Oct 23, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)





NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine (ST3 entry)

(Fixed Term)


The University of Sheffield, in partnership with South Yorkshire and South Humber
Postgraduate Deanery and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has
developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities


Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine
at ST3 level. This post has been created as pa
rt of the NIHR programme of Integrated
Academic Training (
) and offers candidates a comprehensive
experience of clinical academic medicine working alongside internationally renowned
cians and researchers.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual wishing to excel in both their
clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be one of the next
generation of world
leading academic clinicians.

The post is tenable for up to 3 years and attracts a NTN(a). During this period the
Academic Clinical Fellow will commence specialist training in Respiratory Medicine. The
Fellow will also spend 9 months in academic research training in Respiratory Medicin
during which they will prepare an application for an externally funded clinical research
training fellowship to undertake a PhD.

All Academic Clinical Fellows will be entitled to automatic enrolment on the Masters
Programme in Clinical Research that is

offered by the University of Sheffield. This is a
programme that has been specially designed for ACF's and is aimed to provide students
with in
depth understanding of the process and techniques for clinical research. It has
been designed around the ACF
posts and extends over a period of three years. Core
modules cover all the important aspects of the research processes, study design,
statistics and clinical trial methodology. There are optional modules covering specific
areas of research methodology an
d a research placement and portfolio module which will
be based around the ACF's individual research placements. Most of the taught modules


are provided by the School of Health and Related Research, which has a strong record of
providing taught Masters pr
ogrammes in this area.

The University of Sheffield

Information for Applicants

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities as ranked by both
the Shanghai Jiao Tong and The Times Higher Education in 2012. As a leading global
university with ambitious plans for future achievement, we are able to demonstrate
edge research across all our Faculties, from medicine to engineering, from
nanotechnology to politics and the arts. The Quality Assurance Agency places us in the
highest category for academic quality. Other recent independent quality surveys have
laced us in the highest categories for research and teaching. The last Teaching Quality
Assessment awarded us grades of "excellent" in 29 subject areas, a record equalled by
only a handful of UK universities.

It was recently named University of the Year

in the 2011 Times Higher Education

Our history reaches back to 1828 with the foundation of the Sheffield School of Medicine.
In 1905, the University was established by Royal Charter. Our growth and achievements
in the century which followed ha
ve been dramatic, ranging from the development of
stainless steel to recent Nobel Prize winners in science and medicine, giving public credit
and recognition to our scholars’ endeavours. Our outstanding collaborations with Boeing
and Rolls
Royce won us a

fourth Queen’s Anniversary Prize and status as a preferred
model of industrial research collaboration across the UK and internationally, cited in
Parliament as an inspiring model for future economic success.

Our focus on challenging thinking, grounded
by applications to real life challenges,
characterises an atmosphere of scholarship with purpose that is Sheffield. A century after
we were founded by local people ambitious for the highest standards of education and a
reaching impact, our founding mot
to of Rerum Cognoscere Causas

“To discover the
causes of things”

lives on in our world class research and teaching.

Sheffield is a University with the broadest of horizons. We have around 6,000 staff and
over 24,000 students from more than 130 nations,

and our efforts in discovery draw on
the rich diversity and talent of our university community. The last Teaching Quality
Assessment awarded us grades of "excellent" in 29 subject areas, a record equalled by
only a handful of UK universities. Our reputati
on for excellence is also global, with
graduates in leadership positions around the world and our outstanding performance for
research, as a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities,
consistently confirmed by independent assessment i

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) placed Sheffield in the top ten
UK universities with 93% of its research ‘internationally recognised ‘(3*) or ‘world
(4*). The quality of the student experience is also consi
stently rated as amongst the very

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey in 2010 placed the
University in the top five institutions in the UK.


The University of Sheffield is a large and complex organisation, brought together with a
common academic purpose. We operate on an international basis with an annual
turnover of £400 million. Our staff work in 70 academic departments across five faculties
(Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry & Health, Science and Social
s) and Professional Services (which includes Development and Alumni Relations,
Estates and Facilities Management, External Relations, Human Resources, Information
Services, Research and Innovation Services, Planning and Governance Services,
Student Service
s, Finance and Accommodation and Commercial Services).

About Sheffield

Sheffield is England's fourth
largest city, with the wealth of facilities you’d expect to find in
a major city, yet it's compact, welcoming and accessible. It’s a friendly city wit
h a
prosperous economy and relatively low cost of living, all of which makes for an excellent
quality of life. The University campus is on the western edge of the city centre and is
easy to get to by car, bus and tram.

The city of Sheffield contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities
including award
winning theatres, museums and galleries, a variety of clubs and live
music venues, and a range of spectator and participation sports. With a thriving cult
industries quarter and a range of city
wide events throughout the year, there is something
on offer to suit everyone’s taste and interests.

More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it’s
virtually sur
rounded by open countryside

over half the city’s population live within 15
minutes of open countryside. It’s also the greenest city in England, with 175 woodlands
and 75 public parks. Official statistics confirm Sheffield is one of the UK's safest citie
There is also a wide range of affordable housing and excellent state and independent
schools on offer.

The University is integral to the life of the city on many levels

a high number of
graduates like the city so much they choose to stay, and the
knowledge economy has
been central to wider regeneration. All these factors combine with the genuinely
welcoming nature of the city and the University to offer all those working, studying and
living in Sheffield a great experience.

For more information

about living in/relocating to Sheffield visit:

Yorkshire South

Event Sheffield

A City You'll Love


The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health

The Faculty of Medicin
e, Dentistry and Health is one of the major UK centres for
education and research in health and related subjects. With origins dating back to 1828,
the faculty has a long
standing tradition of excellence in clinical education and research.

Over 2,500 st
udents study in the faculty each year on over 40 different courses. In
addition, over 200 students are registered on research degrees, supporting a faculty
research portfolio in excess of £30M.

Independent assessments of our teaching and research quality rate us as among the
best in the UK.

With over 250 academic and clinical staff, and 250 research associates, the faculty has
the training and development of staff at the centre of its strategic

priorities. A tailored
training programme

Think Ahead

in line with the Concordat to Support the Career
Development of Researchers is available to all researchers in the faculty. This includes a
departmental induction process; workshops linked to wor
based learning
opportunities; employer lead career days; and tailored support in preparation for the end
of a contract. A newly developed career mentoring scheme with academic, industrial and
alternative careers’ strands gives practical support for c
areer development in your
chosen destination. The portfolio of transferable skills and career development courses
is continuously updated and tailored to the researcher and the employer needs and to fit
with the strategic aims of the faculty. For more in
formation on current opportunities see

or email
Kay Guccione (

The Medical School

Sheffield School of Medicine was founded in 1828, subsequently merging with Firth
College (1879), forerunner of the University, and Sheffield Technical School (1884) to
form University College Sheffield in 1897. The University of Sheffield was granted a
oyal Charter in May 1905.

The Medical School today is home to more than one thousand students at undergraduate
and postgraduate levels. Our aim is to provide high quality, innovative teaching and
research to ensure tomorrow's doctors are best equipped
to tackle disease. The school's
activities incorporate teaching, research and the practice of medicine. Our courses
expose medical students to best current practice, through learning with the excellent
Primary and Secondary care providers in the region.

Equally important is the research we engage in to contribute to developing the medicine
of tomorrow. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, we submitted to 6 Units of
Assessment. Overall, 90% of our research was assessed as internationally recognised


with 60% of research in UoAs 2 and 4 being rated world
leading or internationally
excellent. We increased substantially the number of staff submitted and our research
power ranks us 11th out of the 20 Russell Group Medical Schools.

Department of Infecti
on and Immunity nfectionandimmunity

The department combines basic science research in molecular cell biology, with a
particular focus on innate immunity,
with clinical specialties including Respiratory
Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology and Dermatology.

There is a very substantial base of Wellcome Trust, MRC and BHF grant funding. The
department includes two MRC and one Wellcome T
rust Senior Clinical Fellows and one
Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow. There are also a number of Clinical and Non
Clinical Research Fellows funded by MRC, Wellcome Trust, ARC and Kidney Research

There is extensive expertise in vertebrate and
mammalian models of chronic
inflammatory and infectious diseases. There is also a strong track record of high quality
clinical and translational research. There are strategic links to the MRC Centre for
Developmental and Biomedical Genetics and to the De
partment of Molecular Biology and
Biotechnology within the University of Sheffield.

Department of Human Metabolism

The Department of Human Meta
bolism combines strong basic and clinical science
groups to create a major focus on translational research. This is well illustrated by the
integration of the Biomedical Research Unit for Bone within the department. The
research strengths are in the fiel
ds of Musculoskeletal Research, Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Reproductive Medicine with cross
cutting themes in Clinical Pharmacology
and Imaging.

Research activity is supported by state of the art molecular biology laboratories,
dedicated clinical resear
ch facilities and access to the latest imaging technology including
MR, NMR and PET scanning. The department is home to the Sheffield Institute for
Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging (SIMFANI). The main areas of musculoskeletal
research are in osteopor
osis, childhood bone disease, inflammatory arthritis and bone
oncology and the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research is located within the department.
Reproductive research is in fertility, andrology and the department hosts one of the most
successful Assiste
d Conception Units in the country, with facilities for human embryonic
stem cell derivation. The Diabetes Group has a focus on hypoglycaemia, neuropathy
and diabetic education. The Endocrinology Group has expertise in pituitary and
autoimmune thyroid dis
ease with research programmes directed at optimising endocrine
replacement therapy. The Clinical Pharmacology Unit has extensive expertise in
pharmacodynamic modelling, human drug metabolism and


Research activity is
supported through a broad portfolio of research funding. This
includes project and programme grant support from major UK funding organizations such
as the Medical Research Council, NIHR, the Arthritis Research Council, Diabetes UK and
the Leukaemia Resear
ch Fund. Substantial support from biotechnology and
pharmaceutical companies has formed the basis for a significant knowledge transfer
activity and the department supports four university spinout companies (Asterion, Diurnal,
Medella, Health Care Solution
s). A major emphasis of the department is in career
development. This has been demonstrated by the success of members of the theme in
attaining personal support through Fellowship schemes, which include NIHR, Arthritis
Research Council Clinician Scientis
t and Clinical Research Fellowship awards.

Department of Oncology

The Department of Oncology at the University of Sheffield has an extensive research
me from basic science through to clinical trials. There are three main groupings
in the department. The Institute for Cancer Studies (Head, Professor Mark Meuth)
receives core funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research and the major focus of research

to genomic instability and DNA repair mechanisms. The clinical trials unit at
Weston Park Hospital (Head, Professor Robert Coleman) has major areas of research in
the field of bone oncology, particularly the role of bisphosphonates in the prevention and
management of patients with bone metastases. This work links closely with other
principal investigators in the University with a strong research interest in bone oncology
and bone health (Professor Richard Eastell). The third major area of research is tu
microcirculation and micro environment (Professor Gill Tozer and Professor Nicola
Brown) with a research interest in angiogenesis as a target for cancer treatment. This
work links to other groups in the university undertaking related research (tumour

group, Professor Claire Lewis). Cancer research in the Department of Oncology receives
extensive funding from Cancer Research UK, Yorkshire Cancer Research, NIHR,
Leukaemia Research Fund and other national and local research organisations.

n addition to these areas, the department includes the Academic Units of Urology,
Supportive Care, Human Nutrition and Ophthalmology. All of these have strong areas of
research activity both within their specific fields and integrating with the areas outl

Together with the Academic Unit of Medical Education and the other four departments
that comprise the Medical School, the Department of Oncology makes a substantial
contribution to teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The departm
ent also
hosts the Undergraduate degree course in Optometry and a Postgraduate Master’s
course in Human Nutrition contributing to the Master’s course in Molecular Medicine.

Department of Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Department comprises multidisciplinary groups from Neurology,
Neuropathology, and Academic Clinical Psychiatry (that also includes a strong interest in
neuroimaging) working in both basi
c and clinical neuroscience. The major areas of


research interest are in neurodegenerative diseases (diseases of the motor system,
basal ganglia and dementia); psychiatric disorders (psychosis and major affective
disorders) and neuroimaging. The
enerative Disease group
portfolio includes genetic, cellular, molecular and clinical research into common disorders
including motor neuron diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and the
ageing brain and dementia. The research focus
is strongly translational and a new

research facility, the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN),
was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in November 2010. The

Clinical Psychiatry group
within which the Shef
field Cognition and

Laboratory (
) resides,

has major research programmes investigating
perception in auditory and visual modalities and their interaction; time perception and
processing; social cognition and executive function in healt
h and psychiatric disease.
Structural and functional MRI are the main neuroimaging techniques used to define these

There are strong collaborative links with other Neuroscience groups within the University
of Sheffield, including: the neurorad
iology group which focuses on the investigation of
the causes and sequelae of cerebrovascular disease; neurodegenerative processes and
foetal and childhood developmental brain abnormalities; the MRC Centre for
Development and Biomedical Genetics (CDBG) wh
ich has major strengths in
developmental neuroscience and in model systems for neurodegenerative disease; the
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging groups in the Department of Psychology and
with tissue engineering and nanotechnology groups within the Kr
oto Institute.

Research activity within the Neuroscience Department is supported through a broad
portfolio of research funding. This includes project and programme grant support from
major UK funding organizations such as the Wellcome Trust; Medical Re
search Council;
NIHR; EU and multiple neurological and psychiatric disease related charities. Substantial
funding from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies supports our translational
and clinical research programmes. The Neuroscience Department att
aches great
importance to career development. We have an excellent track record of attracting
prestigious external fellowship awards and six of these fellows have recently progressed
to faculty positions within the department.


Department of Cardiovascu
lar Science

The Department of Cardiovascular Science has a strong base in vascular cell biology
and inflammation
related and thr
related discovery science. This is being
translated through a number of experimental and preclinical models to studies in man.
Specific research groupings within the department engaged in this activity include cell
biology, inflammatory signalling
, vascular biology, haemostasis, non
mammalian models,
platelets, medical physics, pulmonary vascular and coronary artery disease.

The department expertise in Vascular Biology and Haemostasis/Thrombosis research is
internationally recognised and Pulmona
ry Vascular Disease is an emerging area through
an MRC Career Development Award. The Medical Physics grouping have substantial
EU funding for the computational modelling of flow in vascular systems. Significant
research, equipment and capital project fun
ding has been made to the Department by the
MRC, BHF and Wellcome Trust.

The department has strong links with the University’s Centre for Stem Cell Biology and
MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics, and with the Sheffield
Teaching Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust through the Clinical Research Facility (Director:
Professor C. Newman). Funding sources in the department include NIHR, MRC, EU and

Academic Unit of Medical Education ndex.html

The goal of the Academic Unit of Medical Education is to provide high level professional
educational services to support and enhance the teaching role of the medical school. In
doing so, it will undertake research a
nd development activities which will establish a
national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of medical

The academic unit provides high level professional educational services to support and
enhance the teaching

role of the medical school. Academic staff in the unit undertake
research and development activities which seek to establish a national and international
reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of medical education.

The unit has responsibility


Curriculum development, management and enhancement

Staff development

Research in medical education

Operating the clinical skills centre

Overseeing the Patients as Educators programme

The use of information technology for curriculum management and co
between staff and students, via Minerva, our managed learning environment

Collaborative and consultancy activities, locally, nationally and internationally


Academic staff in the unit have a range of research interests including, competency
ed assessment, professionalism, curriculum evaluation and interprofessional

The curriculum of the MBChB course integrates clinical medicine and medical sciences
throughout all years. Both academic staff and NHS clinicians teach and assess stud
There are opportunities for students to undertake intercalated Bachelor of Medical
Sciences courses and short research attachments lasting a few weeks as part of the
MBChB curriculum.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was created through the merger of the Central
Sheffield University Hospitals and the Northern General Hospital NHS Trusts on 1

2001. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporating the Northern General
Hospital, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the new Jessop Wing, Weston Park Hospital
and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital is now the fourth largest NHS Trust in the coun
try. It
was granted Foundation Status in 2004. As a Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation trust is responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient
care, providing services for patients not only form Sheffield but all

parts of the North Trent
region and UK. The annual budget is over £350 million with nearly one million patients
coming for treatment each year. Further details are included in the attached document
‘Profile of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation


Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine

About the Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine

The Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine was formed in 1996. The Unit is headed by
Professor Moira Whyte. The clinical academic staff includes Professor Ia
n Sabroe and
Dr. Stephen Renshaw (Reader and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow), together with Dr. Sarah
Walmsley (Senior Lecturer and Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow). In addition, Professor
David Dockrell (Professor in Infectious Diseases) is fully integrated i
nto our research

The Unit includes a number of other staff with skills in genetics, molecular cell biology,
cellular imaging, and in in

vivo models of pulmonary infection and inflammation. The Unit
has close links to the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics, with Dr
Stephen Renshaw based within the MRC Centre and researching in zebrafish models of
inflammation. The Academ
ic Unit has a unique association with the Centre for Workplace
Health, allowing extensive training opportunities in occupational lung diseases. Sheffield
is also the largest of the nationally
designated Clinical Centres for Pulmonary Vascular
Medicine and
Professor Sabroe leads on research in pulmonary vascular disease.


The Academic Unit has excellent infrastructure for delivery of research training. For
basic medical science, there are extensive facilities for molecular biology, tissue culture,

microarray and proteomics and confocal imaging, all operating as "core"
facilities with dedicated technical support. There is a new FACS
Aria flow cytometer and
a new animal facility, with core facilities for gene targeting. We recently moved to state o
the art, SRIF
funded laboratories.

For a successful applicant who wishes to undertake a clinical research project the
Clinical Research Facility is contained within the same building as the Academic Unit and
the clinical department.

Current Academic
Staffing of the Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine

Professor Moira Whyte, Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Professor Ian Sabroe, Professor of Respiratory Science and Inflammation Biology

Dr Colin Bingle, Non Clinical Reader in Respiratory Cell and Mole
cular Biology

Dr Stephen Renshaw, MRC Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Reader in Respiratory

Dr Sarah Walmsley, Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow and Clinical Senior Lecturer in
Respiratory Medicine

Dr Peter Peachell, Non Clinical Senior Lecture

Dr Richmond Muimo, Non Clinical Lecturer

Dr David Sammut, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

Vacant (currently advertised) NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

Hoo, Academic Clinical Fellow

Dr Tracie Plant, Academic
Clinical Fellow

In addition, there are four Clinical Research Fellows (2 MRC, 1 NIHR), two Non Clinical
Fellows (1 MRC), six Research Associates, 14 PhD students and five technicians, all
funded through research grants.

In addition to the 4 clinical
academic consultants, there are 13 NHS consultants who hold
Honorary Senior Lecturer appointments within the Academic Unit.

Unit performance

The Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine is unique amongst respiratory departments in
the UK in hosting 2 MRC Sen
ior Clinical Fellows (Ian Sabroe and Stephen Renshaw) and
has also attracted significant funding from the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BHF and industrial
sources. Dr Sarah Walmsley recently obtained a Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellowship
and our first ACF, Dr Roger

Thompson, recently completed an MRC Clinical Training
Fellowship. In RAE2008 UoA3 for Infection and Immunity, Respiratory Medicine was
highlighted as a particular strength in Sheffield.


Our major research interest lies in understanding the mechanisms of

inflammation that
underpin chronic lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and interstitial lung diseases.
Major research areas include the regulation of inflammatory cell apoptosis, the role of

and chemokine receptors in granulocyte biology, the biology
of the respiratory
epithelium and the interrelationships between hypoxia and inflammation. Clinical
research is conducted in asthma, occupational and interstitial lung disease and
pulmonary vascular disease
, in addition to a major MRC
funded initiative in

Post Details

JOB TITLE: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine


Academic Clinical Fellowship Training Programme

The clinical programme is designed to provide training from ST3 level for a period of 3
years. Further details of the Specialist Registrar rotation for South Yorkshire and South
Humber are provided in the

Objectives of the Training Programme:

1. T
o undertake specialist training in Respiratory Medicine.

2. To undertake a generic programme in research methodology.

3. To identify an area of academic and clinical interest upon which to base an application
for an externally
funded PhD programme.

onship between Academic and Clinical Training

The post
holder will be part of the South Yorkshire and South Humber specialist registrar
rotation in Respiratory Medicine (please see the

A selection of placements will be
undertaken in discussion with

Dr Stephen Bianchi (Training Programme Director) and
Professor Whyte.

Academic training will be based in the Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine, situated
on L floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Depending upon the needs of the Fellow,
components of academic training will occur in the Clinical Research Facility (O
Floor) or in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, 400 metres away in the main
University buildings.


Research Protected Time:

Will be based on a block release system to al
low dedicated protected time away from
clinical duties for academic research.

Successful candidates:

The exit from this post will typically be to an externally
funded research fellowship,
leading to award of a PhD and subsequently application either for
a Clinical Lecturer post
or a Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The Unit has an outstanding record of success in
Fellowship applications, with nearly 100% success rates in junior, intermediate and
senior clinical fellowship applications. The Unit was also aw
arded a number of Clinical
Lecturer Posts by the NIHR.

Unsuccessful candidates:

If the post
holder does not achieve the expected clinical competencies, this will be
handled in the same way as for all other trainees in speciality medicine.

If the
holder fails to achieve academic competencies, or is unsuccessful in obtaining
research funding, they would be anticipated to return to a clinical training post. This will
be discussed in good time with the Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine
the system for appraisal and mentoring of academic trainees. Whilst no guarantee of an
appropriate post is possible, every effort will be made to accommodate such individuals
within the local training schemes.


Professor Moira Whyte and

chosen academic supervisors.


This is a 3 year full time training post carrying a NTN(a) in Respiratory Medicine.

The successful applicant will have evidence of academic achievement and ideally have
research experie
nce. They should be aiming to pursue a career in academic respiratory


The successful candidate will be expected to develop an area of research interest and
apply for a research training fellowship, e.g. to MRC or Wellcome Trust. This wi
ll be done
in consultation with Professor Moira Whyte and colleagues. A wide range of academic
training opportunities are available. For details of the academic strengths see above.


The post
holder will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
programmes of the School and will also be involved with the assessment of students and
have personal mentoring responsibilities for a small group of students on the MBChB


Clinical Duties

Please see
attached information

on the South Yorkshire and South Humber S
rotation. The ACF typically undertakes 12 months of training in a nearby associate
hospital, followed by 24 months of training

in Sheffield, which includes a research block
of 9 months.

Accommodation and support for the post

Office space will be made available within the Academic Unit. Laboratory space will be
made available as required by Professor Whyte.



Potential candidates should contact Professor Moira Whyte (
or 0114 271 2830.

Departmental Website: ndex.html

Information about clinical academic training is available from the NIHRTCC website:

This is a full
time training post for 3 years.

Academic Programme

Professor Moira

Clinical Training
Programme Director

Dr Stephen Bianchi

Deanery Contact

Mr Anil Boury


Please also refer to the website

for further
information on Academic Clinical Fellowship posts and the Integrated Ac
ademic Training

Further information on the University of Sheffield’s Research Support Training
Programme to support Academic Clinical Fellows and information on Academic Medicine
can be located on the websites: nres/crmd

and vepg/pcat


Please note that candidates with MB/PhDs or other relevant higher degrees are eligible
for the scheme and are advised to consult the paper ‘NIHR Academic Clinical


Fellowships: Entry, Eligibility and Exit Points for Appointments Made in 2010
’ which can
be downloaded from the website

Successful candidates will be entitled to an honorary contract with The University of
Sheffield for three years which carries no remuneration.

and Conditions of Employment:

Please see additional document entitled “Terms and Conditions of Employment” for the
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.



Person Specification

Application to enter Specialty Training at ST3:
Respiratory Med

Entry Criteria

Essential Criteria

When Evaluated


MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

(UK) Part 1 or equivalent

at time of application

MRCP(UK) full diploma

or equivalent

by 7

August 2013

subsequent Rounds, the full

qualifying exam must be obtained by the
date of offers)

Application form

Application form

Interview / Selection
centre / pre
employment check


Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of

hold a current licence to

Evidence of achievement of
Foundation competences

from a UKFPO
affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent by time of appointment in
line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Practice including


Make the care or your pati ent your fi rst concern


Protect and promote the heal th of pati ents and of the publ i c


Provi de a good standard of practi ce and care


Treat pati ents as i ndi vi dual s and respect thei r di gnity


Work i n partnershi p wi th pati ents


Be honest and open and act wi th i ntegri ty

Evidence of achie
vement of
CT/ST1 competences

in medicine at time
of application &
CT/ST2 competences

in medicine (as defined by the
curricula relating to Core Medical training) by the commencement of the
ST3 training post (August 201

or later), supported by evidence from

based assessments of clinical performance (DOPS, Mini
CBD, ACAT) and Multi
ource Feedback or equivalent, ARCP or

Eligibility to work in the UK

Not previously relinquished, released or removed from

a training
programme in this special

except under exceptional circumstances

Application form

Application form
Interview / Selection

Application form/
Interview / Selection

Application form

Fitness To

Is up to date and fit to practise safely

Application form



‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be
carried out at any time throughout the selection process


The GMC introduced a licence to practice in 2009. Any doctor wishing to practice in the UK after this date must be both regi
stered and hold a
licence to practice

at time of appointment


s might include ARCP outcome 4 or failure to progress after two or more failed RITA Es. Applications will only be considered

if there
is a letter of support from the Postgraduate Dean or designated Deputy of the deanery in which they worked. Should the Po
stgraduate Dean not
support the application, appeal may be made to the Recruitment Lead whose decision will be final. The Recruitment lead may be

the recruitment
team at the office managing recruitment or at the deanery to whom you are making your applicat


A selection centre is a process not a p
lace. It involves a number of selection activities that may

undertaken on behalf of the Unit of Application



All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English
adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with
patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the following:


that a
ppl i cants have undertaken undergraduate medi cal trai ni ng i n Engl i sh;


have achi eved the fol l owi ng scores i n the academi c Internati onal Engl i sh
Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time
of application

Overall 7, Speak
ing 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7.

If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills but do not fit
into one of these examples they must provide supporting evidence

Application form

Interview / Selection


professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards

/ Good
Medical Practice)

Application form

health screening



Ability to provide complete details of employment history

Evidence that career progression is
consistent with personal

Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate
with totality of period of training

At least
24 months


in medicine or an ACCS

or equivalent (not including Foundation modules) by the time of
commencement of ST3 training

Not previously

from a UK

Respiratory Medicine
Specialty training programme

Not previously

resigned or relinquished
a national train
ing number for
Respiratory Medicine
specialty training except under extraordinary

irrespective of the length of time in the training

Does not alread
y hold or eligible to hold a Respiratory Medicine
and is not currently on the

specialist register, or equivalent, in any other
EU member state

Application form

Interview / Selection


sections of application form completed

according to written

Application form


All experience in posts at

level count irrespective of the country the experience is gained in


Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent


An ACCS programme provides 6 months in Acute Medicine, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Intens
ive Care Medicine.


Applications will NOT be considered if an ARCP Outcome 4 or RITA E.has been given at any point in
training programme.


Applications will only be considered if satisfactory progress (ARCP Outcome1) at the time of
resignation/relinquishing the NTN has
been demonstrated and there is a letter of support from either the Postgraduate Dean or Head of School in the Deanery in whi
ch they
worked which confirms this

Extraordinary circumstances may be defined as a demonstra
ted change in circumstances, which can be shown to impact on the
ability to train at that time and may include severe personal illness or family caring responsibility incompati
ble with continuing to hold a

NTN either through sickness absence, as a LTFT tr
ainee or in a period out of programme.





When Evaluated


As above


at the time of

Intercalated BSc or

Higher degrees including
MSc, PhD or MD (where
research thesis not part of
first medical degree)

Application form

Interview / Selection


Evidence that present achievement
and performance is commensurate
with totality of period of training

Interview / Selection


Evidence of experience in a range
of acute medical
specialties, with
experience of managing patients on
unselected medical take during core
medical training or equivalent

Experience at ST1 or 2 level
of managing patients with
respiratory disease by the
time of commencement of
ST3 training

Application form

Interview / Selection


Clinical Skills

Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:

Appropriate knowledge base and
ability to apply sound clinical
judgement to problems

Awareness of the basics of
respiratory disease

Able to demonstrate
proficiency in a
range of medical procedures

defined by the CMT curriculum

an indication of manual dexterity
and hand
eye coordination

Evidence of competence in
management of medical
emergencies and in
through continuous work
nts, portfolio evidence,
including log book documentation if

Evidence of competence to work
without direct supervision where

Demonstrate current ALS
certification or equivalent

Demonstrates ability in
managing common acute and
chronic respiratory
conditions, including
emergencies such as acute
respiratory failure

Evidence of some
competences in the specialty
as defined by the relevant

Evidence of skills in the
management of acute
medical emergencies (e.g.


Evidence of ST3
procedural skills relevant to
medical patients (clinical
independence in central
venous cannulation, chest
drain insertion, joint
aspiration, DC cardioversion,
abdominal paracentesis)

Application form

Interview /




Academic skills
audit, teaching

Research & Audit skills:

Demonstrates understanding of
research, including awareness of
ethical issues

Demonstrates understanding of the
basic principles of audit, clinical risk
management, evidence based
practice, patient safety and clinical
improvement initiatives

Demonstrates knowledge of
informed practice


Evidence of teaching experience
and/or training in teaching

Demonstrates an
understanding of research

Evidence of relevant
academic & research
achievements and
involvement in a formal
research project

Evidence of relevant

Evidence of involvement in
an audit project,
a quality
improvement project
research project or other


ocussing on patient
safety and clinical


hat in addition to the
mandatory curriculum
demonstrates an interest
in and commitment to the

Evidence of a portfolio of
audit projects including where
the audit loop has been
closed and there is evidence
of learning of the principles of
change management

Demonstrates an
understanding of clinical

ce of exceptional
achievement in medicine

Evidence of involvement in
teaching students,
postgraduates and other
, with feedback

Evidence of participation in a
teaching course

Application form

Interview / Selection




Communication Skills:

Demonstrates clarity in written


spoken communication & capacity
to adapt language as appropriate to
the situation

Able to build rapport, listen,
persuade & negotiate

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

Capacity to use


thinking to solve problems


decisions, indicating an analytical


scientific approach

Empathy & Sensitivity:

Capacity to take in others’
perspectives and treat others with
understanding; sees patients as

Demonstrates respect

for all

Managing Others & Team

Able to work in multi
teams & supervise junior medical

Ability to show leadership, make
decisions, organise and motivate
other team members for the benefit
of patients through, for example,
udit and

Capacity to work effectively with

Organisation & Planning:

Capacity to manage


prioritise time
and information effectively

Capacity to prioritise own workload
& organise ward rounds

Evidence of thoroughness
(is well
prepared, shows self


commitment, is punctual and meets

Vigilance & Situational Awareness:

Capacity to monitor developing
situations and anticipate issues

Coping with Pressure

and managing

Capacity to operate

under pressure

Demonstrates initiative & resilience
to cope with changing

Is able to deliver good clinical care
in the face of uncertainty

and Leadership


Evidence of involvement in
management commensurate
with experience

Demonstrates an
understanding of NHS
management and resources.

Evidence of effective
multidisciplinary team
working and leadership
supported by multi
feedback or other

Evidence of effective
leadership in and outside

IT Skills:

Demonstrates information
technology skills


Evidence of achievement
outside medicine

Evidence of altruistic
behaviour eg voluntary work

Application form

Interview / Selection





Demonstrates probity (displays
honesty, integrity, aware of ethical
dilemmas, respects confidentiality)

Capacity to take responsibility for
own actions

Application form

Interview / Selection


To Specialty

& Personal Development:

Shows initiative

/ drive


starter, motivated, shows
curiosity, initiative)

Demonstrable interest in and
understanding of the specialty

Commitment to personal and
professional development

Evidence of attendance at

teaching and training programme

Evidence of self
reflective practice

Extracurricular activities /
achievements relevant to the

Evidence of participation at
meetings and activities
relevant to the specialty

Application form

Interview /









• Evidence of
achievement of


Evidence of commitment to the

Intercalated honours
for BSc
and/or additional qualifications e.g. MSc


Distinction or honours during MBBS


Completion of Academic Foundation
Programme or equivalent

Application form


Demonstration of
acquisition of the
level of knowledge
and skills
necessary for the
completion of F2


of, understanding
of, and
commitment to, an
academic career


Demonstration of good general
knowledge / broad interest in science and
academic medicine


Prizes or distinctions


Presentation of work at a national or
international meeting


Publications in peer reviewed journals


Additional degree or MSc in relev
subject area


Research experience

Demonstration of knowledge of the clinical
academic career pathway

Application Form
and selection



Demonstration of
understanding and
commitment to
academic career


Support of
academic referee
for this


Demonstration of educational reasons
for applying for this Academic Clinical
Fellowship programme


Demonstration of personal reasons for
applying for this Academic Clinical
Fellowship programme

Application Form
and selection



As for standard


Evidence of team working skills


Evidence of leadership potential


Evidence through scientific publications
and presentations

Application Form
and selection

Please note that candidates with MB/PhDs or other relevant higher degrees are eligible for the
scheme and are advised to consult the paper ‘NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships: Entry, Eligibility
and Exit Points for Appointments Made in 2013’ which can be d
ownloaded from the website


‘when evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process


How to Apply:

Candidates need to complete the application form for the Academic Clinical Fellowship in
Respiratory Medicine ST3 level which can be found on the
Intrepid Pathway 201

system from a link on

For further information on how to apply please call the Academic Co

on 0114 226 4426.

Please note the closing date
of 13

November 2012 at 12:00 noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on

ember 2012

General Enquiries:

Fitness to Practice and Criminal Records Bureau Checks: Tel: 0114 2713621

About the Academic Clinical Fellowship Scheme: 0114 2713908


An introduction to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five adult hospitals in
Sheffield (Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing,
Weston Park and Charles
Clifford Dental Hospital).

As a trust we are responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient care and
provide services for patients from not only Sheffield and South Yorkshire but all parts of the UK.
We ha
ve an annual budget of around £690 million, employ over 13,000 staff and provide around
one million patient episodes each year, making us the second largest NHS trust in England.

As well as providing hospital services for our local population, our hospita
ls provide a range of
vital regional and national specialties. Regionally these include cardiac and orthopaedic surgery,
neurology and renal care. National services include pulmonary hypertension treatment, particular
ophthalmology, spinal and neurosurgic
al care, and specialist cancer treatments.

We have been one of the best performing NHS organisations in the country over the last five
years. In October 2007 the Healthcare Commission scored us excellent in use of resources and
excellent for quality of se
rvices. We are also proud of our record as having the lowest MRSA
infection rates amongst major teaching hospitals in the UK, according to figures released by the
Health Protection Agency in 2007. The Trust was awarded the Dr Foster’ Hospital of the Year
accolade in 2005.

We also have a strong tradition of research and the Trust leads on a number of key studies
including prostate cancer, diabetes, breast cancer and chronic chest disease.

An NHS Foundation Trust

We became one of the first NHS Foundation
Trusts in the country on 1

July 2004. NHS
foundation trusts have greater freedom from central government control and the ability to work
with their community and staff to set local health priorities. We have a well established elected
governor’s council,

which is made up of patients, public, staff and partner organisations and
works with the Trust to help set strategic goals and make key decisions.

Our Hospitals

Although the Trust has overall management responsibility for the services provided, our hospi
each have their own history, which we are rightly proud of. Between them they offer just about
every kind of service available in the modern NHS.

Northern General

is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the north of the
y, the hospital is spread out over a large site. Amongst the specialist services located there are
orthopaedics, renal, spinal injuries, general surgery and cardiothoracic (heart and lung) services.
Sheffield’s adult accident & emergency department is also

based here. A major £30 million state
art new medical ward development, known as the Sir Robert Hadfield Wing, opened to
patients in April 2007 and a brand new critical care facility, one of the largest in Europe, opened
in 2008.

The other Trust
hospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the city centre;
this is known as the Central Campus.


Royal Hallamshire

is a major acute teaching hospital based around a tower block of 800
beds and a large outpatient department. The ho
spital is home to a range of expert specialist
services which include neurosciences, urology, general surgery, breast surgery, dermatology,
hearing services and ophthalmology. The hospital also has a minor injuries unit and an NHS
Centre for emerge
ncy care.

Linked to the Royal Hallamshire by a footbridge, the
Jessop Wing

is Sheffield’s 216 bed
women’s hospital. Opened in February 2001 it has brought together all of the city’s obstetric,
gynaecology and neonatology services in a state
art, p
urpose built, £24 million building.
Almost 7000 births take place at the Jessop Wing each year.

Weston Park
is one of only three purpose built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK and provides
a full range of non
surgical cancer services to the populatio
n of South Yorkshire, North
Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It also enjoys national and international recognition for
certain specific treatments. It has 140 beds and is home to a specialist cancer research centre
and one of the UK’s only teenage can
cer units.

Charles Clifford
is a dental teaching hospital linked to The University of Sheffield’s School
of Clinical Dentistry. The hospital provides dental outpatient services and emergency dental
services for the city.

As a teaching trust, all of t
he hospitals have close links to the University of Sheffield, home to
Sheffield’s medical school, and Sheffield Hallam University

which provides nurse training. It is
a major teaching centre for future health professionals.

The Trust Executive Team


Mr Tony Pedder

Chief Executive

Sir Andrew Cash OBE

Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer

Prof. Hilary Chapman

Acting Director of Human Resources

Mr Mark Gwilliam

Director of Service Development

Ms Kirsten Major

Director of Finance

Mr Neil Priestley

Medical Director

Prof. Mike Richmond

Services Provided at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Accident and Emergency

Obstetrics/Gynaecology/ Neonatology

Acute General and Elderly Medicine

Occupational Health

Assisted Conception

Operating Services



Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology

maxillofacial Surgery



Clinical Research and Development

Palliative medicine

Communicable Diseases


Critical Care

Professions Allied to medicine

Day Surgery


Dental Services




ENT, Hearing Services and Medical

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns

General Surgery

Reproductive Medicine


Renal Services


Laboratory Medicine


Medical Physics

Under and Post graduate Education

Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation


Metabolic Bone Disease

Vascular Surgery


For further information on STH please see



Specialist training in respiratory medicine is a 5 year program, when, as is usually the case, dual
accreditation in general
and respiratory medicine is sought. There are
training posts

in the programme. The rotation comprises 2

to 2 ½

years in the Sheffield

(RHH and NGH)

the remainder at the associated DGHs, currently Chesterfield,
Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster

and Pinderfields, Wakefield.

Trainees are given a draft
programme at the beginning of their rot
ation, covering the entire duration of their training. This is
subject to change but is designed to allow trainees a balanced programme with the final year
usually being in a DGH.

The full curriculum is covered
. Local



available in thoracoscopy
, advanced
bronchoscopic techniques, thoracic ultrasound, pulmonary hypertension, occupational lung
disease and non
invasive ventilation. The programme includes a 3
month attachment in ITU, as
required by the JRCPTB. Many trainees take advantage of the opp
ortunities provided by the
academic unit in Sheffield and other colleagues in and outside the region, by undertaking a
period of out
programme research
. South Yorkshire trainees can access both the
formal education programmes to which we have

historically been involved, now organized by
Trent, and the programme organized by the old Yorkshire region.

All attachments

except that in cystic fibrosis at the Northern General Hospital

include a
commitment to the acute medical take.

ARCPs are under
taken annually in June
July with

for SpR trainees in November.

at the educational programme, workplace
based assessments, educational
supervisor’s report and the training portfolio are reviewed.
The school has made it mandatory for
an end
of placement questionnaire to be completed. This may be found at
. Evidence of completion of this
is also required at the

panel. Trainees are also required to complete the GMC trainee survey.

Formal Education Programme

It is recommended that each trainee has the equivalent of 30 working days per annum to be used
exclusively for educational purposes. The equivalent of one ha
lf day per week (15 free days per
year) should be for attendance at the regional Structured Training Programme (STP) or
equivalent event. At least 10 of the 15 days should be spent in respiratory medicine training. A
minimum of 3.5 days per year should be
in general internal medicine (GIM) training. Two of the
respiratory days should be used for authorised and confirmed attendance at recognised


national/international meetings (such as BTS, ERS and ATS). The remaining allocation of annual
educational time sh
ould be for research, audit, attendance at trust medical meetings, web based
learning and modular training in subjects not provided at the base hospital.

Respiratory Curriculum

At each training site the trainee will have a nominated educational supervisor and clinical
supervisor, who may be the same person. It is important that you meet these consultant(s) within
e first few days in each part of your rotation so that educational agreements can be signed.

The Respiratory Structured Education Programme

1) Regional Respiratory Training Days

At least eight full days of structured education occur over the whole year.
The training days
usually take place at Pinderfields Hospital, and are amalgamated with the educational
programmes for West and East Yorkshire. Attendance at the North Trent training programme is
also permitted. Each session consists a Journal Club (with a
rticles selected from the following
publications: Thorax, the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, the European
Respiratory Journal, Chest, British Medical Journal, Lancet, recent NICE Guidelines, Drug and
Therapeutics Bulletins or New

England Journal of Medicine). Two major educational topics are
presented by the consultant faculty. SpRs should keep a copy of their attendance certificate in
his/her portfolio. A formal study leave form must be completed for each training day and signed
off by educational/clinical supervisors.

2) Yorkshire Thoracic Society (YTS)

The Yorkshire Thoracic Society runs two full days of educational activities each year. This
includes an annual competitive case or research presentation competition for SpRs. Mem
and meeting fees are modest. The current secretary is Dr S Bianchi (Northern General Hospital,
Sheffield; also TPD).

A formal study leave form must be completed for those wishing to attend. Membership and
attendance at these meetings is strongly e

3) Sheffield Respiratory Society (SRS)

Although not formally accredited for training the SRS is a registrar led organisation focusing on
enhanced clinical and non
clinical education. It has a chairman, secretary and treasurer (details
from Dr S
Bianchi, STH). A small annual subscription allows attendance at up to 6 annual events
including ATS, ERS and BTS feedback sessions. Consultant and specialist nurse attendance is
commonplace. Membership and attendance at events is strongly encouraged. As th
ese events


are ‘out
hours’ formal study leave application is not required. Attendance certificates are

3) Closed Respiratory Clinic (Leeds)

This is a three monthly meeting of registrars, consultants, radiologists and pathologists.
s and SpRs are encouraged to bring rare or complex cases to the meeting for
discussion, partly as an educational exercise, but also as means of gaining peer support in the
management of difficult cases. To ensure you are kept informed of closed clinics you

contact Kathy Marsden, Dr Beirne’s secretary at St James Hospital to ensure you are on the e
mailing list. You should also let her know when you plan to present a case. If you present a case
you should complete a reflective assessment for your epor
tfolio. An attendance register is kept at
this meeting and used to inform the ARCP/RITA panel. Attendance at 3 of these meeting can be
counted as 1 day towards the final requirement of structured respiratory training (i.e. 2 hours per

based education package.

This was launched in March 2008 and it is organised and managed by Dr Jack Kastelik (Castle
Hill Hospital, Hull). SpRs can log on to the website on a monthly basis. Please keep details of e
learning in your eportfolio. The web
based learning counts as 2 days towards the final
requirement of structured respiratory training when all 12 modules are completed.

The e
based learning is via the Yorkshire Deanery Website and the details are

5) Training days / courses outside the structured days

A Curriculum delivery budget is available to support trainees attain their
educational targets. If
you wish to attend a ‘CME approved’ course please liaise with your supervising consultant and Dr
Bianchi (TPD) about funding. An example of courses which we encourage are the lung
transplantation course in Newcastle. The Yorkshire a
nd Humber Deanery courses are also
important to attend during your training especially the management course, research skill course
and skills in effective teaching course. Details of Deanery courses are available on
line and within
curriculum documents. T
he website link is

Deanery Courses

South Yorkshire Programme

Job Description


The South Yorkshire Rotation in Respiratory Medicine provides a five year balanced training in
general (i
nternal) medicine and respiratory medicine leading to dual qualification in the form of a
CCT in both GIM and Respiratory Medicine. Entry to the programme is at ST3 level. There are a
total of 20 posts. Allocations relate to the training needs of individua

District General Hospital (DGH) posts provide experience in high intensity general medicine while
working for physicians with an interest and specialist training in respiratory medicine. All DGH
posts are EWTD compliant. All give opportunities to devel
op specialist skills.

There are 9
10 posts in the specialist unit in Sheffield. These posts provide balanced training in
all areas of specialist respiratory medicine with an opportunity to develop and pursue research
interests. Research is delivered and su
pported in some district general hospitals also. Teaching
Hospital posts provide a mixture of specialised respiratory medicine and low intensity general
(internal) medicine working.

All Consultants involved in the training programme are Physicians with exp
ertise in Respiratory
Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine. A three month attachment in intensive care will be
arranged during the teaching hospital placements. Opportunities are made available to fulfill all
the requirements of the curriculum. Some tr
ainees may take a period out of programme with a
view to working towards a higher degree such as an MD, M Phil, PhD or can utilise out
programme time for enhanced education.


1) Chesterfield Royal infirmary (2 posts)

Learning opportunities include in
patient acute/general and respiratory medicine and respiratory
OP clinics. Sleep and Acute NIV for type 2 respiratory failure on the MAU and respiratory ward.
Medical HDU. bronchoscopy with TBBx, semi
rigid thoracoscopy, lung cancer MDT, x
meeting and
thoracic USS.

Dr Fazal Akbar


sleep, NIV,
asthma, TB

Dr Anthony


acute medicine,
COPD, lung
cancer and
lung disease

Dr Muhammed


ng cancer
and pleural

Dr John



2) Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield (2 posts)

Training opportunities at PGH are EBUS, medical thoracoscopy, thoracic ultrasound training,
bronchoscopy simulator training, Sleep and home NIV, acute NIV (8 bedded respiratory care unit)
and acute respiratory medicine. There are also opportunities for TB
and ILD training.

Dr Owen


Sleep, NIV,

critical care

Dr Parry Blaxill



Lung cancer

Dr James


Asthma, Lung

Dr Salim



Dr Joe Hogg


Acute medicine,

Dr Graham


Lung cancer

Dr Muthu


Interstitial lung

Dr Ramesh





3) Rotherham District General Hospital (1 post)

Consultants: Dr P Bardsley (Lead), Dr N Qureshi, Dr T Aung, Dr S Brennan.

Specialist skills: thoracoscopy
, interventional bronchoscopy, pleural/thoracic ultrasound.

4) Doncaster Royal Infirmary (3 posts including ITU to August 2013, then 4)

DRI is becoming a major U/S teaching unit with regular weekly teaching sessions led currently by
the radiographers and
ready access to US
guided drain insertion. Respiratory consultant training
is well advanced and there are substantial opportunities for registrar level training. There is a
weekly TB clinic run by our associate specialist Dr Selvan (
). NIV
is delivered through a physiotherapy
led service with domiciiary long
term NIV therapy for
patients with OHS and COPD. There is a weekly thoracoscopy list and twice weekly
bronchoscopy lists. We

offer skin prick testing. DRI offers a busy ITU which offers specific
placements to respiratory trainees.




01302 647021

Pleural procedures including
thoracoscopy; lung cancer;
sleep; asthma; trust lead for

01302 647061

Pleural procedures including


01302 647021

General respiratory;
organises formal teaching
rota; asthma

01302 647061

Pleural p
rocedures including

01302 647061

General respiratory; sleep;
lead for oxygen and COPD

01302 647061

Pleural procedures including
thoracoscopy; COPD;
nutritional aspects

Further clinical exposure is available at Bassetlaw and Mexborough Hospitals.


5) Barnsley District General Hospital (2 posts)

Dr Mohammed

Jamil Malik (
); Clinical director and Respiratory physician. Tel:


Hazim A Mahdi (
) Tel: 01226432659

Learning opportunities include bronchoscopy


EBUS/TBNA and radial

probe US,

HDU unit with

NIV for acute respiratory failure, specialist TB, LTOT assessment and
lung cancer clinics, general respiratory clinics and inpatient

management of acute respiratory
condition in a specialist re
spiratory ward.

6) Teaching Hospital Posts at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (10 posts to August 2013, then

1) Northern General Hospital

The respiratory unit at NGH is the regional centre for cardiothoracic services for South Yorkshire.
There are 8 NHS

chest consultants (Drs Jennifer Hill, Omar Pirzada, Rodney Hughes, Shiron
Saha, Dr Stephen Bianchi, Rod Lawson, Frank Edenborough & Martin Wildman, the latter 2
delivering the CF service). NGH and RHH are part of the Sheffield Thoracic Institute affiliate
d with
a strong thoracic surery, radiology, pathology and oncology services. Specialist areas include
sleep disordered breathing and non
invasive ventilation, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, lung cancer
and pleural disease, asthma, COPD, CF and pulmonary ven
othromboembolism. There is a
commitment to acute general medicine in this attachment. Dr McGivern has a particular interest
in Lung Cancer with a regular multidisciplinary clinic. A 4 bedded NIV unit exists and a complex
bronchoscopy (EBUS, laser, stenting
), thorascopy and pleural procedures service (incorporating
radiological assessment) is operational. Trainees usually spend 2 1/2 years in STH.

2) Royal Hallamshire Hospital

There are currently 9 consultants (Professors Moira Whyte, Ian Sabroe, David Kie
ly and David
Fishwick; Drs Chris Barber, Charlie Elliot, Robin Condliffe, Sarah Walmsley and Steve Renshaw).
Specialist areas include difficult asthma, interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease and
pulmonary hypertension. RHH has a strong academ
ic profile with Professor Whyte acting as
academic training programme director. In addition there are also opportunities to gain experience
in related specialities including infectious disease, lung disease in the immunocompromised host
and in patients wit
h rheumatological disease. The Respiratory Unit sees a large number of


referrals from other specialist units providing an exposure to complex and unusual respiratory

Both RHH and NGH have full pulmonary function facilities, specialist nurse inpu
t and specialised
services including elective admission suites and day
case procedures/assessments.


Lung Cancer,
Thoracoscopy, EBUS


TB, Bronchiectasis


Sleep, acute NIV,
pulmonary embolic


Sleep, Chronic respiratory
failure, ILD,


Lung cancer, asthma


CF, bronchiectasis


CF, bronchiectasis




Lung cancer, occupational
lung disease


Occupational lung disease




Asthma, PH


ILD, Pleural disease











General Statement of Policy

General Statement of Policy regarding fitness to practice proceedings by a
licensing/regulatory body and relating to criminal records.

Registration with a professional body, such as the General Medical Council or General
Dental Council, imposes a duty on h
ealth care professionals to provide a good standard
of medical care for, and behave appropriately towards, patients. NHS employers also
have a duty to ensure that patients receive a good standard of medical care and to take
all practicable steps to ensure

the safety of patients and staff.

In order to assess job related risks, the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery needs to
establish if applicants who may be offered a placement on a Specialty training

have a criminal record in the UK or in another country that they can lawfully
be required to disclose.

Applicants for Specialty training posts are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders
Act 1974, and can therefore be asked to disclose “spent” convi
ctions that they would
otherwise not have to declare.

Applicants for Specialty training posts will also be asked if they are “bound over”, have
received a police caution, warning or reprimand and whether they have been charged
with a criminal offence that
is not yet disposed of.

Prior to making an appointment, the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery also needs to
establish if applicants for Specialty training posts have ever been disqualified from the
practice of a profession or required to practice it subject to
specified limitations following
fitness to practise proceedings by a regulatory body in the UK or in another country, and
whether they are currently the subject of any investigation or proceedings by any body
having regulatory functions in relation to heal
th/social care professionals, including such
a regulatory body in another country.

Where such a position involves regular care, training, supervision or sole charge of
persons aged under 18 or vulnerable adults (as defined by The Police Act 1997
Criminal Record Certificates)(Protection of Vulnerable Adults) Regulations
2000), applicants will also be asked whether they are currently the subject of any police
investigation in the UK or any other country of which they are aware.

Where the position is

a “regulated position” under the terms of the Protection of Children
Act 1999 (as amended by the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000), checks will
be carried out in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1999. Anyone whose
name is on the

list is legally barred from working with children. It is an offence for such a
person to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept or to do such work. If you are
appointed to a Specialty training post, you will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau
B) check.

Applicants are encouraged to declare criminal conviction information and any other
matters that are, or that might be, relevant to the position for which they are applying at
an early stage in the appointment process.


All applicants are also expe
ct to inform the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery if, before
taking up any position offered to them, they are cautioned or charged with a criminal
offence in the UK or another country.

The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery is an equal opportunities recruiter, and a
applications will be decided fairly and on merit. Information declared will be used to
consider the applicant’s suitability for the position. Information supplied will be treated in
confidence and will not be used as the sole criterion to decide an ap
plicant’s fitness for
the position.

Unless an appointment is prohibited by law, a criminal conviction will not automatically
debar the applicant from appointment. Applicants will be given an opportunity to discuss
any information supplied before a final d
ecision is taken regarding their appointment.

However, an applicant may not be selected if the selection panel considers that the
information declared renders that person unsuitable for the position for which they have
applied. In reaching such a decision

the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery will consider
the nature of the record/action, its relevance to the position applied for, and any other
information the applicant wishes to provide.

The information declared will be treated in compliance with the Data Prot
ection Act 1998.

NOTE: Failure by an applicant to provide accurate and truthful information is
considered to be a serious matter.

Where it is found that a person has intentionally or recklessly provided inaccurate
information or withheld information releva
nt to his/her position, this may disqualify
them from an appointment, or if appointed, dismissal and referral to the
appropriate professional regulatory body.

If you would like to discuss what effect any criminal record or fitness to practice
proceedings m
ight have on your application, you may contact Lucy Smith, telephone
(0114) 2264540, in the Academic department, in confidence.

Any information you provide regarding criminal investigations, convictions or fitness to
practice proceedings will be kept confi
dential. If the Deanery considers that the
information provided may have a bearing on your appointment and that the information
needs to be considered by the selection panel, we will discuss this with you in advance. If
we do not raise this information wit
h you, this is because we do not believe that it should
be taken into account. In that event, you still remain free, should you wish, to discuss the
matter with the interviewing panel.

Prior to making a final decision concerning your application, we shall
discuss with you
any information declared by you that we believe has a bearing on your suitability for the

The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery aims to promote equality of opportunity and is
committed to treating all applicants for positions fairly

and on merit regardless of race,
gender, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We undertake not to
discriminate unfairly against applicants on the basis of criminal conviction or other
information declared.

The Data Protection
Act 1998 requires us to provide you with certain information and to
obtain your consent before processing sensitive data about you. Processing includes:
obtaining, recording, holding, disclosing, destruction and retaining information. Sensitive


personal d
ata includes any of the following information: criminal offences, criminal
convictions, criminal proceedings, disposal or sentence.

The information that you provide on the Declaration Form in the application form will be
processed in accordance with the Da
ta Protection Act 1998, and will only be used for the
purpose of determining your application for this position. Once a decision has been made
concerning your appointment, we will not retain this Declaration Form longer than is
necessary (i.e. until you le
ave your post/programme or the recruitment episode is

The Declaration Form will be kept securely and in confidence, and access to it will be
restricted to designated persons within the Academic Department of the Yorkshire and
Humber Deanery and ot
her persons who need to see it as part of the selection process
and who are authorised to do so. The information may be passed to your employing


***Important information***

It is essential that all applicants read this page.

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in this training programme.

It is essential that you give careful thought to your answers and complete each section

Please note that you may be asked to provide evidence to support the statements you
have made
in any part of your form. All offers of appointment are subject to Criminal
Records Bureau (CRB) checks and other pre
employment screening, such as
professional registration status, fitness to practice and occupational health clearance.

Please pay particu
lar attention to the following and complete the corresponding sections
in the application form as appropriate:

Fitness to Practice

When completing that part of the application form headed “Fitness to Practice and
Criminal Investigations”, you should note

that all doctors are exempt from the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you are therefore required to complete the section at
the back of the application form which relates to your Fitness to Practice status.

If you have any queries about any of the s
tatements in this section please do not hesitate
to contact Lucy Smith at the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery at
. Any query you may have will be treated

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks

CRB checks are carried out by the employing Trust in accordance with the guidelines set
out by NHS Employers (

All offers of appo
intment are subject to CRB checks. The Yorkshire and Humber
Deanery will inform your first employing Trust of your offer of appointment, however on
receiving your offer you should make contact with the Medical Staffing Department at
your Trust to arrange
for a CRB check.

The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery would like to wish you good luck with your
application and your future career.



Specialty Training



The posts are
time and subject to:


The terms and conditions of service for Hospital Medical and Dental staff (England
and Wales).


Full registration and a license to practice with the General Medical Council (London).


Entitlement to work in the UK. Non
EA applicants should ensure they are aware
of recent changes to immigration rules. Visit

for further


Medical fitness. You may be required to undergo a medical exami


Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.


The current nationally agreed payscale for the grade is payable.


In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental
Staff (England
and Wales) paragraph 110, Junior Doctors shall be expected in the run of
their duties, and within their contract and job description, to cover for the occasional and
brief absence of colleagues as far as is practicable.


l posts on the rotation comply with European Working Time Directive Regulations.


From 1 December 2000 there is a contractual obligation to monitor junior doctors’
New Deal compliance. In accordance with Health Service Circular
2000/031 junior
doctors have a contractual obligation to monitor hours on request; this will include
participation in local monitoring exercises.



The removal expenses applicable to this post will be the policies issued by the
ive Trust. You should not commit yourself to any expenditure in
connection with relocation before first obtaining advice and approval from the
Personnel Department at your Administrative Trust, otherwise you may incur
costs, which you will be unable to cl


Under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, any individual who knowingly attempts to
gain unauthorised access to any programme or data held on a computer can be
prosecuted. An individual who modifies any programme or data in a

which they are unauthorised so to do, is also liable under the Act. If found guilty
of these offences a person may be given a custodial sentence of up to six months
or a fine or both. The person would also be subject to disciplinary action whic
may result is dismissal.

Similarly, in accordance with copyright law, any person involved in the illegal
reproduction of software or who makes, acquires or uses unauthorised copies of
computer software, will be subject to disciplinary action, which may
lead to


The notice period will be in accordance with the nationally agreed Terms and Conditions
of Service for this grade.


The region is committed to developing postgraduate
training programmes for both
general and higher professional training as laid down by Colleges and Faculties, and by
the Postgraduate Dean’s network. At local level, college/specialty tutors work with unit
Director of Postgraduate Education in supervising

these programmes. Trainees will be
expected to take part in these programmes (including audit) and to attend counselling
sessions/ professional review. Study leave will form part of these education programmes
and will be arranged in conjunction with the

appropriate tutor.


All Trusts participating in the training programme recognises their duties under the Health
and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far as it is reasonably practical, the Health,
Safety and Welfare at Work of all i
ts employees and, in addition, the business of the
Trust shall be conducted so as to ensure that patients, their relatives, contractors,
voluntary workers, visitors and members of the public having access to Trust premises
and the facilities are not expose
d to risk to their health and safety.

All medical and dental staff under contract will be expected to comply with all appropriate
Unit Health and Safety policies.


Arrangements will be made for the successful candidate to receive copies of the Health

Safety policies of the Trust.


Temporary single accommodation may be avail
able. Married accommodation is

Enquiries about accommodation should be made to the Residences Manager at the unit
where your duties will commence.



Sheffield is centrally situated in England, close to the M1 Motorway for easy access to all
parts of the country. Sheffield lies adjacent to the Peak District National Park with
beautiful countryside and stately homes providing many o
pportunities for leisure and
recreation. Sheffield also has excellent shopping facilities with the famous Meadowhall
shopping centre close by.


Lead Administrative Trust

Medical Personnel Department

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

Telephone: (0114) 271 3621

Postgraduate Dean

Yorkshire and Humber

Postgraduate Dean’s Office

Don Valley House

Savile Street East


S4 7UQ

Telephone: (0114) 226 4438