Training Programme Director
Mr Robin Garrett-Cox is Training Programme Director
Susan House is Education & Programme Manager in Severn PGME.
Or contact via general School of Surgery in box
The Paediatric Surgery rotation in the South West is part of a Consortium with Wales and the West Midlands. (Bristol - Birmingham - Cardiff hospitals).
Training hospitals in the South West Rotation include:
- Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
- Birmingham Children's Hospital
- University Hospital of Wales (Cardiff Children's Hospital
Paediatric Surgery Training
Paediatric Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases, trauma and malformations of childhood years (foetal period to teenage years).
Consultant surgeons working in this area of clinical practice will have undergone a specific training programme to furnish them with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes necessary for dealing with children and their families.
At present the majority of specialised children’s surgery is performed in designated children’s hospitals, or in paediatric surgical units within larger hospitals. In these settings, teams of health professionals led by consultant paediatric surgeons provide the necessary services to diagnose, treat and support the rehabilitation of children with various ailments.
The routine workload has a very general focus with most consultants developing experience and skills across the breadth of surgery. To facilitate this, the training is broadly based and comprehensive.
Most consultants will also have a commitment to an emergency workload though the nature of delivery of that will vary between different units.
There is an increasing trend for consultants to develop further specific expertise in areas of special interest which include:
- Neonatal Surgery
- Urological Surgery
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Oncological Surgery
Further information on training in Paediatric Surgery is available from the ISCP website.
The next ARCPs will be held on 24th January 2022 and the summer ARCP will be on 4th July 2022.
The next quality Panel will be held in 2021, date to be confirmed.