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Monklands Hospital

Monkscourt Ave, Airdrie, ML6 0JS
20.0% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

Car Parking
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Free parking. Easy to get a space if arriving before 9am. After this will be difficult until approximately 4pm when others start to leave. On street parking about 5-10 minutes walk from the hospital. Be very cautious with parking far away - poorly lit, instances of staff being followed and mugged at their vehicles.
Public Transport
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Nearby train station approximately 10 minutes walk. Bus station just outside hospital.
Notes & systems
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Electronic prescribing. Notes paper based. Hospital is equipped with phones so everyone can be directly dialled. Lots of minor IT issues across the hospital - slow computers, faulty hardware, systems aren’t available on all computers (be prepared to fight for the one computer which has PACS and a label printer, for example).
Food & Canteen
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Canteen has a small selection of hot food and sandwiches, though very little in the way of healthy food and be prepared for an onslaught of non-seasoned beige foodstuffs. Some food provision overnight a recent addition - to order in advance. Has a WRVS which operates during the week until approximately 1pm, and a WHSmiths on site open later. No other sources of food.
Facilities & Doctors Mess
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Fairly nice mess, in usual state of disrepair but consistent with the general state of the hospital. Paid coffee machine, fridge, washing up facilities. Attitude in mess is friendly with most/ all doctors quite happy to chat. Not able to do many events recently due to Covid19 restrictions.
Local Area
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Doctors tend to commute from the nearby areas - particularly from Glasgow, with many using the M8 / M74 to drive in, though commuting by train is also done.
GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
74.80
Clinical Supervision
89.30
Clinical Supervision OOH
87.60
Workload
48.30
Supportive Environment
67.10
Rota Design
70.30
Adequate Experience
72.60
Educational Supervision
83.50
Local Teaching
71.50
Teamwork
73.10
Educational Governance
69.50
Curriculum Coverage
75.40
Feedback
73.10
Study Leave
62.00
Reporting systems
70.30
Induction
76.10
Handover
68.80
Facilities
73.10
Reviews (5)
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Overall
4.4
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Friendly department with strong consultant and registrar present, all of whom are happy to teach. As a core trainee be prepared to not be allowed to make any decisions regarding patient care as the nursing staff will go straight to the consultant with any queries. On the whole, the nurses are a friendly bunch with a very good senior charge nurse running the ward. They are competent at bloods, cannulae and using PICC lines so you very rarely have to do any of this, which makes a nice change from other medical wards. Usually, the ward is well staffed with FY1, middle grade, registrar and consultant, this leaves a lot of time for QI/exam revision so take advantage of the opportunity. There are opportunities to attend the regional haem-onc MDT and this is encouraged by the consultants. Unfortunately, you will still be on the general medical rota which is fairly on-call heavy.
Haematology
Internal Medicine Training
Monklands Hospital
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Overall
0.4
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Avoid general surgery here at all costs. There is a general culture of undermining the Registrar's. They are spoken down to and given demeaning jobs. I would not say registrars are valued by the consultants. No one is allowed to operate independently, even a simple appendix. The department is inefficient and there is no motivation for it to change. The relationship with A&E is unpleasant and toxic
General Surgery
Junior (F1-CT2)
Monklands Hospital
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0.4
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Toxic, bullying, undermining and one of the worst jobs you'll ever do. Trainees are continually belittled and spoke to with little respect. Minimal theatre time and when you are it is with minimal independence. Lots of people have complained, had discussions with management about the bullying from senior consultant staff and nothing changes. Slap a few civility posters on the wall and thats it all fixed. Behaviour is them mimicked my senior registrars. I thought I was going to be a surgeon and this made me re-think even being a doctor, why do adults treat other adults like this? (Have been totally torn to shreds by a registrar on multiple occasions with an audience to watch) Look after eachother as the cavalry are not coming to fix this anytime soon.
General Surgery
Senior (ST3+)
Monklands Hospital
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1.2
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Put off writing this for a while until I moved as I have mixed feelings and didn’t want to seem negative to some of the great staff in the department. The theatre based Anaesthetic consultants who help run the department are friendly and invest a lot into trainee development. This is not the case for the intensive care side (except a few). There is a large fracture between the two groups, with top heavy management roles amongst too many senior staff. This leads to total distraction during clinical time with almost all focus on getting the ward round done so they can attend meetings or continued interruptions to answer phone calls. All of these things would not be an issue however at this hospital all night shifts are on ICU, backfill and weekend cover to ICU mean a totally demoralising and purely service provision role on these shifts. There is no ICU teaching, zero ward round interaction, minimal encouragement or enthusiasm to developing the trainees. Unfortunately the leaving of some of the best consultants and assets to the hospital has not been wake up call enough. There is a toxic, outright misogynistic and patronising view of the non ICU staff and they are very undervalued. Their opinions are overlooked, disparaged and even mocked in front of trainees behind their backs. These shifts combined with interactions to a dysfunctional surgical department made this a an exhausting hospital placement. The department is held together by the kindness and dedication of the core anaesthetists group. However, I suspect you cannot paper the cracks forever and certainly what is there to attract new young consultants?
Intensive Care Medicine
Junior (F1-CT2)
Monklands Hospital
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3
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Lots of patients with minimal senior support and staffing issues on registrar, SHO and FY rotas. Seniors completely ignore the ward and leave all responsibility to the middle grades. Usual surgical ward round requires a rapid pace and ideally two or three months experience in the department before beginning to navigate successfully. Very little opportunity for operating/ clinic. No educational provision, teaching given ad-hoc by a few friendly middle grades.
General Surgery
Junior (F1-CT2)
Monklands Hospital
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Departments (28)

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Nuclear Medicine
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n/a
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Cardiology
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65.00
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Emergency Medicine
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62.86
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Occupational Medicine
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n/a
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Urology
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91.25
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General (internal) Medicine
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74.64
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Respiratory Medicine
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n/a
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Intensive Care Medicine
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80.00
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General Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
62.22
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Otolaryngology
GMC Training Survey 2021
89.17
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Renal Medicine
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75.00
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Palliative Medicine
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n/a
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General Practice
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n/a
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Dermatology
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93.75
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Haematology
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n/a
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Acute Internal Medicine
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69.17
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Gastroenterology
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n/a
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Histopathology
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100.00
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Anaesthetics
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75.71
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Infectious Diseases
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n/a
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Liaison Psychiatry
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n/a
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Hepatology
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n/a
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Clinical Radiology
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66.67
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Geriatric Medicine
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61.00
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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n/a
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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n/a
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (31)

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NHS Education for Scotland: West
Otolaryngology
GMC Training Survey 2021
89.50
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
85.00
NHS Education for Scotland
Occupational Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Cardiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.55
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.32
Lanarkshire
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.83
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Core Psychiatry Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.83
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.84
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Core Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
89.86
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Histopathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
90.15
Monklands Hospital
Core Surgical Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
68.33
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
96.67
Monklands Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Ophthalmology
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: West
General Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.35
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Acute Care Common Stem - Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
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Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
70.13
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Urology
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.67
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.92
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
96.25
Monklands Hospital
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
70.00
Monklands Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Combined Infection Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.00
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Renal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
93.13
NHS Education for Scotland
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.51
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
88.13
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Dermatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
91.25
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Haematology
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.76
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.27
NHS Education for Scotland: West
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
GMC Training Survey 2021
88.29