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Emergency Medicine

Doncaster Royal Infirmary
0.0% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
64.70
Clinical Supervision
82.10
Clinical Supervision OOH
79.60
Workload
36.00
Supportive Environment
57.10
Rota Design
69.20
Adequate Experience
72.80
Educational Supervision
76.10
Local Teaching
63.80
Teamwork
66.70
Educational Governance
60.30
Curriculum Coverage
70.10
Feedback
40.80
Study Leave
34.10
Reporting systems
69.20
Induction
71.60
Handover
54.00
Facilities
40.80
Reviews (1)
Overall
1.8
Review
Busy, chaotic, department frequently overstretched and rampant staffing issues, particularly with nurses. Not unusual to start a night shift with >150 patients waiting to be seen, some for more than 10 hours, with a skeleton crew of approx. 4 doctors to include one covering resus. Generally decent senior support but consultants occasionally disappear for prolonged periods and can be hard to reach. On the plus side, I found the senior staff were generally eager to teach, especially practical skills such as USS, local nerve blocks and joint reductions. I frequently found that all medical beds, all surgical beds and all frailty beds are taken up. The hospital almost never goes on divert so even when 10+ ambulances are queuing up outside more will keep arriving. I have seen patients sitting in A&E for over 36 hours waiting for a bed. Profoundly stressful and left me questioning whether or not I had any place being a doctor. Would not reccommend as sole A&E experience.
Emergency Medicine
Foundation Programme
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
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