Basildon Hospital offers the following rotations for GP Trainees: Medicine, Psychiatry, O&G, Paediatrics and A&E. Trainees will spend 18 months in their ST1 and ST2 years in three rotations of six months. During hospital placements, trainees will still have their Wednesday protected teaching sessions with their colleagues in general practice posts.
Information on Specialties
During your time in Medicine, you will be part of a ward-based team and also take part in on-calls. Specialties include Stroke Medicine, DMOP (Department of Medicine for Older People), Respiratory, Palliative/Oncology/Haematology. On-call duties will include both day and night acute admission clerking shifts and out of hours ward cover. Learning opportunities include departmental teaching sessions, MDT meetings, Quality Improvement Project opportunities and Medical Grand Rounds.
During your time in Paediatrics, you will spend your time on the paediatric wards, the Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) in children's A&E, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), postnatal ward and attend deliveries in the Maternity Unit. Learning opportunities include Consultant-led Ward Rounds, clerking patients referred by A&E/GP's in PAU, performing newborn baby checks in the postnatal ward, attending deliveries in the maternity unit, weekly Consultant-led teaching sessions, weekly SHO/Registrar-led teaching sessions and MDT meetings. Paediatrics at Basildon Hospital is a very senior-supported, friendly and open learning environment for all trainees.