DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE
ACADEMIC UNIT OF NEUROLOGY
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology (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 Neurology at ST3
level. This new post has been created as part of the NIHR programme of Integrated
Academic Training 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 Neurology. The Fellow will
also spend nine months in academic research training in neurology 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
We are one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence.
Official teaching quality assessments rate us very highly, and excellent research
assessment results confirm our reputation as a centre for a wide variety of world-class
research. Newsweek magazine (August 2006) ranks us 9th
in the UK and 18th
in Europe in
its global top 100 universities and UK University guides confirm our status. The Virgin
2008 Alternative Guide to British Universities, for instance, says: “Sheffield is a top
university across the board”.
We have almost 25,000 students and around 6,000 staff. The University is a popular
choice with applicants for university places, and once they arrive our students enjoy the
experience so much that many settle in Sheffield after they graduate.
The University, like Sheffield itself, has earned a reputation as an informal, friendly and
welcoming place to be, for people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life. Our staff
and students represent more than 100 different countries. We value the diversity of our
University community, and aim to work together so we can make the most of our
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. The attractive city centre is within walking
distance of our campus and university life is very much integrated with the day-to-day life
of the city.
More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it’s
virtually surrounded by open countryside. It’s also the greenest city in England, with 175
woodlands, 75 public parks, and with four mature trees to every resident! Official crime
statistics show that Sheffield is one of the UK's safest cities.
For more information about Sheffield visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/tourist-
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 six 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.
Research in Respiratory Medicine is focussed on understanding mechanisms of
inflammation in the context of chronic lung diseases such as COPD and interstitial lung
disease. There are links to the BRU in Cardiovascular Disease, with Sheffield having the
largest national centre for pulmonary vascular disease. An interest in innate immunity is
shared with the Academic Unit of Immunology and Infectious Disease, which has interests
in bacterial pathogenicity, and in macrophage responses to bacterial pathogens. Shared
interests in innate immune mechanisms and genetics of rheumatoid arthritis link to the
Academic Unit of Rheumatology and to Tumour Targetting through links between hypoxia
and inflammatory responses to tumours. The Academic Unit of Dermatology Research has
a major interest in inflammatory skin disorders, eczema and psoriasis. Nephrology
research occurs in two main areas, polycystic kidney disease and mechanisms of end-
stage renal failure.
There is a very substantial base of Wellcome Trust, MRC and AMRC grant funding.
Notably, 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 UK. 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 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 form 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
‘Profile of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’.
UniversityDepartment of Neuroscience
Neuroscience has been a key area of strategic investment in the School since 2001 with
the appointment of research leaders of international standing in Neurology,
Neuropathology, Neuroimaging and Biological Psychiatry. The Neuroscience Department
comprises multidisciplinary groups from Neurology, Neuropathology, and Academic
Clinical Psychiatry (that also includes a strong interest in neuroimaging) working in both
basic and clinical neuroscience. The major areas of research interest are in
neurodegenerative diseases (diseases of the motor system, basal ganglia and dementia);
psychiatric 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
research facility, the Sheffield
Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is currently being developed and will open
in October 2010. The Academic Clinical Psychiatry group within which the Sheffield
Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory (SCANLab) resides, has major research
programmes investigating perception in auditory and visual modalities and their
interaction; time perception and processing; social cognition and executive function in
health and psychiatric disease. Structural and functional MRI are the main neuroimaging
techniques used to define these processes.
There are strong collaborative links with other Neuroscience groups within the University
of Sheffield, including: the neuroradiology group which focuses on the investigation of the
causes and sequelae of cerebrovascular disease; neurodegenerative processes and foetal
and childhood developmental brain abnormalities; the MRC Centre for Development and
Biomedical Genetics (CDBG) which has major strengths in developmental neuroscience
and in model systems for vascular and 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. Sheffield researchers play key roles in both the Stroke and
DeNDroN Clinical research networks.
Neuroscience research facilities available include cutting-edge techniques for the
investigation of the molecular basis of neurological disease including neurogenetics,
proteomics and microarray laboratories, facilities for live cellular imaging and laser capture
microdissection. CNS tissue, DNA and CSF banks have been established from large
neurological patient groups. State of the art neuroimaging facilities have also been
established including 3T MRI and SCANlab for functional imaging in psychiatric disorders.
Neuroscience Groups at The University of Sheffield:
Three Departments contain the majority of the research-active neuroscientists at Sheffield
1. The Medical School houses clinical neuroscience groups
(Neurology/Neuropathology; Neuroradiology and Psychiatry) conducting research
into: experimental molecular and genetic pathogenesis of age-related brain
diseases (motor system disorders, cognitive decline and movement disorders);
clinical, genetic and pathological characterisation of the motor neuron diseases and
dementia; functional brain imaging of normal cognition (volition, language,
deception), cognitive dysfunction in major psychosis, and brain activation
correlates of therapeutic modalities; development and clinical applications of
structural and functional human brain imaging.
2. Psychology houses multidisciplinary groups investigating a range of neuroscience
themes: a) the MRC Cooperative Group on Neuroimaging (infra-red spectroscopy,
laser doppler flowmetry, diffusion optical tomography); (b) the neuroscience
systems group (multi-disciplinary structural, functional, neuropharmacological,
computational/robotic modelling studies of basal ganglia function, including multi-
electrode multi-imaging methodologies; (c) stem cell technology and reparative
strategies in retinal degeneration; (d) developmental cognitive neuroscience
including infant studies and studies of developmental disorders including human
cerebellar dysfunction in dyslexia.
3. Biomedical Sciences houses a broad spectrum of research groupings addressing
systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience. These include developmental
neuroscience, differentiation and signal transduction in sensory systems; molecular
physiological studies of sensory systems, brain synaptic transmission, neuro-
immune signalling, molecular mechanisms of transmitter release, and the
psychopharmacology of psychosis.
The Academic Neurology Unit has newly refurbished state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
including general laboratories; extensive tissue culture facilities; image analysis,
microarray, tissue processing and histopathology laboratories. It is equipped for molecular
biology, live cell imaging, laser capture microdissection, genetic screening and proteomics
and has its own Affymetrix microarray system. The Medical School also has an array of
core facilities, including for example: DNA sequencing, a Histopathology Core facility, Flow
cytometry, Confocal microscopy, available to all research staff which will be developed
further with new SRIF funding. In October 2010, the newly built Sheffield Institute of
Translational Neuroscience will open. This comprises a 2,800m2
research facility which
will house 150 researchers working on neurodegenerative disease with the key focus
being to understand molecular mechanisms of disease and develop new therapeutic
approaches for neuroprotection.
The Academic Neurology unit currently has 64 members of staff and graduate students.
Professor and Head of Unit:
Professor Pamela Shaw
Chair of Translational Neuroscience:
Professor Mimoun Azzouz
Reader in Neurology:
Dr Oliver Bandmann
Senior Clinical Lecturers:
Dr Markus Reuber
Dr Christopher McDermott
Dr Clare Wood-Allum
Dr Alice Brockington
2 further to be appointed
Non Clinical Senior Lecturers:
Dr Peter Monk
Dr Andrew Grierson
4 Non Clinical Lecturers:
Dr Jonathan Wood
Dr Janine Kirby
Dr Tennore Ramesh
Dr Ke Ning
2 Senior Scientific Officers:
Dr Paul Heath
Dr Adrian Higginbottom
Clinical Research Fellows/PhD students:
There are currently 9 clinical research fellows and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows in
Neurology and 12 graduate research students within the department.
There are 12 post-doctoral scientists working in the Academic Neurology Unit. One Senior
Scientific Officer has established the microarray laboratory as a core facility within the
There are three academic secretaries (as part of a secretariat) and 3 clinical secretaries.
There are currently 5 research nurses and one respiratory physiologist.
There are currently 4 technicians within the Academic Neurology Unit and several
technicians involved with the Unit from within the School. A senior scientific officer has
recently been appointed with responsibility for running the Affymetrix microarray facility.
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturers:
Dr C Blank Professor G S Venables
Dr A K Chattopadyhay Dr A Gibson
Dr R A Grünewald Dr M Hadjivassiliou
Dr S J L Howell Dr P G Sarrigiannis
Dr S Hickman Dr R A Kandler
Dr A Khan Dr S E Price
Dr D G Rao Dr S Nair
Dr B Sharrack Dr G Dennis
Dr K Harkness Dr A Ponnusamy
Dr J Bowen Dr Fiona McKevitt
Clinical Neurosciences Royal Hallamshire Hospital:
The South Yorkshire & North Trent Clinical Neurology Network and The STH
All Neurology Services in South Yorkshire and North Trent (other than Lincoln) are
commissioned by NORCOM, which is part of the collaborative framework set up by PCTs
to commission specialised services. The service provider is the Clinical Neuroscience
Directorate, which includes Neurology, Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and
Neurophysiology and is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, serving a
population in excess of 2.2 million.
At present 20 Consultant Neurologists, including the Professor and three Senior Lecturers
who hold Honorary Consultant contracts, provide neurological services. In addition, the
Consultant Neurologist from Lincoln attends Sheffield one day a week. Clinics are held at
the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals in Sheffield and in DGHs at the
following locations: Doncaster, Mexborough, Lincoln, Rotherham, Worksop, Chesterfield,
Barnsley, Bakewell and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Specialist clinics include those for people with Epilepsy, Memory & Movement Disorders,
Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disease, Motor Neurone Disorders, Vascular Diseases,
Migraine, Ataxia & Gluten Sensitivity and Neurogenetics. There are also joint clinics with
Ophthalmology, Rheumatology and an Epilepsy/Obstetric Clinic.
There are a total of 53 neurological and 51 neurosurgical inpatient beds, including
dedicated Level 2 High Dependency Beds and a Day Case Investigation Unit. Inpatient
facilities exist within the directorate for managing acute neurological emergencies,
neurological rehabilitation and the investigation of neurological inpatients. Supporting
services include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Clinical
Neuropsychology Services. There are 2 F1 Doctors, 1 F2 Doctor, 1 Academic Clinical
Fellow, 3 Speciality Trainees and 6 Specialist Registrars in Neurology. During the eight-
month Academic Research component of the Fellowship there will be no out of hour’s on-
call commitments. It should be noted that the directorate is piloting a ‘ward attending’
system for managing inpatients and the successful candidate may be required to work in
this system, if adopted.
There are 10 Consultant Neurosurgeons with special interests including Skull Base,
Pituitary, Complex Spinal Surgery, Neuro-oncology, Epilepsy and Paediatric
Neurosurgery. Consultant Neurosurgeons provide outpatient sessions at other hospitals
in the area, including Lincoln and Chesterfield. Further outreach clinics are planned for
Rotherham and Doncaster. Sheffield currently has six Specialist Registrars in
Neurosurgery, in rotation with Hull.
The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery has been based within the directorate
since 1985, under the direction of three Consultant Neurosurgeons with a special interest
in Radiosurgery. There is a substantial infrastructure provided by Neuroradiologists,
Physicists, Technicians and Radiographers. There are close links with adult and
paediatric Consultant Neuro-Oncologists based at Weston Park Hospital, a designated
Cancer Unit, and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
There are six Consultant Neuroanaesthetists, who in addition to supporting theatre and
diagnostic activities, play an important role in managing patients in the Neurosciences
High Dependency Unit.
There is access to extensive neuroradiological investigational and interventional facilities
including MR and CT imaging and digital angiography, with four dedicated Consultant
Neuroradiologists and support from the University’s Academic Unit of Radiology.
There are also comprehensive Neurophysiological Services, including video and
ambulatory EEG, EMG and evoked responses, provided by five Consultant
Nurse specialists and members of the Professions Allied to Medicine provide an extensive
outreach service for patients with neurological disabilities, including an outpatient head
injury rehabilitation service.
There are three Consultant Paediatric Neurologists based at the Sheffield Children’s
Hospital, at which full operative facilities exist for Paediatric Neurosurgery.
Staffing of Clinical Neurosciences
20 Consultant / Honorary Consultant Neurologists
Professor G S Venables - Clinical
Director, Directorate of Neurosciences
Professor P J Shaw Professor of
Dr O Bandmann Senior Lecturer in
Dr C J McDermott Senior Lecturer in
Dr S J Howell
Dr R A Grunewald
Dr A Gibson
Dr R Lindert
Dr Fiona McKevitt
Dr B Sharrack
Dr M Hadjivassiliou
Dr S E Price
Dr A A Khan
Dr M Reuber Senior Lecturer in
Dr S C Blank
Dr K Harkness
Dr S Hickman
Dr S Nair
Dr G Dennis
Dr J Bowen
4 Hospital Practitioners
Dr S Bradford - Migraine Clinic
Dr C Walker - Migraine Clinic
Dr R Hills - Epilepsy & Movement
Dr K O’Connor - Movement Disorders
10 Consultant Neurosurgeons and Associate Specialist
Mr R D E Battersby
Mr A A Kemeny
Mr D Jellinek
Mr M W Radatz
Mr P J McMullan
Mr T Carroll
Mr U J Patel
Mr J Rowe
Miss S Gatscher (Locum)
Mr J Bosma
Mr P Bhatt, Associate Specialist (Locum)
5 Consultant Neurophysiologists
Dr R H Kandler
Dr A Chattopadhyay
Dr P G Sarrigiannis
Dr D G Rao
Dr A Ponnusamy
2 Honorary Consultant Neuropathologists
Professor PG Ince
Dr S B Wharton
6 Consultant /Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologists
Dr S C Coley
Dr T J Hodgson
Dr C Romanowski
Dr D Connelly
Professor P Griffiths
Dr N Hoggard (Senior Lecturer)
6 Consultant Neuroanaesthetists
Dr R Freeman
Dr J Mundy
Dr G A Francis
Dr A Davidson
Dr J C Andrezejowski
Dr S Jankowski
3 Consultant Paediatric Neurologists
Dr M Smith
Dr C J Rittey
Dr P Baxter
(based at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital)
Current Junior Medical Staff
16 Specialist Registrars
3 Speciality Trainees
3 Academic Clinical Fellow
1 Foundation Level 2 Doctor
2 Foundation Level 1 Doctors
JOB TITLE: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology
Academic Clinical Fellowship Training Programme
The clinical programme is designed to provide training from ST3 level for a period of 3
Objectives of the Training Programme:
1. To undertake specialist training in Neurology.
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 specialist registrar rotation in
Academic training will be based in the Academic Unit of Neurology, situated in SITraN.
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. The Unit was also awarded a number of Clinical Lecturer Posts by the NIHR.
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 Neurology 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
Professor Pamela Shaw, chosen academic supervisors and Neurology Training
Programme Director (Dr CJ McDermott)
MAIN ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a 3 year full time training post carrying a NTN(a) in Neurology.
The successful applicant will have evidence of academic achievement and ideally have
research experience. They should be aiming to pursue a career in academic neurology.
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 Pamela Shaw and colleagues. A wide range of academic
training opportunities are available. For details of our academic and research strengths
please see above.
The postholder 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
The South Yorkshire Neurology Specialty Training Programme currently has 12 StR’s and
2 Clinical Lectures. The programme is of 4 years duration. During the early years the
majority of this time is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield however
trainees will in addition travel to one general neurology clinic in a district general hospital.
Later in the training more independent practice is encouraged with an increase in the
number of clinics in the Northern General Hospital (Sheffield), district general hospitals
and non Hallamshire ward referrals. The district general hospitals included in the
Chesterfield Royal Infirmary
Barnsley District General
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
A typical weekly timetable in the first year of the programme would include 2 clinics and
significant responsibility for supervising the acute neurology wards. Later in the
programme trainees take on more clinics and reduce their ward commitments, allowing
time to develop their subspecialty interests.
Each trainee spends 6 months on a specialty educational block. 3 months of this is spent
on neurophysiolgy training. The other 3 months is split between neuro-rehabilitation, spinal
injuries, liaison psychiatry, neuro-urology and a stroke unit.
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 Shaw.
Potential candidates should contact Professor Pamela Shaw
Pamela.email@example.com or 0114 271 12386.
Departmental Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/neuroscience
Information about clinical academic training is available from the NIHRTCC website:
FURTHER INFORMATION: This is a full-time training post for 3 years.
Academic Lead Professor Pamela Shaw Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Christopher McDermott 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 website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/prospectivepg/pcat
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
Neurology ST3 level which can be found on the I:CAMS online system from a link on
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
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 Foundation Trust
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: Neurology
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 appointmentand hold a current
licence to practice.3
Evidence of achievementof Foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated
Foundation Programme or equivalentby time of appointmentin 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 at time 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 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.
4 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 ofemploymenthistory
Evidence that career progression is consistentwith personal circumstances
Evidence that presentachievementand performance is commensurate with totality
of period of training
At least 24 months’ experience6
in medicine or an ACCS7
equivalent(not including Foundation modules) bythe time of commencementof
ST3 training (August 2011 or later)
ALL sections ofapplication form completed FULLY according to written guidelines Application form
Essential Desirable When
Qualifications As above MRCP (UK) or equivalent2 atthe time
Intercalated BSc or equivalent
Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or
MD (where research thesis notpartof
first medical degree)7
Evidence that present achievement
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 neurological
disease and managing neurological
emergencies bythe time of
5 All experience in posts at ST level count irrespective of the country the experience is gained in
6 Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent
A higher degree may not desirable for Training Programmes which incorporate a PhD (e.g. East of England)
7 An ACCS programme provides 6 months in Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.
Clinical Skills Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:
Appropriate knowledge base and
ability to apply sound clinical
Awareness ofthe basics ofmanaging
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 awareness ofthe basics
of managing neurological disease and
managing neurological emergencies
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, patient safety 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
8 ‘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
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 and staff.
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
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 aware.
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
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 1998.
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
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
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
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 dismissal.
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 NHS
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Telephone: (0114) 271 3621
Yorkshire and Humber
Postgraduate Dean’s Office
Don Valley House
Savile Street East
Telephone: (0114) 226 4438