Paediatric Cardiology


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Paediatric cardiology is a very rewarding programme. Working with patients of all ages, from fetal life through to adulthood, the focus of this specialty is on the heart in the growing and developing individual. Many of the patients have congenital heart disease, which means that they need regular follow ups leading to long term close relationships with patients and their families. This can make paediatric cardiology a very rewarding post.  


Access to specialty training in paediatric cardiology needs to come from a strong basis of both paediatrics and cardiology. However, to just get into higher training for paediatric cardiology you only need a background in paediatrics or adult medicine. The specialty training for paediatric cardiology can be done as an academic or a clinical specialty. When in the training programme trainees will learn: the investigation and treatment of children with congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease and, arrhythmias and disturbances of circulatory function.


Paediatric cardiology training takes 8 years in a full time programme. This consists of 3 years core paediatrics or 2 years acute medicine training with an additions year of basic paediatric training, followed by 5 years of specific paediatric cardiology training. Trainees in HEENE will be based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


To find out more information about current vacancies please view the HEE Website

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For more information on Cardiology please visit The British Cardiovascular Society


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