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.
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.
“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.”
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Applications are invited for a Consultant Paediatrician post with a specialist interest in Gastroenterology to complement the department of Paediatrics in a Midlands NHS Trust.
The person appointed will be required to devote substantially the whole of his / her time to the duties of this post.
Duties of the post
BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor (ST4+) level in General Paediatrics for a South West England NHS Trust.
This post is suitable for doctors who have two to three years Paediatric experience who hold MRCPCH or equivalent.
The hospital is located within an excellent area, with a balanced work load and on-calls providing - you with broad experience within all aspects of general paediatrics.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to be involved in the management of children with complex medical conditions with consultant supervision.
The hospital appreciate the importance of teaching and training opportunities for all their employees.
BDI Resourcing are looking for a friendly, motivated and hard-working international doctor for a Senior Registrar General Paediatrics post within a Wales NHS Trust.
You will be covering shifts on the general paediatric ward, paediatric emergency department and the outpatient clinic.
The Trust will provide you with the opportunity to develp your skills and teach junior doctors.
BDI Resourcing are seeking a dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic international doctor for a Senior Registrar General Paediatrics post located in an East of England NHS Trust.
The post is located within a beautiful part of the UK with excellent rail and road connections to the rest of the UK.
Applications are invited from international doctors for this post located within a London Hospital.
The Trust provides excellent patient service and training opportunities within a tertiary neonatal unit.
You will join a team of Consultant Neonatologists undertaking inpatient and outpatient work, Speciality Doctors, Clinical Research Fellows and Neonatal Nurses.
All rotas are compliant with the European Working Time Directive.
The neonatal department within the hospital has a strong educational and academic base and many opportunities exist for the post holder to acquire clinical skills and training as well as audit and research experience.
The post is exactly comparable to training posts in terms of opportunities and many doctors have progressed to appointment in paediatric training programmes.
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.