Specialty Doctor in Developmental Paediatrics

£45,124 - £77,519 + £149 fringe + on call
09 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type


Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a General Medical Council (GMC) Sponsor employer

Join our innovative and passionate Developmental Paediatric Service!

We offer a generous salary package worth up to£77,519 per national terms plus fringe, on-call payments and an extra £25, 000 on top of salary which include recruitment premia, relocation allowance professional development support and much more.

The Developmental Paediatric Service (DPS) has Specialty Doctor opportunities (full and part time), open to both international and to UK based doctors who wish to progress their careers in field of Developmental Paediatric across Surrey.

Our organisation

Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP) NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with neurodevelopmental conditions, neurodisability, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey & North-East Hampshire. We deliver high quality care across our 140 services and we employ over 2,500 staff serving a population of 1.2 million. Our services are provided in community settings, hospitals, and residential homes.

The Developmental Paediatric Service (DPS) is a community-based service and is provided through Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS)an alliance of three organisations to provide Children’s Services across Surrey in relation to 0-19 services, Therapy Services and the Developmental Paediatric Service.

Our mission

‘’Meeting the needs of children and young people across Surrey, for a better life.’’

Our values

  • Treat people well
  • Create respectful places
  • Be Open, Honest, Accountable
  • Involve not ignore

Our services

The Developmental Paediatric Service is a family centered service dedicated to helping children and young people to manage health problems that may be affecting their developmental progress.

Our Surrey wide service is led by consultants and assesses children and young people experiencing a wide range of developmental difficulties related to:

  • Developmental delay or disorder

  • Neurological disability

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - under 6yrs

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - under 6yrs

  • Cerebral palsy

Severe learning difficulties (SLD) and/or complex needs (the DPS may carry out these assessments in schools)

To view our latest CQC report please click on the link provided in this advert in the Further Links section.

About the team

The service offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills and is committed to regular training and CPD events. We strive to ensure continued progress and a dynamic approach to development both to you as an individual in your career development as well as for continued service development.

There is regular and structured peer review and supervision, with clinical support available through the team leads in each locality.

Research, study, audit and quality improvement is strongly advocated and SABP actively support audit and quality improvement with dedicated Trust-wide teams to support clinicians.

We welcome innovative and dynamic practice and the department hosts trainees from one of the locality Teaching Hospitals. The Trainee Programme is supported by SABP Education Team and the Deanery.

We have robust safeguarding pathways in place and are commissioned to provide weekday support into the SARC team. This service continues to progress and we have a number of staff supported to complete the FMERSA course.

About the role

We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic specialty doctors to join and complement our existing experienced team. We have four geographical community team areas delivering neurodevelopmental and neurodisability clinics in Woking, Guildford, Frimley and Redhill.

Additionally, we offer countywide specialist services including Look After Children’s team, Medical Advice to Adoption team, Medical Advice to Education team and Safeguarding medical assessments (including non-accidental injury, neglect and sexual abuse).

About you

You will have:

  • UK recognised medical degree
  • Current full GMC registration
  • Current work permit (if appropriate)
  • MRCPCH/MRCP or equivalent
  • Must be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of attaining CCT
  • 2 years higher specialist training in community paediatrics or equivalent
  • Experience in the assessment and on-going management of paediatric neurodisability conditions
  • Evidence of further training in all aspects of child protection assessment (level 3 training) and health assessments (Further training and supervision in assessment of Child Sexual abuse can be provided in post)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Multi-Disciplinary, inter-professional practice to include primary care and social services
  • Good evidence of involvement in all aspects of clinical governance including experience of undertaking clinical audit and research tools
  • Excellent clinical skills in relevant areas

Our package:

  • Salary: NHS Specialty Doctor Grade £45,124 - £77,519 + £149 fringe + on-call payments as per national terms

  • Recruitment premia £15,000 over 3 years

  • Relocation allowance: up to £8000 *subject to policy requirements

  • Continuous Professional Development up to £2000/year *based on service needs

  • NHS Pension: employer’s contribution 14.38% from day one

  • Subsidized nursery places

  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to £6000

  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership

  • Generous annual leave and sick pay as per national term

  • Flexible working practices and dedicated administrative support

For further information and or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Dr Lisa Wall, Lead Consultant Paediatrician
Email: lisa.wall@nhs.net

Dr Mary Small, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Email: mary.small1@nhs.net

Information regarding the international recruitment process please contact

Maria Chambers Medical Recruitment Specialist
Email: maria.chambers@sabp.nhs.uk or + (44) 07787221781