GP VTS St1-2 hospital posts
- No on calls
- Multidisciplinary working
- Good insight into another healthcare sector
- Great CBT opportunities including Live Well, long term conditions, group sessions
- Can learn to help deliver computerised, telephone and face to face guided self help
- Community OPA 1-5 days per week
- Based at Amersham
- Inpatient neuro rehab unit
- Involves looking after in patients with 2 consultants
- Good MDT working
- Cardiology, rheumatology and neuro clinics are held weekly and are a good source of GP focussed learning
- General and rheumatology teaching is very good
- A well supported job. Useful for GP in a friendly environment
- Based at Whiteleaf centre, Aylesbury or Valley Centre, Wycombe
- On calls are at Whiteleaf
- Placements include old age, community, acute and general adult psychiatry
- Good exposure to drugs including side effects and monitoring, drug and alcohol services, assessment and management of acute presentations
- Useful exposure to OOH problems.
- Time is divided between both jobs
- Unbanded. All at Stoke Mandeville
- Derm: time in clinics and minor ops, lots of practical support. 2 ward rounds per week, responsible for helping junior colleagues
- Rheum: mostly clinic based, good learning opportunities, includes xray meetings and rheumatology meetings. Good practical skills teaching including joint injections
- An audit is expected and presented
- Well supportive team.
- Hospice based on Stoke Mandeville site
- Integrated with ½ day per week in GP and in ENT clinic
- On call from home 1 per week and 1:5 weekends
- Very well supported and organised
- Journal club and teaching
- Experience in lymphoedema clinic and day hospice
- Fully banded but flexible
- Highly recommended
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Stoke Mandeville for clinics, day surgery at Wycombe general
- Obs: labour ward, antenatal admissions, obstetric emergencies. Antenatal clinics, post natal ward cover. Am and pm shifts.
- Gynae: ward cover, clinics and theatre
- On calls: 1 : 4 weekends
- Twilight shifts Monday- Thursday 1-8 once a month + nights
- Teaching: weekly SpR. Monthly educational half day. Perinatal mortality meetings, audit is required
Accident and Emergency
- Based at SMH
- Resus, minors, majors and paediatric assessment. You will work across all areas. Minors is usually covered by ENPs
- Variety of shifts
- 2-3 weekends per month
- Protected teaching time weekly
- Good practical skills learning opportunities
- Well supported department.
- Divided between neonates and general paeds
- Neonates: attend NICU, high risk deliveries. Useful for learning about baby checks and identifying the sick neonate
- General: divided between wards, clinics and community
- Good senior support
- During community paeds 1 week is spent on ward 7 WGH paediatric day unti
- Shift based jobs
- Journal club and weekly teaching
- CSRU – acute day cases only. Very good job – acute cardiac cases and stroke (regional stroke centre).
- Two stroke wards – rehab and acute ward.
- Lots of experience managing stroke and its complications.
- Also work along with stroke rehab.
- On-calls – one in four, well supported by reg/consultant. Cover cardiology as well as stroke (no F1 over night)
- Weekly student directed teaching
- General medical job (SMH)
- Unbanded (no on calls)
- F1 and F2 on ward (big team) – 30+ patients – dedicated ward.
- Limited clinic exposure but lots of experience on the wards.
- Weekly hospital teaching and grand round
- Based at SMH
- Red team ward 8 (Dr Yau/ Dr Hasan)
- Blue team ward 9 (Dr Durkin/ Dr Frang)
- 3 months unbanded
- 3 months banded – oncalls (ward cover and medical take clerking in A&E)
- 1 week of nights in 6 months
- 3 weekends in 6 months (2 days 1 nights)
- Red team – consultant ward rounds 2-3 times per week
- Blue team – 1-2 consultant ward rounds per week
- Friday lunchtime teaching MFoP
- Wednesday morning general medicine teaching 8.30 start in postgrad centre
- Approachable for workplace based assessments