Consultant General Paediatrics

London (Central), London (Greater)
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum inc
27 Sep 2018
21 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic and motivated individuals to join the enthusiastic consultants in the acute Paediatric service at Whipps Cross Hospital. You with have or will be willing to develop a special interest in Haematology & Oncology. The department offers a supportive and encouraging environment in which to develop as a professional.

This is a substantive post which is currently filled with a locum. We would welcome applicants with haematology or oncology interests, or willing to develop these interests.

Our department of Paediatrics and Child Health consists of:

• Acute paediatrics including the neonatal unit based at Whipps Cross University Hospital

• Community Child Health [part of the Outer North east London Community services Trust

• Child & Family Consultation Service, which is part of the North east London Mental Health Trust.

Although acute and community paediatrics are now separated within different trusts, we aim to offer a fully integrated service for the local children. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country with approx. 22,000 paediatric attendances annually to a new, separate paediatric area. There is a large quantity of acute paediatric medicine with 3537 paediatric medical admissions in 2008-9. There is a modern 24-bedded acute paediatric unit with 2 high-dependency cubicles. Attached to it is a medical day unit, and a 5-day elective surgical ward. 3 Hospital Teachers and 2 Play Therapists support the unit. 

There is a dedicated children’s outpatient department where 7660 new and follow-up medical patients were seen in 2008-9. There are general paediatric outpatient clinics run by every consultant. Per week. There are also special clinics in newborn follow-up, urinary tract infection, diabetes, asthma, TB, haematology, oncology and rheumatology. Visiting consultants from other hospitals also do regular clinics at the hospital.

The Maternity Unit is modern and has a well-equipped local neonatal unit that is in the NENCL network with the level 3 unit at the Homerton Hospital and RLH. It caters for babies of 27 weeks gestation or 1kg and over. The delivery rate at Whipps Cross is approximately 5,000 per year.

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Caroline Sullivan, clinical lead for paediatrics or Dr Andrea Leigh, Consultant Paediatrics

To apply please visit:

Closing date: 21 October 2018.

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