We take pride in delivering high quality training in our department. The entire consultant body is formally trained in Educational Supervision and actively participates in teaching, exam support, appraisal, mentoring and pastoral support.
Some of the subspecialty opportunities are outlined below:
Joint Cardiac Clinics quarterly Dr. Mangat / Dr. Evans
Joint Renal Clinics quarterly Dr. Sinha / Dr. Obi
Joint Urology Clinics quarterly Mrs. Patil / Dr. Obi
Joint Endocrine Clinics biannually Dr. Albanese / Dr. Ryalls
Joint Neurology Clinics quarterly Dr. Kerr / Dr. Moss
Joint Gastroenterology Clinics quarterly Dr. Batra / Dr. Hanci
Plastic Surgery Clinics quarterly Mr. Powell / Dr. Ryalls
Diabetes Clinics weekly Dr. Sumner
Growth and Endocrine Clinics weekly Dr. Ryalls
One-stop Renal Clinics weekly Dr. Obi
Epilepsy Clinics weekly Dr. Moss
Asthma Clinics monthly Dr. Godden
Allergy Clinics weekly Dr. McQueen
Gastroenterology Clinics weekly Dr. Evans / Dr. Hanci
Joint Rheumatology monthly Dr Li / Dr Ryalls
Paediatric Surgery 28 / year Mr Nicholls / Mr Murphy (with day cases)
Tertiary Endocrine Clinics monthly Dr. Ryalls (St. George’s Hospital)
Quaternary Late Effects Clinics twice monthly Dr. Ryalls (Royal Marsden Hospital)
Weekly combined X ray meetings within X ray department with specialist paediatric radiologist
Monthly perinatal / post natal M&M meetings with department of obstetrics
Fortnightly oncology MDT meeting
Monthly neonatal MDT meeting
Monthly diabetic MDT meeting
The department delivers 2-3 PLEAT days per year and we actively encourage trainees to attend the regional PLEAT days.
We have piloted our first SIM day and looking to bolster regular delivery of these training opportunities.
The Trust holds several Educational Half Days with breakout sessions in to each specialty.
The Trust is in the process of strengthening links with the University of Surrey which will make available opportunities in research involvement and participation.
Medical staffing consists of the following:
Trainees (12) 3 Paediatric STs (Level 2/3) 6 month posts Mar/Sep
1 Paediatric ST (Level 1) 6 month post (usually ST2) Mar/Sep
7 GPSTs 4 month posts Apr/Aug/Dec
1 FY2 4 month post Apr/Aug/Dec
Acute Consultant body (11)
6 non-resident consultants
5 resident consultants
Associate specialist / Staff Grade / Speciality Doctors (2 WTE)
1 FT Neonatology, Epilepsy
2 LTFT Education, Neonatology, Neuro-disability, Oncology
The department runs a consultant of the week (COW) system with round the clock resident consultant delivered care with the exception of weekend night shifts only. This allows improved patient care and satisfaction, enhanced supervision of trainees and numerous training opportunities.
Example of our monthly educational programme and current rotas are included in the Paediatric Attachment Handbook. [link to ‘Paediatric Attachment Handbook’]
We actively encourage our more senior trainees to get involved and gain management experience through participation in clinical audit, guideline revision, Paediatric and Neonatal M&M meetings, Paediatric Business meetings, rota organisation, Neonatal steering groups meetings, A & E steering group meetings and Safeguarding processes.
Dr Ozan Hanci (Consultant Paediatrician and Faculty Lead). I trained as an undergraduate at St. Georges Hospital Medical School and undertook my paediatric training in both the South and North Thames rotations. I was appointed a Resident Consultant at Royal Surrey County Hospital in April 2014. I have a PGC in Public Health Nutrition and I am currently working towards an MSc in Clinical Nutrition. My interests are in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and medical education.