The Quality pages contain information on the School of Paediatrics Policies and Procedures.  Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Adele Simpson or Kelly Baxter.

Future School board dates 2019:

Date of school board Deadline for OOP applications
12th February 2019 28th January 2019
10th September 2019 26th August 2019


  • Operational Group - The Operational group takes place three times a year approximately six weeks prior to the school board to discuss operational matters in the School of Paediatrics.  Feedback on this meeting is discussed at the School Board.  Trainee represetnatives are invited to this meeting. 
  • Rotation surveys - The school send out a rotatoin surveys to trainees after each six month rotation.  Trainees are encouraged to complete this as it enables us to quality control the posts we offer qand ensure trainees are getting the training posts advertise in their trust descriptors. 
  • GMC surveys - In addition to the school surveys the GMC survey takes place annually which enables the school to see overall the qualtiy of training we provide.  the outcomes of the GMC and School survey help us to continually improve training in the Trusts and the region. 
  • School visits - School visits happen on a three year cycle.  We started the three year cycle in 2016 and visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Freeman Royal Hopsital.  In 2017 we visited for University Hospital of North Tees, Great North Childrens Hospital and County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust (University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital).  In 2018 we plan to visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (North Tyneside District General Hospital and Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital),  City Hospitals Sunderland (Sunderland Royal Infirmary), North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Trust (West Cumberland and Carlisle Infirmary) and South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (James Cook University Hospital).  GMC survey results and rotational survey results help inform and guide Trust visits. We will start the new three year cycle again in 2019 going back to the units we first visited in 2016. 



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