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E Paediatrics 003

  1. 1. Specialty: Paediatrics PMETB: EOS/SRT/487 NES: EoS/D1/AF/01 Deanery sponsoring programme: East of Scotland Postgraduate Dean: Professor Philip Cachia Responsible Associate Dean/GP Director: Dr Fiona Drimmie Programme Type - Deanery-based or National: Deanery Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty Date of PMETB recent approval: January 2008 (unconditional) Associated Royal College / Faculty Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Web address Curriculum Associated Assessment System Date programme information last updated November 2009 PMETB Recognised Programme Locations and Environments This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals: East of Scotland – with placements in Dundee, Perth, Angus,Forth Valley, Fife, Stirling and Lothian; Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Edinburgh Simpson’s Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh Forth Valley Community Child Health Stirling Royal Infirmary Community Child Health, Perth Ninewells Hospital & Medical School Community Child Health,Dundee Armitstead Child Development Centre, Dundee Child and Family Psychiatry, Centre for Child Health, Dundee Community Child Health, Angus Programme Director Birgit Wefers Contact Dr Birgit Wefers, Consultant Email: Department of Paediatrics Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY Programme Description Why choose this programme There are four programs in Scotland providing geographically clustered placements. The programs are nationally coordinated via an overseeing training committee with representation from each of the four Deaneries. The
  2. 2. Specialty: Paediatrics PMETB: EOS/SRT/487 NES: EoS/D1/AF/01 committee ensures that training programs provide equity and a comprehensive package for all trainees. This program offers paediatric specialist training within the East of Scotland. Trainees commencing in this program at ST1 will be located in Edinburgh for the initial 3 years of the program with the remainder of training in Tayside. (In return a similar number of South East Trainees will commence training in Tayside and be located in Lothian from year 4.) Specialty Information The East of Scotland paediatric training program is able to offer excellent training in general paediatrics and paediatric subspecialties in Tayside Children’s Hospital, the regional centre, and DGH units. Rotation between the East and South East Deaneries, and across clinical settings provides a robust breadth of experience and training opportunity as part of a Scottish programme. The program has supported trainees in grid training within Neonatology and Neurology. Programs which will support Grid training in Neuro-developmental medicine and Community Child Health are currently in development. Opportunities for academic fellow posts, provided in co-operation with the University of Dundee currently exist within this program and continue to be developed. Tayside region has a population of around 400 000, and is rich in history, tradition and culture. Dundee is the principal city, situated on the north bank of the River Tay. It is conveniently near the three other large cities in Scotland – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen – none more than an hour and a half away by road or rail. The Tayside Children’s Hospital and University Division of Maternal and Child Health Sciences Department opened in 2006. It is accommodated at Ninewells Hospital, a purpose-built hospital and medical school complex overlooking the Firth of Tay. The children’s ward includes 42 medical paediatric beds, including a new 6 bedded high dependency unit and a paediatric surgical area. There is a short stay ambulatory unit, a clinical investigation unit, a paediatric surgical day case ward and a 21 cot neonatal intensive care unit. There is an 8-hour Paediatric Ambulatory Unit at Perth Royal Infirmary, and a regional Child Development Centre in Kings Cross, Dundee. Multi-disciplinary specialist clinical services are established for diabetes, oncology, cystic fibrosis, respiratory diseases, epilepsy, neurodisability, gastroenterology, high risk neonatal follow-up and metabolic disorders. Community Child Health across Perth, Angus and Dundee provides secondary level services through specialty teams. These specialty teams are Complex Disability, School Health, Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Child Protection and Social Paediatrics. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is a focus for medical, nursing and midwifery education. The present annual intake of medical students is 180 and the total number of students at the University is 11,000. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School also offers an excellent environment for training in biomedical and clinical research as well as in medical education. Major child related research interests in Tayside Institute of Child Health include perinatal epidemiology and audit, nutrition, growth and metabolism. There is a major programme in cellular and molecular lung biology focusing on lung development, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Complimentary DGH level experience is available through placements at Stirling Royal Infirmary. PICU experience is incorporated into the first 3 years of training, while trainees are placed in Lothian. How to apply
  3. 3. Specialty: Paediatrics PMETB: EOS/SRT/487 NES: EoS/D1/AF/01 Deanery Administrative Contacts Name Andrew Gardiner Address PGME, Level 7 Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY Email Specialty Training Committee Chair Birgit Wefers Members Fiona Drimmie, Steve Greene, Dagmar Kastner, Linda Clerihew, Jonathan McCormick, Michael Colvin Trainee reps: Nick Connolly, Jenny Fraser Quality of Training PMETB Trainee Survey Information (2009) Link