Consultant in Paediatric Critical Care Transport (CATS)

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • London

Job Description

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

And The Institute of Child Health

Heart and Lung Directorate


We are seeking a full-time Consultant with an interest in Paediatric Intensive Care Transport.

The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) is a collaborative service based at Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust and is designed to make intensive care rapidly available to critically ill children in North Thames and East Anglia.

The service provides 24 hour, 365 day, Consultant led telephone advice and a triaging facility for all referrals and is committed to improving and developing the provision of critical care and critical care transport for all patients within its scope of care. CATS remains the busiest dedicated paediatric intensive care (PIC) transport service in the UK, handling over 2200 referrals and undertaking over 1200 intensive care transports a year.

You will be joining a friendly and dynamic team and this post offers the opportunity to develop an interest in education, training and research.

The successful candidate will have had at least two years specialist paediatric intensive care training and specific experience in paediatric transport. The post will be primarily in paediatric intensive care transport.

You will have continuing experience in paediatric intensive care at St George’s Hospital. St. George’s Hospital is a large multi-speciality facility, based in South West London - offering a wide range of adult, paediatric and neonatal services. It is co-located with a Medical School - St. George’s, University of London.

The PICU has 14 beds providing PICU and HDU level care to 700 patients a year, the number of referrals to PICU continues to grow year on year. It is a general intensive care unit for children from within the hospital and those retrieved by the South Thames retrieval service and Children’s Acute Transport Service, London. The unit is part of the South Thames PICU Network working with the Evelina Children’s Hospital and Kings College Hospital. St. George’s Hospital has been designated as a primary treatment centre for children’s cancer as a partner with the Royal Marsden Hospital and the hospital has been designated as a paediatric and adult major trauma centre.

All applicants for consultant posts must either be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of applying.

The indicative basic salary range for this post is £84559 to £114,003 per annum plus £2,162 per annum London Weighting.

Ethnic Minority Groups are currently under represented within our staff teams. Applications are welcome from these groups.

All applicants should return their application forms electronically.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr P Ramnarayan, Clinical Lead for CATS on 020 7430 5850,

Dr Daniel Lutman, Chief of Service on 0207 405 9200 or

Dr Soumendu Manna, Clinical Lead, St. George’s Hospital 02087251932


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