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How many procedures do UK paediatric trainees perform in their neonatal posts?

Research paper by Sridhar M SM Ramaiah, Naveen N Athiraman, Yincent Y Tse

Indexed on: 29 May '18Published on: 29 May '18Published in: Acta Paediatrica



Abstract

The UK training programme typically takes 8 years full time equivalent to become a paediatric consultant but can be shortened to as little as five years if deemed competent. At minimum trainees complete two six months posts in neonatology, one at level 1 Specialty training (ST 1-3) and another at level 2 training (ST 4-5) during their paediatric training programme. According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health curriculum (1), by end of ST 5 training year the competent paediatric registrar will 'be able to provide and lead basic and advanced neonatal resuscitation' and 'be able to intubate sick newborn infants without direct supervision. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.