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Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road, Camberley, GU16 7UJ
75.0% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
73.00
Clinical Supervision
86.70
Clinical Supervision OOH
86.60
Workload
39.10
Supportive Environment
68.90
Rota Design
72.40
Adequate Experience
71.20
Educational Supervision
82.00
Local Teaching
60.30
Teamwork
74.20
Educational Governance
69.90
Curriculum Coverage
70.90
Feedback
66.30
Study Leave
52.30
Reporting systems
72.40
Induction
70.60
Handover
65.30
Facilities
66.30
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4.6
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Overall I enjoyed this job. The non-training SHO rota involved: acute gynae on-calls; covering post-natal ward; covering the general gynae ward; a clinic week. I'll discuss a little about each below. Acute Gynae On-Calls: These generally started off quite quietly but would build as the day went on. If it was a weekend, you did a quick WR of the gynae ward. Then you would take referrals from ED, and discuss them with the reg, either admitting of discharging. It was a good experience to be taking referrals but this was a steep learning curve at first. Sometimes it could be hard to get hold of the reg if they were in theatre, but there was generally a consultant about to help. Sometimes this job was a little tricky as you could get some quite unusual referrals, but I also got some interesting theatre time too. After 5 you covered both gynae and labour ward triage which could get very busy, but thankfully only for a few hrs. Post-Natal Ward This also could be busy, but in a cheerful and satisfying way. Lots of delivered ladies keen to go home! The midwives were great and super helpful. There is a list of the patients you need to see each morning and they have proformas for the different type of issues they may have had (C-section; 3rd degree tear etc) which prompt you with things to check/ask. Often whoever covered the gynae ward (next door and fairly quiet) would pop over to help. The slightly tricky thing for this job is that you also covered labour ward triage for any pregnant ladies who were having pain/bleeding, so you could end up being pulled a bit in both directions. But if the labour ward SHO (someone in O&G training) wasn't busy, they would help cover that too. At weekends you cover the labour ward crash bleep and assist in any emergency C-sections/ Gynae Ward This was generally very relaxed, and welcome by that point as you had this week after a weekend on-call (so F/S/S long days, and M-F 8:30-17 on the gynae ward). The ward nurses were lovely and incredibly helpful. Clinic Week: This was your chance to take leave and follow any interests. You had to be onsite to cover if anyone got sick/took leave, but generally you could pursue what you were interested in. You also don't have to be in handover so can enjoy a later start! Night shifts: You cover the gynae and labour ward bleeps. I would generally be in ED until around midnight. Then a round to mop up any ward jobs on antenatal/postnatal and gynae wards. Then it was just a case of responding to bleeps. The main things were emergency C-sections. I would wander around labour ward as it had a lovely vibe overnight and you could learn a lot. The consultants were generally friendly with the odd prickly (but perfectly manageable) character thrown in. There wasn't a lot of opportunities for research but it was there if you really dug. The teaching was OK (not spectacular).
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
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5
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This was one of my favourite jobs of the foundation programme. This may have been because a good bunch of juniors were assigned at that time but in general the consultants were nice, with a few stand out gems amongst them. The teams divide into liver and luminal, both with gastro outliers, working on F9 ward. Days start at 8:45 and finish at 18:00. I found the workload fine - busy but satisfyingly so. We would all write a communal jobs list and try and blast through it. I rarely stayed late. Frimley design their rotas so that you’re paid for WR prep time (starting at 8:45), and for if you have to stay late (finishing at 18:00) but if we finished all our jobs the consultants were happy for us to head home early if it was after 17:00 and we handed over (sometimes one person from each side would stay until 18:00). The only downside was a little with the nurses. There was quite a doctors v nurses atmosphere which was just a little annoying at times, and I think came from the ward leadership. But the nurses were competent and helpful.
Gastroenterology
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
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1
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Awful experience for first FY1 rotation. Most patients reviewed only once weekly by consultant. Clinical Fellow / ST3 registrars are the most senior member of the team and frequently neglect / miss medical issues. Patients often deteriorate unnecessarily and only FY1's / SHO's left to manage. Poor relations between surgical and medical teams so Med SpR often reluctant to support. Rota was appalling even before this covid wave (hate to think how bad it is now), and regularly leaves single FY1's/SHO's covering 30+ patients. Many rota gaps which are left unfilled due to total resistance to put out for locums. No departmental or foundation year teaching. No theatre / clinic time. Trust grades are paid a paltry £24,000 with no extra for out of hours, and no ability to exception report.
General Surgery
Foundation Programme
Frimley Park Hospital
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4
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A welcoming department. Staff are all very nice and the nursing team are fantastic. CCU nurses in particular are an extremely good source of knowledge. As juniors you also cover renal which is one of the best departments in the hospital for workload and teaching. Worst bits are that it can be difficult to get cath lab experience as the department will often be at its minimum staffing level for doctors so it can be difficult to get away from the ward. Also the consultants, although all nice individually, are all very different from each other so plans can change drastically each Monday.
Cardiology
Foundation Programme
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Departments (39)

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Chemical Pathology
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Cardiology
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56.00
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Obstetrics
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Emergency Medicine
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85.00
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Urology
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Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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67.78
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General (internal) Medicine
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68.24
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General Psychiatry
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n/a
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Respiratory Medicine
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73.75
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Intensive Care Medicine
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76.67
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General Surgery
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74.74
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Otolaryngology
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63.75
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Rheumatology
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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84.00
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Medical Microbiology
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Immunology
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Neurology
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Plastic Surgery
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Haematology
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65.00
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Acute Internal Medicine
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58.33
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Colorectal Surgery
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Gastroenterology
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28.75
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Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
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Orthogeriatrics
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Anaesthetics
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88.61
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Vascular Surgery
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Stroke Medicine
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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78.75
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Clinical Radiology
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85.00
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Geriatric Medicine
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67.92
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Community Child Health
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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66.67
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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73.64
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (26)

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Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Paediatrics
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78.39
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Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
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n/a
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Vascular Surgery
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98.33
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Anaesthetics
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81.55
Frimley Programme
GP Training
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71.01
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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74.79
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
General Surgery
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74.49
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Core Anaesthetics
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84.88
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Ophthalmology
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78.20
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Clinical Radiology
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77.19
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Acute Internal Medicine
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63.33
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Foundation Programme
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75.02
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Plastic Surgery
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81.07
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Acute Care Common Stem
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78.58
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Respiratory Medicine
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76.67
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Gastroenterology
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n/a
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Intensive Care Medicine
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88.33
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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79.24
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Geriatric Medicine
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73.50
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Cardiology
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81.42
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Core Surgical Training
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71.25
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Urology
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n/a
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Otolaryngology
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93.89
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Haematology
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n/a
Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Emergency Medicine
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71.96
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Immunology
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n/a