This page hosts information for current or prospective Grid trainees and for those with an interest in any of the subspecialties. 

Yorkshire and the Humber is a training center for all paediatric subspeciality training except metabolic medicine.

 

Grid applications 2021 (for all specialties):

General  information:

Applications for 2021 normally open in September 2020, but more information will be available sooner to the time. 

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/apply-sub-specialty-training-ntn-grid-guidance

Timeline: 

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Gastro-enterology

Mandatory

Non-mandatory but recommended by CSAC chairs

  • Endoscopy courses 
  • National/International conferences (if abstract accepted)

Societies to join

PICU

"The PICP is a clinician from a paediatric, intensive care or anaesthetic background who resuscitates, stabilises, transfers and treats critically ill and injured children. They identify those children who need intensive care support and are skilled at the procedures and techniques necessary to deliver that support. They are highly skilled at directing, leading and coordinating both medical and surgical resuscitation, and can prioritise and respond to new and urgent clinical situations.

The PICP treats children with a wide range of life-threatening pathologies within emergency, transfer and intensive care settings. They interact with, coordinate, educate and supervise all members of the multi-professional intensive care team, understanding the unique interaction of the intensive care unit with every component of the hospital. They work in difficult and challenging environments within the emergency, transfer and intensive care settings. The PICP also coordinates and delivers appropriate care when a major incident has occured." (RCPCH)

 

Information about applying for PICU Grid training is available at: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/paediatric-intensive-care-medicine-sub-specialty

 

PICU curriculum

From 1 August 2018, sub-specialty trainees will use the RCPCH Progress Level 3 Generic Syllabus alongside the RCPCH Progress Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine Syllabus which is available to download below.

Exceptions to this are those trainees who will CCT before 15 September 2019.

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-03/paediatric_intensive_care_medicine_syllabus_final.pdf

 

Societies to join

Paediatric Neurodisability

Mandatory

Non-mandatory but recommended by CSAC chairs

Societies to join

Neonatal Medicine

"A neonatologist provides comprehensive care to the critically-ill infant in the neonatal intensive care unit whilst ensuring the care of well term infants on the postnatal ward. The spectrum of clinical conditions and the care required is vast, from the term baby with feeding issues on the postnatal ward to the sick, fragile, extremely preterm baby with multiple problems.

Neonatologists often face difficult discussions with families in the antenatal and postnatal environment regarding counselling about care, management, prognostication and, potentially, palliative care. Ethical and medicolegal knowledge and its application are central to many of these discussions.

Whilst providing team leadership and clinical and skills training, the neonatologist is also expected to be able to perform challenging technical procedures.

Long-term follow-up with developmental screening until two years of age is provided in this role. It is the combination of intensive care skills, ethical and emotional support, and clinical follow-up that make this a unique speciality." (RCPCH)

 

Information about applying for Neonatal Medicine Grid training is available at: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/neonatal-medicine-sub-specialty

 

Upcoming FREE Yorkshire and Humber Grid education days

 

 

Emergency Medicine

"A paediatric emergency physician is a doctor who specialises in the initial management of children presenting with a wide range of undifferentiated conditions. They need to make pragmatic and rapid decisions using a wide breadth of knowledge across a vast range of paediatric presentations.

They are competent dealing with minor and major trauma and illness. They need to be adaptable in order to be able to switch immediately from managing minor conditions to leading the resuscitation of children.

Paediatric emergency physicians must also acquire a wide range of non-clinical skills and abilities, internally and externally. These may revolve around process management in the emergency department, the hospital as a whole, or the wider community and interfaces of care. They must also learn to take care of themselves and the emergency team, developing skills to counteract the high-pressure nature of the work through communication, debriefing, and resilience training.

They gain their skills by working in busy paediatric emergency departments (PEDs), paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), and alongside colleagues from other specialties including emergency medicine, paediatrics, general paediatric surgery and other surgical specialties, mastering both the diagnostic challenge and the practical skills required to treat this diverse population. As consultants, paediatric emergency physicians may work in designated PEDs or alongside adult colleagues, taking on the care of children in mixed EDs." (RCPCH)

 

Information about applying for Paediatric Emergency Medicine Grid training is available at: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/paediatric-emergency-medicine-sub-specialty

Emergency Medicine curriculum

From 1 August 2018, sub-specialty trainees will use the RCPCH Progress Level 3 Generic Syllabus alongside the RCPCH Progress Emergency Medicine Syllabus which is available to download below.

Exceptions to this are those trainees who will CCT before 15 September 2019.

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-03/paediatric_emergency_medicine_syllabus_final.pdf

 

Societies to join

Community Child Health

‘A community paediatrician is a doctor who has expertise in working with vulnerable groups of children and their carers. They also have a particular role with children who are 'looked after or are in the process of being adopted.

They hold clinics in a variety of settings, including schools, with an emphasis on continuity of care, and have strong skills working with multiple agencies, particularly with education and social care.

Community paediatricians have a vital role in planning and implementing local strategies to improve the health of all children in their area, including safeguarding policies and overseeing universal and targeted lifestyle programmes.’ RCPCH

Community paediatric placements are undertaken as part of level 2 training with a few posts available during level1.  Trainees can subspecialise for level 3 via GRID. 

Training Opportunities

Community Child Health Regional Teaching ST6-8

Teaching days run throughout the year and are available to anyone with an interest in community paediatrics including GRID trainees. 

For more information please email:

Dr Fiona Blyth, Community Paediatric GRID trainee South Yorkshire fionablyth@nhs.net

Dr Shobha Sivaramakrishnan, Consultant in Community Child Health, Barnsley shobha.sivaramakrishnan@nhs.net

 

South Yorkshire Community Paediatrics Trainee Teaching and Peer Support

Teaching sessions run once a month and are aimed at South Yorkshire trainees undertaking their level 2 community paediatrics placement. 

For more information please see:

https://communitypaediatrics.wordpress.com/

Useful websites

British Association of Community Child Health

            https://www.bacch.org.uk/index.php

British Association of Childhood Disability

            https://www.bacdis.org.uk/

Respiratory Medicine

Mandatory

 

Non-mandatory but recommended by CSAC chairs

Societies to join

Paediatric Rheumatology
Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Medicine

Mandatory

Non-mandatory but recommended by CSAC chairs

 

Societies to join

Paediatric Palliative Care

Mandatory

Non-mandatory but recommended by CSAC chairs

Societies to join

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