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North West Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery deals with the disease, trauma and malformations of childhood years (foetal period to teenage years and young adults).

Paediatric Surgery
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Key Contacts

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Mrs Sarah Wood,
Paediatric Surgery Training Programme Director

Based at Alder Hey Hospital


NHS England – North West Programme Support for Paediatric Surgery

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery

Ian Griffiths

Ian Griffiths is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place
Tel: 0161 268 9575


Paediatric Surgery Curriculum

external link icon For the most up to date syllabus and curriculum, please visit the ISCP website

Certification Guidelines:

Post-August 2021 curriculum ("new" curriculum)


Training Rotation

The trainees have either their first two years at Alder Hey Hospital or at Manchester Children’s Hospital, then their next two years at the other hospital. The final two years (ST7, ST8) are split between Manchester Children's Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital depending on training/subspeciality needs.


Paediatric urology training will be two 6 month blocks; one in ST4-5 and one in ST6-7. 


Both sites provide basic and advanced training in general paediatric surgery and urology. Between them they can provide both basic and specialised training e.g. bladder exstrophy, short bowel management oncology and stone management services.


Educational Opportunities

There is a joint regional educational programme and in addition, each hospital runs weekly teaching sessions. All sites have access to a well resourced medical library and weekend access to allow personal reading and literature review.


Research and Audit

Research along clinical lines will be developed according to the individual's needs and interests. Basic science research is available at the University of Manchester and University of Liverpool. Clinical research by review of cases is encouraged. Each ST trainee will be expected to complete an audit cycle in each year of the programme.


Teaching and Leadership

In addition to opportunities in both hospitals NHS England – North West runs multiple opportunities for teaching/education and research opportunities.


Leadership courses: Medical Leadership Fellowship (part time), Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership

Education course: PG Cert in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Education Fellowship


National Paediatric Surgery ST3 Recruitment

National Recruitment for ST3 Paediatric Surgery is managed by NHS England – Yorkshire and the Humber.


external link icon Click here to go to NHS England – Yorkshire and the Humber's Recruitment website

external link icon Click here to go to the National NHS England Recruitment Website (includes Timelines, Guidance, Competition Ratios etc.)

external link icon ST3 Paediatric Surgery person specification

external link icon JCST:Surgical selection in the UK

HEE North West mapPaediatric Surgery in North West England

Sector: N/A - appointment is to whole North West region
Vacancies: Zero
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST3
Programme Length: 72 months

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED


Hospitals on the Paediatric Surgery Rotation

Site Trust Sector
Alder Hey Children's Hospital Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust West
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust East

GMC Programme Code: NWE1017 (was MER955 and NWD932) and NWE4244 (Paediatric Surgery run-through).


NHS England – North West Links


Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email:

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training | Email:

Policies and Procedures

Revalidation | Form R | Email:

Leadership courses (Medical Leadership Fellowships, Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership)

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email:

Careers advice

Intra-LETB Transfer Policy for transferring between sectors within NHS England – North West (on Policies and Procedures page)


Page Last Updated 25 October 2022

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