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Vacancy Info - Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery

  1. 1. 1 DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE ACADEMIC UNIT OF NEUROLOGY NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology (ST3 entry) (Fixed Term) REF: 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 (http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/pcat). 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.
  2. 2. 2 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 differences. For more information about the University visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/about About Sheffield 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- information 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.
  3. 3. 3 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.
  4. 4. 4 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 Imaging. 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 organisations.
  5. 5. 5 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 above. 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 CVBRU) http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/nihrbrus/cardiovascular-bru.html. 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 education. 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  Staff development  Research in medical education  Operating the clinical skills centre  Overseeing the Patients as Educators programme
  6. 6. 6  The use of information technology for curriculum management and communication between staff and students, via Minerva, our managed learning environment  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 education. 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 MBChB curriculum. 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 April 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.
  7. 7. 7 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 University: 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
  8. 8. 8 physiological studies of sensory systems, brain synaptic transmission, neuro- immune signalling, molecular mechanisms of transmitter release, and the psychopharmacology of psychosis. Research Facilities: 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. Academic Staff 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 Clinical Lecturers: 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
  9. 9. 9 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. Post-doctoral posts: 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 Medical School. Secretarial Staff: There are three academic secretaries (as part of a secretariat) and 3 clinical secretaries. Research Nurses: There are currently 5 research nurses and one respiratory physiologist. Technical staff: 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 Neurosciences Directorate: 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
  10. 10. 10 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 Neurophysiologists. 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.
  11. 11. 11 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 Neurology Dr O Bandmann Senior Lecturer in Neurology Dr C J McDermott Senior Lecturer in Neurology 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 Neurology 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 Disorders 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
  12. 12. 12 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 Post Details JOB TITLE: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology BRIEF OUTLINE: Academic Clinical Fellowship Training Programme The clinical programme is designed to provide training from ST3 level for a period of 3 years. 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 Neurology. 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. Successful candidates: 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. Unsuccessful candidates: 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.
  13. 13. 13 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 training schemes. REPORT TO: 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. Research 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. Teaching 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 programme. Clinical Duties 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 programme are:  Chesterfield Royal Infirmary  Barnsley District General  Rotherham General  Doncaster Royal Infirmary  Bassetlaw 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
  14. 14. 14 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. FURTHER INFORMATION INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Potential candidates should contact Professor Pamela Shaw Pamela.shaw@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 271 12386. Departmental Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/neuroscience Information about clinical academic training is available from the NIHRTCC website: http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/ FURTHER INFORMATION: This is a full-time training post for 3 years. Academic Lead Professor Pamela Shaw Pamela.shaw@sheffield.ac.uk Neurology Training Programme Director Dr Christopher McDermott c.j.mcdermott@sheffield.ac.uk Deanery Contact Mr Anil Boury academictraining@yorksandhumber.nh s.uk 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 Pathway. 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:
  15. 15. 15 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 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 December 2010. General Enquiries: Fitness to Practice and Criminal Records Bureau Checks: Tel: 0114 2713621 About the Academic Clinical Fellowship Scheme: 0114 2713908
  16. 16. 16 Our Hospitals 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.
  17. 17. 17 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 Anaesthetics Ophthalmology Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology Oral-maxillofacial Surgery Chemotherapy Orthopaedics Clinical Research and Development Palliative medicine Communicable Diseases Pharmacy Critical Care Professions Allied to medicine Day Surgery Radiology Dental Services Radiosurgery Dermatology Radiotherapy ENT, Hearing Services and Medical Audiology Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns General Surgery Reproductive Medicine Haematology Renal Services Laboratory Medicine Rheumatology Medical Physics Under and Post graduate Education Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Services Urology Metabolic Bone Disease Vascular Surgery Neurosciences For further information on STH please see www.sth.nhs.uk
  18. 18. 18 2011 Person Specification Application to enter Specialty Training at ST3: Neurology Entry Criteria Essential Criteria When Evaluated1 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 post Application form Application form Interview / Selection centre / pre-employment check 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 Application form Application form Interview / Selection centre4 Application form/ Interview / Selection centre Application form Fitness To Practise Is up to date and fit to practise safely Application form References Language Skills 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 Application form Interview / Selection centre 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 Application.
  19. 19. 19 Health Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice) Application form Pre-employment health screening Career Progression5  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 programme or equivalent(not including Foundation modules) bythe time of commencementof ST3 training (August 2011 or later) Application form Interview / Selection centre Application Completion ALL sections ofapplication form completed FULLY according to written guidelines Application form Selection Criteria Essential Desirable When Evaluated Qualifications As above  MRCP (UK) or equivalent2 atthe time of application  Intercalated BSc or equivalent  Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or MD (where research thesis notpartof first medical degree)7 Application form Interview / Selection centre Career Progression  Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of period of training Interview / Selection centre Clinical Experience  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 commencementofST3 training Application form Interview / Selection centre References 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 7 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.
  20. 20. 20 Clinical Skills Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:  Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgementto problems  Awareness ofthe basics ofmanaging neurological disease  Able to demonstrate proficiencyin a range of medical procedures as an indication ofmanual dexterity and hand-eye coordination  Evidence of competence in managementofmedical emergencies and in-patients through continuous work-based assessments,portfolio evidence, including log book documentation ifapplicable  Evidence of competence to work withoutdirect supervision where appropriate  Demonstrate currentALS certification or equivalent  Demonstrates awareness ofthe basics of managing neurological disease and managing neurological emergencies  Evidence of some competences in the specialtyas defined by the relevant curricula  Evidence of skills in the managementof acute medical emergencies (e.g. ALERT, IMPACT certification) Application form Interview / Selection centre References Academic skills (research, audit, teaching etc) Research& Audit skills:  Demonstrates understanding of research,including awareness of ethical issues  Demonstrates understanding ofthe basic principles ofaudit,clinical risk management,evidence based practice, patient safety and clinical improvementinitiatives  Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice Teaching:  Evidence of teaching experience and/or training in teaching  Demonstrates an understanding of research methodology  Evidence of relevant academic & research achievements and involvementin a formal research project  Evidence of relevant academic publications  Evidence of involvementin an audit project, formal research projector other activity o Focussing on patientsafetyand clinical improvement o That in addition to the mandatory curriculum demonstrates an interestin and commitmentto the specialty  Evidence of a portfolio of audit projects including where the auditloop has been closed and there is evidence of learning of the principles ofchange management  Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance  Evidence of exceptional achievementin medicine  Evidence of involvementin teaching students,postgraduates and other professionals  Evidence of participation in a teaching course Application form Interview / Selection centre Application form Interview / Selection centre Application form Interview / Selection centre
  21. 21. 21 Personal Skills Communication Skills:  Demonstrates clarityin written/spoken communication & capacity to adaptlanguage as appropriate to the situation  Able to build rapport,listen,persuade & negotiate Problem Solving & Decision Making:  Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions, indicating an analytical/scientific approach Empathy & Sensitivity:  Capacity to take in others’ perspectives and treatothers with understanding;sees patients as people  Demonstrates respectfor all Managing Others & Team Involvement:  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 and improvementprojects  Capacity to work effectively with others Organisation & Planning:  Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively  Capacity to prioritise own workload & organise ward rounds  Evidence of thoroughness (is well prepared,shows self- discipline/commitment,is punctual 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 Management Skills:  Evidence of involvementin managementcommensurate with experience  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 IT Skills:  Demonstrates information technology skills Other:  Evidence of achievementoutside medicine Application form Interview / Selection centre References Probity Professional Integrity:  Demonstrates probity(displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas,respects confidentiality)  Capacity to take responsibilityfor own actions Application form Interview / Selection centre References
  22. 22. 22 Commitment To Specialty Learning & Personal Development:  Shows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter,motivated,shows curiosity, initiative)  Demonstrable interestin and understanding ofthe specialty  Commitmentto personal and professional development  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 Application form Interview / Selection centre References
  23. 23. 23 APPLYING FOR AN NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE WHEN EVALUATED8 ELIGIBILITY • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences - Evidence of commitment to the specialty- Intercalated honours for BSc and/or additional qualifications e.g. MSc etc - Distinction or honours during MBBS programme - Completion of Academic Foundation Programme or equivalent Application form KNOWLEDGE & ACHIEVEMENTS • Demonstration of acquisition of the level of knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of F2 - Demonstration of, understanding of, and commitment to, an academic career - Demonstration of good general knowledge / broad interest in science and academic medicine - Prizes or distinctions - Presentation of work at a national or international meeting - Publications in peer reviewed journals - Additional degree or MSc in relevant subject area - Research experience Demonstration of knowledge of the clinical academic career pathway Application Form and selection centre EDUCATIONAL & PERSONAL ASPECTS - Demonstration of understanding and commitment to academic career - Support of an academic referee for this application. - Demonstration of educational reasons for applying for this Academic Clinical Fellowship programme - Demonstration of personal reasons for applying for this Academic Clinical Fellowship programme Application Form and selection centre COMMUNICATION SKILLS - As for standard person specification criteria - Evidence of team working skills - Evidence of leadership Application Form and selection centre 8 ‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process
  24. 24. 24 potential - Evidence through scientific publications and presentations 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 website www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk.
  25. 25. 25 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 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 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.
  26. 26. 26 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 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 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.
  27. 27. 27 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.
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  29. 29. 29 ***Important information*** It is essential that all applicants read this page. Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in this training programme. It is essential that you give careful thought to your answers and complete each section accurately. 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 academictraining@yorksandhumber.nhs.uk. Any query you may have will be treated confidentially. 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.
  30. 30. 30 SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST Specialty Training 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 Wales). 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 information. c. Medical fitness. You may be required to undergo a medical examination. d. Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. SALARY SCALE The current nationally agreed payscale for the grade is payable. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES 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. REMOVAL EXPENSES 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
  31. 31. 31 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 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. ACCOMMODATION 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.
  32. 32. 32 OTHER FACILITIES General 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 Foundation Trust Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield S10 2SB Telephone: (0114) 271 3621 Postgraduate Dean Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Dean’s Office Don Valley House Savile Street East Sheffield S4 7UQ Telephone: (0114) 226 4438 JD/SpecialtyTraining/ST-Terms&Conditions 12.2009

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