Applications are invited from talented and enthusiastic doctors in training who seek a career combining research, teaching and the care of patients. The Academic Clinical Fellowship forms a significant part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme. Fellows will develop skills allowing them to compete successfully for funding to study for a higher degree (MD/PhD). Only applicants who can demonstrate that they have outstanding potential for development as a clinical academic will be considered for this programme.

There will be 1 ACF in Older People and Complex Health Needs in either Geriatric Medicine ST1, ST2 or ST3 or Neurology ST1, ST2 or ST3 or Old Age Psychiatry ST1, ST2 or ST3

Please note that an appointment may not be made in this specialty

Please note that the ST1 programme is offered as three years in Internal Medicine Training (IMT) with progression to Geriatric Medicine subject to satisfactory progression. Applicants will be assessed and scored against the IMT person specification with panel representation from clinicians in Geriatric Medicine.

Academic Clinical Fellowships are held for three years, after which time candidates should have obtained funding for their higher degrees and start work towards these. On completion of the ACF the trainee will either continue their research if external funding has been obtained or enter their designated training programme as a full-time clinical trainee, provided that appropriate clinical competences have been obtained.

Applicants are expected to fulfil the academic person specification and appropriate clinical person specification.

Candidates will be selected on academic merit, notwithstanding the necessity for successful candidates to demonstrate appropriate clinical potential

Candidates accepted onto the academic programme may be expected to work in any of the Hospitals on the rotation. Flexibility, understanding and co-operation is expected from the post holder. Further details are available from Professor Jonathan Barratt, Head of the Postgraduate Specialty School of ClinicalAcademic Training ([email protected]). An overview of the University of Leicester academic programme is available from Professor Matt Bown ([email protected]), Director of Clinical Academic Training.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes will have the required educational and Dean’s approval at the time of entry into the programme.

Health Education England – East Midlands is committed to developing postgraduate training programmes for both general and higher professional training as laid down by Colleges and Faculties, and by the Postgraduate Dean’s network. At local level, college/specialty tutors work with unit postgraduate clinical tutors in supervising these programmes.

Applicants that do not already hold a National Training Number (NTN) or Deanery Reference Number (DRN) in the GMC specialty to which they are applying for will also be required to undertake the national clinical recruitment process and attend an assessment/interview for that GMC specialty as appropriate. If applicants require clinical benchmarking, then they will be required to fill out a separate standard clinical application form. For further details please refer to the NIHR website.

This is for completion of CCT/CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression.

The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train flexibly. Approval must be sought from HEE-EM prior to interview and this is subject to availability of suitable training placements.

The application window opens on 1 October 2020 at 9am and closes on 4 November 2020 at 4pm.

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.