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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).



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

Travel Award Holders and Reports

Dr Drew Maxted

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

Dr Cal Robinson

2016 Travel award recipient
Academic Foundation Programme Trainee

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

January 19th – January 20th 2017Bristol Children’s Hospital – programme TBC.
July 7th - July 8th 2016Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Programme
January 21st - January 22nd 2016Evelina Children’s Hospital, London – Programme
January 15th - January 16th 2015Royal Sick Children’s Hospital, Glasgow – Programme
July 3rd - July 4th 2014Leeds Royal Infirmary – Programme, Shared_Haemodialysis_Care_in_Paediatrics, Renal Stones, MHC and Transplantation & Interventional Uro-radiology.
January 30th - January 31st 2014Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool – Programme
June 14th - June 15th 2013Evelina Children’s Hospital London – Programme, Renal biopsies, CKD-MBD & Nephrotic syndrome- genetics.
July 12th - July 13th 2012Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Programme