James Paget University NHS Foundation Trust

Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6LA

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Website: http://www.jpaget.nhs.uk/


College tutor: Dr Sudeep Damodaran     (Sudeep.Damodaran@jpaget.nhs.uk)


Department strengths and reasons to join the JPUH team:

  1. Variety of areas to work:
  • Neonatal Unit – Level 1
  • Children’s Ward (10) – covers from newborn to the 19th birthday!
  • Postnatal Ward (11) – baby checks and jaundice screens
  • Referrals from A+E

During the week usually assigned to one area, but out of hours cover all areas (1 SHO and 1 SpR)

  1. The newly opened Cove clinic (outpatients department) with scheduled rota days in clinic
  2. Community clinics at Newberry Centre – just down the road from the hospital
  3. Teaching of Medical Students from Norwich Medical School
  4. Encouraged to participate in audits, guideline developments, governance and research projects regularly
  5. Outreach clinics from tertiary hospital Consultants e.g. GOSH/Nottingham renal etc.
  6. An incredible, friendly team of nursing staff on both neonatal unit and children’s ward
  7. Work alongside GP trainees and nurse practitioners on the SHO rota
  8. Approachable, supportive Consultants who all have specialist interests in different specialties
  9. Very relaxed and friendly doctors mess (adult medics/surgeons all handover in it)
  10. An interesting and deprived area therefore opportunity to experience rare conditions and those safeguarding CBDs are very easy to achieve
  11. Rumour has it Costa coffee/M&S are both soon to open
  12. Support with exam revision



Most trainees live in the Norwich area - approximately a 40 minute commute to JPUH. However the hospital also has onsite accommodation and cheap rental properties are available nearby.

It is easiest to travel by car as the nearest train station is in Great Yarmouth, however buses do run from Norwich-JPUH. Parking at the hospital is reasonably priced and there are lots of spaces.


Rota patterns:

  • Rolling-type rota
  • Formal handovers at 09:00, 16:30, and 21:00
  • Shift patterns: 09-17, 11-19, 13:30-21:30, 09-21:30, 21:00-09:30