Sheffield Fellowship

Hospital Name              Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust

Address                        Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia

                                     Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS trust

                                     Western Bank

                                     Sheffield.  S10 2TH

Phone Number              0114 271 7522

Fax Number                   0114 271 7183

Contact Name                Dr. Christine Kirton



Closing dates                 variable-please contact Dept

Start dates                     Usually February/August but may vary-please contact Dept


How many Fellowships offered each year?        Usually two


Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a long established, stand alone, specialist children’s hospital, anaesthetising about 16,000 cases each year. It takes secondary and tertiary referrals from South Yorkshire and beyond. Geographically it is ideally situated, being very close to the University, adult teaching hospitals and the Peak District National Park.

The Anaesthetic Dept has 22 full-time specialist Paediatric Consultant Anaesthetists, and 7-8 rotating specialist registrars, one of whom will be doing an identified extended specialist training slot. The theatre complex has 7 theatres and a procedure room with building underway for two new theatres, one with an integrated 3T MRI facility.

This Fellowship is for one year, ideally post CCT or as an OOPE. Experience will be gained in specialist general surgery, orthopaedics including spines, ENT including laryngeal reconstruction, neuro-surgery including stereotactic, plastics, max-fax, ophthalmology, burns, gastroenterology, dental, medical lists, oncology, MRI and acute pain.

There is a wealth of experience in ultrasound guided regional bocks using catheters. There will be the opportunity for an attachment to the 9 bedded PICU/8 bedded HDU which has 7 dedicated PICU Consultants. There will be the opportunity for experience in chronic pain as SCH has an established multi-disciplinary pain service lead by Anaesthesia.

Embrace (the regional paediatric transfer service) is run from our Directorate, so experience can be arranged in this area if requested. Should the candidate wish to get exposure to paediatric cardiac anaesthesia, this can be organised as a secondment within the rotation.

The Fellow will receive in-theatre and tutorial training along with the rotating registrars and will be given the opportunity to attend specialist paediatric anaesthesia trainee meetings,  co-ordinated by the specialist centres in the north of England.

The department has a strong commitment to teaching with many Consultants being APLS and MEPA Instructors The successful candidate will take part in the resident SpR on-call rota.