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Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
62.70
Clinical Supervision
85.00
Clinical Supervision OOH
88.30
Workload
39.90
Supportive Environment
57.20
Rota Design
66.60
Adequate Experience
62.30
Educational Supervision
78.80
Local Teaching
55.60
Teamwork
65.10
Educational Governance
63.90
Curriculum Coverage
65.90
Feedback
57.20
Study Leave
71.10
Reporting systems
66.60
Induction
62.30
Handover
65.30
Facilities
57.20
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Overall
0.8
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Absolutely terrible experience. Unfriendly registrars and little middle grade presence when I was there. Friendly nursing staff though with some shockingly glaring exceptions. Few opportunities to train/learn. No coordination of the (sometimes 5 in a day) ward rounds and little appreciation of the workload from seniors. Toxic department.
General Surgery
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
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Overall
1.8
Review
This post has a well established reputation as being one of the most demanding particularly for FY1s in the hospital. This has resulted in successive cohorts being hugely overworked, regularly staying very late as well as missing breaks and teaching opportunities to keep the wards functioning. The department has been aware of these pressures for some time but has not acted until recently. Thankfully some changes to the rota and staffing are now being made and there is evidence of real improvement but it remains to be seen what the final outcome will be. I would encourage future post-holders to be vocal about any shortcomings to ensure progress is maintained and enhanced and not rolled back. The positives are that you will be exposed to a wide breadth of surgical presentations and have ample experience in dealing with unwell and deteriorating patients. Additionally senior support for unwell patients was usually forthcoming when asked for. With the right adjustments to workload pressures this has the potential to be a very beneficial placement.
General Surgery
Junior (F1-CT2)
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
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