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Canteen not open overnight. Food is pretty bad for the price you pay.
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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
70.30
Clinical Supervision
85.50
Clinical Supervision OOH
83.30
Workload
36.30
Supportive Environment
61.40
Rota Design
70.70
Adequate Experience
71.50
Educational Supervision
77.10
Teamwork
72.90
Educational Governance
67.50
Curriculum Coverage
67.50
Feedback
49.50
Study Leave
40.00
Reporting systems
70.70
Induction
74.00
Handover
68.80
Facilities
49.50
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4.4
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worked as an F1 there Actually I loved GRI. The old building is so cool and full of history. On a nice day you can grab aroma coffee and go to the rooftop with the amazing views! As F1 you work A LOT. GRI doesn’t care how intensively you work, it wants just some more. The rota is really tough and is at its maximum cuz when I calculated the hours it was something like 47.899999 lol. I don’t know how they’ve done it but here we are... Workload in most of the places is really heavy. Rotation in gen med includes blocks of AMU and you can forget about any life outside work during that moth. You’re working 12h shifts all the time with insane intensity. However, you’re very supported with 2 consultant ward rounds and you have an SHO as well who might be an IMT. I’ve learned a lot and when moved to other hospital as an SHO I found myself more confident than most of my peers! Downstream ward work only seems to be more relaxed.... but hey, it’s GRI, so the adventures start from hunting for a pod (I managed to trade a pod for a lunch, recommend to keep a stash of them!) to chasing bloods that don’t come back until 4 pm. So, the evening F1 is sometimes given something like 20+ bloods to chase with random «U&E’s for potassium».. F1 weekends are somewhat a hit or miss..., the pleb cover is very occasional (they simply can decide not to turn up if the weather is nice) and you end up bleeding 4-5-6 wards. When I was holding the arrest bleep it meant that my phleb round would be occasionally interrupted to attend the arrest and then I’d go back to bleeding pt’s. Training..... well, if you manage to attend the teams meeting while munching your sandwich in the ward and nurses constantly interrupting you...that’s already an achievement. I rotated in Respiratory and the only people who were keen to teach you were 2 consultants (Dr C was the best!!). The rest of the consultants didn’t care. Registrars were too preoccupied with exercising their procedural skills and clinics (occasionally will do the ward round on behalf of the consultant). Geriatrics team was nice and very supportive. You could always ask in the departmental watsapp for help and someone would turn up if they have more chilled/relaxed day with the reg turning up as well. This doesn’t exclude the workload though and most of your days are still busy (not the place to choose if you want chill rotation). Overall, I enjoyed my days in GRI as I felt what a real team is and how it changes you life. Of course it’s a busy NHS hospital with most of the days being highly intense but you always have your peers/pals there to help or to be your shoulder to cry on. We always worked as a team OOH having watsapp chat and supporting each other with jobs. I’ve never met such great team work ever!
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Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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Overall
0.2
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Worked here a few years ago as an fy2 and probably had one of the most damaging experiences of my life. Was treated so poorly that I gained 50kg during the 4 months I was there and was fantasising about jumping in front of the train at high street station whenever they'd finally let me go home. Was expected to come in two hours early to do a pre-ward round ward round and know all patients results off by heart, if I misquoted a patients e.g. Crp by one I was berated about it. The other sho on my firm was off with burnout leaving me to wait for the list to finish every day. I'd look forward to the on call as at least I could guarantee getting home when I was paid to as you hand over to the night team but essentially was often working 0600-2300 5x a week and being treated so poorly while I was doing it that it has left me with long term issues stemming from doing this job. I legitimately, genuinely feel like there is no positive experience to be had here and would happily be set on fire before working at this hospital again. I wouldn't even locum in this hospital, I wouldn't trust them not to throw me under the bus when something inevitably went wrong due to the sheer unsafe nature of the rota / referal pathways / lack of senior support / bullying. Social experience was allright though as you banded together with the other juniors about how awful it all was. A real sense of cameraderie as you're all put to the sword. When the rotation finished all the fy's met up and had a big old sesh to celebrate being free of the place.
Foundation Programme
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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