Our Neo-natal unit at St George’s has been rated as the best place for junior doctors to train and learn new skills.

This week, the London School of Paediatrics published the results of its annual survey of trainee paediatric doctors in London.

14 of the 15 trainees at St George’s who completed the survey rated the training our team provide as ‘one of the very best I have been on’.

The unit scored highly against all the key measures for high quality training – including morale, clinical experience, consultants being present and engaged, and the structure of our teaching programme.

Dr Sijo Francis, Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the Neo-natal unit, said:

“It is really good news for the team to be recognised in this way. We work really hard to give trainees the very best experience possible – so to receive such positive feedback makes it all worthwhile”.

“Working in a neonatal unit is extremely rewarding, but it can also be very demanding, both physically and emotionally.

“Our trainees are exposed to a huge amount during their time with us, and the role of the multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals is to ensure they are supported through this.”

Dr Nadir Chowdhury is an ST2 trainee doctor currently on rotation with our neo-natal team. He said:

“I am really enjoying my time here at St George’s. The team ethic is really strong, consultants are very approachable, and this combines to make it a great place to work.”