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Neonatal Transport Fellowship

Job Reference: 358-2192688-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Neonatal Transport
£48.075.00 +enhancements

“Neonatal transport fellowship – flexible start date from February 2020 – post duration 6-12 months”


An exciting opportunity has arisen to embark on a transport fellowship with CenTre Neonatal Transport Service. This post is suitable for trainees wishing to gain clinical neonatal transport experience as well as individuals who have completed their training aspiring to gain further management and transport experience prior to gaining a consultant post.


The CenTre neonatal transport service provides a standalone transport team, covering the 14 neonatal units across the East Midlands Neonatal ODN and also three units in the West Midlands (University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwick, Warwick hospital and George Elliot Hospital).The service was established in April 2010. We perform around 1750 transfers annually, making us one of the busiest services in UK. The transport service is hosted by the University of Leicester NHS trust which also host a busy tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (sub-regional referral centre for Neonatal surgery), paediatric cardiology service, paediatric ECMO and PICU. Teams are dispatched from Nottingham City Hospital (north base) and Leicester Royal infirmary (south base).


Paediatric trainees should have completed a minimum of 6 months in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit working on a tier 2 rota and attained the appropriate neonatal competencies. Comprehensive training in neonatal transport medicine will be provided. There is an excellent educational programme within the neonatal service and CenTre neonatal transport including simulation training which post holders are encouraged to utilise.


Past posts have proven highly successful and flexible in supporting trainees in many ways to achieve their ambitions, whether to provide additional experience in successfully applying to a training programme, attain additional specialist skills and help successfully apply for Consultant posts.


This post does not attract an NTN. Existing NTN holders will be expected to apply for Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) or Out of Programme Training (OOPT) from their Training Programme (If successful, contact your local Deanery so that they can apply for prospective approval with GMC for OOPT).


These posts have been recognised for training by the RCPCH and Neonatal CSAC (as part of the third year of grid).


For further information and an informal discussion, please contact


Dr Andrew Currie Head of Service CenTre neonatal transport

Dr Joanna Behrsin Transport Consultant at


As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.”

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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