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Charing Cross Hospital

Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF
50.0% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
76.20
Clinical Supervision
90.50
Clinical Supervision OOH
91.20
Workload
50.00
Supportive Environment
71.90
Rota Design
74.50
Adequate Experience
74.00
Educational Supervision
83.90
Local Teaching
64.10
Teamwork
76.10
Educational Governance
73.00
Curriculum Coverage
73.80
Feedback
69.00
Study Leave
56.60
Reporting systems
74.50
Induction
78.00
Handover
68.90
Facilities
69.00
Reviews (8)
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Overall
3.4
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Very nice group of consultants. Busy and at times draining job but reportedly not as bad as acute medicine in other London hospitals. Somewhat fixed leave as only allowed to take leave on 'float' days. Exception reporting was not proactively encouraged even though it was not uncommon to stay late. Rota meant you rarely worked with the same people for more than one or two days in a row which was a bit irritating. Great pharmacy support. If you like acute medicine you would probably enjoy this job.
Acute Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Training
Charing Cross Hospital
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1.8
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Unsupportive department for juniors - may have changed now as were threatened with foundation trainee removal. Poorly staffed, lack of support and patients on multiple wards - could be very sick with little senior support. Limited induction. At times SHO expected to carry F1 and SHO on call bleep and take urology referrals even though reg in call. Tough on call rota for general surgery and urology. Avoid if able (although I have heard staffing levels increased)
Urology
Junior (F1-CT2)
Charing Cross Hospital
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1.8
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GP trainees removed from these posts due to total lack of senior support during clinics - absolute prioritisation of surgical trainees, no willingness to teach, expected SHOs to know ENT procedures with very limited induction,running own clinics again without training. Consultants rude and busy/unwilling to help and reg on call not easily accessible. Avoid - have worked in much better ENT departments than this.
Otolaryngology
Junior (F1-CT2)
Charing Cross Hospital
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3.4
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- Not too busy Acute Medical Unit. An SHO's time is split between AMU, AAU (lower acuity patients), Take, and nights. - Days generally fairly manageable, busy ward round in the morning, then jobs before a PM board round. - Consultants are all reasonably nice, without any really being spectacular. I felt there was not really a focus on education/training in the day-to-day working, bar a few Consultants. A strange set-up with only two actual Acute Med Consultants, and the rest being GIM Consultants who do a week or so at a time, which makes it challenging to develop a rapport with the bosses. - As has been said before, the Pharmacy department are pretty exceptional, as are the AMU nursing team, who are usually able to help with bloods/cannulae (there's even one or two who can smash out an ABG for you). 2 monitored bays where the higher acuity patients are. - An amazing service called OPAL, which comprises OT/PT/Nurses/Geriatricians, who are brilliant at the "social stuff" - Weekends are generally not too bad, fairly similar staffing to weekdays. - An ancient Ultrasound machine, which only has a curvilinear probe, which is frustrating if there's a tricky cannula to do. - Departmental teaching once a week, but it's just the other juniors presenting something, and generally lacks senior input, which limits its utility. - Little opportunity for research or QIP. - Generally enough people around to get help if it's needed, and plenty of Consultant cover too. The afternoon board round can feel unnecessary and laborious, with a lot of unconstructive documentation just to prove it has happened, even if absolutely nothing has changed. - Take generally chill, rare that >3 are handed over. Consultant around to post-take promptly. Can usually get ACATs/CEXs done.
Acute Internal Medicine
Junior (F1-CT2)
Charing Cross Hospital
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4
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Did an F3 ENT post. The ENT team are very friendly and supportive. I was a bit intimidated doing nights as an SHO where you're the only ENT doctor in the hospital but the regs are friendly/accessible and most things become straightforward a few weeks into the job. Big bonus - about half of your days have no specific clinical duties (neither on call nor ward cover), so it's very easy to spend time in theatre/get involved in projects etc because there's not a lot of service provision.
Otolaryngology
Junior (F1-CT2)
Charing Cross Hospital
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4.6
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Did an F2 job here. Big, friendly team with a lot of support. Some Consultants have strange/unfriendly personalities but they rotate often. I really enjoyed this job and it massively increased my confidence in dealing with medical patients. Also nice blocks of zero days after doing nights etc so possible to get a decent chunk of time off if you coordinate your AL days.
Acute Internal Medicine
Foundation Programme
Charing Cross Hospital
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Overall
1.4
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Awful. Lack of cons support. One consultant in particular has a penchant for the theatrical in the worst possible way. Would not recommend.
Gastroenterology
Foundation Programme
Charing Cross Hospital
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Overall
0.4
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The most toxic unit I’ve worked in. Insecure and not overly competent consultants who hate trainees. The worst rota imaginable. Unfriendly. One of the consultants is racist beyond belief and no complaints against her are heeded. Depressive atmosphere. Would not recommend.
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
Charing Cross Hospital
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Departments (52)

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Nuclear Medicine
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Chemical Pathology
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Cardiology
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Medical Virology
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Genitourinary Medicine
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n/a
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Emergency Medicine
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81.92
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Occupational Medicine
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n/a
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Urology
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68.33
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Medical Oncology
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69.38
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General (internal) Medicine
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76.67
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Rehabilitation Medicine
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n/a
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General Psychiatry
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76.00
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Respiratory Medicine
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72.14
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Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
71.67
Charing Cross Hospital
General Surgery
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85.00
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Neurosurgery
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68.00
Charing Cross Hospital
Otolaryngology
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59.50
Charing Cross Hospital
Renal Medicine
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n/a
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Rheumatology
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n/a
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Clinical Oncology
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78.13
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Palliative Medicine
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n/a
Charing Cross Hospital
General Practice
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n/a
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Ophthalmology
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.50
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Medical Microbiology
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n/a
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Dermatology
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n/a
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Neurology
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84.00
Charing Cross Hospital
Plastic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.25
Charing Cross Hospital
Breast Surgery
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n/a
Charing Cross Hospital
Haematology
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n/a
Charing Cross Hospital
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.81
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Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.00
Charing Cross Hospital
Medical Psychotherapy
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n/a
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Histopathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.08
Charing Cross Hospital
Academic (Research)
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n/a
Charing Cross Hospital
Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.11
Charing Cross Hospital
Vascular Surgery
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n/a
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Infectious Diseases
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85.00
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
Charing Cross Hospital
Audiovestibular Medicine
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n/a
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Liaison Psychiatry
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n/a
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Stroke Medicine
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70.00
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Sport & Exercise Medicine
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n/a
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Spinal Surgery
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n/a
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Hepatology
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n/a
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Neonatal Medicine
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n/a
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Metabolic Medicine
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n/a
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Clinical Radiology
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70.00
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Geriatric Medicine
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75.63
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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n/a
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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86.67
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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82.86
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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n/a

Training Programmes (37)

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Health Education England North West London
Audio Vestibular Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.51
Health Education England North West London
Core Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.27
Health Education England North West London
Ophthalmology
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.38
Health Education England North West London
Cardiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
72.89
Imperial Scheme
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
71.01
Health Education England North West London
Combined Infection Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.86
Health Education England North West London
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.90
Health Education England North West London
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.96
Health Education England North West London
Clinical Oncology
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.13
Health Education England North West London
Rehabilitation Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Infectious Diseases
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
North West London
Otolaryngology
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.17
Health Education England North West London
Rheumatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
93.75
Health Education England North West London
Medical Microbiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Urology
GMC Training Survey 2021
88.33
North West London
General Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.98
Health Education England North West London
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.63
Health Education England North West London
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.14
Health Education England North West London
Sport and Exercise Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Neurosurgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.75
Health Education England North West London
Chemical Pathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
General Psychiatry
GMC Training Survey 2021
72.50
Charing Cross Hospital
Core Surgical Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
65.00
Health Education England North West London
Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.50
Health Education England North West London
Plastic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
74.79
Health Education England North West London
Neurology
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.43
Health Education England North West London
Geriatric Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.83
Health Education England North West London
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
Health Education England North West London
Medical Oncology
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.25
Health Education England North West London
Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.66
Health Education England North West London
Histopathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.79
Charing Cross Hospital
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.29
Charing Cross Hospital
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
70.83
Health Education England North West London
Dermatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
65.00
Health Education England North West London
Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
88.02