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Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH
50.0% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
78.30
Clinical Supervision
88.00
Clinical Supervision OOH
87.70
Workload
47.60
Supportive Environment
72.10
Rota Design
73.70
Adequate Experience
78.70
Educational Supervision
85.30
Local Teaching
64.50
Teamwork
74.30
Educational Governance
75.40
Curriculum Coverage
78.50
Feedback
70.10
Study Leave
60.90
Reporting systems
73.70
Induction
79.80
Handover
70.10
Facilities
70.10
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This ED is split between Resus/majors, urgent care centre(mixed in with minor injuries) and paediatrics. This department also heavily relies on locum doctors (FY3+) and without these locums, this ED would simply collapse and not cope. There's hardly any training doctors at middle grade, only 1-2 ST regs and the rest of the "regs" are either SAS or promoted without actually doing a training programme....i wonder why..Lots of junior doctors from abroad work here too and sad to say, their clinical acumen is also not great. The locums are given a lot of responsibility to deal with resus patients on their own and to be fair are more competent than some of the seniors in this dept. Resus/majors is always busy, lots of interesting casemix but also a lot of timewasters and frustratingly, lots of patients who can't speak english. Senior clinical acumen overall is poor and I wouldn't trust a lot of them with my relatives. Triaging is a bit of a mess and consultants don't see patients and decision making from a lot of the seniors is highly questionable to the point where many of my junior colleagues and I will avoid certain people to discuss cases with. Some of the sisters in charge are also a pain to work with as they can be rude and moan about breaches to the doctors. They don't care about patient safety, just about the 4 hour target. Urgent care centre is also busy and is staffed with doctors and ENPs. The ENPs are great with minor injuries and minor ailments. Again, lots of dinosaurs in this department who I would not trust to discuss a case with. Overnight, support is very poor and mainly staffed with F2s and GPST1s overnight. Paediatrics. Staffed with ANPs mostly with doctors coming in to help when the dept is overwhelmed. The nurses and ANPs are good and experienced however. Royal blackburn hospital is also associated with burnley urgent care centre which i will just say to avoid completely. Too many seniors there just don't care and waiting times are a joke. Overall, the staff are friendly and even though there are some drama amongst the staff, there is a family feel to it. However, my points above stand and after working in several other ED depts in the north west, I will never come back to work here again.
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine F2
Royal Blackburn Hospital
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Overall
5
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Friendly department, both the ICU and anaesthetic consultants are very supportive; very informal working relationship and consultants very happy to sign off assessments for training. Quite a lot of training opportunities for juniors. Workload as the referrals reg is manageable and decent supervision both in and out of hours; all consultants have been happy to be contacted out of hours and will come in if needed. Good experience overall.
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Departments (45)

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Cardiology
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80.00
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Obstetrics
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n/a
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Genitourinary Medicine
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n/a
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Old Age Psychiatry
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n/a
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Emergency Medicine
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81.00
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Urology
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61.43
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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n/a
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Medical Oncology
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n/a
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General (internal) Medicine
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76.91
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General Psychiatry
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n/a
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Respiratory Medicine
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77.86
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Intensive Care Medicine
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89.29
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General Surgery
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70.80
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Otolaryngology
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86.00
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Rheumatology
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n/a
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Palliative Medicine
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n/a
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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Dermatology
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Haematology
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n/a
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Acute Internal Medicine
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67.00
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Colorectal Surgery
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n/a
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Gastroenterology
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70.00
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Foundation
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Histopathology
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Paediatric Neurodisability
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n/a
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Anaesthetics
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89.80
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Vascular Surgery
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Urgent Care
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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
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Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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83.64
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Clinical Radiology
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95.00
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Geriatric Medicine
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72.86
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Community Child Health
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n/a
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Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery
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n/a
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Community Sexual & Reproductive Health
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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61.67
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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71.39
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (31)

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Health Education England North West: North Western
Palliative Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.25
Health Education England North West
Acute Care Common Stem
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80.19
Health Education England North West: North Western
Rheumatology
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97.50
Health Education England North West: North Western
Cardiology
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73.65
Health Education England North West
Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.31
Health Education England North West: North Western
Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.23
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery
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n/a
North West School of Psychiatry: Lancashire Scheme
Core Psychiatry Training
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78.33
Health Education England North West: North Western
Histopathology
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90.75
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Otolaryngology
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77.50
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Anaesthetics
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n/a
East Lancashire
GP Training
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72.24
North West School of Anaesthesia: North
Core Anaesthetics
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87.76
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Core Surgical Training
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72.50
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.27
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Urology
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Geriatric Medicine
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72.79
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Internal Medicine Training
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75.23
North West School of Radiology: Lancashire
Clinical Radiology
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86.48
Health Education England North West
Community Sexual and Reproductive Health
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n/a
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Acute Internal Medicine
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76.67
Health Education England North West: North Western
Dermatology
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66.50
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
General Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.05
Health Education England North West: North Western
Gastroenterology
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73.47
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Respiratory Medicine
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86.39
Greater Manchester and Lancashire School of Paediatrics
Paediatrics
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75.86
Health Education England North West
Emergency Medicine
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74.78
Health Education England North West
Vascular Surgery
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89.00
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.73