A National Code of Practice rotation timeline has been put into place to ensure all trainees are notified of their placement details 12 weeks prior to the rotation date. 


The Yorkshire and Humber School of Paediatrics offers placements in many Trusts throughout the region. There are a variety of post specialties to rotate through to ensure you gain relevant experience and fulfil the requirements of the curriculum. Post specialties include areas such as community, general paediatrics, neonates etc. 

Details of the Paediatric curriculum are available on the RCPCH website.

Opportunities for pan-deanery placements are available. Full details can be found on the Opportunities page.



LTFT Opportunities

The Category 3 Pilot for Less Than Full Time applications is currently running  on a concurrent basis within the School of Paedatrics. There are now no specifics windows for this type of application and requests can subsequently be made at any time, in accordance with our 16 week notice requirement (our guidance can be found here). Please note that this allows trainees to train LTFT as a personal choice that meets their individual professional or lifestyle needs. Whilst that choice (and the reasons for it) are not subject to the judgement of anyone else it is dependent upon and might be limited by service considerations and placement availability. Please speak to your TPD in the first instance if you are thinking of applying for Category 3 LTFT. 


Placement Preferences

A survey has been created to collect the rotational preferences from trainees within the School of Paediatrics to help determine the training rotation for September 2021 and March 2022.

The survey is open as of today (13th December 2021) and will close at 23:59 on 21st January 2022.

As such, you will have the opportunity to rank your preferred Trusts and Specialties in order of your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. 

Please consider the following before submitting your request:

  • If you are a level 2 trainee do you still require neonates and/or community to complete level 2 training?
  • When considering rotation preferences, please be aware that many community posts include neonatal on-call commitments to maintain rotas (therefore when considering preferences you must be prepared for the on-call commitments to be different from your daytime role)
  • Pan-deanery posts are intended for ST6 and above (level 3 trainees). Details of available posts will be sent out shortly by email and added to the School website.
  • Non-GRID specialty posts (e.g. respiratory, gastro, diabetes etc.) are limited so consider available Pan-deanery post application, and/or supply additional evidence of interest in that specialty
  • Whilst every effort is made to meet your requests, all trainees’ preferences and training requirements need to be taken into account, and therefore your first choice cannot be guaranteed. Therefore the more choices you provide the more likely it is that you will get one of your choices
  • Please also refer to the HEE YH website regarding the 6 priority tiers . Whilst we will endeavour to take location and travel times into consideration where possible, travel itself/alone will NOT take priority over training needs and fairness to all trainees. Therefore trainees should have to be prepared to travel if necessary.
  • If you need advice about your personal requirements please discuss this with your Educational Supervisor. If you wish to discuss available placements and future training plans, your Training Programme Director responsible for your rotation will be able to advise. Contact details can be found here.

Complete the paediatrics preferencing survey here 

Deadline: 21st January 2022



Paediatric Rota Coordinators