Education and Training

In the UK, training in paediatric nephrology is under the auspice of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health. Doctors undertake general training in paediatrics first then subspecialise as a tertiary subspecialist or as a general paediatric with a special interest in paediatric nephrology (SPIN).

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In addition, fellowships in one of our centres may be available for doctors trained from within or outside the UK. These are usually advertised in general medical journals when positions become available.

Paediatric nephrology sub-specialty training

Link to RCPCH webpage with CSAC contact details and subspecialty curriculum

General paediatrian with special interest (SPIN)

Link to RCPCH webpages with details of how to apply and SPIN curriculum

Why choose a career in Paediatric Nephrology

BMJ Career article written by BAPN members Carol Inward and Rachel Lennon

BAPN Travel Grants for Trainees & Medical Students 

One of the chief aims of BAPN is to develop the next generation of clinicans looking after children with kidney diseases. We offer travel grants every year and they will be advertised here. They are competitive and open to medical students, trainees at all levels including junior trainees, SPIN, grid trainees and post-CCT fellows. Award winners are required to produce a travel report for this website.

Travel Award Holders and Reports

Dr Drew Maxted

2016 Travel award recipient
ST7 Grid Trainee Nottingham (at time of award)

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Dr Cal Robinson

2016 Travel award recipient
Academic Foundation Programme Trainee
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Grid Trainee Section

Trainee Representative: Dr Louise Oni, Liverpool

National training days are an important part of gird specialty registrar's education. SPIN trainees and trainees who are considering a career in paediatric nephrology are welcomed to attend space permitting, Please contact the trainee representative for more information.

National Grid Training Days

19 - 20 Jan 2017 Bristol Children's Hospital - programme TBC

7 - 8 July 2016 Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Programme

21 - 22 Jan 2016

Evelina Children's Hospital, London - Programme 

15 - 16 Jan 2015

Royal Sick Children's Hospital, Glasgow - Programme

3 - 4 July 2014

Leeds Royal Infirmary - Programme
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  Renal Stones
  MHC and Transplantation
  Interventional Uro-radiology

30 - 31 Jan 2014

Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool - Programme

14 - 15 June 2013

Evelina Children's Hospital, London - Programme
  Renal biopsies
  CKD-MBD
  Nephrotic syndrome- genetics

12 - 13 July 2012

 Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Programme

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