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Neurosurgery

Derriford Hospital
0.0% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
61.30
Clinical Supervision
91.60
Clinical Supervision OOH
95.80
Workload
46.90
Supportive Environment
72.50
Rota Design
76.30
Adequate Experience
62.50
Educational Supervision
76.60
Local Teaching
53.10
Teamwork
85.40
Educational Governance
72.90
Curriculum Coverage
66.70
Study Leave
83.90
Reporting systems
76.30
Induction
83.80
Handover
71.90
Reviews (1)
Overall
0.6
Review
Shambolic department. Worst 4 month placement I've had to endure. Although the sense of teamwork was excellent and the registrars were very approachable, the patients were very sick and staying 45+ mins late was not uncommon, which effectively made a normal working day 10 hours long. Over 4 months, it took its toll. Teaching was non-existent. Weekend shifts were hideous with just one SHO covering the ward and one Reg, second only to night shifts where you have to cross-cover with Ortho. A wholly unreasonable workload for an SHO. This was the placement that properly burnt me out and left me feeling a new apathy towards Medicine, so proceed with caution.
Neurosurgery
Junior (F1-CT2)
Derriford Hospital
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