University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
The Children’s Hospital in Bristol and the associated neonatal unit at St. Michael’s Hospital act as the tertiary referral centres for the South West region. The Children’s Hospital moved to its new site adjacent to the Bristol Royal Infirmary in April 2001. The Paul O’Gorman building is a modern, purpose-built children’s hospital with excellent facilities for patients, parents and staff. There is a large paediatric intensive care unit taking patients mainly from the South West but also from other regions. In May 2014, the children's services in neurosurgery, neurosciences, orthopaedics and plastic surgery all merged onto a single site at the Children's Hospital.
Adjacent to Bristol Children’s Hospital is the UHB Education Centre, which includes the Institute of Child Health. It houses the main postgraduate medical library for UHB and includes electronic access to a wide range of relevant paediatric and other medical journals. Access to the internet is available in the library (17 terminals), from the Junior Doctors’ mess (3 terminals) and through any computer within the hospital. There is a small paediatric library provided within the Junior Doctors’ mess.
Grand rounds take place every Friday with presentations from all firms allied to the Children’s Hospital. Teaching for ST2-3s takes place every Tuesday lunchtime and covers the syllabus in a two year rolling programme. Sub-specialities have separate programmed academic and clinical meetings going on throughout the week to which all trainees are invited. There is hospital wide teaching on Wednesday lunchtimes.
The Education Centre also houses the Bristol Simulation Centre which is provides superb simulation based training.
UHB College Tutors: Dr Rachel Sunley, Dr Jamie Campbell
The medical cover for the different Paediatric medical specialties is through a comprehensive junior and senior out of hours system, with trainees in F2 and ST2-3 forming the first tier and trainees in ST4-8 on the second tier. All Paediatric medicine rotas work are new contract compliant. We have enhanced out of hours cover across the hospital with excellent patient care and support for our trainees. There are separate rotas in PICU, oncology/Haematology/BMT and Paediatric cardiology. Paediatric medicine trainees provide cross-cover for some of the other sub-specialty rotas, so that the training experience is superb.
Dr Dan Magnus – Clinical lead
Dr Rachel Sunley – Lead for trainees
Prof Rob Tulloh – Clinical lead and lead for trainees
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Dr Elizabeth Crowne – Clinical lead and trainee lead
Dr Dharam Basude – Clinical lead
Dr Tony Wiskin – Lead for trainees
Dr Alison Kelly – Clinical lead
Dr Neky Sargant – Lead for trainees
Infectious Diseases and Immunity
Dr Jolanta Berniatone – Clinical lead
Dr Marion Roderick – Lead for trainees
Dr Matt Christopherson – Clinical lead
Dr Juli Talmud – Lead for trainees
Dr Martin Mraz – Clinical lead
Dr Carol Inward – lead for trainees
Dr Andrew Mallick – Clinical lead
Dr Sam Amin – Lead for trainees
Paediatric Oncology, Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Dr Rachel Dommett – Lead for trainees