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Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road, Bolton, BL4 0JR
66.7% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

Car Parking
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About 20pm for car parking, okay getting a space for 9 but midday is difficult
Public Transport
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There are buses that go on site.
Notes & systems
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E notes with eprescribing. Bleeps in hospital. OOH is managed via patient track
Food & Canteen
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No food overnight and no vending machines.
Facilities & Doctors Mess
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Mess is away from main hospital building, cold,, dusty and inactive. Poor.
Local Area
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Tend to live in Manchester. Bolton as a town is deprived and little to do in the centre.
GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
82.70
Clinical Supervision
90.30
Clinical Supervision OOH
87.30
Workload
51.10
Supportive Environment
75.30
Rota Design
76.30
Adequate Experience
80.50
Educational Supervision
85.40
Local Teaching
70.20
Teamwork
76.00
Educational Governance
75.00
Curriculum Coverage
80.50
Feedback
69.50
Study Leave
68.00
Reporting systems
76.30
Induction
83.30
Handover
70.00
Facilities
69.50
Reviews (6)
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Overall
4.8
Review
Very supportive consultant team. Well staffed. Lots of opportunities for procedures. Dedicated teaching programme.
Acute Internal Medicine
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
Royal Bolton Hospital
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Overall
2.8
Review
A very busy ward, kept on toes most days with jobs but with support from seniors it’s not too bad. Unusual arrangement with not every patient getting a consultant review daily, it’s left up to the juniors (SHO/SpR) to see everyone else and keep them ticking over until seen by a consultant. Some days was left by myself on the ward of 25 patients, which made it manic but consultants did try and step up to see their own patients. High nursing staff turnover rates which makes it difficult to form working relationships and also may find less experienced staff being not as supportive,
Cardiology
Junior (F1-CT2)
Royal Bolton Hospital
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Overall
4.6
Review
The loveliest and friendliest team I have ever met, all consultants are willing to answer any questions/concerns you have, and include regular morning coffees/breakfasts! Juniors are really supportive as well with easy access via text and always willing to help with unwell patients/difficult situations.
Urology
Junior (F1-CT2)
Royal Bolton Hospital
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Overall
3.8
Review
Good set of consultants, helpful and keen to teach. Usually get to sleep during nights. Sometimes can be difficult to get leave. Do need to see ward patients between theatre sessions. Not enough staff, can be left with 3-4 consultants allocated to you during a theatre day.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Junior (F1-CT2)
Royal Bolton Hospital
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Overall
4
Review
Interesting mix of cases, and well staffed. Good opportunities for QI projects, learning procedures, and seeing a variety of pathology. Nicest night shift job in the hospital. Medical staff friendly, some nursing staff see junior doctors as a nuisance and can be unwelcoming.
Intensive Care Medicine
Junior (F1-CT2)
Royal Bolton Hospital
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3.6
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Bolton is a lovely, friendly hospital to work in. Most placements are well supported. But as a busy DGH there is minimal training and lots of sevrice provision. There are few to no opportunities to engage in research and pad portfolio with publications. No OOH cafe or anywhere to buy food/coffee after midnight
Foundation Programme
Royal Bolton Hospital
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Departments (46)

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Chemical Pathology
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n/a
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Cardiology
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76.25
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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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90.56
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Urology
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83.75
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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60.43
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General (internal) Medicine
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72.27
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General Psychiatry
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n/a
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Respiratory Medicine
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73.33
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Intensive Care Medicine
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95.56
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General Surgery
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71.88
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Neurosurgery
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n/a
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Otolaryngology
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67.50
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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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95.00
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Medical Microbiology
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n/a
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Breast Surgery
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n/a
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Haematology
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n/a
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Acute Internal Medicine
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76.88
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Colorectal Surgery
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n/a
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Gastroenterology
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80.83
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Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
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n/a
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Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine
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n/a
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Histopathology
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n/a
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Paediatric Neurodisability
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n/a
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Anaesthetics
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92.67
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Vascular Surgery
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n/a
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Audiovestibular Medicine
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n/a
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Stroke Medicine
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n/a
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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
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n/a
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Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Medicine
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n/a
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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n/a
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Paediatrics
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93.64
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Clinical Radiology
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91.25
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Geriatric Medicine
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89.00
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Community Child Health
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n/a
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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n/a
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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79.58
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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n/a
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (27)

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Health Education England North West: North Western
Ophthalmology
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.72
Health Education England North West: North Western
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.08
Health Education England North West
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.19
Health Education England North West: North Western
Rheumatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
97.50
Health Education England North West: North Western
Cardiology
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73.65
Health Education England North West
Anaesthetics
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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
Otolaryngology
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.50
North West School of Radiology: Manchester
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.96
Royal Bolton Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Anaesthetics
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n/a
North West School of Anaesthesia: North
Core Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.76
Royal Bolton Hospital
Core Surgical Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
63.89
Royal Bolton Hospital
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.17
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Urology
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Geriatric Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
72.79
Health Education England North West: North Western
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.08
Royal Bolton Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.67
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
General Surgery
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79.05
Health Education England North West: North Western
Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.47
Royal Bolton Hospital
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.22
Royal Bolton Hospital
Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine
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n/a
Health Education England North West: North Western
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.39
Greater Manchester and Lancashire School of Paediatrics
Paediatrics
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.86
Health Education England North West
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
74.78
Bolton
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.76
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.73