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Royal Cornwall Hospital

Treliske, Truro, TR1 3LJ
66.7% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
79.60
Clinical Supervision
90.80
Clinical Supervision OOH
89.40
Workload
49.50
Supportive Environment
72.00
Rota Design
77.80
Adequate Experience
78.50
Educational Supervision
84.60
Local Teaching
69.20
Teamwork
76.10
Educational Governance
75.50
Curriculum Coverage
75.00
Feedback
73.90
Study Leave
55.90
Reporting systems
77.80
Induction
78.60
Handover
69.80
Facilities
73.90
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When you start, you are given the choice of urology, vascular or general. This is decided by a first come first serve approach. Approximately one third of your time is spent within your specialty base wards, with two thirds on call covering emergency admissions. The good: Staff are friendly There is generally good support from your registrar OOH Good senior support in hours The bad: Continuity - little emphasis is placed on continuity of care - a contiguous week looking on the same ward looking after the same patients is a rarity. Expect to be bounced around wards at the drop of a hat. Rota - mutliple changes with notice given usually best measured in days or hours. Theatre time - the department is heavily staffed with surgical care practitioners and ANPs and they are training more. Do not expect to get any theatre time unless you are prepared to stay late or come in on days off. Teaching - Probably between 3-4 hours of departmental teaching over the course of 4 months. Consultants (with some notable exceptions) are not interested in teaching. Take home: RCHT great place to work, general surgery is not. Choose urology or vascular instead.
General Surgery
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Overall
3.8
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Such a friendly team. Consultants supportive. Job was mainly 9-5. Learning mostly on the job which I’m sure is standard
Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
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4
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Its a really friendly place, well supported in the main. No expectations to come in early or stay late. Big Drs mess although recently badly run. Expensive and difficult to get accommodation near by. Gen Surg was busy with chaotic rota, AMU similar, ED is a good department with one or two consultants who are hard to work with. Geriatrics lots of work but friendly teams, gastroenterology has a problematic PA who is very comfortable in a department that is falling apart so that's the only rotation I would avoid.
Foundation Programme
Royal Cornwall Hospital
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Departments (43)

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Public Health Medicine
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Interventional Radiology
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Chemical Pathology
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Cardiology
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75.00
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Obstetrics
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Genitourinary Medicine
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Emergency Medicine
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79.29
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Urology
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Academic (Education)
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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87.50
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General (internal) Medicine
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General Psychiatry
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Respiratory Medicine
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87.00
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Intensive Care Medicine
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83.57
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General Surgery
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70.91
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Otolaryngology
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n/a
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Renal Medicine
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75.00
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Rheumatology
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Clinical Oncology
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Palliative Medicine
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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Dermatology
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Neurology
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Haematology
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81.67
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Acute Internal Medicine
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70.36
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Gastroenterology
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72.50
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Histopathology
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Anaesthetics
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89.50
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Vascular Surgery
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Liaison Psychiatry
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Stroke Medicine
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Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Medicine
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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80.28
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Clinical Radiology
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92.14
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Geriatric Medicine
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76.00
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Community Child Health
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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Gynaecological Oncology
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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82.50

Training Programmes (30)

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Health Education England South West
Neurology
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55.24
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General Surgery
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85.33
Health Education England South West
Haematology
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77.50
Health Education England South West
Paediatrics
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83.32
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Foundation Programme
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72.93
Health Education England South West
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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75.62
Health Education England South West
Anaesthetics
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85.31
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Internal Medicine Training
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66.67
Health Education England South West
Cardiology
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67.33
Health Education England South West
Rheumatology
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n/a
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Gastroenterology
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83.33
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Geriatric Medicine
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86.18
Cornwall
GP Training
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76.43
Health Education England South West
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
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80.00
Health Education England South West
Clinical Radiology
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85.50
Health Education England South West
Histopathology
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87.50
Health Education England South West
Emergency Medicine
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76.06
Health Education England South West
Renal Medicine
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76.67
Health Education England South West
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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87.13
Health Education England South West
Dermatology
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n/a
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Acute Internal Medicine
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81.67
Health Education England South West
Clinical Oncology
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69.63
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Core Surgical Training
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80.00
Health Education England South West
Ophthalmology
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85.28
Health Education England South West
Respiratory Medicine
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84.58
Health Education England South West
Intensive Care Medicine
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85.49
Health Education England South West
Acute Care Common Stem
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77.60
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Vascular Surgery
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75.00
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Urology
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75.00
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Core Anaesthetics
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75.83