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IPSWICH HOSPITAL TRUST

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust provides secondary (specialist) or acute healthcare to a core catchment population of approximately 356,000 people living in Ipswich and East Suffolk. It is a busy district general hospital with 631 beds in general acute, maternity, Paediatric and neonatal services

 

In June 2008, The Garrett Anderson Centre (GAC) was opened, which provides a new Emergency Department, a 22 bed Intensive Care facility, 40 elective surgery beds and 4 operating theatres with associated day case surgical unit. The Urgent Care Centre was rated as Outstanding by the CQC Inspection in April 2015.

ENT Department

 

There are 4 ENT Consultants. Mr. Andreas Hilger Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon is also the current regional Training Programme Director for ENT.

 

Mr. Matthew Yung (Otology)

Mr. Mahmoud Salam (Rhinology)

Mr. Andreas Hilger (Head & Neck Surgery)

Mr. Jim Fong (Head & Neck Surgery)

 

3 Trainee Registrars on rotation

 

3 Middle Grade Specialty Doctors

 

2 SHOs (1 FY2 and 1 GP VTS).

 

5 full and part time experienced Specialist Nurse Practitioners (SNPs)

 

Training structure and Rota

During the 12 months spent at Ipswich Hospital, ENT Registrars will rotate through 3, 4 month rotations (Otology, Head & Neck and Rhinology). Ipswich patients requiring major head & neck surgery are operated on at the Norwich & Norfolk University Hospital and during the Head & Neck rotation, trainees travel to Norwich every other Tuesday for these theatre lists. The Registrar timetables for each of the three rotations are below;

ENT Consultant Timetable (Reg1 – Otology – Mr. Yung)

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

Clinic

(Bal Cl 1st&3rd)

 

 

Theatre

(Mr. Yung)

 

Clinic

A B C

 

Clinic A&C

Theatre B&D

(Mr. Yung)

 

 

Clinic (Paed)

 

 

 

Clinic

Weeks A C D

 

 

 

       Theatre

        (Mr. Yung)

 

 

Research

 

 

Clinic A&C

Theatre B&D

(Mr. Yung)

 

 

Theatre B&D

(Mr. Fong)

½ day A&C

 

ENT Consultant Timetable (Reg2 – Rhinology – Mr. Salam)

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

Theatre

(Mr. Salam)

 

 

Clinic

 

Voice clinic D

 

 

Clinic B&D

Theatre A&C

(Mr. Salam)

 

Clinic A C D

Voice Clinic B

 

 

Theatre

(Mr. Salam)

 

 

 

 

 

Clinic (Paed)

 

 

Theatre C

(Mr. Fong)

½ day A B D

 

 

Clinic B&D

Theatre A&C

(Mr. Salam)

 

 

 

Theatre A

(Mr. Fong)

 

Research B C D

 

ENT Consultant Timetable (Reg3 Head & Neck – Mr. Hilger & Mr. Fong)

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

Clinic

 

 

Clinic B&D

NNUH A&C

 

MDT & HNJE/F Clinic

 

Research

 

Theatre

(Mr. Hilger)

 

 

½ day

 

 

 

    Clinic B&D

    NNUH A&C

 

Clinic C

Theatre A B

 & D (Mr. Fong)

 

 

Clinic

 

Theatre A B D (Mr. Hilger)

 

(Thy clinic with AWH wk C)

Registrar on calls

On calls are a full working pattern shift system (24 hour, non resident). The weekdays are a 1:4 rota (Tuesdays Reg 1, Wednesdays Reg 3, Thursdays – Reg 2). The Friday night and weekend rota is shared with the Colchester Hospital ENT Department on an alternating basis with the on call Registrar providing cover for both Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals. This works out as 1:8 weekends and 1:10 Fridays.

On an Ipswich weekend on-call, the Ipswich team (via the 1st on call) take all emergency referrals (and new admissions as necessary) from Colchester A+E and GPs. On Saturday morning, the Ipswich on call Registrar does a ward round at Ipswich Hospital and then receives a handover of Colchester in-patients from the Friday night Colchester registrar once they have done the ward round at Colchester. On Sunday morning, the duty Registrar does an inpatient ward round at both Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

The majority of 1st on call cover during nights and weekends is staffed by experienced Specialist Nurse Practitioners. This system is very successful and has gained national recognition.

 

ENT Courses at Ipswich Hospital

 

Each year, Mr. Matthew Yung runs a Mastoidectomy & Tympanoplasty Course and a Dacrocystrhinostomy Course both of which enjoy a distinguished International Faculty, clinical workshops, lectures and live surgery sessions. As staff of Ipswich Hospital, ENT trainees are invited to attend these courses free of charge, although may be asked to help out on the day. The annual temporal bone course also takes place at Ipswich Hospital, usually in November.

 

Useful contacts

 

Mr. Andreas Hilger (Training Programme Director): andreas.hilger@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Carol Bolton – Lead Secretary for ENT: carol.bolton@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Jan Rudd (Mr. Yung- secretary) –course related queries: jan.rudd@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (CHUFT), which is situated in Britain's oldest recorded town, Colchester. It is easily accessible by both rail and motorway (through the A12 highway) and it is approximately an hours’ commute from London. Alternatively there is a train that originates from Liverpool Street, London). The trust serves a district population of approximately 334,000 with a high proportion of elderly people, and as a trainee you will be exposed to a wide variety of clinical conditions and pathologies. The town itself has an active town centre and many amenities are nearby such as supermarkets and gyms.

ENT Department

The department has the following structure ;

 4 Consultants

  1. Mr Duncan McRae (MCR) – lead clinician, general with interest in Rhinology and otology.
  2. Mr Donald McFerran (DMC) – Assigned educational supervisor, general with interests in otology, hyperacusis and tinnitus
  3. Ms Angelisa Espinosa – general with interest in paediatrics and otology
  4. Mr Arcot Maheshwar (MHW)  - malignant and benign head and neck

2 Associate Specialists – Mr Chokkalingam, Mr Siddique

2 Training registrars

4 SHOs and 1 FY1

All clinics and secretarial offices are in Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road whereas the operating sessions and inpatient care is located in Colchester General Hospital (2.5 miles apart). Malignant head and neck operating including post-operative inpatient care is undertaken in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (roughly 20 miles from Colchester)

Training structure and rota

The year is divided into a general and head and neck job as outlined below;

 

SpR 1

SpR 2

Monday 1

OPD (LEE3A)

Research

Theatre (MHW)

Theatre (MHW)

Monday 2

OPD (LEE3A)

Research

Clinic (LEE6P)

Free

Tuesday 1

Theatre (MCR)

OPD (MCR3C)

Theatres (Chelmsford)

Theatres (Chelmsford)

Tuesday 2

Theatre (MCR)

OPD (MCR3C)

Research

Research

Wednesday 1

Theatre (LEE)

Theatre (LEE)

OPD (DMCTC followed by MHW34)

OPD (DMCW4)

Wednesday 2

Theatre (LEE)

Theatre (LEE)

OPD (MCR2C)

OPD (DMCW4)

Thursday

Theatre (MCR)

OPD (MHWT2 / MCR6C)

OPD DMCT3

Theatre (DMC)

Friday 1

OPD (LEE5P)

Theatre (DMC)

Theatres (MCR)

OPD (MHWF3)

Friday 2

OPD (LEE5P)

Free

OPD (LEE4P)

Free

 

On-calls

The on-calls are a full working pattern shift system (24 hour, non resident). The weekdays are a 1:4 rota (General SpR on-call every Wednesday night and Head and Neck SpR on-call every Thursday night). The Friday night and weekends are shared with Ipswich on a 1:8. On a Colchester weekend on-call, the Colchester team takes all emergencies from Ipswich A+E and GPs. The registrar goes over on the Sunday to do a ward round of the inpatients. The similar thing happens to the Ipswich team on an Ipswich weekend-on call.

 

Useful contact links

Mr Donald McFerran – don.mcferran@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

Adrian Cooke (Mr McFerran’s secretary) Adrian.cooke@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk,

01206 744439

 

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LUTON & DUNSTABLE HOSPITAL
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The hospital was officially, opened by Her Majesty Queen Mary on 14th February 1939. The hospital has gone from strength to strength and today the L&D is a fully-fledged University Teaching Hospital.

The L&D has a team consists of highly qualified specialist Consultants dealing with all aspects of ENT from minor procedures, such as putting in grommets to complex head and neck cancer surgery.

They are supported by specialist ENT and Head & Neck Cancer nurses and healthcare professionals (SLT and Dieticians), all focused on ensuring that our patients have the best possible treatment and experience.

The ENT team members provide both routine and specialist clinics including some nurse clinics.

Ward 20 is the Head & Neck ward shared with OMFS and has the expertise and facilities to provide care for the patients with traches and free flaps.

The outpatient clinics consist of general ENT, Head & Neck Cancer, Neck Lump, Thyroid, Voice, and Paediatric Clinics. The theatre lists consist of day-case  procedures and inpatient adult and Paediatric cases.

ENT Department

The department has the following structure ;

 4 Consultants

  1. Mr Prasaud Kothari – Clinical Director, Assigned Educational Supervisor, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon
  2. Mr Sanjeev Silva – Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon
  3. Ms Jaan Panesar – Consultant ENT surgeon with interest in Paediatrics and Facial plastics
  4. Mr Om Chawla  - Consultant ENT Surgeon with an interest in Otology
  5. Mr Pranay Singh – Consultant Otologist
  6. Mr Nick Clifton – Consultant Rhinologist

2 Associate Specialists – Mr Thambyrajah, Mr Aijaz

4 Clinical Fellows

2 Training registrars

1 CT1 and 2 FY2

 

 

Training structure and rota

The year is divided into a 6 months general and 6 months head and neck

 

Head & Neck SpR

General ENT SpR

Monday

Theatre (PK)

Theatre (PK)

Free

OPC (OC)

Tuesday

OPC (SS)

OPC (PS)

Wks2,4

Theatre (OC)

Theatres (OC)

Wednesday

Free

Paeds OPC (PS)

OPC (PK)

Free

Thursday

H&N MDT and OPC (PK)

OPC (PK)

Wks 1,3,5

Theatre (NC)

OPC (NC)

Friday

Thaetre (SS)

Theatre (SS)

Theatre (PS)

OPC (PS)

 

On-calls

The on-calls are a full working pattern shift system (24 hour, non resident). The weekdays are a 1:4 rota. The Friday night and weekends are shared with Bedford on a 1:5. On Friday and weekend on-call, we also cover Bedford Hospital (on weekends you cover Bedford but this will soon change to L&D only for all inpatient activity at weekends)

Useful contact links

LUTON & DUNSTABLE HOSPITAL

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

 

Telephone:  01582 49 11 66

Secretary: Yasmin  Jora,

Tel: 01582-497457

Email: yasmin.jora@ldh.nhs.uk

Fax: 01582-497031

 

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the largest NHS trusts in the United Kingdom and provides first-class acute and specialist services. The job of the hospital is to provide the best possible care for a tertiary catchment area of up to 1 million people. It is easily accessible by both rail and motorway (through the A11 highway) and it is approximately two hours’ commute from London. The city itself has a large range of shopping facilities and is close to the broads (an area of outstanding natural beauty).

ENT Department

The department has the following structure;

 5 full time consultants

  1. Mr Mike Wickstead (MW) – lead clinician, general with interest in paediatrics and otology.
  2. Mr Andrew Bath (APB) – ENT Training Committee Chair, general with interests in rhinology and otology.
  3. Mr John Phillips  (JSP) – Assigned Educational Supervisor, general with interest in otology
  4. Mr Ramez Nassif (RGN)  - malignant and benign head and neck
  5. Mr Stuart Burrows (SB) - malignant and benign head and neck

3 part time consultants

  1. Mr Peter Prinsley (PRP) – general with interest in otology and rhinology.
  2. Mr Junaid Hanif (JH) – general with interest in otology.
  3. Mr Peter Tassone (PT) – general with interest in malignant and benign head and neck

2 Staff Grades – Mr Mo Alfiky, Mr Hassan Mohammed

3 Training registrars

5 SHOs

All clinics and secretarial offices are located on the main site.

 

SpR 1 (H&N)

SpR 2 (General)

SpR (General)

Monday    AM                      

 

              

                  

                   PM                             

OPD RGN (2&4)

THEATRE RGN (1&3)

 

 

THEATRE RGN (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

OPD JSP

 

 

 

THEATRE JSP (1&3)/MW (2&4)

THEATRE APB (2&4)/PRP (1&3)

 

 

OPD APB (2&4)/PRP (1&3)

Tuesday     AM                    

 

                                       

                   PM                     

THEATRE H&N RGN

 

 

THEATRE H&N RGN

THEATRE JSP

 

 

OPD JSP

OPD MW

 

 

THEATRE MW

Wed          AM             

 

                                      

                  PM               

H&N MDT

 

 

H&N OPD

THEATRE PT (2&4)

FREE (1&3)

 

OPD PT (2&4)

OPD JH (1&3)

THEATRE APB (1&3)

OPD JH (2&4)

 

THEATRE JH (2&4)

OPD JH (1&3)

Thurs         AM               

 

                                       

                   PM                

OPD RGN

 

 

OPD RGN (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

OPD PT

 

 

DPU (2&4)

FREE (1&3)

DPU APB (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

 

OPD PRP (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

Friday         AM                 

 

                                       

                     PM                

TNO RGN (2&4)

FREE (1&3)

 

OPD RGN (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

OPD JH (2&4)

FREE (1&3)

 

THEATRE JH (1&3)

FREE (2&4)

OPD APB

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Timetable due to change from Oct 2015

On-calls

The on-calls are a full working pattern shift system (24 hour, non resident). The weekdays are a 1:7 rota. The Friday night and weekends also cover ENT emergencies from James Paget University Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital but the registrar is routinely based at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Useful contact links

Mr Andrew Bath

andy.bath@nnuh.nhs.uk

 

 

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West Suffolk Hospital

 

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The West Suffolk Hospital is a vibrant, friendly and accessible hospital set in a 19-hectare parkland site on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. It has around 430 beds open at any one time and serves a population of around 275,000, within area of approximately 600 square miles. It is easily accessible by road via the A14 and is approximately 30-40 minutes from Cambridge. Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and  the glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm.

ENT Department

The department has the following structure:

3 Consultants

  • Mr Fahmy Fahmy (FF): Otology
    • Assigned educational supervisor
  • Mr Marcos Martinez del Pero (MM): Head and neck,
    • Lead clinician
  • Mr David McKiernan (DCM): Rhinology and facial plastics
    • Also works at Addenbrooke’s

3 Associate Specialists – Mr Skibsted, Mr Ahmed

2 Training registrars and 1 staff specialist

3 SHO's

Clinics and theatre are mainly at the West Suffolk site, but satellite clinics are held at Newmarket and Sudbury, and one half of the rota has one-day-a-week at Addenbrooke’s.

Training structure and rota

The year is divided into two, but on either half time is spent with all consultants.

 

 

SpR 1

SpR 2

 

 

 

MON

 

AM

Theatre

WSH

(DCM)

OP Clinic

WSH

(MM)

PM

OP Clinic

WSH

(DCMB)

Theatre

WSH

(MM)

 

 

TUES

 

AM

Theatre

WSH

(MM)

Ward round

OP Clinic

WSH

(FFB)

PM

CPD or Theatre (optional)

Theatre

(FF)

 

 

 

WED

AM

OP Clinic- Newmarket

(DCMN) Wks 1,3

Academic Wks2,4,5

Ward round

CPD

PM

OP Clinic

Newmarket

 (DCMN)  Wks 2,4,5

Academic Wks 1,3

Theatre

WSH

(RS)

 

 

 

THURS

AM

Theatre

WSH

(FF)

DCM clinic

Addenbrooke’s

DCM theatre Wk4

PM

Theatre

WSH

(FF)

DCM theatre

Addenbrooke’s

(1830 finish)

 

 

 

 

FRI

AM

Ward round

OP Clinic

St Leonards

(FFSHC)

 

Academic

PM

OP Clinic

WSH

(FFB)

OP Clinic

WSH

(FFB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-calls

Mid week (0800-1700 at WSH) are shared between the two registrars and one staff grade. The overnight on-calls are non-resident based at Addenbrooke’s. These are shared with the 6 Addenbrooke’s registrars, which results in a 1:8 pattern. Mid-week evenings (1700-0800) the WSH registrar covers every other Thursday. Fridays (1700-0800) and Saturday to Monday (0800 – 0800) are also 1:8. If you live more than 30 minutes from Addenbrooke’s you will need to be resident (currently accommodation provided).

The Addenbrooke’s on call covers WSH, Addenbrooke’s and Papworth Hospitals so if ENT emergencies occur at these sites the registrar needs to travel to the emergency (therefore car essential).

 

Useful contact links

Marcos Martinez del Pero: marcos.martinezdelpero@wsh.nhs.uk

 

Fahmy Fahmy: fahmy.fahmy@wsh.nhs.uk

 

Sarah Smith (PA to MM and DCM): sarah.smith@wsh.nhs.uk

Jacquie Adie (PA to FF): Jacquie.adie@wsh.nhs.uk

 

James Paget Hospital
 
 
5 Consultants:
4 part-time:
- Peter Prinsley (Otology, Facial Plastics)
- Junaid Hanif (Otology, Snoring Surgery)
- Carl Philpott (Rhinology)
- Vacant post - TBC (H&N)
1 full-time:
- Basil Alomari (locum) (General ENT)
 
2 registrar posts
3 SHOs
The James Paget University Hospital is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to a population of 230,000 residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney, as well as to the many visitors who come to this part of East Anglia. Our main site in Gorleston is supported by the Newberry Clinic and other outreach clinics in the local area.
The Trust has c500 inpatient beds located on the James Paget University Hospital. These are a mix of critical, intensive and high dependency care, general surgery and medicine, maternity, paediatrics and neonatal, and escalation beds used when we are experiencing high demand and need to deal with an increased number of patients needing our care. 
As a University Hospital, the Trust trains over one third of the medical students from the University of East Anglia and has a strong national reputation for research and excellence in the quality of training facilities.
 
On-calls:
The on-calls are a full working pattern shift system (24 hour, non resident). The weekdays are a 1:7 rota covering both James Paget University Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. At weekends cover also includes the  Queen Elizabeth Hospital with the registrar based at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
 
 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SpR 1
am
Theatre PT   4/4
OPD PRP/JH   3/4                    DCR list CP 1/4
Theatre PRP 4/4
Audit
Theatre BAO 2/4                  TNO 2/4                         
 
pm
OPD PT       4/4
Theatre PRP 3/6                  Minor ops 1/4                   OPD CP any non-theatre weeks   
OPD PRP    4/4
OPD CMP       4/4
Research (remains on site at JPUH)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SpR 2
am
OPD JH      4/4
OPD  PT 4/4
Theatre BAO 4/4                
Theatre CP 4/4
OPD PT 4/4
 
pm
Theatre JH 4/4
Theatre PT 4/4
Audit
Theatre CP 1/6                 OPD Specialist rhinology/smell & taste 5/6
Research UEA
 
 
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

BROOMFIELD HOSPITAL – ENT DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Entrance at Broomfield Hospital

 

 

Mid Essex Hospital Services has seen major developments on the Broomfield Hospital site, which incorporated the former North Thames Regional Orthopaedic Centre from Black Notley Hospital, Braintree and the North Thames Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit from St Andrew’s Hospital, Billericay.

 

In 2010 the Trust opened a new state of the art hospital wing which included a £160 million centralisation of services from St John’s Hospital to Broomfield, and the development of a Diagnostic Treatment Centre. Maternity, paediatrics, gynaecology, ENT and oral services have all moved to Broomfield into purpose built accommodation.  A and E, and acute medicine and surgery services were also relocated into the new building.  A helipad is now open to allow rapid transfer of emergency cases.

 

Head and Neck oncology services have been centralised at Broomfield, and as part of the development of an Essex wide Head and Neck service the Trust has established a dedicated inpatient facility on the Broomfield site.

DAY TO DAY

 

The adult in-patient service is managed through Billericay Ward (E321), a dedicated ENT/MaxFax ward at Broomfield Hospital. The SHO level doctors will be responsible for the admitting and clerking of routine and emergency E.N.T. patients to the beds and assessing all emergency referrals.

 

Children are admitted to Phoenix ward if overnight stay required or for emergency assessment/ admission, and through the children’s day stay unit (Wizard) for day case procedures.

 

Day cases are managed through the TADSU, level 3 in the PFI.

 

Outpatient clinics are carried out in a dedicated ENT department in area 101 in the PFI. This is co located with audiology services and oral/maxillofacial services, and adjacent to paediatric outpatients.

 

 

HEAD AND NECK NETWORK

 

A new, centralised centre for Head and Neck services, including all ENT inpatient surgery and emergency admissions, has been established at Broomfield Hospital. This will serve Basildon, Southend, Harlow and Chelmsford, a population of over one million, and provide a major centre for Head and Neck cancer services. On call duties are undertaken at the hub hospital (Broomfield).

 

Broomfield Hospital is the regional head and neck cancer centre with a wide range of surgical procedures in all sub-specialties, including complex head and neck surgery. There will be close links with Broomfield’s St Andrews Centre, which is a Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre.

                                                                                                                               

The consultants currently working within the Head and Neck Network are:

 

 

Broomfield Hospital                       Southend Hospital

 

Miss Laura Harding                           Mr Gavin Watters

Mr Leon Fletcher                              Mr Jonathan Philpott

Mr Mark Puvanendran                     Mr Martyn Barnes

Mr Albert Pace Balzan                      Mr Aaron Trinidad

                                                                                                                                                        

 

Basildon                                           Princess Alexandra, Harlow

 

Mr Maged Abdelkader                      Mrs Eleftheria Kiverniti

Mr George Fayad                             Mr Ha Chau

Ms Montio Morgan                            Miss Ching

                                                         

 

Essex Rivers

Mr Arcot Maheshwar (for cancer work only, Colchester is not part of the general ENT/Emergency service)

 

ON CALL ARRANGEMENTS

 

Patients are referred from all A and E departments in the network, and from GPs.

 

There are 8 middle grade doctors (SpR or SAS) in the network, providing a second tier of on-call, two doctors from each participating trust.

 

The current ST and Trust doctors work a 1:12 rota, with prospective cover. The rota is a full shift, one week of nights in 12 and 1 week in 4 (Monday to Friday only) long days at Broomfield Hospital.  Annual leave should not be taken during the on call weeks, or during the week of long days, unless duties can be swapped.

 

Copies of the on call rota are distributed regularly by e mail by the rota coordinator.

 

Registrar Level Trainee

 

This is a 12 month position with a mixture of mainly head and neck surgery, with some general/paediatric experience. Major head and neck work is carried out in the hospital and you will be involved in all aspects of the management of these patients’ care.

 

 

ANNUAL LEAVE

 

Entitlement is pro rata to 5 weeks (27 days per 12 month period with lieu days for Bank Holidays worked) or 6 weeks (32 days) if on the third point of the salary scale or higher.

Annual leave should not be taken during the on call weeks, or during the week of long days, unless duties can be swapped.

Only one ST level doctor and one middle grade doctor may be on leave at any time.

 

It is not normally Trust policy to pay in lieu of any leave not taken, or to carry leave forward to subsequent appointments within the Trust.  It is therefore imperative that you liaise with your colleagues at an early stage to ensure that all outstanding leave is taken in accordance with departmental guidelines.  Six weeks notice of leave is required.  Annual leave forms are available from the Rota Coordinator, currently Leena Banerjee.

EDUCATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS – GENERAL

 

The Postgraduate Centre is the Medical Academic Unit based at Broomfield Hospital.  The Unit has two lecture rooms and two small group teaching rooms, all equipped with audio-visual aids.  The Centre is used extensively by doctors in training, Consultants, General Practitioners and other professions allied to medicine.

 

The Warner Library is staffed by a full-time Librarian and library assistants and is situated to the rear of the Medical Academic Unit.  There is an up-to-date collection of text books and monographs and a large stock of journals, most of which are now available electronically.  There is a growing collection of videos, CD ROMS and multimedia.  The library server provides access to Medline, Canal, the Cochrane Library, Best Evidence and MCQ Software and test books.  All users can now access OVID on-line from work or home once they have registered and have a password.

 

A Computer Assisted Learning service is also available in the library with support and resources for e-learning.

 

There is a purpose built Bio skills training facility adjacent to the library, which is used for training in practical surgical skills.  The Unit is equipped with laparoscopic simulators including a state of the art virtual reality laparoscopic trainer.  Facilities also exist for training in the skills needed for open general surgery and orthopaedic surgery.   FY1s are encouraged to use this facility regularly for practical skills training, either individually or within small groups under supervision.

 

Southend University Hospital
Basildon University Hospital
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