The national grid system is run by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and for full details of how this works you had best visit their website. However, most grid programmes are 2 or 3 years and many require you to work in more than one tertiary unit.
In certain specialties, tertiary training opportunity is not available in every Region. To ensure equity of opportunity a number of these programmes (National Grid) are advertised nationally and interviewed centrally at the College. The Schools’ Training Programme offers a number of these National Grid programmes, although they are not always available every year.
The Yorkshire and the Humber NG Training Programmes are listed below: -
- Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
- Paediatric Endocrinology
- Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (1 year only)
- Paediatric Intensive Care (1 year only)
- Paediatric Nephrology
- Paediatric Neurodisability
- Paediatric Neurology
- Paediatric Oncology
- Neonatal Medicine
- Paediatric Cardiology
- Paediatric Rhumatology
National Grid posts are generally advertised in the BMJ early in the new year for appointment in September of the same year. It is important to understand that National Grid posts are not necessarily available every year. It may be necessary for you to move Deanery if you are successful in applying to a National Grid post. Please check with the Regional Adviser whether a specific National Grid post is likely to be available in the Yorkshire Region.