Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Below outlines the SPIN modules available within the School of Paediatrics in Yorkshire and the Humber and which Departments in the region can facilitate these. Please check the RCPCH website for further details on requirements for SPIN modules (link attached) and discuss your requirements for a SPIN module you wish to pursue early with your TPD.  Please note SPIN opportunities are available pan deanery (subject to approval) and we will support trainees from outside of their area to work in other areas of the region to complete their SPIN module. 


Version up to date (Nov 2022) 




BRI - Bradford Royal Infirmary 

DGH - District General Hospital (name will be specified) 

HRI - Hull Royal Infirmary 

LGI - Leeds General Infirmary 

SCH - Sheffield Children’s Hospital 



RCPCH link 

Post Requirements 

(please check SPIN frameworks for details) 

Additional Requirements 

(please check SPIN frameworks for details) 

West Posts 

South Posts 

East Posts 



18 months general Paediatrics or Community with access to adolescent health/transition/CAMHS 

Complete adolescent Health project modules 


SCH Community / General Paediatrics 

York Hospital 



12 months allergy posts in speciality centre and DGH  


Can also use Respiratory / Gastro / Immunology posts  

Attend 5 or more appropriate training days. 


Allergy CPD (elearning) or PG Cert Allergy 


SCH Respiratory or ID/Imm 


DGH - Barnsley  



DGH - Harrogate  



Cardiology/ Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology (PEC) 


Separate appointment process to cardiology post at Leeds 12 months 

(advertised via School of Paediatrics) 

Specified work-based assessments 


6 x CBDs 

1 x ACAT 

1 x HAT 

10 x Echo DOPS 

3 x mini CEX 


MSF including feedback from 3 x cardiology consultants 


Also required to maintain capabilities in consultant post 

LGI Cardiology 





12 months in tertiary centre and/or a consultant with a DGH Diabetic Service – see document for set criteria.  


Placement does not have to be in a tertiary centre. 

Review 75 patients with diabetes in multi-disclipinary clinic 


15 clinics in each 6 month block (30 total) 


No specific requirements for formal training 

LGI Endocrino- 



DGH – Calderdale,  

Mid Yorkshire 


SCH Diabetes and Endocrinology  


DGH - Barnsley,  




York Hospital  





12 months tertiary neurology placement (minimum 6 months) and general paediatric placement - large epilepsy service fulfilling criteria 

Evidence of log of 100 new cases and 40 follow-up cases of epilepsy  

Access to neurophysiology and neuroradiology investigations  

BPNA distance learning course module in epilepsy (now optional) 


PET course level 2 and 3 (now optional) 

LGI Neurology 


BRI (General Paediatrics) 

SCH Neurology 


DGH - Doncaster  

HRI (General Paediatrics) 



12 months - 6 months tertiary gastroenterology service, 6 months DGH fulfilling BSGPHAN criteria 

24 gastroenterology clinics, care of 15 IBD episodes, endoscopy experience 


Regional study days 

LGI Gastro 


DGH - 

Mid Yorkshire 


SCH Gastro- 






12 - 24 months in total: Minimum 6 months PICU with a minimum of 6 beds. Must include 1 month anaesthetic experience. 


6 months DGH HDU with 3 or more HDU beds or in a general paediatric setting in tertiary centre with HDU/nephrology/oncology/respiratory ward based high dependency care 


If any of the above HDU experience is not available may need 12 months PICU.  


Transport service may count toward experience as well  

Additional recommendation to be EPALS/APLS instructor if continuing role as a consultant  





LGI General paediatrics 


BRI General paediatrics 



SCH General Paediatrics 






Infectious Diseases 


12 months – at least 6 months within specialist PIID service. 6 months in DGH building on experience. 


Posts in Oncology, PICU, NICU, Rheumatology would be beneficial 

Opportunity to do QI work 


SCH ID/Imm  




12 months tertiary neonates approved for sub-speciality training 

No specified course apart must be NLS provider  


Optional courses: 

ARNI, echo/ Cranial USS 


Specified list of required attendance at  MDT meetings 


Specified work based assessments: 

8 x CBDs - discharge planning 

3 x DOCs 

1 x MSF 

1 x DOPs - Cranial USS 

4 x Mini Cex - counselling 



LGI Neonates 


BRI Neonates 

Jessop Wing (Neonates), Sheffield 

HRI Neonates 



At least six months training post in a Paediatric Renal Unit.  

At least another six months training post in a secondary level hospital (DGH) with local nephrology lead or nephrology interest paediatrician.  

The posts are in units which participate in a Paediatric Critical Care Clinical Network  


Encouraged to attend National Sub-speciality training days ( 2 x 2 days per year) 




LGI Nephro- 



BRI (General Paediatrics) 


DGH - Calderdale 

SCH General Paediatrics (must do LGI 6 months Nephrology as well) 


DGH - Rotherham  





Due update soon 


Recommend discussion of suitable posts with neurodisability CSAC: 


Suggest 6 months neurology and 6 months neurodisability 


30 new patients, 100 reviews; sessions in neurology and CAMHS 


Sheffield Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability 


Expected to attend MDTs and inter-agency planning meetings and have access to attend wide range of specified clinics with allied specialities 

6 months LGI Neurology 


6 months neurodis-ability BRI/Leeds   

12 m SCH (Neurology and Neurodisability combination) 



York Hospital 



12 months tertiary oncology, 6 months DGH with shared care (agreed by CSAC) 

Desirable to attend Advanced Paediatric Oncology course 

LGI Paediatric Oncology 


DGH - with oncology shared care  




SCH Oncology 


DGH – Nil suitable yet  

DGH with oncology shared care - Hull, York 

Palliative Care 


6-12 months tertiary palliative care centre, 6 months in a post with significant palliative care focus 

APPM study days and conference 

Martin House 




18 months with minimum of 6 months tertiary respiratory centre, and remaining of time (6 -12 months) appropriate experience DGH post 

British Paediatric Respiratory society meetings 


Detailed specified work based assessments covering curriculum, including reflection on participation in MDTs, DOCs, Leader CBD, safeguarding in respiratory and focus on health promotion 

LGI Respiratory 


BRI (General Paediatrics) 


DGH -  Pinderfields 


SCH Respiratory and placement in either PICU/Neonates/Allergy  -12m total 


DGH – Doncaster  




12 months tertiary rheumatology centre 

Attend regional and Rheumatology interest groups  

Attendance and membership of British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology 


Specified work based assessments: 

4 x CBD 

2 x Mini-Cex 

1 x MSF 

1 x DOP 

3 x DOCs 

LGI Rheumatol-ogy 













SPIN modules not offered routinely but possible depending on location and training needs – please contact your Location TPD to discuss (the sooner the better to allow for appropriate planning and potential approval from CSAC)  


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