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)

Outreach Clinics:

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.

Paediatric Department

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.

Training Programme

Example of our monthly educational programme and current rotas are included in the Paediatric Attachment Handbook below.

[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.


Faculty Lead: 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.

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