The TPDs are responsible for allocating placements for both London and KSS, which is based on matching at Level 2 and above. 

 

London

Level 1 trainees are allocated their three year placements at the recruitment stage.

A matching evening occurs early in the year, usually early in the year, which is advertised on: http://www.londonpaediatrics.co.uk/?s=matching).  Trainee have the opportunity to meet college representatives from most of the trusts within the region before filling in a matching form.

Trainees need to complete a matching form where they are able to choose hospitals in order of their preference.  Level 2 trainees will receive their two year placements after completing this form at ST3. Level 3 trainees will receive their three year placements after completing this form at ST5.

The matching paperwork for ST678 is for trainees who will be going to Level 3 training from September or March of the following year and all current ST5 trainees and any ST6/7 trainee who do not have their posts set up for the rest of their training. Current ST8 trainees who require grace period placement are also required to complete the matching form.

ST3 trainees progressing into ST4 in either Sept or March must complete the matching Form and also any ST4 trainees who do not have their posts set up for all of their level 2. This also applies to any ST3/4 trainees currently on maternity leave who needs placement on return from mat leave.

If you have any queries regarding your placement, you will need to email your TPD.


KSS

Level 1 trainees are allocated their first two year placements at the recruitment stage.

Trainees will need to complete a preference form at ST2 for a ST3 placement. Level 2 trainees will receive their two-year placement after completing a preference form at ST3.  ST5 moving to ST6 trainees have a choice of being placed in a London hospital and will also be completing a preference form. ST7&8 placements are given after completing a preference form at the end of ST6. Trainees requiring placements will have their e-portfolio reviewed and scored by the TPDs, trainees will then

be allocated based on their scores and preferences.


If you have any queries regarding your placement, you will need to email your TPD.


How do I receive notification of my confirmed placement?

Trainees and trusts are informed in late May/June of September placements and in December of March rotation changes.

You can view your six-month placement on Synapse but only for 6 months at a time, even if the TPD has allocated you to a post for a year