The senior clinical fellow leads the paediatric neurosurgical team, working closely with the four consultants and our specialist nurses. One of the local neurosurgical trainees attached to the team at any one time; gaining experience in paediatric neurosurgery as part of the their general neurosurgical training.
The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow has the largest paediatric neurosurgical unit in Scotland and do approximately 300 operative procedures in children each year. The fellowship provides a broad experience in all aspects of paediatric neurosurgery, including craniofacial surgery and selective dorsal rhizotomy.
The senior clinical fellow participates in the consultant on call rota, supervising the resident neurosurgical registrar who is first on call. A paediatric neurosurgical consultant is available to provide support and assistance. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in teaching junior trainees and of acting as a consultant but having additional support when needed. The fellowship has been running since 2013 and all previous fellows have successfully obtained consultant posts in paediatric neurosurgery in the UK or elsewhere in Europe.
Contact: Emer Campbell