Learning Outcomes

Job Summary

Wide ranging experience of paediatrics including children’s ward, paediatric clinics and baby clinics.

At the JR it may also includes some time on SBCU.


The Horton General Hospital, Banbury

One post is based at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Shift pattern (lates/nights/weekends etc)


Standard working day 9am – 5pm (handovers 9am and 4.30pm)

Long shift 9am – 8pm once a week

Late shift 1pm – 9pm (handover) – one week in 8

Nights – 9pm to 9am – approximately once every 8 weeks. Nights are split into 4 nights and 3 nights.


Standard working day 8.30am – 5.30pm. Evening shifts 4.30pm – 9.30pm. Paediatric ED shift 4pm – 11pm

Weekend on call shifts 8.30am to 9.30pm

Nights 9pm to 9.30 am.

Top tips for extra opportunities (e.g. teaching / skills )

Regular teaching programme (consultant led, trainee led, x-ray, case presentations). Lots of bedside teaching.

Banbury – Opportunities to attend outpatients clinics – a whole week of clinics is part of the rota but which clinics you attend need to be self organised

Oxford – opportunities to attend clinics when wards well staffed so be organised

Oxford – one week of community of paediatrics, 3 days in neonatology including baby check clinics


  • Great grounding in general paediatrics
  • Opportunities to see a comprehensive range of paediatrics – very relevant to front line GP
  • Very senior led and lots of timetabled handover time
  • You learn something new every day. See and do as much as you are able to.
  • Good supportive team
  • Really friendly unit
  • Very approachable consultants
  • Lovely nursing team
  • Lots of teaching both formal and informal
  • Oxford – the specialty clinics are good and usually can be attended as the specialties usually only have a handful of patients on the ward


  • At Banbury – No middle grade doctors, entirely consultant led
  • Winter can be busy, but still manageable
  • Steep learning curve in case of babies
  • Fixed rota makes swaps and study leave challenging at times

The details are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.