Paediatrics is the section of Medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. It is currently listed on the Shortage Occupation List meaning that Paediatricians are in extremely high demand in the NHS. The main demands from NHS Hospitals are in General Paediatrics and Neonatology, however there are many sub-specialities operated throughout the UK like Paediatric Emergency, Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Haematology for example. We work with all types of Hospital across this specialism from outpatient centres through to Level three Tertiary University Teaching Hospitals, all over the UK.

What is required to be a Paediatrician in the UK?

The GMC accepts various qualifications as recognition of specialist training in Paediatrics for Middle Grade opportunities, the main qualifications being MRCPCH, MRCPCI, FCPS (Pakistan), MD (Sri Lanka) and FWACP. Through a Junior option, you can also take PLAB, however you will still need around 18 months of experience in a purely Paediatric position (rotations do not count) to be consider by the NHS.

What our experts have to say?

“My advice to you is to take no shortcuts in the process when looking to relocate to the UK and find a suitable position in Paediatrics. There is no better foundation then gaining experience. If you can, I would suggest that you complete your residency and then gain a further two or three years’ experience in your own Healthcare system and undertake the relevant qualification that will allow you to register with the GMC and look for a Middle Grade or Senior Registrar opportunity. By doing this, you allow yourself to gain experience across a wide diversity of cases and a deeper knowledge of Paediatrics, which is what the NHS Paediatric departments will want to see, this will give you the best chance of securing the best position for you.”

If you think that a career in the UK or Ireland is the next step for you then why not send us a CV and Register top right or check out some of our current vacancies below.


Paediatric Emergency ST3/4

£50000 - £70000

The Position

A London NHS Trust is undergoing a radical period of development and growth and they are looking for talented individuals to join their team and help achieve their ambition to deliver the gold standard of care for their patients.

The Trust plan to grow their ability to care for children requiring emergency treatment: a six-fold increase in capacity with a dedicated waiting area for children and adolescents, a dedicated resus and HDU space, as well as clinical isolation cubicles and provisions to support patients with mental health conditions.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to children and their parents when they need it most and want to work in a team that is constantly striving to offer new and improved operational processes then we would love to hear from you.


Post Requirements

  • Full MRCPCH or FCPS
  • Passed IELTS (Overall of 7.5 with a minimum of 7 in each section) or OET (Grade B or above in each section)

Senior Clinical Fellow Paediatrics

£55000 - £65000
Northern Ireland
Fixed Term

The Post

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Fellow Paediatrics posts at a Northern Ireland NHS Trust. 

There are opportunities to develop specialist interests in line with current service provision. 

The post is located in beautiful Northern Irleand with access to the tranquil countryside and a major city.

Post Requirements

  • MRCPCH / FCPS Paediatrics Pakistan / Singapore Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) / Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians (Paediatrics) 
  • A pass in IELTS / OET

Junior Clinical Fellow Neonates

£45000 - £55000
East Midlands

The Post

We are seeking an enthusiastic junior clinical fellow to join a Neonatal team within a Midlands NHS Trust. 

The hospital has a busy NICU, serving a diverse local population. 

There are 65000 deliveries on site each year, but they aim to provide the intensive and high dependency care for all 1000 babies born within the Trust. 

The unit provides medical care for babies of all gestations.

The successful candidate will join a team of other Neonatologists, junior doctors and a highly skilled nursing team. 

Post Requirements 

  • MRCPCH / FCPS Pakistan 
  • A pass in IELTS / OET
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