Hospital Rotation Information

The East of England deanery covers a large geographical area enabling us to provide training programmes with an excellent variety of placements.

The region has 17 hospitals including 3 regional centres at Cambridge, Luton and Norwich. Training programme directors (TPD's) are supportive of enabling trainees to complete their training in hospitals which are commutable from their base hospital, where possible.



Click  map_icon.jpg to explore the interactive map of hospitals in our region. Each pin contains specific hospital rotation information and a link to the trust website.

Hospitals have been colour coded according to their NICU level: red_pin_bar.jpg Level 3  blue_pin_bar.jpgLevel 2  green_pin_bar.jpgLevel 1


Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge)



Travel info

BY TRAIN: Trains stop at Cambridge Railway Station, which is about two miles from Addenbrooke's. There are frequent buses from the train station (Citi 1 and Citi 7) to Addenbrooke's Hospital as well as a taxi rank

BY BUS: Nearly 60 buses an hour serve Addenbrooke's Hospital on weekdays. Bus stops are located all around campus. 

CAR/BIKE PARKING FACILITIES: Multiple multi-storey car parks located around campus. Car Park 4 is designated for staff, but can get busy especially during winter months. Staff are encouraged to park only if on 12 hour shifts. Parking costs £3 for a whole day. Multiple cycle racks are located around campus. 



Four new buildings are named after the local villages of Kingston, Linton, Milton and Newton. They contain 290 en-suite, fully furnished bedrooms. Doctors would be allocated to one-, two- or three-bedroom flats. Each flat has a spacious living area and modern kitchen with washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. There are digital freeview TV points in the lounge and bedroom and a broadband connection is available at additional charge.

Doctors who wish to apply for accommodation should contact Medical Staffing.

Where doctors residing off-site are unable to undertake on-call duties from home, or return home following a late or night shift, Medical Staffing can assist in arranging a room.


Food and Drinks   

There are multiple shops and restaurants in the hospital including:

  • Costa Coffee (Open 24 hours, Main Concourse) 

  • Starbucks (Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre)

  • Amigos Convenience Store (Main Concourse) 

  • M&S Food (Main Concourse)

  • Burger King (Main Concourse)

  • Barclays Bank (Main Concourse)

  • Broadway Dry Cleaners (Main Concourse) 

  • Spice of Life Canteen (Main Concourse) 


Departmental information

Handover timings

Morning NICU Handover: 0800 

Evening NICU Handover: 1700

Night NICU Handover: 20:30 

Rota structure (subject to change)


2 ITU Registrars, 1 Ward Registrar 

2 ITU SHOs, 1 Ward SHO, +/- SCBU/Clinic SHO, +/- ITU Short Day SHO 


2 ITU Registrars


Neonatal Unit

Level 3 Unit 

The unit currently has 28 ICU / HDU cots in the NICU, and 12 special care cots on SCBU. Transitional care is provided on both the postnatal ward and an adjacent ward.



General and specialist clinics, including fetal medicine, cardiology, neonatal neurology and neurodevelopmental follow-up clinics.


Teaching Schedule

  • Weekly neonatal Grand rounds

  • Weekly multidisciplinary meetings (radiology, genetics, paediatric surgery, neonatal neurocritical care, fetal medicine, neonatal nutrition)

  • Practical training in cranial ultrasonography, CFM and echocardiography

  • Dedicated weekly cranial ultrasound teaching

  • Simulation (within the NICU and with the transport team) 

  • Dedicated neonatal-specific teaching by paediatric neurologists, surgeons and cardiologists


Reasons for joining the team

  • On-site services include high frequency oscillation, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, neonatal cardiology, therapeutic hypothermia, neonatal general and urological surgery, neonatal neurosurgery, ophthalmology, Paediatric neurology and plastic/reconstructive surgery. The Rosie is the regional centre for ROP treatment and neurosurgery.

  • Only tertiary centre in region with neurosurgical input 

  • One of the two surgical centres in East of England offering 24x7 surgical care

  • Home of ANTS (Acute Neonatal Transfer Service) 

  • Costa is open 24 hours! 

Basildon Hospital

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Travel info-        BY TRAIN- Basildon Station (nearest)– 18minute walk to the hospital or 14minute bus ride. BY BUS – 100, 21, 5, 5A

Car/Bike Parking facilities

The car park operates on an automatic number plate recognition barrier system.Staff parking charges are linked to gross pay and range from £10 to £40 per month for full-time employees, charged pro-rata for part time staff.  The minimum charge is £10.Parking charges will be deducted from monthly pay, either through salary sacrifice or as a net pay deduction.

Staff can register one vehicle for staff parking: http://carparkregistration/

The staff parking concession gives staff access to the following car parks:

  • Multi Storey (uppers levels only)

  • Education centre

  • Campus

  • Staff CTC

  • Staff Maternity

  • Orsett main car park

  • Staff authorised parking area opposite Mental Health Unit

  • Staff authorised parking area at Orsett

  • Gold car park (Consultants only)

For any car parking queries, please email:

Bike parking available 


For staff hospital accommodation please contact Sue Pitcher or Jo/Dects, Home Wardens, on ext 4877 or email

Please visit this site where other rooms are advertised near Basildon Hospital:

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant (by main entrance):
    The coffee bar in the main restaurant is open 7.30am–8pm, serving drinks and snacks.
    A range of hot and cold is served in the main restaurant:

  • Breakfast: 7.30-10.30am Monday to Sunday

  • Lunch: 11.45am – 2pm Monday to Friday; 12-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday

  • Dinner: 5.30-8pm Monday to Friday; 5-8pm Saturday and Sunday

 League of Friends tea bars:
The League of Friends tea bars offer hot and cold drinks, filled rolls and snacks.

  • Outpatient department: 10am-3pm Monday to Thursday; 10am-1pm Friday

  • Antenatal department:  9am-1pm Monday to Friday

  • Costa Café in The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre: 

    • Open 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday; 9.30am-6pm Saturday and Sunday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasted sandwiches and snacks.

  • RVS shop (by main entrance)
    The RVS shop sells papers and magazines, confectionary, cards and a small range of essential items. Opening times are:

    • Monday 9.30am–7.30pm

    • Tuesday 8am-7.30pm

    • Wednesday 9.30am–7.30pm

    • Thursday 8am-7.30pm

    • Friday 9.30am-4.30pm

    • Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm

  •  Vending machines

    • Available outside the restaurant, in accident and emergency (A&E) and in the CTC outpatient department.

Departmental information

Handover timingsPaeds& NICU: 

Morning handover time- 08.30am: Mon-Fri.  09.00 Sat, Sun, bank holidays 

Evening handover timings – 16.00: Mon – Fri. N/A Sat, Sun, bank holidays

Night handover timings - 20.30pm: Mon-Fri. 21.00: Sat, Sun, bank holidays 

Rota structure: 

Paeds Day Shift: 1 Long day ward SHO, 1 short day PAU SHO, 1 twilight SHO (2-10pm) , 1 short day ward Reg, 1 short day PAU reg, 1 twilight Reg, 1 short day FY1 on ward, 1 short day FY1 on PAU, (Thursday & Friday 1 short day FY2 ward/PAU). Additional A&E Trainee on the paediatric rota to cover PAU short day. 

NICU Day Shift: 1 Postnatal SHO short day, 1 Long day ward SHO, 1 short day NICU SHO, 1 Long day ward Reg

Paeds Night shift:    1 Paeds SHO, 1 PaedsReg

NICU Night shift:    1 NICU SHO, 1 NICU Reg

Paeds weekend shift: 1 Paeds Long day SHO, 1 Paeds Long day Reg, 1Paeds twilight Reg

NICU weekend shift: 1 NICU/postnates Long day SHO, 1 NICU Long day Reg


  • 20 inpatientbeds
  • No designated HDU bed
  • 4 short stay PAU beds 
  • 24hour PAU 
  • Paeds trainees don’t cover Paeds ED. 

Neonatal Unit    - Level 1

  • 21 beds- 3 ITU, 5HDU, 13 SCBU
  • 33 postnatal beds 


  • General paediatric

  • Allergy

  • Gastro- Gastro Consultant is the CSAC lead for SPIN Gastro Training in the college

  • Oncology 

  • Neonatal 

  • Cardiology with tertiary Consultant input 

  • Respiratory 

  • Endocrine 

  • Diabetes clinic – fully functional MDT

  • Epilepsy – MDT clinics

  • Haematology with Sickle Cell dedicated clinics 

  • Oncology with in house Chemo and transfusion 

  • Rheumatology 

  • Community clinics available– Neurodisability, school clinics, child protection services, autism, ASD, ADHD   


Teaching Schedule-

  • Monday 12.00-13.00 Grand round& Monthly M&M meetings

  • Tuesday 09.00-10.00 SHO teaching 

  • Wednesday 09.00-10.00 Registrar teaching/SPEAR meetings 

  • Thursday 09.00-10.00 Consultant led teaching

  • Friday 12.30-13.30 Paediatric X-Ray meeting 


Reasons for joining the team

*Winner of Best Teaching Unit2019. The amount of teaching at Basildon is more than any other hospital I have worked in. Even during COVID pandemic teaching continued virtually. Juniors highly encouraged to attend teaching. 

* Consultants are very hands on;cover all the subspecialties and most will stay on the floor till 9pm helping with PAU workload; this enables excellent learning opportunities. They are very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful.  

*One of the largest and busiest District General Hospital’s in EOE, hence we have a variety of patients. This ensures ample learning opportunitiesfor procedural skills and management of complex patients. 

*Opportunities for audits, research projectsand opportunities to take on leadershiproles (e.g. SHO representative, SPR Representative, SPEAR safeguarding organiser, Teaching organiser, Social Secretary). 

* A genuinely fundepartment to be a part of! We have had regular socials throughout the year where everyone including consultants join in! These include; restaurants, picnics, birthday celebrations, exam celebrations, leaver’s do, plus the doctors’ office is often filled with homemade cakes and instant coffee! 

Broomfield Hospital (Chelmsford)

                                          Broomfield Hospital

                  Mid South Essex University Hospitals Group

Travel info

BY TRAIN - Nearest rail station – Chelmsford then take direct bus to outside the hospital; “Plus Bus” tickets available, which includes train and bus fare.

BY BUS - Nearest bus stop outside the hospital, buses operated by First Bus.

CAR/BIKE PARKING FACILITIES - Available on site, contact Travel Centre at the hospital for permits.



For on-site accommodation

Swan Housing Accommodation Office, 2 Hazel House, Woodlands Way, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 7TH

Direct Tel: 01245 442192   Mobile: 07867 459106

Short and long term accommodation available.

Accommodation can be booked on a nightly basis from £31.07 per night.

Longer term accommodation prices start from £517.67pcm.

Alternatively you can email: 


Out of Hours

If you are arriving at Broomfield to access your accommodation outside of our normal office hours and need to contact us for any reason, please call: Nicky Harding 07880 381 681.


Food and Drinks 


Pudding Wood Café, opposite D140. Monday to Friday, 7am - 3pm

Costa Coffee, Mid Atrium, adjacent to the entrance to Zone E

Monday to Friday, 7am - 5.30pm

Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm 

Fontanella, Front of Atrium 

Monday to Friday, 7am - 10pm,

Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 5pm 

Roundhouse Coffee Shop, E121: St Andrew’s OPD waiting area


Friends of Broomfield

Shop 1, South Entrance 

Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm 

Shop 2, End of Atrium, adjacent to A111 

Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm 

The Friends also run a trolley service which can be encountered on most routes throughout the hospital.

M&S Simply Food, Mid Atrium

Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 8pm 

Saturday, 8.30am - 8pm  

Sunday, 10am - 8pm  

WH Smith, Mid Atrium 

Monday to Friday, 6.30am - 8pm  

Saturday & Sunday, 8am - 18:00 


Zone A, Central Corridor, level 2 - A&E department waiting room and Felsted Ward (A205), level 3 - Near Terling Ward (A305), 

Zone C, level 2 - lift lobby. 

Zone E, level 1 - lift lobby and level 2 - lift lobby



Departmental information-


Morning , evening and night handovers Mon-Friday are overseen by consultants.  

During weekdays on-call consultant is on site until 2200, available by phone afterwards.

For weekends and bank holidays handovers in the morning are overseen by a consultant; with on-call consultant present on site until 1700, and available by phone after 1700

Morning handover time

0845-0915, separate for Paediatrics and Neonatology, Mon-Thursday.

On Fridays, handover follows journal club, usually joint.

Joint handover on weekends and bank holidays.

Evening handover timings: 1645-1715 joint for neonatal and paediatrics.                               Night handover timings 2045-2115, joint for neonates and paediatrics.


Rota structure 

Number of Reg and SHO on floor for day/night/weekend shifts:


3 registrars on floor, 1 for Phoenix (ward), 1 for PAU and 1 for NICU and PNW; additional registrars in clinic / Paed A&E.

1 SHO each for Phoenix, PAU, NICU and PNW; additional SHO, when present, in clinic.


2 registrars and 2 SHOs

Additional SHO on weekends 0900-1400 for PNW.


Phoenix ward: no of beds 24, 2 HDU

PAU: 4 beds, 1 cubicle, 1 additional room; additional bay of 4 beds

Paediatric A&E based in A&E, Paeds A&E consultants (4 in post) do long days Mon-Thursday; SHOs posted from 1200-2045; if extra registrar present, will be posted in Paeds A&E

Neonatal Unit  

Level II (Local NNU) 25 beds: 2 ITU, 4 HDU, 19 SCBU

Post natal Ward: 20 beds


General Paediatrics , Neonatal follow up

Subspecialty clinics

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Genetics, Epilepsy, Neonatal follow up

Cardiology, Rheumatology, Oncology, Allergy, Gastroenterology

Outreach clinics with tertiary  Consultants

Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Cystic Fibrosis

Usual clinics for Registrars: General Paediatric and subspecialty interest



Neurodisabliity ADHD, ASD, ADOS, LAC, TAC, SARC, Audiology. SLT/PT

 - No syndrome clinic/school clinics


Teaching Schedule   

Monday- Neonatal teaching 1-2 pm

Tuesday- Radiology meeting 1-2 pm

Thursday –Hot week consultant led teaching 1-2 pm

Friday- 9-9:30 am- Journal Club

Simulation sessions


Reasons for joining the team-

*Lovely , friendly, approachable, supportive consultant team

*Lots of subspecialty clinics available, good clinical exposure

*Opportunities to learn and teach, including medical students

*Supportive, friendly nurses and allied health professionals


Colchester Hospital


                 (East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trusts)


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Travel info  

BY TRAIN Colchester station is 15 min walk from hospital or 10min by bus ( no 8,61,65) . The bus stop is located inside the hospital. Park and Ride facility also available on  A12, J28.

CAR/BIKE PARKING FACILITIES There is on- site car and bike parking facilities. Car parking permits can be applied for online.



We provide free accommodation if you are on long days / nights and unable to return home. It can be pre booked 1 day in advance  through email. (


Food and Drinks   

Senses restaurant- M-F 8a.m -5pm, sat-Sun- 8am -3pm

Costa- Mon- sun- 7am – 8pm

M&S  M-F 7am -7pm, Sat-sun- 9am -5pm

WHsmith M- F- 7am -8pm, Sat- Sun- 8am -5pm

League of friends shop –just outside main door

Vending machines are also present across the hospital site, including a hot food vending machine inside Senses restaurant .


Departmental information


Handover timings

Morning - 9am/ Evening - 4.30pm/ Night -  9pm

Morning Handovers are separate for  paediatrics and neonates on Mon-Fri   and jointly on weekends and bank holidays.

Evening and night handovers are done jointly on all days.


Rota structure (subject to change)  

Weekdays- 1 registrar & minimum 1 SHO each in paediatric ward, children's assessment unit, Neonates and postnatal ward.

Evening Weekdays- 1 Long day registrar and 1 SHO each for neonates and paediatrics

Weekends- 1 registrar Long Day  & 1 registrar late shift.. 1 long day SHO each in neonates & paediatrics.

Nights- 1 registrar and 1 SHO each on neonates and  paediatrics

Consultant on site till 10 pm on all days.




Our Children’s ward has a total of 20 beds including 10 side rooms and 4 HDU beds . We have a 10 bedded Elective care unit supporting the unit with daycases.

Our Children's assessment unit has 6 beds, 2 side rooms and  a consulting room. We have a dedicated Paediatric ED run by the paediatric nursing team in conjunction with ED doctors, ANNPs and paediatric doctors in a good multidisciplinary fashion.

We have a wonderful play therapy team and a play area (open and indoor) and a sensory room for the children along with  a strong  group of paediatric dieticians supporting the unit.


Neonatal Unit

We are a Level II neonatal unit with 17 beds (including ITU). Facilities include- CFM, C-MAC video laryngoscope, ventilation, chest drain, central lines. Babies in the Postnatal ward also provide a good range of experience.



The department has many subspeciality clinics which can be attended to gain more experience .  These include- epilepsy, diabetes, oncology, renal, cardiology, allergy and respiratory.

Several Outreach clinics attended by tertiary consultants from GOSH, Addenbrooke’s and Brompton hospitals:

Genetics, Nephrology, Cardiology, Respiratory ,Neurology, Haematology and Oncology.

There is a well-established sleep study clinic and we are actively involved in the regional palliative network with plenty of opportunities to gain experience in this area.

Registrars usually do independent baby clinics and general paediatric clinics.

They can also gain more experience in a subspeciality of their choice by expressing interest to the respective consultants.

SHOs manage the “jaundice clinic”. Opportunities for SHOs are to attend any clinic of their choice on that day during the scheduled “clinic week”.

There are also specialist nurse clinics for allergy, gastroenterology  epilepsy and enuresis which are good for gaining more experience.


We also have a good community paediatrics team catering to Neurodisability , ADHD, Autism, adoption, school clinics and safeguarding.

Several of the community consultants are actively involved in the acute department enhancing training opportunities for trainees in community paediatrics.

Recently a new “Synapse Centre for Neurodevelopment”was  launched by the paediatric community team. This is aiming to enhance neurodisability translational research and provides a great opportunity for trainees to be involved in research and trials.


Teaching Schedule

Every Tuesday and Friday 9am- teaching by junior doctors including journal club.

Wednesday – 9 am – teaching by consultant of week

Alternate Tuesday- 1 pm- xray meeting

Safeguarding peer review – 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of month

NPEG – 9.30-12.30 ,once a month ,from Norwich

Ad- hoc simulation sessions.

Once a month audit meeting

Plenty of opportunities to get involved in undergraduate teaching both on site and at the “new” ARU Medical School


Reasons for joining the team

*Experienced, diverse and friendly  team of consultants (several with regional roles and expertise) who are very supportive , clinically and academically.

* Great opportunity to gather more expertise in your subspeciality by attending relevant clinics.

*Take part in research trials at our new SYNAPSE centre for neurodevelopment.

*Excellent teaching programme with great opportunities to be involved in departmental and undergraduate teaching.

* Friendly, supportive, stimulating working atmosphere.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

*Awaiting information*

Bedford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Bedford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Travel info  

BY TRAIN- Bedford railway station, on the main line from London St. Pancras, through Luton to the East Midlands, is about half a mile from the hospital (a 10-15 minute walk or a short taxi ride away). A smaller unmanned station, Bedford St. Johns, on the Marston Vale line from Bletchley, is a five-minute walk from the hospital. There is no taxi service from this station.

 BY BUS –There are several bus services from the local area that stop at Bedford Hospital, including routes 1 (Kempston), 2 (Elstow Park and Ride), 42 (Flitwick), 53 (Wootton) and 68 (Stewartby). Many buses from other local towns and villages also stop at Bedford Bus Station, from where you can catch the number 1 bus service to the Hospital. A bus information kiosk can be found in the foyer of the Kempston Road entrance, which provides real time bus arrival time information with maps and timetables. A free copy of the Bedford Bus Guide can also be obtained from the Kempston Road reception. For further details of bus services, including timetables, please visit the main operators’ websites at or There are several other bus operators serving the area. For details of these as well as additional bus and public transport information, please visit the Bedford Borough Council website at


Bedford Hospital South Wing is situated near the town centre in Bedford. There are three main entrances to the hospital site, all of which have car parks:

  • Via Ampthill Road (A&E and Outpatients department)

  • Via Britannia Road

  • Via Kempston Road

For car park queries please contact APCOA: 01234355122, ext 6049. 


There are covered cycle stores by the Kempston Road entrance and in front of the Cygnet Wing. There are also numerous other cycle locking points around the site. There are cycle paths leading to the hospital from Kempston along Bedford Road and from the south of Bedford along the Ampthill Road.



Facility for hospital accommodation- on call rooms available in Ombersley House, can be booked through switchboard 

Emergency accommodation

Doctors’ mess is available for taking a rest after a long shift. Doctors need to pay monthly mess fees for access to this.

Contact person : Jane Jelly, via switchboard.


Food and Drinks

The Swannery

The Swannery is the main restaurant on site and is open from 7.30am-7.30pm Monday-Friday, and from 9am-5pm on the weekend. It offers a range of hot meals, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks. Children’s portions and highchairs are also available.

Le Bistro
Le Bistro is the hospital café which is situated opposite The Swannery, offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a hot or cold drink, continental pastries, filled baguettes, soups or the ‘hot dish of the day’. Le Bistro is open from 8.45am to 4pm.

Vending Machines

There are vending machines offering snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks located outside the outpatients department, and outside the lifts to the main ward block. There are also some coffee machines available in outpatients clinics.

Hospital Shop

The shop is located by the main reception desk at Kempston Road entrance and offers a range of gifts, cards, message balloons, newspapers, magazines, soft toys, groceries and toiletries. The shop is open from 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday. On weekends, the shop is open from 2pm to 6pm, with confectionery, drinks and weekend papers available to buy in the Swannery restaurant from 9am.


Departmental information

Handover timings for paediatric ward and NICU

Morning- 09:00,

Evening- 16:30,

Night-  21:00.

Rota structure

4 Reg and 4 SHO on floor for short day, 

2 reg and 2 SHO for long day, night and weekend shifts.


 - 16 beds, 8 cubicles

 - 1 HDU bed

- CAU- bed capacity: 9 beds, 4 cubicles.

-There is a paediatric A/E-  Paediatric trainees go to see patients in A&E if there is a resus call and if there is no bed in CAU. 

Neonatal Unit

 Level I

 1 ITU bed for stabilization.

 2 HDU 


 Post natal Ward 12 bays, 4 cubicles, 4 post CS beds and 4 antenatal beds 


Cardiology, infant clinic, epilepsy, urology, orthopaedic, endocrine, diabetes, psychiatry, psychology, dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, cystic fibrosis, hematology (Sickle cell and thalassemia), allergy clinic. 

Outreach clinics with   tertiary Consultants:Cardiology , endocrine, gastroenterology, cystic fibrosis,  haematology

Registrar clinic runs once a week.

Community – Services offered by the community team: 

ADHD , Autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, neurodisability, IHA (initial health assessment) for the looked after children, adoption medical. 

Teaching Schedule

Safeguarding peer review : Monday , once a month,

SHO led teaching : Every Tuesday. 

Perinatal meeting: Tuesday, once a month.                       

Consultant led teaching : Every Wednesday                       

Registrar led teaching/Interesting case of the week: Every Thursday

Journal club : Alternate Friday.                           

X ray meeting : Alternate Friday


Reasons for joining the team

* Very dynamic team consists of Consultants, trainees and non-training grade experienced doctors and allied workforce.

* We serve a very multicultural community and see a variety of pathologies which is quite rare.

*Widely encourage trainees to get involved in management activities like rota, junior doctors forum, organising events like clinical exam for MRCPCH, departmental teaching.

* Flexible rota and easy to arrange Annual leave, study leave.

* Great training opportunities including academic development, audit and different study and success in regular publication in national journals. Six abstracts have been accepted by RCPCH in 2020. 


Ipswich Hospital

*Awaiting information*

James Paget Hospital (Yarmouth)

*Awaiting information*

Queen Elisabeth Hospital (King’s Lynn)

Useful Contacts

College Tutor: Dr Sharmila Nair (

Community Paediatrics contacts: Dr Sharmila Nair ( secretary Dawn Ames (

Post-graduate centre/HR: Jeanette Richardson( and Heath Slater (

Paediatrics Support Manager: Dom Barrett (



College tutor – Dr Sharmila Nair 


Travel info-        



Nearest rail station – King’s Lynn.


Distance from train station – 2.3 miles.

By walk – will take 45 mins to reach the hospital.

By cycle – 11 minutes to reach the hospital.


By bus - (from the transport interchange, 5 min walk from the train station).

QE Hospital stop - Close to the main entrance.

Bus numbers 21, 34, 42, 48, 49A: Average travel time 20 – 25 minutes.



Parking spaces marked in blue are exclusively for the use of patients and visitors.

There are dedicated staff parking areas. 


If you are using a satnav to find your way to the hospital, our postcode is PE30 4ET.

There are dedicated bicycle parking zones – opposite the main entrance, adjacent to the staff entrance. 

Parking is free for motorcycles and you do not require a parking permit. There are a number of suitable small spaces on the Main Car Park and an area adjacent to the Staff Entrance.

For permits, please contact the car parking manager on - 01553 613613 Extn. 3742



Kerrie Hopkisson

Residential Accommodation Manager

Accuro Facilities Management

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Residential Office, Gayton Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 4ET 
Phone: 01553 661408

For info and pictures please visit :


Food and Drinks-    

(*timings subject to change)

The Hub Café

The Hub Café (hospital cafeteria) is situated on the First Floor, Orange Zone. 

Breakfast served until 11am.

Open daily (including weekends) from 0730 – 2000 hrs.

(*currently the café is only open to staff)


Mon – Fri: Open from 0800 – 1700 hrs

Sat and Sun: Closed

Amigo shop – for basic necessities 

Mon – Fri: Open from 0800 – 1700 hrs

Sat: 1000 – 1400 hrs 

Sun: Closed

Vending machines - location

First floor next to the lifts and also in the hospital canteen.


Departmental information

Handover timings -  

Morning handover time – 0900 hrs.

Evening handover timings – 1630 hrs.

Night handover timings- 2030 hrs.


Rota structure-  

Weekday shifts:


Ward - 1 Reg, 1-2 SHOs

PAU - 1 Reg, 1 SHO (starts at 1200 hrs.)

NNU – 1 Reg, 1 SHO/ANNP

Post-natal ward – 1 SHO

After evening handover: 1 Reg covering all areas

Ward – 1 SHO



Night(PAU closed – all acute referrals are seen in ED) – 1 Reg, 1 SHO (ward cover), 1 ANNP/SHO (NNU cover)

Weekend shifts:(PAU closed – all acute referrals are seen in ED)

1 Reg, 1 SHO (ward cover), 1 ANNP/SHO (NNU cover), 1 SHO (post-natal ward)

Paediatrics               - Total no of beds – 16 (7 side rooms, 5 ward beds, 4 elective beds)

- HDU - 2

 - PAU bed capacity - 10

- No dedicated paediatric ED

Neonatal Unit-     - Level2

 - How many beds: ITU -1/HDU - 2/SCBU – 9/Transitional care - 4

 - Post natal Ward - 24


List. of sub-specialty clinics: Diabetes, respiratory, cardiology, endocrine, oncology, epilepsy, allergy, rheumatology, renal, cystic fibrosis, coeliac.

Outreach clinics with tertiary consultants: Respiratory, cardiology, endocrine, neurology, rheumatology, pediatric surgery, renal, cystic fibrosis, orthopedics, genetics. 

Usual clinics for Registrars – Early access clinics and Registrar clinics alongside a consultant at King’s Lynn as well as the North CambridgeshireHospital, Wisbech.

Teaching Schedule-    

Post-graduate teaching program

Monday (1230 hrs): Radiology meeting

Tuesday (0915hrs): SHO tutorials – delivered by registrars/consultants/external speakers

Wednesday (1130hrs): Departmental teaching – specific topic – led by registrars/consultants/external speakers

Thursday (1315hrs): Case presentation by SHOs with discussion thereafter

Friday (0915hrs): Neonatal tutorial/guideline presentation

We also have monthly mortality & morbidity meetings (first Wednesday of the month), clinical governance meetings (third Wednesday of the month), safeguarding peer review meetings and hospital Schwartz rounds.


Reasons for joining the team

  • Friendly, approachable and ever so helpful bunch of consultants.

  • Plenty of opportunity to learn and develop, if one is keen.

  • Juniors are well supported. 

  • Well-structured post-graduate teaching program.

  • Chance to rub shoulders with the Royals, with the hospital been close to Sandringham - who can say no to that.

Lister Hospital (Stevenage)




Travel info

BY TRAIN – Stevenage Rail Station – 2.3 miles with direct trains from Cambridge and London King’s Cross.

BY BUS – nearest bus stop is Lister Hospital (Stop B) connecting the train station to Hospital with frequent service.

BY CAR – 5 minute easy access off A1M junction 8 and A602

CAR/BIKE PARKING FACILITIES - there is multi-storey parking for visitors, and a staff parking area at the back of the hospital




On site accommodation available, varying between independent houses for families to shared facility apartments. 

Contact: Origin Office on 02035030540 or email -

On call rooms also available on request. 


Food and Drinks  

The hospital cafeteria opens from 7.30 am in the morning for breakfast and lunch at 12 pm. There is a Costa and WH Smith along the corridor of the main entrance. There are also multiple vending machines in the hospital with one in Bluebell ward.


Departmental information



Morning- 8.30 am -9.00 am

Evening- 4pm in NICU/CAU and 4.15pm in Bluebell

Night- 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm in NICU Seminar room/ CAU



There are 2 Registrars and 2 SHOs on nights, one each for Paediatrics and Neonates.

There will be a minimum one Registrar each in CAU, Bluebell ward and NICU during weekdays. On a weekend, there will be one registrar covering Paediatrics and one covering NICU. 

There are 2 consultants on-call out of hours with the Paediatric consultants on-site till 9 pm on weekdays.



8 cubicles with 6-12 beds

CAU/PAU - 6 cubicles

Day Unit (Patients for blood transfusions, jaundice clinics, blood tests and Registrar review clinics)



- Level II (accepts neonates 27 weeks and above)

- 5 ITU/5 HDU/20 SCBU cots

- Post natal Ward: Gloucester ward and Dacre ward

- Delivery suites: Consultant led unit and Midwife Led unit



There are many learning opportunities, including ADHD or Autism assessment clinics, developmental clinics, neurodisability clinics, genetic clinics, epilepsy clinics, school clinics, adoption panel and child death review panel



Sub-specialities clinics (Rheumatology, Epilepsy, Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes/Endocrine, Renal, Allergy, Haematology, Gastroenterology, Neonatal, Community clinics)


There are also renal, cardiology and neurology outreach clinics with tertiary consultants


There are registrar clinic reviews 3 times a week in Paediatrics in the afternoon and consultant led registrar clinic on clinic days, where you would be able to review follow-up patients and new patients that are referred from GP.

Teaching Schedule


Lister Hospital is proud to have one of the best structured teaching rotas. Daily teaching sessions run between 9:15am-10:00am and there are occasional lunch time teaching sessions.


Monday: Neonatal grand round/ Journal club (am), X-ray meeting (pm)

Tuesday: Resuscitation teaching (am)

Wednesday: Bleep free teaching for registrars (am), Paediatric psycho-social meeting (pm)

Thursday: Paediatric grand round/Research mornings (am), Hospital Grand Round (pm)

Friday: Bleep free teaching for SHOs (am), External speaker (pm)


Reasons for joining the team

  • Voted as 'The Best Base hospital 2019-2020’ for PAFTAs and favourable GMC survey ratings over the last 2 years.

  • Excellent opportunities for sub-speciality training and offers SPIN training in PEM, HDU and Diabetes, and GRID training in Community and Child Mental Health.

  • Great supportive team with supportive consultants on both NICU and paediatrics .

  • Busy Children’s A&E with a dedicated CAU and level 2 NICU offering a varied and extensive learning opportunities and multi-disciplinary working experience. 

  • Many opportunities to be involved in audits, quality improvement projects and management roles.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital (Luton)

               Paediatrics at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

                    (Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Trust )

Lewsey Rd, Luton, Bedford LU4 0DZ



Travel info    

  • Train/Tube to Luton Railway Station, the Hospital is located at 10 minute car/taxi journey, 14–18 minute bus ride from the train station
  • Bus: Centre bus runs route number X31 between Luton Station/Town Centre and Flitwick, Toddington and Milton Keynes. It stops next to the hospital on Dunstable Road.
  • Car/Parking: Less than 5 minutes from M1 Junction 11. Staff car-parking is located off Calnwood Road and at the Breast Screening Car Park, off Lewsey Road. Both car parks are less than 5 minutes’ walk to the hospital.                       

Departmental information

Shifts timings:

NWD- 8:30 – 17:30

PAU – 8:30 -17:00 (Weekend – 8:30 – 21:30)

Long day – 8:30 -21:30

Late PAU-  14:30 22:30 only during weekdays

Twilight PAU- 16:00-midnight only during weekdays

Night – 21:30 -9:30

Clinic day 9:00- 17:00


Rota structure-    

  • ST4- ST8/SCF : 10 person rota WTE, with the 10th person posted in Community Paediatrics but covering out of hours and weekends in Paediatrics
    • Rota pattern (subject to variation) sees registrars working 4 weekends in 10.
  • “SHO” grades : 10 person rota WTE (including 5 x GP trainees, 1x foundation year 2 doctors, 4x Paediatric ST1-3 trainees)
    • Rota pattern (subject to variation) sees SHOs working 3 weekends in 10.
  • 2 advanced nurse practitioners support ambulatory care, HDU/ ward/Paediatric assessment unit (They are not part of the medical rota)
  • Consultant cover - during the day 1 x Consultant on each ward 24, ward 25 and PAU.
    • After 17:30 – on call consultant covers all areas and is resident until 22:00.



The Paediatric Department at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital provides services to a local population which includes approximately 63,000 children between the ages 0-14 years.  The paediatric ward and the outpatient departments are located in separate buildings but are all on the same general hospital site. There is a Paediatric Emergency Department within the Accident and Emergency Department.


Inpatient care: 

There are 54 beds within the three Paediatric wards, all located on one floor including a 6 bed Paediatric Assessment Unit (Woodlands unit). 

Ward 24/Squirrel - Babies under 2 years

Ward 25/Rabbit - Medical /Oncology/Surgical > 2 years/dedicated young person’s bay

Ward 26/Hedgehog - Day care & overflow for inpatients & PAU

Ward 26a - Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU)


Ambulatory Care:

There is an emphasis on care at home wherever possible, with close liaison with the Community Nursing staff and Rapid Response Nursing Team to support children at home where feasible and safe.  


We have a dedicated Paediatric out-patient department with 8 spacious clinic rooms and well equipped waiting/play area. The clinic activity consists of general, specialty (Respiratory, Allergy, Gastroenterology, Neurology/Epilepsy, Renal, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Cardiology, Metabolic, Infectious diseases, ENT, Neonatology,) and joint tertiary clinics. There is a dedicated phlebotomy service operating Monday- Friday for GP and outpatient blood tests.                 


There is a child development centre for children with special needs located at a different site but close to the hospital with various facilities to meet the needs of these children.

Teaching Schedule-    

Mondays -12:30 -13:30-  X-ray meeting with Radiology/NICU/Paediatric teams

                                       On Microsoft teams

Tuesdays- 12:30-13:30 – Hospital grand rounds

Tuesdays – 14:30-15:30 - Trainee-led

                     Live with virtual component through zoom

                     Journal club alternating with case based snap teaching 

Wednesdays- 14:30 – 15:30 - Consultant-led teaching

                         Live with virtual component through zoom

Thursdays: 15:30-17:00- Grand round

Fridays: 14:30- 15:30 - Simulation teaching

All teaching sessions are 'bleep free' with only the late team/locum doctors covering the crash bleeps. Consultants ensure trainees are released for teaching on time. 


Reasons for joining the team-  in points (MAXIMUM 5 POINTS)

* Very supportive team of Consultants and nursing staff. The doctors and the nursing staff have a very good relationship and a variety of social events are organised throughout the year which are always good fun

* Interesting patient population with plenty of opportunity to gain experience of rare and unusual metabolic, genetic, endocrine and neurological conditions, plus good access to a wide variety of clinics both in terms of observing and participating.

* The college tutor regularly meet with trainees to gain feedback. Suggestions are listened to and where possible, changes are made.

* In the month leading up to MRCPCH clinical exams, a series of evening sessions are organised. These are given by consultants and registrars and can be attended by anyone (not just Luton trainees) who is due to sit the exam.

*  Excellent focus on safe practices; the department is well supported and has a strong focus on patient safety and timely follow-up. The SBAR, “huddles” and form of handover system has and recent introduction of Druggle (safe drug prescription) helped to improve patient safety and staff awareness.


 NICU at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

                    (Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Trust )



Travel info-  

If you are coming from Luton station to the hospital please look at the possible different routes below

  • By train- nearest rail station is Luton railway station located in the town city center.
  • By Car or Taxi - it takes around 6 minutes by car. Taxi costs 10-13 pounds
  • By Bike - around 20 minutes cycling
  • By Bus - Line 31, takes around 19-20 minutes by bus. Bus costs around 3-6 pounds
  • Walk - takes around 1hour (3.3 miles).

If you wish to take a bus from the hospital the bus stop taken is on Dunstable road. You can install the Arriva Bus app for further information.

Car Parks

There are 2 car parks for staff, on Lewsy road and another in Calnwood road, with a parking fee of £1.20 per day. Payment is using your staff ID, which can be charged using the parking machines located outside the main entrance and on the maternity side.



Managed by Optivo at Luton Hospital

Telephone: 02080360015

Website: about :


Food and Drinks 

The Chiltern Restaurant

Located on the first floor of the hospital serving a selection of meals, snacks and drinks.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 07.30-18.00

Breakfast: 07.30-10.30

Lunch: 12.00-14.30

Evening: 16.00-18.00

Saturday and Sunday 07.30-16.00

Breakfast 08.00-10.30

Lunch 12.00-14.00

Outside of the above listed meal times and during opening times you can purchase a range of teas, coffees, light meals and snacks.

Vending machines in the Chiltern Restaurant are available providing snacks and drinks 24/7.

The Baguette Company

The Baguette Company (including Costa Coffee) is located in the main entrance of the hospital and serves drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 06.30 – 20.30

Saturday and Sunday 07.30 – 20.30

W H SmithOpening Times:


ain Hospital entrance:

Monday to Friday 08.00-20.00

Saturday and Sunday: 09.00-18.00

Bank Holidays: 10.00-16.00

Surgical Block:

Monday to Friday 08.00-20.00                                                                                                   

Saturday and Sunday: 09.00-18.00                                                                                                  

Bank Holidays: 10.00-16.00

Caffe Nuovo is located inside this branch and serves a range of sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

L&D Charity Shop

The shop is situated on the ground floor of the Maternity block serving snacks and drinks. There is also a Costa Coffee express machine available 24/7.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 09.00-15.00


Departmental information

Handover timings

Morning handover time: Handover times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are 08:30. On Tuesday and Thursday there is unit teaching at 08:00 -09:00, so hand over starts at 09:00.

Weekends morning handover starts at 09:00

Evening handover is 16:30 in NICU ITU

Night handover starts at 20:30 in NICU ITU all week including weekends.

Handovers start with a safety briefing followed by postnatal handover and SCBU handover and postnatal teams and SCBU can go and start work.

On Wednesday, which is Grand Round, all teams attend.


Rota cover

  1. Weekdays

    1. 08:30- 16:30 hours : 3 teams ; postnates, SCBU and ITU/HDU (1 ST1-3, 1 ST4+ and Consultant)

    2. After 16:30 hours; 1 ST1-3, 1 ST4+, 1 consultant on site and another consultant offsite.

    3. After 20:30 hours; 1 ST1-3, 1 ST4+, 1 consultant on site and 1 consultant off site.

  2. Weekend

    1.  09:00- 21:30:   2 ST1-3 trainees in postnates, 1 ST4+trainee  in SCBU, ITU/HDU  1 ST1-3 and 1ST4+ trainees. There is 1 consultant on site on the weekends.

    2. 20:30-09:30: 1 ST1-3, 1 ST4+, 1 Consultant on site and 1 consultant off site.


Neonatal Unit     

Level III (37 beds)

ITU 11 beds

HDU 8 beds

SCBU 18 beds

Postnatal Wards 32 and 33

Transitional care 8 beds



Neurodevelopmental follow up clinic

Cardiology clinics, including outreach clinic with Great Ormond Street Hospital consultant


Neonatal follow up clinics

Cleft palate clinic

Consultant specialist clinics

Prolonged Jaundice and blood clinic


Teaching Schedule   

  • Grand Round every Wednesday 08:30-09:30
  • Protected department teaching every Tuesday and Thursday from 08:00-09:00 includes mortality reviews, consultant teaching, specialty trainees and registrar teaching and journal clubs and Audit meetings.
  • Simulation training twice a month.
  • X-ray meetings are at 12:00 every Monday.
  • Fetal medicine meetings Tuesdays 11:30 hours
  • Clinical governance meeting.
  • Mortality and morbidity meeting.


Reasons for joining the team

*Busy Level 3 unit

*Friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team

* Provides good training opportunities

*Encourages Research

* Protected teaching

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West Suffolk Hospital (Bury St Edmunds)

West Suffolk Hospital

NHS trust Bury St Edmunds 

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Travel info 


- nearest rail station: railway station on Station hill

- 2 miles from the hospital – there is a bus service from the station which runs to the hospital (No 84 and 86) 

-35 min walk 


The main bus station is in St Andrew's Street North, a few minutes walk from the town centre. Mulleys Bus Company runs the M11/M22 bus service from here to the hospital and return; currently this runs at hourly intervals at 10 minutes past the hour arriving at the hospital at 27 minutes past. For timetable enquiries, please call Mulleys: 01359 230234.

Stephensons Bus Company runs the Bury St Edmunds Town Breeze Service from here to the hospital and return; currently this runs at half hourly intervals, at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour arriving at the hospital at 25 and 55 minutes past.


Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital site is limited and no guarantee is given to any user of the site that parking can be provided. However, the Trust recognises that staff or students working twilight, late and night shifts, and those with on-call duties, will need access.

For further details do not hesitate to contact:

Mr David Kite, OCS/Legion Parking, 01284 701886 or 0782583040


‘Too tired to drive rooms’: there are two available every day and they can only be used for up to 4 hours at a time.

The keys can be collected from the Accommodation Office during the hours between 08.30 – 16.30 – Monday to Friday and out of hours the keys can be collected from the Housekeeping Office.

Accommodation is also available to rent. For further information, please contact

Food and Drinks

Hospital cafeteria – “Time Out” Restaurant, famous around the region for its fantastic food! Open 07:30 – 20:00.

WHSmith also available on ground floor. 


Departmental information

Handover timings

Morning handover time:     09:00

Evening handover timings:  16:30

Night handover timings:      21:00

Rota structure (subject to change): 

Minimum of 2 SpR and 3 SHO for day 

1 SpR and 1 SHO for evening and night 

1 SpR and 1 SHO for weekend 

-Paediatrics: 12 beds (2 HDU)

-CAU: 7 beds 

-Neonatal Unit: Level I - 12 cots –1 ITU/ 3 HDU/ 8 SCBU (including transitional care) 



- List. Of Sub specialty clinics: 

Allergy and Immunology 



Diabetes – supported by 3 specialist nurses 


General Paediatrics

Neurology and Epilepsy – supported by specialist nurse 

Neonatal care 


 Outreach clinics with tertiary Consultants

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology 
  • Nephrology

Community: Neurodisability


                       ASD/ ADHD

                      Genetic Clinic

Usual clinics for Registrars

                       General paediatrics

                       Rapid access clinic

Teaching Schedule   

Monday- Radiology meeting 1200

Tuesday- Safeguarding meeting 1300, Consultant led teaching 1400

Thursday- Consultant led teaching 1400


Paediatric Simulation once a month

NPEG once a month, on the first Thursday of the month 

Bi-monthly peer review safeguarding meetings

Reasons for joining the team 

  • The department nominates a lead trainee who is supported to attend the monthly departmental meeting and develop their leadership skills

  • Monthly trainee forum with the college tutors to encourage regular feedback 

  • Trainees are supported to complete audits and quality improvement projects 

  • Very supportive and friendly environment 

  • Variety of sub-specialty clinics. Excellent opportunity to develop your individual interest

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