Welcome to Paediatrics
The Mersey Deanery School of Paediatrics aims to provide a comprehensive high quality teaching and education programme for those interested in training in paediatrics. Training in paediatrics in this deanery follows a syllabus set by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and takes account of national guidance by the General Medical Council.
The School of Paediatrics also provides strategic leadership for the recruitment of trainees to paediatric specialties. It arranges for the recruitment and induction of trainees from the Foundation Programmes into Specialty Training posts and arranges for the allocation of trainees to run-through rotations in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 that are appropriate for their training needs.
The School of Paediatrics also oversees the quality of Paediatric training posts in the Mersey Deanery in conjunction with the RCPCH tutors, the Deanery Postgraduate Clinical Tutors and Directors of Medical Education.
The Mersey Deanery School of Paediatrics also
- oversees the Higher Specialty Training (Level 3) schemes in general paediatrics and the various paediatric specialties in the Mersey Deanery and ensures that there are educational opportunities to meet the standards required by the RCPCH.
- ensures the provision of appropriate courses for examination preparation, the acquisition of essential competencies and general professional development.
- gives guidance about the appropriateness of courses to trainees in paediatrics at their various stages of development.
- assesses the progress of trainees, maintains appraisal systems for trainees and supervises their summative assessments.
- ensures adequate provision of career advice supported by up-to-date information on career opportunities.
- ensures that there is provision for potential progression into an academic career and for flexible training.
The RCPCH runs examinations, organises courses and conferences, issues guidance on clinical and other issues relating to the welfare of children. It also has a major role in setting and maintaining professional standards. It was founded in 1996 but traces its origins back to the British Paediatric Association, founded in 1928, which acted as a focus for professional activity in the field of paediatrics prior to the formation of the College.
Annual Postgraduate Progress Report
This report consists of information regarding the subjects below and provides further insight into the workings, Terms of Reference and objectives of the Mersey Deanery Paediatric teaching and education programme.
- Mersey Deanery Post Evaluation Form 2010
- Survey Results by hospital
- Hospital specific comments
- Trainee conclusions and recommendations
- Annual Postgraduate School Progress Report 2010
Our objectives are:
- Educate and examine those concerned with the health of children
- Advance the art and science of paediatrics
- Raise the standard of medical care to children
- Advance the education of the public in child health
Most of this work is carried out in the UK, but we have a small but important programme of work overseas supported in part by the David Baum International Foundation.
The College currently has about 9000 members worldwide, the majority of whom are based in the UK and Ireland.
- Advises applicants for LTFT training on the Royal College requirements for LTFT training.
- Advises applicants on Royal College processes for obtaining educational approval for LTFT training.
- Liaises with the Royal College on LTFT matters.
- Gathers feedback from LTFT trainees for Royal College meetings.
- Keeps Deanery informed of Royal College LTFT arrangements.
- Provides advice and acts as a source of information to trainees considering RCPCH LTFT training.