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DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA




NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in
Anaesthe
tics

(ST1 entry)

(Fixed Term)


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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
(http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/pcat).


Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in
Anaesthe
tics

at
ST1

level. This new post has been created as part of the Sheffield programme of
Integrated Academic Training and offers candidates a comprehensive experience of
clinical academic medicine working alongside internationally renowned clinicians and
researchers.
We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals wishing to
excel in both their clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be the
next generation of world
-
leading academic clinicians.


The post is tenable for up to 3 years and att
racts an NTN(A). The trainee may enter
the Acute Common Care Stem for the first two years and thereafter commence
specialist training in
Anaesthesia ST2
, or alternatively enter Anaesthetics training
directly in ST1.


The Fellow will also spend 9 months in
academic research training in a relevant
scientific area. During the Fellowship 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 automat
ic 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 ACFs and is aimed to provide
students with in
-
depth understanding of the process and techni
ques 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 op
tional modules
covering specific areas of research methodology and 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 R
esearch, which has a strong record of providing taught Masters


programmes in this area.







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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
cutting
-
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 p
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
Awards.


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 hav
e 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 far
-
reaching impact, our founding motto

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 reputatio
n 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 in
ternationally.


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
-
leading’ (4*). The quality of the student experience is also consiste
ntly rated as
amongst the very best


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 comm
on 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 Sciences) a
nd Professional Services (which includes Development and Alumni



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Relations, Estates and Facilities Management, External Relations, Human Resources,
Information Services, Research and Innovation Services, Planning and Governance
Services, Student Services, F
inance 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 with
a p
rosperous 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 abund
ance 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
cultural 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 surrounded by open countryside


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


The University is integral to the life o
f 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 Universit
y 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

http://www.shef.ac.uk/faculty/medicine
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dentistry
-
health/


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


Over 2,500 students study in the faculty each year on over 40 different courses. In
addition, over 200 students are r
egistered 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.





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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 th
e
Career Development of Researchers is available to all researchers in the faculty. This
includes a departmental induction process; workshops linked to working
-
based
learning opportunities; employer lead career days; and tailored support in preparation
fo
r the end of a contract. A newly developed career mentoring scheme with
academic, industrial and alternative careers’ strands gives practical support for career
development in your chosen destination. The portfolio of transferable skills and career
devel
opment 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 information
on current opportunities see
http://www.shef.ac.uk/faculty/medicine
-
dentistry
-
health/training
-
for
-
researchers

or email Kay Guccione (
k.guccione@shef.ac.uk
).


The Medical School

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/



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 Colleg
e Sheffield in 1897. The University of Sheffield was granted a
Royal 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
teac
hing 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. Over
all, 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 Infection and Immunity

http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/infectionandimmunity



The department combines basic science research in m
olecular 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 Trust 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 Kid
ney
Research UK.


There is extensive expertise in vertebrate and mammalian models of chronic
inflammatory and infectious diseases. There is also a strong track record of high



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quality clinical and translational research. There are strategic links to the

MRC Centre
for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics and to the Department of Molecular
Biology and Biotechnology within the University of Sheffield.


Department of Human Metabolism

http://www
.shef.ac.uk/medicine/humanmetabolism



The Department of Human Metabolism 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
resear
ch strengths are in the fields 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 laboratorie
s,
dedicated clinical research 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
musculoskele
tal research are in osteoporosis, 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 Assisted 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 pituitar
y and autoimmune thyroid disease with
research programmes directed at optimising endocrine replacement therapy. The
Clinical Pharmacology Unit has extensive expertise in pharmacokinetic
-
pharmacodynamic modelling, human drug metabolism and pharmacogenetics
.


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 Research 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, Medel
la, Health Care Solutions). 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 Co
uncil Clinician Scientist and
Clinical Research Fellowship awards.


Department of Oncology

http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/oncology



The Department of Oncology at the University of Sheffield has an ex
tensive research
programme 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 f
ocus of
research relates 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 bisphosphonate
s 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



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interest in bone oncology and bone health (Professor Richard Eastell). The third
majo
r area of research is tumour 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 targeting 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 rese
arch organisations.


In 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 integra
ting with the areas
outlined above.


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 department
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

http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/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 basic 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
disorder
s) and neuroimaging. The
Neurodegenerative Disease group
research
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 a
nd dementia.
The research focus is strongly translational and a
new 2,800m
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research facility, the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience
(SITraN), was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in November 2010.

The

Academic Clinical Psych
iatry group
within which the Sheffield Cognition and

Neuroimaging Laboratory (
SCANLab
) resides,

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


There are strong collaborative links with other Neuroscience groups within the
University of Sh
effield, including: the neuroradiology 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)
which 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 na
notechnology
groups within the Kroto Institute.





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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 Research
Council; NI
HR; 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
attaches great import
ance 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 Cardiovascular Science

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cardiovascularscience/index



The Department of Cardiovascular Science has a strong base in vascular cell biology
and inflammation
-
related and thrombosis
-
related dis
covery 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 Pulmonary 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 funding 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 Trus
t through the Clinical Research Facility
(Director: Professor C. Newman). Funding sources in the department include NIHR,
MRC, EU and BHF.


Academic Unit of Medical Education

http://www.shef.ac.uk/aume/
index.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 and development activities
which will establish a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in
the field of medical education.


The academic unit provides high level professional educational services to support
and enhance the teaching role of the medical schoo
l. 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 for:



Curriculum developme
nt, management and enhancement



Staff development



Research in medical education



Operating the clinical skills centre



Overseeing the Patients as Educators programme




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The use of information technology for curriculum management and
communication 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 based assessment, professiona
lism, curriculum evaluation and
interprofessional education.


The curriculum of the MBChB course integrates clinical medicine and medical
sciences throughout all years. Both academic staff and NHS clinicians teach and
assess students. There are opportuni
ties 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


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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

April 2001. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporating the Northern
General Hospital, the Royal Hallamshire Hospita
l, the new Jessop Wing, Weston Park
Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital is now the fourth largest NHS Trust in
the country. It was granted Foundation Status in 2004. As a Trust, Sheffield
Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation trust is responsible f
or 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 tr
eatment each year. Further
details are included in the attached document.



MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics



The MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (CDBG) is based in the
Department of Biomedical Science
, an active and expanding department with an
excellent record in both research and teaching. At any one time the Department has
approximately 350 undergraduate and 35 postgraduate students. Our staff includes 40
academics, 30 postdoctoral research workers
, 45 technical staff and 15 secretarial
staff. We have an outstanding reputation for the quality and breadth of expertise in
biological teaching and research, combining the highest ratings in external reviews of
teaching quality (24/24) with the very top r
esearch performance. We undertake cutting
edge research into biomedical science; our total research grant income is in excess of
£15 million. In the past three years, over £40 million has been spent on our facilities to
deliver state
-
of
-
the
-
art laboratorie
s, lecture theatres, computer suites and teaching
equipment, providing an outstanding research environment.


CDBG brings together developmental geneticists, cell biologists and clinicians to use
genetic model organisms to analyse normal and aberrant cellu
lar behaviour in an in
vivo context. An extensive range of techniques employed in the experimental analysis
of
Drosophila

and zebrafish, including mutagenesis, transgenesis, anti
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sense



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inhibition, cell transplantation, and real time imaging of embryos is w
ell established in
the Centre. Work within the Centre is bringing important insights into the pathology of
diseases including Parkinson’s Disease, atheroclerosis, inflammation and cancer. A
number of clinical training fellows (3), clinician scientists and
an MRC Senior Clinical
Fellow are based within the Centre.



Department of Anaesthesia



The Department of Anaesthesia provides anaesthesia, critical care and pain services
for Sheffield, and surrounding areas: a population of nearly 2 million.


We have strong experience of supervising PhD students from a variety of
backgrounds within the department. We have also supervised three BMedSci students
over the last 3 years, all of whom received first class honours degrees. It is now time
for us to furt
her encourage the development of academia within our own specialty. To
this end we have recently obtained a NICE fellowship to systematically review non
-
invasive ventilatory support and an Intensive Care Foundation Scholarship for a
trainee to study clinic
al trials methodology.
Our first ACF was appointed in 2011 and
remains a valued part of our programme. In part because of the success of Academic
Anaesthesia we have been allocated a further opportunity in this specialty


There is a national shortage of A
cademic posts for Anaesthesia in the UK. This is a
vital and developing area of health that traditionally has not been adequately exploited
despite it involving huge areas of the care of all ages of patient.


SPECIALTY: ANAESTHESIA


Academic Lead (Universi
ty) for the IAT Programme

Name and title:
Professor Dilly Anumba

Position:
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Address:
4th Floor, Jessop Wing,
Tree Root Walk, Sheffield S10 2SF, UK

Telephone: 0114
226 1075

Email:
d.o.c.anumba@sheffield.ac.uk




Academic Supervisor within the department of anaesthesia/critical care

Name and title: Professor Gary H Mills

Position: Hon Professor in Critical Care Medicine and Perioperat
ive Medicine and
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

Address: Dept of Anaesthesia, C Floor OPD block, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, (and
Northern General Hospital), Sheffield, S10 3RR

Telephone: 0114 2712381

Email:
g.h.mills@sheffield.ac.uk




Education Supervisor (Trust) Details

Name and title: Dr. Andrew Davidson

Position: Consultant in Anaesthesia

Address: Dept of Anaesthesia, C Floor OPD block, Royal Hallamshire

Hospital,
Sheffield, S10 3RR

Telephone: 0114 2712381

Email:
andrew.davidson@sth.nhs.uk





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Specialty Training Programme Director Details

Name and title: Dr. Jon Clarke

Position: Consultant in Anaesthesia and

Intensive Care

Address:
Rotherham Hospital

Telephone:
01709 820000

Email:
Jon.Clark@rothgen.nhs.uk


Current Academic Clinical Fellow in Post

Name and title: Dr. David Gore

Position: Academic Clinical Fellow

Address: Dept of Anaesthesia, C Floor OPD block, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, (and
Northern General Hospital), Sheffield, S10 3RR

Email: d@gorie.com



Post Details


JOB TITLE: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Anaesthesia


BRIEF OUTLINE:


Academic
Clinical Fellowship Training Programme


The clinical programme is designed to provide training from ST1 level for a period of 3
years. Further details anaesthetics training programme are provided below.


Objectives of the Training Programme

1. To obtain ei
ther:

a) ST1, ST2 ACCS competencies and ST3 anaesthetics competencies. This will
comprise in total 6 months medicine, 3 months emergency medicine, a 9 month
academic research period, and 18 months anaesthesia including 3 m
onths intensive
care medicine.

O
r:

b) ST1, ST2 Anaesthetics Core competences and ST3 anaesthetics higher
competences.

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.

4. It is planned that the 9 months of full time academic research would occur in the
middle year. It is anticipated that during the first year the project would be
developed, allowing the background of the project to be explored and a
n ethics
application and research department submission made.





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THE RESEARCH COMPONE
NT OF THE SPECIALTY
SPECIFIC PROGRAMME


Research in Anaesthesia is wide
-
ranging, giving much scope for an ACF to explore
different facets of this field. These include:




An
ongoing research program looking at lymphocyte function in sepsis,
examining samples taken from critically ill patients with faecal peritonitis.



Preoperative assessment using Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPEX).
This has the largest vascular surgery d
atabase in the UK.



Patient Self Preoperative Assessment using the Sheffield
-
developed novel
EPAQ on line tool.



Intelligent Systems with Professor Mahfouf (Sheffield University). This has
recently produced four EPSRC grants totalling £0.85 million.



Obstetr
ic Anaesthesia: The National Clinical Lead for the BUMPES project is
based in our department. This multicentre £3million NIHR project looks at the
effect of epidural anaesthesia in the second stage of labour.



The patient environment: a joint project with t
he department of Architecture
funded by the NIHR.



Imaging: anaesthesia has co developed absolute electrical impedance
tomography with the radiology, medical physics and Sheffield University
Engineering Departments and this has been funded by two Engineerin
g and
Physical Science Research Council grants (EPSRC), developing EIT as part of
an Intelligent ventilator system.



Ethics and research in the elderly: Examining outcome and cost benefit of
treatment of the elderly critically ill (Framework 7 EU funding fo
r Euros
750000).


We also have active collaborations and links to other departments within Sheffield
University and Research Institutions in the area:

Department of Automatic Systems and Control Engineering (Intelligent Systems)
:
using fuzzy logic and neur
al nets to study outcome in critically ill patients and control
of mechanical ventilation using electrical impedance tomography.

Department of Architecture
: to study the impact of the hospital environment on patient
recovery and on staff communication.

Dep
artment of Medical Physics
: Developing “absolute” electrical impedance
tomography.

Sheffield School of Health and Related Research
: Novel uses of Non
-
invasive
ventilation as an aid to weaning from mechanical ventilation and in the perioperative
period.

She
ffield Department of Academic Radiology
: Hyperpolarised helium magnetic
resonance imaging of the lungs.

Sheffield Hallam University Department of Microbiology
: The microbiological
environment of critical care.

Infectious diseases
: Research into mechanism of sepsis, critical illness and action of
microbiological organisms.




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Appropriate career guidance and planning for postgraduate degree qualifications will
be examined during this post in anticipation of the next phase of training.





THE CLINICAL COMPONE
NT OF THE SPECIALTY
SPECIFIC PROGRAMME



The department comprises over 100 consultants, facilitating one of the largest schools
of anaesthesia in the country, based mainly in the Royal Hallamshire, Northern
General, Sheffield Child
ren’s and Weston Park Cancer Hospitals, caring for 40,000
surgical cases per year.

The main areas of activity cover obstetric anaesthesia and related areas of maternal
and foetal well being, paediatric anaesthesia, cardiothoracic anaesthesia, vascular,
hep
atobiliary anaesthesia, urology, orthopaedics and trauma, burns and plastics, head
and neck surgery, neurosurgical anaesthesia and care of the head injured patient.
Also included are acute and chronic pain, together with intensive and high
dependency care.



To obtain a CCT in anaesthesia a trainee has to follow a competency based training
programme covering basic, intermediate, higher and/or advanced levels of training in
anaesthesia, pain management and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). The usual
duration of

training is 7 years of which:

• basic level will normally last 2 years;



• intermediate level will normally last 2 years; and


• higher and/or advanced level will normally last 3 years.

The actual duration of an individual’s training depends on the rate at which they
achieve the necessary competences. Basic Level Training (the first 2 years) The time
spent in basic training will be normally be two years of which 21 months must be in
anaes
thesia and three months in ICM.

The first 3 months

This is normally at around 3 months assuming typical progress. This comprises:

• preoperative assessment;

• general anaesthesia for ASA I or II patients (including equipment and anaesthetic
machine chec
ks);

• rapid sequence induction;

• CPR skills; and

• clinical judgement, attitudes and behaviour.




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Until this initial assessment of competency is passed trainees are strictly supernumary

and cannot practice solo anaesthesia. After passing the assessment, trainees will be
allowed onto the on
-
call rota although still closely supervised The next 6 months
Trainees build their skills and knowledge and learn basic principles of safe
anaesthesia
, resuscitation, and prevention and treatment of pain. Emphasis should be
placed on the role of the anaesthetist in peri
-
operative care stressing the importance
of pre
-
operative and post
-
operative management. The following basic units should be
covered wit
hin this period:

• care of the patient;

• anaesthetic equipment;

• basic techniques in anaesthesia;

• basic techniques in local anaesthesia; and

• anaesthetic pharmacology.

Training for the next 18 months

The following areas of basic training should b
e covered in this period:

• obstetric analgesia, anaesthesia and resuscitation;

• pain management/control/treatment;

• the upper airway and its problems;

• peri
-
operative care of the patient for major surgery;

• anaesthesia for day case surgery;


paediatric anaesthesia;

• anaesthesia in the elderly;

• specific anaesthesia and medical problems; and

• ICM (trainees who have filled full time training posts in ICM can count up to 3 months
of this training towards their basic level training in Anaesth
esia).


In this period trainees widen their experience to progress to ST3 and become eligible
to commence intermediate level training. By the end of basic level training trainees
should be able to:


• anaesthetise most routine cases;




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• assist in anaesth
esia for more complex surgery;

• provide anaesthetic care for routine obstetric practice;

• organise the emergency list, identify problems and seek appropriate help;

• understand the principles underlying the care of ITU and HDU patients

• understand th
e principles of pain management;

• participate in audit; and

• pass the
Primary FRCA

examination



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.


Unsuccessful candidates:

If the post
-
h
older 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 post
-
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 Anaesthesia
through the system for appraisal and mentoring of academic trainees. Whilst no
guarantee of an appropriate pos
t is possible, every effort will be made to
accommodate such individuals within the local training schemes.


REPORT TO:


Academically, the postholder will report to Professor Gary Mills, who will arrange a
suitable cosupervisor

based on the skills and knowledge base needed for the
research project. One possible option is to study molecular aspects of sepsis in the
critically ill, with input from Professors Mills, Read and Heath.


With regard to clinical supervision, Dr Andy Tem
ple will play a key role together with
the clinical tutor for anaesthesia (Dr Andy Davidson). Appropriate arrangements for
co
-
supervision will be made to achieve an appropriate range of skills and knowledge
for the planned project.



MAIN ACTIVITIES & RE
SP
ONSIBILITIES:


This is a 3 year full time training post.


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







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Research

The successf
ul 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 will be
done in consultation with colleagues. A wide range of academic training opportunities
are availa
ble. Please feel free to discuss this with Professor Mills.


Teaching

The postholder 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 mentori
ng responsibilities for a small group of students on the
MBChB programme.


Clinical Duties


Please see attached information.


Accommodation and support for the post

Office space will be made available.


FURTHER INFORMATION


INFORMAL ENQUIRIES:


Potential candidates should contact Dr Gary Mills on 0114 2712381, email
g.h.mills@sheffield.ac.uk




FURTHER INFORMATION:
This is a full
-
time training post for 3 years.


Academic Lead

Dr Gary Mills

g.h.mills@sheffield.ac.uk


Deanery Contact

Mr Anil Boury

academictraining@yorksandhumber.nhs.u
k


Core Training Programme
Director (ACCS)

Dr Joann
e
Beahan

jbeahan@nhs.net


Higher
Training Programme
Director

(Anaesthetics)

Dr
Jon Clark

Jon.Clark@rothgen.nhs.uk



Please also refer to the website
http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/intetacatrain/
for further
information on Academic Clinical Fellowship posts and the Integrated Academic
Training Pathway.


Further information on the University of Sheffield’s Research Support Training
Programme to support Academ
ic Clinical Fellows and information on Academic
Medicine can be located on the website
(
http://www.shef.ac.uk/medicine/pcat
).


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


Terms and Conditions of Employment:

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






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FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING TO ENTER INTO ACCS ANAESTHETICS

201
3

Person Specification

Application to enter Core Training at CT1:
Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS)
-

Anaesthesia


Entry Criteria


Essential

When Evaluated
1

Qualifications

MBBS or equivalent medical

qualification

Application form

Eligibility



Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
2

and hold
a current licence to practice.

3

Either



Evidence of
current

employment in a UKFPO affiliated Foundation
Programme

or



12 months
experience after full GMC registration and evidence of
achievement of

Foundation competences

in the 3 years

before the
intended

start date

(ie.
between

31st July

2010
and

1st August

2013
unless a different start date is specifically indicated in advance by
the
deanery)
from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent in
line with GMC standards/Good Medical practice including


o

Make the care or your patient your first concern

o

Protect and promote the health of patients and of the public

o

Provide a good

standard of practice and care

o

Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity

o

Work in partnership with patients

o

Be honest and open and act with integrity





Eligibility to work in the UK



Not previously relinquished, released or removed from a Core
Anaesthesia training programme or from an ACCS training programme
except under exceptional circumstances
4

Application form


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre
5






Application form

Fitness To Practise

Is up to date and fit to practise safely

Application form

References




1

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

2

Time of
appointment refers to the date at which the post commences

3

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

at time of appointment
.

4

Examples 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 worke
d.
Should

the Postgraduate 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 a
pplication.

5

A selection centre is a process not a place. It involves a number of selection activities that may be delivered within the Un
it of
Application.




17

Language Skills

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:

o

that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or

o

have achieved the following scores in the academic lnternational

English
Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time
of application


Overall 7, Speaking 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
Centre


Health

Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good
Medical Practice)

Application form

Pre
-
employment health
screening

Career

Progression
6



Ability to provide a complete employment history



Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal
circumstances



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



18 months or les
s experience
7

in anaesthesia and ICM (not including
Foundation modules) by time of appointment
2



Not previously
released
or

removed
from a UK

ACCS Specialty training
programme
8



Not previously

resigned or relinquished
a national training number for
ACCS
specialty training except under extraordinary circumstances

irrespective of the length of time in the training programme.
9


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

Application
Completion

ALL
sections of application form completed
FULLY

according to written
guidelines

Application form



Selection Criteria


Essential

Desirable

When Evaluated
10

Qualifications

As above



Additional related
qualifications e.g. intercalated
degree BSc, BA, BMedSci or
equivalent

Application form




6

All experienc
e in posts at any level c
ount irrespective of the country the experience is gained
in

7

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

8

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

9

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 demonstrated 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 responsibil
ity
incompati
ble with continuing to hold a

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



10

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




18

Career
Progression

As above




Demonstrates a commitment
to develop knowledge and
skills for anaesthetic practice
e.g. Evidence of
undergraduate experience in
anaesthesia, intensive care
medicine and/or pain
medicine e.g. during Special
Study Modules/ Student
Selec
ted Components or
equivalent, student electives,
etc




Experience in complementary
specialty training e.g.

o

Surgery

o

Medicine

o

Emergency medicine

o

Paediatrics

o

Obstetrics

o

Radiology



Achievement of expected
milestones in previous clinical
posts.

Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

Language skills

Demonstrates adequate written and oral
communication skills to manage the full
range of patient interactions.


Interview

Clinical Skills

Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:




Capacity to apply sound clinical
knowledge & judgement.



Able to prioritise clinical need.



Works to maximise safety &
minimise risk




Recognition of and ability to
undertake the initial management of
an acutely ill patient

Personal Attributes:



Shows
aptitude for practical
skills, e.g. manual dexterity



Successful completion of
relevant skills course(s) e.g.
ALS, PALS, ATLS, BASICS,
IMPACT, TEAM or
equivalent, etc.



High achievement awards
obtained during
undergraduate study


Application form

Interview /

Selection
centre

References

Clinical
Governance (CG)





Is able to demonstrate an
understanding of Clinical
Governance and risk management.



Understands the importance of audit
to the specialty.



Evidence of Clinical
Governance activity e.g.
presentation at

a Clinical
Governance meeting,
involvement with incident
reporting, dealing with
complaints.



Evidence of active
participation in audit,
particularly if relevant to
anaesthesia, intensive care
medicine and/or pain
medicine

Application form

Interview/Select
ion
centre




19

Academic /
Research /
Teaching Skills

Research Skills:




Demonstrates understanding of the
principles of research


Research:



Demonstrates:



An understanding of the
value of research in
medical practice.



Involvement in research

e.g. degrees, prizes,
grants, awards,
distinctions, publications,
presentations, other
achievements.

Teaching:




Evidence of interest and
experience in teaching


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre




20

Personal Skills

Demonstrates Anaesthetic
non
-
Technical Skills including:

Vigilance & Situational Awareness:




Capacity to be alert to dangers or
problems, particularly in relation to
clinical governance.



Demonstrates awareness of
developing situations

Coping with Pressure:




Capacity to operate under pressure.



Demonstrates initiative & resilience
to cope with setbacks & adapt to
rapidly changing circumstances.



Awareness of own limitations &
when to ask for help


Managing Others & Team
Involvement:




Capacity to work cooperatively with
others and demonstrate leadership
when appropriate.



Capacity to work effectively in multi
-
professional teams

Problem Solving & Decision Making:



Capacity to use logical/lateral
thinking to solve problems & make
decision
s

Empathy & Sensitivity:




Capacity to take in others’
perspectives and see patients as
people

Communication Skills:




Demonstrates clarity in
written/spoken communication and
capacity to adapt language as
appropriate to the situation

Organisation &
Planning:




Capacity to organise oneself &
prioritise own work.



Demonstrates punctuality,
preparation & self
-
discipline.



Understands importance of
information technology

























Demonstration of
management and leadership
qualities


not
necessarily in
medicine.




















Evidence of organisational
skills


not necessarily in
medicine e.g. Grant or
Bursary applications,
organisation of a university
club, sports section etc.



Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References

Probity

Professional Integrity & Respect for
Others:



Capacity to take responsibility for
own actions and demonstrate a non
-
judgemental approach towards
others.



Displays honesty, integrity,
awareness of confidentiality & ethical
issues


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References




21

Commitment To
Specialty

Learning & Personal Development:




Demonstrates interest and realistic
insight into anaesthesia, intensive
care & acute care.



Demonstrates self
-
awareness &
ability to accept feedback.





Extracurricular activities /
achievements relevant to
anaesthesia, intensive care,
pain management and/or
acute care.



Demonstrates commitment to
pursuing specialty training in
the UoA applied for and an
understanding of the NHS.




Demonstrates ability to
or
ganize one's own learning
and time.




Demonstrates an
appreciation of the
relationship between service
and training in the NHS.




Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References








22

FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING TO ENTER INTO CT1 ANAESTHESIA

201
3

Person Specification

Application to enter Core Training at CT1: Anaesthesia


Entry Criteria


Essential

When Evaluated
11

Qualifications

MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Application form

Eligibility



Eligible for full registration with the GMC at
time of appointment
12

and
hold a current licence to practice.

13

Either



Evidence of
current

employment in a UKFPO affiliated Foundation
Programme

or



12 months experience after full GMC registration and evidence of
achievement of

Foundation competences

in the
3 years

before the
intended

start date

(i.e.
between

31st July

2010
and

1st August

2013
unless a different start date is specifically indicated in advance by the
deanery
)
from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent
in line with GMC st
andards/Good Medical practice including


o

Make the care or your patient your first concern

o

Protect and promote the health of patients and of the public

o

Provide a good standard of practice and care

o

Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity

o

Work

in partnership with patients

o

Be honest and open and act with integrity





Eligibility to work in the UK



Not previously relinquished, released or removed from a Core
Anaesthesia training programme or from an ACCS training programme
except under exceptional
circumstances
14

Application form


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre
15






Application form

Fitness To Practise

Is up to date and fit to practise safely

Application form

References

Language Skills

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:

o

that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or

o

have achieved the following scores in the academic lnternational English
Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time
of application


Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7.

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

Application form

Interview / Selection
Centre





11

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

12

Time of appointment refers to the date at which the post commences

13

The GMC introduced a licence to practice in 2009. Any doctor wishing to practice in the UK after this

date must be both
registered and hold a licence to practice

at time of appointment
.

14

Examples 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 Postgraduate 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 application.

15

A selection centre is a process not a place. It involves a number of selection activities that may be delivered within the Un
it of
Application.




23

Health

Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good
Medical Practice)

Application form

Pre
-
employment health
screening

Career

Progression
16



Ability to provide a complete employment history



Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal
circumstances



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



18 months or less experience
17

in anaesthesia and ICM (not including
Foundation modules) by time of appointment
2



Not previously
released
or

removed
from a UK

anaesthesia

Specialty
training programme
18



Not
previously

resigned or relinquished
a national training number for
anaesthesia

specialty training except under extraordinary circumstances

irrespective of the length of time in the training programme.
19



Does not alread
y hold or eligible to hold a
anaesthes
ia

CCT and is not
currently on the specialist register, or equivalent, in any other EU
member state

Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

Application
Completion

ALL
sections of application form completed
FULLY

according to written
guidelines

Application form



Selection Criteria


Essential

Desirable

When Evaluated
20

Qualifications

As above



Additional related
qualifications e.g. intercalated
degree BSc, BA, BMedSci or
equivalent

Application form




16

All exper
ienc
e in posts at any level c
ount irrespective of the country the experience is gained in

17

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

18

Applications will NOT be considered if an ARCP Outcome 4 or RITA E.has been

given at any point in
a
training
programme.

19

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 which they worked which confirms this
.

Extraordinary circumstances may be defined as a demonstrated change in circumstances, whic
h 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 trainee or in a period out of
progr
amme.



20

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




24

Career Progression

As above




Demonstrates a
commitment
to develop knowledge and
skills for anaesthetic practice
e.g. Evidence of
undergraduate experience in
anaesthesia, intensive care
medicine and/or pain
medicine e.g. during Special
Study Modules/ Student
Selected Components or
equivalent, student

electives,
etc




Experience in complementary
specialty training e.g.

o

Surgery

o

Medicine

o

Emergency medicine

o

Paediatrics

o

Obstetrics

o

Radiology



Achievement of expected
milestones in previous clinical
posts.

Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

Language skills

Demonstrates adequate written and oral
communication skills to manage the full
range of patient interactions.


Interview

Clinical Skills

Clinical Knowledge & Expertise:




Capacity to apply sound clinical
knowledge & judgement.



Able to prioritise clinical need.



Works to maximise safety &
minimise risk




Recognition of and ability to
undertake the initial management of
an acutely ill patient

Personal Attributes:



Shows aptitude for practical
skills, e.g. manual dexterity



Successfu
l completion of
relevant skills course(s) e.g.
ALS, PALS, ATLS, BASICS,
IMPACT, TEAM or
equivalent, etc.



High achievement awards
obtained during
undergraduate study


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References

Clinical
Governance (CG)





Is
able to demonstrate an
understanding of Clinical
Governance and risk management.



Understands the importance of audit
to the specialty.



Evidence of Clinical
Governance activity e.g.
presentation at a Clinical
Governance meeting,
involvement with incident
reporting, dealing with
complaints.



Evidence of active
participation in audit,
particularly if relevant to
anaesthesia, intensive care
medicine and/or pain
medicine

Application form

Interview/Selection
centre




25

Academic /
Research /
Teaching Skills

Research

Skills:




Demonstrates understanding of the
principles of research


Research:



Demonstrates:



An understanding of the
value of research in
medical practice.



Involvement in research

e.g. degrees, prizes,
grants, awards,
distinctions, publications,
presentations, other
achievements.

Teaching:




Evidence of interest and
experience in teaching


Application form

Interview / Selection
centre




26

Personal Skills

Demonstrates Anaesthetic
non
-
Technical Skills including:

Vigilance & Situational Awareness:




Capacity to be alert to dangers or
problems, particularly in relation to
clinical governance.



Demonstrates awareness of
developing situations

Coping with Pressure:




Capacity to operate under pressure.



Demonstrates initiative & resilience
to cope with setbacks & adapt to
rapidly changing circumstances.



Awareness of own limitations &
when to ask for help


Managing Others & Team
Involvement:




Capacity to work cooperati
vely with
others and demonstrate leadership
when appropriate.



Capacity to work effectively in multi
-
professional teams

Problem Solving & Decision Making:



Capacity to use logical/lateral
thinking to solve problems & make
decisions

Empathy & Sensitivity:




Capacity to take in others’
perspectives and see patients as
people

Communication Skills:




Demonstrates clarity in
written/spoken communication and
capacity to adapt language as
appropriate to the situation

Organisation & Planning:




Capacity to organise oneself &
prioritise own work.



Demonstrates punctuality,
preparation & self
-
discipline.



Understands importance of
information technology

























Demonstration of
management and leadership
qualities


not necessarily in
medicine.




















Evidence of organisational
skills


not necessarily in
medicine e.g. Grant or
Bursary applications,
organisation of a university
club, sports section etc.



Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References

Probity

Professional Integrity & Respect for
Others:



Capacity to take responsibility for
own actions and demonstrate a non
-
judgemental approach towards
others.



Displays honesty, integrity,
awareness of confidentiality & ethical
issues


Application form

Interview

/ Selection
centre

References




27

Commitment To
Specialty

Learning & Personal Development:




Demonstrates interest and realistic
insight into anaesthesia, intensive
care & acute care.



Demonstrates self
-
awareness &
ability to accept feedback.





Extracurricular activities /
achievements relevant to
anaesthesia, intensive care,
pain management and/or
acute care.



Demonstrates commitment to
pursuing specialty training in
the UoA applied for and an
understanding of the NHS.




Demonstrates ability to
or
ganize one's own learning
and time.




Demonstrates an
appreciation of the
relationship between service
and training in the NHS.




Application form

Interview / Selection
centre

References








28

APPLYING FOR AN NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP




ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

WHEN
EVALUATED
21

ELIGIBILITY


• Evidence of achievement of
Foundation competences


-

Evidence of commitment to the
specialty
-

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

-

Distinction or honours during MBBS
programme

-

Completion of Academic Foundation
Programme or equivalent

Application form
















KNOWLEDGE &
ACHIEVEMENTS



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

-

Demonstration 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 p
eer reviewed
journals

-

Additional degree or MSc in relevant
subject area

-

Research experience

Demonstration of knowledge of the
clinical academic career pathway

Application Form
and selection
centre

EDUCATIONAL &
PERSONAL
ASPECTS

-

Demonstration of
understanding and commitment
to academic career

-

Support of an academic referee
for this application.

-

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
centre

COMMUNICATION
SKILLS

-

As for standard person
specification criteria

-

Evidence of team working skills

-

Evidence of leadership potential

-

Evidence through scientific
publications and presentations

Application Form
and selection
centre


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
www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk
.









21

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




29


How to Apply:


Candidates need to complete the application form for the Academic Clinical
Fellowship in Anaesthe
tics

ST1 which can be found on the
Intrepid Pathway 2013
online system from a link on
www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk



No C.V. or additional information to the application form will be accepted.


For further information on how to a
pply please call
the Academic Coordinator

on 0114
2264426.


Applications must be received by the closing date of
13
th

November 2013
. We
anticipate that i
nterviews will be held on
13
th

December 2012
.


General Enquiries:


Fitness to Practice and Criminal Re
cords Bureau Checks: Tel: 0114 2713621

About the Academic Clinical Fellowship Scheme: 0114 2713908





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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
st

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
tals 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.


The
Northern General

is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the
north of the cit
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
-
of
-
the
-
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 h
ospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the
city centre; this is known as the Central Campus.




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The
Royal Hallamshire

is a major acute teaching hospital based around a tower
block of 800 beds and a large outpatient department. The hos
pital 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 Walk
-
In
-
Centre for emergen
cy 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
-
of
-
the
-
art, pu
rpose
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 population

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 canc
er units.


The
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 the 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


Chairman





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 Kirs
ten 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 Service

Assisted Conception

Operating Services

Anaesthetics

Ophthalmology

Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology

Oral
-
maxillofacial Surgery

Chemotherapy

Orthopaedics

Clinical Research and Development

Palliative medicine

Comm
unicable Diseases

Pharmacy

Critical Care

Professions Allied to medicine

Day Surgery

Radiology

Dental Services

Radiosurgery

Dermatology

Radiotherapy

ENT, Hearing Services and Medical
Audiology

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns




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General Surgery

Reproductive Medicine

Haematology

Renal Services

Laboratory Medicine

Rheumatology

Medical Physics

Under and Post graduate Education

Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation
Services

Urology

Metabolic Bone Disease

Vascular Surgery

Neurosciences



For further information on STH please see
www.sth.nhs.uk







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Terms and Conditions of Employment:


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


NEW DEAL COMPLIANCE


In accordance with the HSC 1998/240 and HSC 2000/031 all the Trusts involved in
the Training Programme are committed to achieving New Deal Compliance. Posts
assessed as Band 3 fall outside New Deal compliance, these

posts are therefore,
subject to review to identify the action required to implement necessary changes to
achieve compliance as soon as possible. When such changes have received
approval from the Regional Task Force appropriate pay bandings will be implem
ented
accordingly.


JUNIOR DOCTORS’ HOURS MONITORING


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.


HEALTH AND SAFETY


The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recognise their duties under the Health
and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far as is reasonab
ly practicable, the health,
safety and welfare at work of all its employees. In addition, the business of the Trust
shall be conducted so as to ensure the patients, their relatives, contractors, voluntary
workers, visitors and members of the public having

access to Trust premises and the
facilities are not exposed to risk to their health and safety.


All Medical and Dental staff under contract to the Trust will be expected to comply with
Regional and appropriate District and Unit Health and Safety Policies
.


SALARY


The
Specialty

Registrar salary scale is in accordance with current nationally agreed
salary scale.


HEALTH CLEARANCE AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION


This appointment is subject to medical fitness and the appointee may be required to
undergo a medical
examination and chest x
-
ray.

Potential applicants should be aware of the Department of Health and GMC/GDC
requirements with regard to HIV/AIDs and Hepatitis viruses.


Candidates are advised that they will be asked at interview whether they are aware of
any
thing preventing them from fulfilling their professional commitments and this
includes health.


RESIDENCE





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Irrespective of his/her place of residence, it is the responsibility of the appointee to
ensure that when on
-
call he/she will be available by telepho
ne and able to reach the
hospital in time to meet his/her clinical commitments.


REMOVAL EXPENSES


You should not commit yourself to any expenditure in connection with relocation
before first obtaining advice and approval from the Human Resources Departmen
t
otherwise you may incur costs which you are unable to reclaim.


ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation may be available and enquiries should be made to the General
Services Manager.


STUDY LEAVE


Study leave is granted in accordance with the recommended allowance
subject to the
maintenance of the service and to prior formal approval of the Clinical Tutor.


ANNUAL LEAVE


Specialty

Registrars on the 1
st

and 2
nd

incremental points of the payscale shall be
entitled to leave at the rate of five weeks a year.
Specialty

Registrars on the 3
rd

or
higher incremental point on the payscale shall be entitled to leave at the rate of six
weeks per year. Leave is calculated on a five
-
day working week.


TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT


Specialty

Registrars are required to give a minimum of 3 months notice of termination
of their employment; only in exceptional circumstances will less than 3 months be
allowed.






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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 health care professionals to provide a good
standard of med
ical 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
programme have a criminal record in the UK or in another country that they can
lawfully be required to disclose.

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

Applicants for Specialty training posts will also be aske
d 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
establis
h 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
co
untry, and whether they are currently the subject of any investigation or proceedings
by any body having regulatory functions in relation to health/social care professionals,
including such a regulatory body in another country.

Where such a position involv
es regular care, training, supervision or sole charge of
persons aged under 18 or vulnerable adults (as defined by The Police Act 1997
(Enhanced 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 Just
ice 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 (CRB) 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 expect to inform the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery if, before
taking up any position offered to them, they are cauti
oned or charged with a criminal
offence in the UK or another country.

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




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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 decision 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 Protection 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 relevant to his/her position, this
may disqualify them from an appointment, or if appointed, dismissal and
referral t
o the appropriate professional regulatory body.

If you would like to discuss what effect any criminal record or fitness to practice
proceedings might 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 confidential. 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 with 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 posi
tion.

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 sensi
tive data about you. Processing
includes: obtaining, recording, holding, disclosing, destruction and retaining
information. Sensitive personal data includes any of the following information: criminal
offences, criminal convictions, criminal proceedings, d
isposal or sentence.

The information that you provide on the Declaration Form in the application form will
be processed in accordance with the Data 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 leave your post/programme or the recruitment
episode is closed).

The Declaration Form will be kept secure
ly and in confidence, and access to it will be
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Humber Deanery and other persons who need to see it as part of the selection
process and who are authorised to do so. The in
formation may be passed to your
employing trusts.






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***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
accurately.


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 subj
ect 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 particular attention to the following and complete the correspondin
g
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 Offe
nders 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 statements in this section please do not
hesitate to contact Lucy Smith at the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery at
academictraining@yorksandhumber.nhs.uk
. A
ny query you may have will be treated
confidentially.


Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks


CRB checks are carried out by the employing Trust in accordance with the guidelines
set out by NHS Employers (
http://w
ww.nhsemployers.org
).


All offers of appointment 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 Sta
ffing 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.





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