
has also attracted significant funding from the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BHF and industrial
sources. Dr Sarah Walmsley holds a Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowship and our
first ACF, Dr Roger Thompson, recently obtained an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship. In
RAE2008 UoA3 for Infection and Immunity, Respiratory Medicine was highlighted as a
particular strength in Sheffield.
Our major research interest lies in understanding the mechanisms of inflammation that
underpin chronic lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and interstitial lung diseases.
Major research areas include the regulation of inflammatory cell apoptosis, the role of Tolls
and chemokine receptors in granulocyte biology, the biology of the respiratory epithelium
and the interrelationships between hypoxia and inflammation. Clinical research is
conducted in asthma, occupational and interstitial lung disease and pulmonary vascular
JOB TITLE: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in RespiratoryMedicine
Academic Clinical Fellowship Training Programme
The clinical programme is designed to provide training from ST3 level for a period of 3
years. Further details of the Specialist Registrar rotation for South Yorkshire and South
Humber are provided in the attached document.
Objectives of the Training Programme:
1. To undertake specialist training in Respiratory Medicine.
2. To undertake a generic programme in research methodology.
3. To identify an area of academic and clinical interest upon which to base an application
for an externally-funded PhD programme.
Relationship between Academic and Clinical Training
The post-holder will be part of the South Yorkshire and South Humber specialist registrar
rotation in Respiratory Medicine (please see the attached details of the rotation).
Academic training will be based in the Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine, situated on
L floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Depending upon the needs of the Fellow, some
components of academic training will occur in the Clinical Research Facility (O Floor) or in
the Department of Biomedical Sciences, 400 metres away in the main University buildings.
Research Protected Time:
Will be based on a block release system to allow dedicated protected time away from
clinical duties for academic research.
The exit from this post will typically be to an externally-funded research fellowship, leading
to award of a PhD and subsequently application either for a Clinical Lecturer post or a
Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The Unit has an outstanding record of success in Fellowship
applications, with nearly 100% success rates in junior, intermediate and senior clinical
fellowship applications. The Unit was also awarded a number of Clinical Lecturer Posts by
If the post-holder does not achieve the expected clinical competencies, this will be handled
in the same way as for all other trainees in speciality medicine.
If the post-holder fails to achieve academic competencies, or is unsuccessful in obtaining
research funding, they would be anticipated to return to a clinical training post. This will be
discussed in good time with the Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine through the
system for appraisal and mentoring of academic trainees. Whilst no guarantee of an
appropriate post is possible, every effort will be made to accommodate such individuals
within the local training schemes.
Professor Moira Whyte and chosen academic supervisors.
MAIN ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a 3 year full time training post carrying a NTN(a) in Respiratory Medicine.
The successful applicant will have evidence of academic achievement and ideally have
research experience They should be aiming to pursue a career in academic respiratory
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an area of research interest and
apply for a research training fellowship, e.g. to MRC or Wellcome Trust. This will be done
in consultation with Professor Moira Whyte and colleagues. A wide range of academic
training opportunities are available. For details of the academic strengths see above.
The post-holder will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
programmes of the School and will also be involved with the assessment of students and
have personal mentoring responsibilities for a small group of students on the MBChB
Please see attached information
Accommodation and support for the post
Office space will be made available within the Academic Unit. Laboratory space will be
made available as required by Professor Whyte.
Potential candidates should contact Professor Moira Whyte (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or 0114 271 2830.
Information about clinical academic training is available from the NIHRTCC website:
FURTHER INFORMATION: This is a full-time training post for 3 years.
Academic Programme Director Professor Moira Whyte M.K.Whyte@sheffield.ac.uk
Clinical Training Programme
Dr Trevor Rogers email@example.com
Deanery Contact Mr Anil Boury firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also refer to the website http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/intetacatrain/ for further
information on Academic Clinical Fellowship posts and the Integrated Academic Training
Further information on the University of Sheffield’s Research Support Training Programme
to support Academic Clinical Fellows and information on Academic Medicine can be
located on the websites:
Please note that candidates with MB/PhDs or other relevant higher degrees are eligible for
the scheme and are advised to consult the paper ‘NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships:
Entry, Eligibility and Exit Points for Appointments Made in 2010’ which can be downloaded
from the website www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk.
Successful candidates will be entitled to an honorary contract with The University of
Sheffield for three years which carries no remuneration.
Terms and Conditions of Employment:
Please see additional document entitled “Terms and Conditions of Employment” for the
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
How to Apply:
Candidates need to complete the application form for the Academic Clinical Fellowship in
Respiratory Medicine ST3 level which can be found on the I:CAMS online system from a
link on www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk
For further information on how to apply please call the Academic Co-ordinator
on 0114 226 4426.
Please note the closing date 3rd
December at 12 noon.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on the 20th
Fitness to Practice and Criminal Records Bureau Checks: Tel: 0114 2713621
About the Academic Clinical Fellowship Scheme: 0114 2713908
An introductionto Sheffield TeachingHospitals NHS Foundation
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five adult
hospitals in Sheffield (Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston
Park and Charles Clifford hospitals).
As a trust we are responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient
care and provide services for patients from not only Sheffield and South Yorkshire but all
parts of the UK. We have an annual budget of around £690 million, employ over 13,000
staff and provide around one million patient episodes each year, making us the second
largest NHS trust in England.
As well as providing hospital services for our local population, our hospitals provide a
range of vital regional and national specialties. Regionally these include cardiac and
orthopaedic surgery, neurology and renal care. National services include pulmonary
hypertension treatment, particular ophthalmology, spinal and neurosurgical care, and
specialist cancer treatments.
We have been one of the best performing NHS organisations in the country over the last
five years. In October 2007 the Healthcare Commission scored us excellent in use of
resources and excellent for quality of services. We are also proud of our record as having
the lowest MRSA infection rates amongst major teaching hospitals in the UK, according to
figures released by the Health Protection Agency in 2007. The Trust was awarded the Dr
Foster’ Hospital of the Year accolade in 2005.
We also have a strong tradition of research and the Trust leads on a number of key
studies including prostate cancer, diabetes, breast cancer and chronic chest disease.
An NHS Foundation Trust
We became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts in the country on 1st
July 2004. NHS
foundation trusts have greater freedom from central government control and the ability to
work with their community and staff to set local health priorities. We have a well
established elected governor’s council, which is made up of patients, public, staff and
partner organisations and works with the Trust to help set strategic goals and make key
Although the Trust has overall management responsibility for the services provided, our
hospitals each have their own history, which we are rightly proud of. Between them they
offer just about every kind of service available in the modern NHS.
The Northern General is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the north
of the city, the hospital is spread out over a large site. Amongst the specialist services
located there are orthopaedics, renal, spinal injuries, general surgery and cardiothoracic
(heart and lung) services. Sheffield’s adult accident & emergency department is also
based here. A major £30 million state-of-the-art new medical ward development, known as
the Sir Robert Hadfield Wing, opened to patients in April 2007 and a brand new critical
care facility, one of the largest in Europe, opened in 2008.
The other Trust hospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the city
centre; this is known as the Central Campus.
The Royal Hallamshire is a major acute teaching hospital based around a tower block of
800 beds and a large outpatient department. The hospital is home to a range of expert
specialist services which include neurosciences, urology, general surgery, breast surgery,
dermatology, hearing services and ophthalmology. The hospital also has a minor injuries
unit and an NHS Walk-In-Centre for emergency care.
Linked to the Royal Hallamshire by a footbridge, the Jessop Wing is Sheffield’s 216 bed
women’s hospital. Opened in February 2001 it has brought together all of the city’s
obstetric, gynaecology and neonatology services in a state-of-the-art, purpose built, £24
million building. Almost 7000 births take place at the Jessop Wing each year.
Weston Park is one of only three purpose built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK and
provides a full range of non-surgical cancer services to the population of South Yorkshire,
North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It also enjoys national and international
recognition for certain specific treatments. It has 140 beds and is home to a specialist
cancer research centre and one of the UK’s only teenage cancer units.
The Charles Clifford is a dental teaching hospital linked to The University of Sheffield’s
School of Clinical Dentistry. The hospital provides dental outpatient services and
emergency dental services for the city.
As a teaching trust, all of the hospitals have close links to the University of Sheffield, home
to Sheffield’s medical school, and Sheffield Hallam University – which provides nurse
training. It is a major teaching centre for future health professionals.
The Trust Executive Team
Chairman Mr David Stone OBE
Chief Executive Sir Andrew Cash OBE
Chief Nurse / Chief Operating Officer Prof. Hilary Scholefield
Acting Director of Human Resources Mr Mark Gwilliam
Director of Service Development Mr Chris Linacre
Director of Finance Mr Neil Priestley
Medical Director Prof. Mike Richmond
Services Provided at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS
Accident and Emergency Obstetrics/Gynaecology/ Neonatology
Acute General and Elderly Medicine Occupational Health Service
Assisted Conception Operating Services
Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology Oral-maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Research and Development Palliative medicine
Communicable Diseases Pharmacy
Critical Care Professions Allied to medicine
Day Surgery Radiology
Dental Services Radiosurgery
ENT, Hearing Services and Medical
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and
General Surgery Reproductive Medicine
Haematology Renal Services
Laboratory Medicine Rheumatology
Medical Physics Under and Post graduate Education
Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation
Metabolic Bone Disease Vascular Surgery
For further information on STH please see www.sth.nhs.uk
2011 Person Specification
Application to enter Specialty Training at ST3: Respiratory Medicine
Essential Criteria When
Qualifications MBBS or equivalentmedical qualification
MRCP Part 1 (UK) or equivalent2
at time of application
MRCP (UK) full diploma or equivalent2
by date of commencementofST3 training
Selection centre /
Eligibility Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment3
and hold a current
licence to practice.4
Evidence of achievementof Foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated
Foundation Programme or equivalentby time of appointment3
in line with GMC
standards/Good Medical Practice including:
o Good clinicalcare
o Maintaining good medical practice
o Good relationshipsand communicationwith patients
o Good working relationships with colleagues
o Good teaching and training
o Professional behaviour and probity
o Deliveryof good acute clinicalcare
Evidence of achievementof CT/ST1 competences in medicine attime of
application & CT/ST2 competences in medicine (as defined bythe curricula
relating to Core Medical training) by the commencementofthe ST3 training post
(August 2011 or later), supported by evidence from work-based assessments of
clinical performance (DOPS,Mini-CEX, CBD, ACAT) and Multi-source Feedback or
equivalent,ARCP or equivalent
Eligibilityto work in the UK
Is up to date and fit to practise safely Application form
All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to
enable effective communication aboutmedical topics with patients and colleagues
demonstrated byone of the following:
o that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medicaltraining in English; or
o have achieved the following scores in the academicInternationalEnglish Language
Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time of application – Overall
7, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7.
If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills butdo not fit into one of
these examples theymustprovide supporting evidence
1 ‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process
2 It is not possible to specifyindividual equivalent exams. IfCMT competencies will have been gained(see ‘Eligibility’ section) before
commencement of ST3 training then the associated Postgraduate exam is likely to be deemed equivalent
3 Time of appointment refers to the date at which the post commences
4 The GMC introduceda licencetopractice in the autumnof 2009. Anydoctorwishingto practice in the UK after this date must be both
registered and hold a licence to practice.
5 A selection centreis a process not a place. It involves a number of selection activities that may be delivered within the Unit of
Health Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical
Ability to provide complete details of employmenthistory
Evidence that career progression is consistentwith personal circumstances
Evidence that presentachievementand performance is commensurate with totality
of period of training
At least 24 months’ experience7
in medicine or an ACCS8
equivalent (not including Foundation modules) bythe time of commencementof
ALL sections ofapplication form completed FULLY according to written guidelines Application form
6 All experience in posts at ST level count irrespective of the country the experience is gained in
7 Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent
8 An ACCS programme provides 6 months in Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.
Essential Desirable When
Qualifications As above MRCP (UK) or equivalent2
Intercalated BSc or equivalent
Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or
MD (where research thesis notpart of
first medical degree)
Evidence that presentachievement
and performance is commensurate
with totality of period of training
Evidence of experience in a range of
acute medical specialties,with
experience of managing patients on
unselected medical take during core
medical training or equivalent
Experience at ST1 or 2 level of
managing patients with respiratory
disease bythe time of commencement
of ST3 training
Clinical Skills Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:
Appropriate knowledge base and
ability to apply sound clinical
Awareness ofthe basics ofmanaging
acute medical disease
Able to demonstrate proficiencyin a
range of medical procedures as an
indication ofmanual dexterity and
Evidence of competence in
and in-patients through continuous
evidence, including log book
Evidence of competence to work
withoutdirect supervision where
Demonstrate currentALS certification
Demonstrates abilityin managing
common acute and chronic respiratory
conditions,including emergencies such
as acute respiratoryfailure
Evidence of some competences in the
specialtyas defined by the relevant
Evidence of skills in the managementof
acute medical emergencies (e.g.
ALERT, IMPACT certification)
Research& Audit skills:
Demonstrates understanding of
research,including awareness of
Demonstrates understanding ofthe
basic principles ofaudit,clinical risk
practice, patientsafety and clinical
Demonstrates knowledge of
Evidence of teaching experience
and/or training in teaching
Demonstrates an understanding of
Evidence of relevant academic &
research achievements and
involvementin a formal research
Evidence of relevant academic
Evidence of involvementin an audit
project, formal research projector other
o Focussing on patientsafetyand
o That in addition to the mandatory
curriculum demonstrates an
interestin and commitmentto the
Evidence of a portfolio of audit projects
including where the auditloop has been
closed and there is evidence of learning
of the principles ofchange
Demonstrates an understanding of
Evidence of exceptional achievementin
Evidence of involvementin teaching
students,postgraduates and other
Evidence of participation in a teaching
Personal Skills Communication Skills:
written/spoken communication &
capacity to adaptlanguage as
appropriate to the situation
Able to build rapport,listen,persuade
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking
to solve problems/make decisions,
indicating an analytical/scientific
Empathy & Sensitivity:
Capacity to take in others’
perspectives and treatothers with
understanding;sees patients as
Demonstrates respectfor all
Managing Others & Team
Able to work in multi-professional
teams & supervise junior medical staff
Ability to show leadership,make
decisions,organise and motivate
other team members for the benefit of
patients through,for example,audit
Capacity to work effectively with
Organisation & Planning:
Capacity to manage/prioritise time
and information effectively
Capacity to prioritise own workload &
organise ward rounds
Evidence of thoroughness (is well
and meets deadlines)
Vigilance & Situational Awareness:
Capacity to monitor developing
situations and anticipate issues
Coping with Pressure:
Capacity to operate under pressure
Demonstrates initiative & resilience to
cope with changing circumstances
Evidence of involvementin
Demonstrates an understanding of
NHS managementand resources.
Evidence of effective multidisciplinary
team working and leadership
supported by multi-source feedback or
other workplace-based assessments
Demonstrates information technology
Evidence of achievementoutside
Probity Professional Integrity:
honesty, integrity, aware of ethical
Capacity to take responsibilityfor own
Learning & Personal Development:
Demonstrable interestin and
understanding ofthe specialty
Commitmentto personal and
Evidence of attendance at organised
teaching and training programme
Evidence of self-reflective practice
Extracurricular activities / achievements
relevant to the specialty
Evidence of participation atmeetings
and activities relevant to the specialty
APPLYING FOR AN NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE WHEN
ELIGIBILITY • Evidence of
- Evidence of
commitment to the
honours for BSc and/or
e.g. MSc etc
- Distinction or honours
- Completion of
• Demonstration of
acquisition of the level
of knowledge and skills
necessary for the
completion of F2
- Demonstration of,
understanding of, and
commitment to, an
- Demonstration of
knowledge / broad
interest in science and
- Prizes or distinctions
- Presentation of work
at a national or
- Publications in peer
- Additional degree or
MSc in relevant subject
- Research experience
knowledge of the
clinical academic career
Application Form and
- Demonstration of
- Support of an
academic referee for
- Demonstration of
educational reasons for
applying for this
- Demonstration of
personal reasons for
applying for this
Application Form and
- As for standard
- Evidence of team
- Evidence of leadership
Application Form and
9 ‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process
- Evidence through
Please note that candidates with MB/PhDs or other relevant higher degrees are eligible for the
scheme and are advised to consult the paper ‘NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships: Entry,
Eligibility and Exit Points for Appointments Made in 2011’ which can be downloaded from the
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TRAINING PROGRAMMEIN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
Specialist training in respiratory medicine is a 5 year program, when, as is usually the
case, dual accreditation in general medicine and respiratory medicine is sought. There are
21 trainees in the programme at any one time, and there is presently one less than full
time trainee in addition. The rotation comprises at least 2 years in the Sheffield teaching
hospitals (RHH and NGH) and the remainder at the associated DGHs, currently
Chesterfield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Goole. It is likely that
attachments at Pontefract will replace those at Scunthorpe and Goole in due course.
Trainees are given a draft programme at the beginning of their rotation, covering the entire
duration of their training. This is inevitably occasionally subject to minor change, but is
designed to allow all trainees a balanced programme, with the final year usually being in a
The full curriculum is covered and there is local training available in thoracoscopy,
advanced bronchoscopic techniques, thoracic ultrasound, pulmonary hypertension,
occupational lung disease and non-invasive ventilation. The programme also includes a 3-
month attachment in ITU, as required by the JRCPTB. Many trainees also take advantage
of the opportunities provided, both by the academic unit in Sheffield and other colleagues
in and outside the region, by undertaking a period of out of programme research. South
Yorkshire trainees can access both the formal education programmes to which we have
historically been involved, now organized by Trent, and the programme organized by the
old Yorkshire region.
All attachments except that in cystic fibrosis at the Northern General Hospital include a
commitment to the acute medical take.
The programme director is Dr Trevor Rogers and his deputy is Dr Tim Noble, both of
whom are based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The trainee representatives on the
specialist education committee are present Dr Alex Basran and Dr Ben Kumar.
ARCPs are undertaken annually in June-July with old-style RITA’s for SpR trainees in
November. At these, attendance at the educational programme, review of workplace-
based assessments, the educational supervisor’s report and the training portfolio are
There is now a website designed and maintained by the respiratory registrars themselves,
with a wealth of information including information for new starters, and on the educational
programmes, the rotations, the Sheffield Respiratory Society and much else besides at
General Statement of Policy
General Statement of Policy regarding fitness to practice proceedings by a
licensing/regulatory body and relating to criminal records.
Registration with a professional body, such as the General Medical Council or
General Dental Council, imposes a duty on health care professionals to provide a
good standard of medical care for, and behave appropriately towards, patients.
NHS employers also have a duty to ensure that patients receive a good standard
of medical care and to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of patients
In order to assess job related risks, the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery needs to
establish if applicants who may be offered a placement on a Specialty training
programme have a criminal record in the UK or in another country that they can
lawfully be required to disclose.
Applicants for Specialty training posts are exempted from the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974, and can therefore be asked to disclose “spent” convictions
that they would otherwise not have to declare.
Applicants for Specialty training posts will also be asked if they are “bound over”,
have received a police caution, warning or reprimand and whether they have been
charged with a criminal offence that is not yet disposed of.
Prior to making an appointment, the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery also needs to
establish if applicants for Specialty training posts have ever been disqualified from
the practice of a profession or required to practice it subject to specified limitations
following fitness to practise proceedings by a regulatory body in the UK or in
another country, and whether they are currently the subject of any investigation or
proceedings by any body having regulatory functions in relation to health/social
care professionals, including such a regulatory body in another country.
Where such a position involves regular care, training, supervision or sole charge of
persons aged under 18 or vulnerable adults (as defined by The Police Act 1997
(Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates)(Protection of Vulnerable Adults)
Regulations 2000), applicants will also be asked whether they are currently the
subject of any police investigation in the UK or any other country of which they are
Where the position is a “regulated position” under the terms of the Protection of
Children Act 1999 (as amended by the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act
2000), checks will be carried out in accordance with the Protection of Children Act
1999. Anyone whose name is on the list is legally barred from working with
children. It is an offence for such a person to knowingly apply for, offer to do,
accept or to do such work. If you are appointed to a Specialty training post, you
will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
Applicants are encouraged to declare criminal conviction information and any other
matters that are, or that might be, relevant to the position for which they are
applying at an early stage in the appointment process.
All applicants are also expect to inform the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery if,
before taking up any position offered to them, they are cautioned or charged with a
criminal offence in the UK or another country.
The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery is an equal opportunities recruiter, and all
applications will be decided fairly and on merit. Information declared will be used
to consider the applicant’s suitability for the position. Information supplied will be
treated in confidence and will not be used as the sole criterion to decide an
applicant’s fitness for the position.
Unless an appointment is prohibited by law, a criminal conviction will not
automatically debar the applicant from appointment. Applicants will be given an
opportunity to discuss any information supplied before a final decision is taken
regarding their appointment.
However, an applicant may not be selected if the selection panel considers that the
information declared renders that person unsuitable for the position for which they
have applied. In reaching such a decision the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery will
consider the nature of the record/action, its relevance to the position applied for,
and any other information the applicant wishes to provide.
The information declared will be treated in compliance with the Data Protection Act
NOTE: Failure by an applicant to provide accurate and truthful information is
considered to be a serious matter.
Where it is found that a person has intentionally or recklessly provided
inaccurate information or withheld information relevant to his/her position,
this may disqualify them from an appointment, or if appointed, dismissal and
referral to the appropriate professional regulatory body.
If you would like to discuss what effect any criminal record or fitness to practice
proceedings might have on your application, you may contact Lucy Smith,
telephone (0114) 2264540, in the Academic department, in confidence.
Any information you provide regarding criminal investigations, convictions or
fitness to practice proceedings will be kept confidential. If the Deanery considers
that the information provided may have a bearing on your appointment and that the
information needs to be considered by the selection panel, we will discuss this with
you in advance. If we do not raise this information with you, this is because we do
not believe that it should be taken into account. In that event, you still remain free,
should you wish, to discuss the matter with the interviewing panel.
Prior to making a final decision concerning your application, we shall discuss with
you any information declared by you that we believe has a bearing on your
suitability for the position.
The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery aims to promote equality of opportunity and is
committed to treating all applicants for positions fairly and on merit regardless of
race, gender, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We
undertake not to discriminate unfairly against applicants on the basis of criminal
conviction or other information declared.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires us to provide you with certain information
and to obtain your consent before processing sensitive data about you. Processing
includes: obtaining, recording, holding, disclosing, destruction and retaining
information. Sensitive personal data includes any of the following information:
criminal offences, criminal convictions, criminal proceedings, disposal or sentence.
The information that you provide on the Declaration Form in the application form
will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and will only be
used for the purpose of determining your application for this position. Once a
decision has been made concerning your appointment, we will not retain this
Declaration Form longer than is necessary (i.e. until you leave your
post/programme or the recruitment episode is closed).
The Declaration Form will be kept securely and in confidence, and access to it will
be restricted to designated persons within the Academic Department of the
Yorkshire and Humber Deanery and other persons who need to see it as part of
the selection process and who are authorised to do so. The information may be
passed to your employing trusts.
It is essential that all applicants read this page.
Thank you for your interest in this training programme.
It is essential that you give careful thought to your answers and complete each section
Please note that you may be asked to provide evidence to support the statements you
have made in any part of your form. All offers of appointment are subject to Criminal
Records Bureau (CRB) checks and other pre-employment screening, such as professional
registration status, fitness to practice and occupational health clearance.
Please pay particular attention to the following and complete the corresponding sections in
the application form as appropriate:
Fitness to Practice
When completing that part of the application form headed “Fitness to Practice and
Criminal Investigations”, you should note that all doctors are exempt from the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you are therefore required to complete the section at
the back of the application form which relates to your Fitness to Practice status.
If you have any queries about any of the statements in this section please do not hesitate
to contact Lucy Smith at the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery at
email@example.com. Any query you may have will be treated
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks
CRB checks are carried out by the employing Trust in accordance with the guidelines set
out by NHS Employers (http://www.nhsemployers.org).
All offers of appointment are subject to CRB checks. The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
will inform your first employing Trust of your offer of appointment, however on receiving
your offer you should make contact with the Medical Staffing Department at your Trust to
arrange for a CRB check.
The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery would like to wish you good luck with your application
and your future career.
SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The posts are whole-time and subject to:-
a. The terms and conditions of service for Hospital Medical and Dental staff (England and
b. Full registration and a license to practice with the General Medical Council (London).
c. Entitlement to work in the UK. Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware
of recent changes to immigration rules. Visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk for further
c. Medical fitness. You may be required to undergo a medical examination.
d. Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.
The current nationally agreed payscale for the grade is payable.
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental
Staff (England and Wales) paragraph 110, Junior Doctors shall be expected in the run of
their duties, and within their contract and job description, to cover for the occasional and
brief absence of colleagues as far as is practicable.
EUROPEAN WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE
All posts on the rotation comply with European Working Time Directive Regulations.
JUNIOR DOCTORS MONITORING
From 1 December 2000 there is a contractual obligation to monitor junior doctors’
New Deal compliance. In accordance with Health Service Circular 2000/031 junior
doctors have a contractual obligation to monitor hours on request; this will include
participation in local monitoring exercises.
The removal expenses applicable to this post will be the policies issued by the
Administrative Trust. You should not commit yourself to any expenditure in
connection with relocation before first obtaining advice and approval from the
Personnel Department at your Administrative Trust, otherwise you may incur costs,
which you will be unable to claim.
USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, any individual who knowingly attempts to
gain unauthorised access to any programme or data held on a computer can be
prosecuted. An individual who modifies any programme or data in a computer
which they are unauthorised so to do, is also liable under the Act. If found guilty of
these offences a person may be given a custodial sentence of up to six months or a
fine or both. The person would also be subject to disciplinary action which may
result is dismissal.
Similarly, in accordance with copyright law, any person involved in the illegal
reproduction of software or who makes, acquires or uses unauthorised copies of
computer software, will be subject to disciplinary action, which may lead to
NOTIFICATION OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
The notice period will be in accordance with the nationally agreed Terms and Conditions of
Service for this grade.
STUDY AND TRAINING
The region is committed to developing postgraduate training programmes for both general
and higher professional training as laid down by Colleges and Faculties, and by the
Postgraduate Dean’s network. At local level, college/specialty tutors work with unit
Director of Postgraduate Education in supervising these programmes. Trainees will be
expected to take part in these programmes (including audit) and to attend counselling
sessions/ professional review. Study leave will form part of these education programmes
and will be arranged in conjunction with the appropriate tutor.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
All Trusts participating in the training programme recognises their duties under the Health
and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far as it is reasonably practical, the Health,
Safety and Welfare at Work of all its employees and, in addition, the business of the Trust
shall be conducted so as to ensure that patients, their relatives, contractors, voluntary
workers, visitors and members of the public having access to Trust premises and the
facilities are not exposed to risk to their health and safety.
All medical and dental staff under contract will be expected to comply with all appropriate
Unit Health and Safety policies.
Arrangements will be made for the successful candidate to receive copies of the Health
and Safety policies of the Trust.
Temporary single accommodation may be available. Married accommodation is limited.
Enquiries about accommodation should be made to the Residences Manager at the unit
where your duties will commence.
Sheffield is centrally situated in England, close to the M1 Motorway for easy access to all
parts of the country. Sheffield lies adjacent to the Peak District National Park with
beautiful countryside and stately homes providing many opportunities for leisure and
recreation. Sheffield also has excellent shopping facilities with the famous Meadowhall
shopping centre close by.
POINTS OF CONTACT AND VISITING ARRANGEMENTS
Lead Administrative Trust
Medical Personnel Department
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Northern General Hospital
Telephone: (0114) 271 3621
Yorkshire and Humber
Postgraduate Dean’s Office
Don Valley House
Savile Street East
Telephone: (0114) 226 4438