School of Paediatrics

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We provide the opportunity to train in the widest range of paediatric speciality interests as well as community and general paediatrics.

The School delivers the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 8 year training programme in 20 hospitals in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria and all trainees will spend considerable time in the UK's largest Children's Hospital the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital which opened in June 2009.

During the first three years there is a good grounding of general paediatrics and secondary neonatology at a District General Hospital, tertiary neonatology at one of two Newborn Intensive Care Units in Greater Manchester, experience of 4 specialities at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and first middle grade experience back in the Districts.

The next two years will develop middle grade experience in general paediatrics, community paediatrics and neonatology.

For the final three years the school offers an almost complete range of speciality national training grid placements and can provide experience in all speciality areas of paediatrics as well as comprehensive community and general paediatric training.

The School aims to offer training programmes that meet or exceed national standards so that trainees are trained and assessed by skilled trainers and patients are treated by competent paediatricians.

Training Opportunities

General Paediatrics
Neurodisability *
Metabolic *
Neurology *
Nephrology *
Endocrinology *
Neonatal Intensive Care *
Respiratory *
Gastroenterology *
Oncology *
Haematology *
Emergency paediatrics
Allergy & Immunology *
Paediatric Intensive Care *

* National Grid Training offered


Last updated: 26/09/2012