STEPP (Specialist Training and Education Programme for Paediatrics)

STEPP is a tailored teaching programme which has been running for several years and is especially designed to meet the training needs and requirements for level 1 trainees in Paediatrics or Neonatology.

The programme covers the Yorkshire and Humber region

The training programme director is Dr Simon Frazer, a Paediatric consultant based in Bradford, and there are approximately 40 consultants and registrars who deliver teaching sessions.

Teaching follows a blended approach with some face to face and some virtual.  Virtual sessions are delivered via a training platform known as Blackboard.

An example of some of the training that can be expected:


  • Resus training (PiLS/PLS, NLS & APLS)
  • Simulation
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Core Clinical teaching Surviving & Thriving in Paediatrics


  • Core Neonatal Training (including simulation)
  • Advanced clinical teaching looking at specific fields of paediatric/neonatal medicine.


  • Oncology & Ethics/Challenging Consultations
  • Clinical Research & Appraisals
  • Teaching Skills & Supervision
  • CAMHS & Adolescent Health

Further information can be found on the HEE site