Workforce, training and education
East of England
Sub-speciality Training

What is this?

From ST4, paediatric trainees can apply to sub-specialise in a specific area of paediatrics. Those who complete an approved programme of sub-specialist training are eligible to enter on the GMC Specialist Register as a Paediatrician with a sub-specialty. This process is also known as the NTN GRID recruitment.

Usual application timeline?

This can be found on the RCPCH website for the specific year of entry, the application window usually opens in September for the following year, with closure of applications by the end of September. Interviews are held in November with offers made in December.

Can I apply?

This is open to UK trainees holding a NTN (National Training Number), or EEA (European Economic Area) trainees that are still in training in an equivalent programme within the EEA, however this may change in the future.

If you are a Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) applicant or EEA trainee, please contact as soon as possible to discuss your application.

Where can I find further details about GRID?

Speak to your Educational supervisor, discuss the sub-specialities offered in your region with your peers and review the RCPCH website for details about respective programmes.

Queries can be directed to-


Phone: 020 7092 6139


Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
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