- Isabel Hospice, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City
- Dr Pia Amsler
- Dr Kathy Myers (based mainly at QE II)
- Dr Dee Traue
- Organiser — Dr Debbie Quinn (associate specialist)
- Weekend on call, no night on call
- Most of the time is spent on the ward with one morning a week in the day hospice but you should also organise a few sessions with the community nurse specialist, they are particularly helpful when undertaking domicillary visits.
- There is also a hospital liaison team led by Dr Kathy Myers who are happy for you to join them when possible.
- Opportunity to do paracentesis and thoracocentesis.
- Learn how to set up a syringe driver — very important skill to have when a GP and you will also become comfortable using opiates.
- Make use of supervision sessions early. May not seem helpful initially but it does provide an opening to release some of the emotions involved in the post.
- Cremation fees go towards study leave fund; there is the opportunity to use this money for an appropriate course.
- DO NOT BOOK ANNUAL LEAVE in the first 2 weeks of the post as this time is used for specialist induction. Leave requests are likely to be refused.
- This post is usually available in ST2