Paediatric Training in North West London
Paediatric training in North West London is organised and managed by the Paediatric Team in Health Education Team, London and South East based in Stewart House, 32 Russsell Square. There are also very strong links with the other paediatric programmes run in South London and North Central & East London, and together these programmes are part of the London School of Paediatrics.
North West London ST1-5 Paediatric Programme
This programme supports the training of paediatricians in a run-through programme for the first five years of their training (ST1-5). In addition to giving trainees the opportunity to develop RCPCH Level 1 and 2 competencies our programme aims to support trainees to develop experience and capability in a wide range of other areas. The aim is that our trainees will become paediatricians who can deliver and lead high quality care for children and young people in a wide variety of settings.
We are the smallest of the 3 sectors, but our programmes have a good variety of placements, across a very interesting and diverse population of towards half a million children in North West London. The relatively close geography and longstanding relationships of the Trusts and Departments, through sector-based clinical work, mean that there are lots of opportunities for synergy and collaboration between posts. Within the School of Paediatrics we work hard to continue to grow these relationships, meaning that trainees can benefit from learning opportunities across the whole sector.
Our trainees have clinical placements in the following Trusts, which together provide a strong balance of General Paediatric training, neonatal training, community paediatric placements and sub-specialty experience:
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St Mary’s, Hammersmith & QCCH)
London North West University Hospitals NHS Trust (Northwick Park)
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
West Middlesex University Hospital (part of C&W)
In addition some of our trainees will have opportunities within their programme to spend time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (typically at ST3 level) in order to gain further sub-specialty experience.
Others will embark on Academic Programmes or apply for formal ‘Out Of Programme (OOP)’ time to gain other experiences such as participating in fellowships, national leadership development schemes or on international placements.
We are continuing to develop the programmes and the additional educational innovations that we believe make North West London an outstanding place to train. For many of our posts we have trainee-led information about each of the placements within North West London. These Job Information Guides (JIGs) are available on the Maps tab of this London School of Paediatrics website.
At the end of ST5 trainees (whether GRID or non-GRID) transition into the pan-London ST678 paediatric programme.
Pan-London ST678 Paediatric Programme
Health Education Team, London and South East also organises and manages the pan-London ST678 paediatric programme. Further information about this can be found here.
Training Programme Leads in North West London:
We are fortunate to have a strong and experienced group of Training Programme Directors (TPDs) in North West London, who are actively involved in a wide range of School activities. Please do feel free to get in touch with any of us if there are things that we might be able to help with.
Specialty Programme Director – Bob Klaber bob.klaber @ nhs.net
Bob is a General Paediatrician based at St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust). He leads the ST1-5 programme in North West London and chairs the group that supports this. He also supports the quality sub-group of the trainee committee.
Training Programme Director (TPD) – Stephen Goldring sgoldring @ nhs.net
Stephen is a General Paediatrician based at Hillingdon Hospital and has taken over the co-ordination of the ST1, ST2 and ST3 rotations in North West London and so is the key contact for trainees around that.
North Central London Training Programme Director (TPD) – Sunita Rao sunita.rao @ nhs.net
Sunita is a neonatologist based at the Whittington Hospital. Sunita is actually a North Central London Training Programme Director who has taken over the co-ordination of the ST4 & ST5 placements and rotations across North London and so is the key contact for NWL trainees around ST4 and ST5 placements.
Academic Training Programme Director (TPD) – Gareth Tudor-Williams g.tudor-williams @ imperial.ac.uk
Gareth is a paediatric infectious diseases consultant based at St Mary’s Hospital. He is our academic lead for paediatrics in North West London and so should be the first port of call for all academic trainees, and indeed others wanted to explore academic opportunities.
Training Programme Director (TPD) – Caroline Scott-Lang caroline.scott-lang @ nhs.net
Caroline is a General Paediatrician based at St Mary’s Hospital. Through her TPD role she leads on a wide portfolio of curriculum delivery related work for the School.
Training Programme Director (TPD) – Mando Watson mando.watson @ nhs.net
Mando is a General Paediatrician based at St Mary’s Hospital who is also an experienced TPD who has led all of the London School of Paediatrics’ curriculum development and delivery work since the School began in 2007. Mando continues in this pan-London role and is leading a team of trainee focusing on a number of different training innovations including the development of training programmes in integrated child health (PICH).
Training Programme Director (TPD) – Mehrengise Cooper mehrengise.cooper @ nhs.net
Mehrengise is a Paediatric Intensivist based at St Mary’s Hospital. She has also led all of the London School of Paediatrics’ simulation development and delivery work in the last few years, and is involved with simulation at a national level through RCPCH. Her TPD role is primarily on the ST678 programme where she supports trainees from NWL who are at ST678 level with their placements and training pathways.