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Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA
14.3% of trainees would work here again

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Expensive parking, limited spaces. Cheaper rates for nightshifts - about £3 a night in 2020 Parking is now free. 2022
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Small computer room and o&g specific lounge space for trainees, quite far from general doctors mess. Access to kettle and microwave.
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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
79.10
Clinical Supervision
91.60
Clinical Supervision OOH
90.30
Workload
47.10
Supportive Environment
68.80
Rota Design
74.30
Adequate Experience
78.90
Educational Supervision
85.00
Local Teaching
65.20
Teamwork
74.20
Educational Governance
72.80
Curriculum Coverage
78.50
Feedback
68.00
Study Leave
65.90
Reporting systems
74.30
Induction
78.50
Handover
66.40
Facilities
68.00
Reviews (7)
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Overall
0.4
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Pros: Consultants do encourage those interested to go into theater so this may be appealing for the surgically inclined. Cons: Terrible rotation with rubbish MDT. Nurses, pharmacist and consultants are generally unhelpful and rude (of course there are exceptions). Poor care from most if not all team members. Rota coordinator does not reply to emails and ignore our requests. Nursing team will refuse to do admission COVID swabs, so this falls on the junior doctors. What little training that was available was prioritised for ANPs over junior doctors. The on call SHO is expected to cover Cardiothoracic ITU, HDU and the base ward over the weekend. Absolutely burnt out by the end of the 4 month rotation.
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Foundation Programme
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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3.8
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Busy but well-supported and well-staffed. You stay in the same team (cons, reg, two juniors) for a week each time which is nice. Good handover arrangements, very rare to leave late. Senior support always available.
General Surgery
Foundation Programme
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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1.6
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A severely dysfunctional department to work in. Juniors with no prior experience are readily expected to manage 2 wards (around 60-70) patients and cover triage due to rota gaps. Management refuse to accept issues with staffing and show no regard for wellbeing of their trainees. Midwives are variable but more often than not rude and on occasion aggressive towards junior doctors.
Obstetrics
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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3.2
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It helps to recognise that anyone who chooses to cut someone’s chest open must be slightly nuts. Juniors are spread across an ICU, HDU and 36 bedded ward. Consultants will rarely, if ever, visit the ward but you can relatively easily move sick patients from the ward to HDU. Also this rota has failed monitoring on multiple occasions which speaks for itself.
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Foundation Programme
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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3
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As an FY1, you are most likely to be placed on one of two general medicine wards of about 30 patients each. Staffing is quite variable - some days you’ll have lots of doctors and other days you’ll barely have enough. Twice weekly ward rounds by the consultants so you ward round yourself on other days. Phlebotomy cover is awful in my experience- it’s common for you to have to do a phleb round as well which really adds to the workload. On the plus side, the consultants are all very friendly and approachable.
General (internal) Medicine
Foundation Programme
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2.6
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Some consultants are lovely, some are very stereotypical surgeons. You stay in the same team for a week, so you’re either lucky or not.
General Surgery
Foundation Programme
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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1.6
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Very poor training experience. There is too much focus on training international fellows rather than local trainees. In certain specialties under general surgery, you only get a week of resectional lists once every 8 weeks. In other specialties you never even get to assist as 1st or 2nd assistant simply because the international fellow gets preference. The rota changes frequently and we are expected to cover at short notice. Theatre opportunities are missed because we sometimes get pulled to do service provision. There is an expectation that you wouldn't get much exposure to operating on these complex cases till st7. Not a good place to train in super specialized resectional operations particularly if there are a lot of international fellows around.
General Surgery
General Surgery
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Departments (50)

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Interventional Radiology
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Chemical Pathology
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Diagnostic Neuropathology
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Cardiology
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75.00
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Medical Virology
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Obstetrics
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Genitourinary Medicine
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Emergency Medicine
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81.38
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Urology
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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79.20
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General (internal) Medicine
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74.22
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Rehabilitation Medicine
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General Psychiatry
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n/a
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Respiratory Medicine
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80.63
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Intensive Care Medicine
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82.78
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General Surgery
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71.46
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Neurosurgery
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82.22
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Otolaryngology
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n/a
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Renal Medicine
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89.50
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Palliative Medicine
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General Practice
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Medical Microbiology
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77.50
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Dermatology
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Neurology
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77.14
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Plastic Surgery
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Haematology
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Acute Internal Medicine
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52.78
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Gastroenterology
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76.67
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Histopathology
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81.00
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Anaesthetics
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77.50
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Vascular Surgery
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79.17
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Infectious Diseases
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Liaison Psychiatry
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Stroke Medicine
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Sport & Exercise Medicine
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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82.86
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Clinical Radiology
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92.50
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Geriatric Medicine
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77.78
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Community Child Health
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Forensic Pathology
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Community Sexual & Reproductive Health
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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80.56
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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90.00
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Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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80.65
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Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Allergy
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (60)

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Vascular Surgery
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Edinburgh Central
GP Training
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68.72
NHS Education for Scotland
Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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69.00
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Paediatrics
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85.00
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Histopathology
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79.94
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.42
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Anaesthetics
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83.67
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.75
NHS Education for Scotland
Rehabilitation Medicine
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
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87.50
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Renal Medicine
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81.25
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Acute Care Common Stem - Anaesthetics
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Respiratory Medicine
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82.86
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Renal Medicine
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78.13
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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85.61
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Combined Infection Training
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73.33
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Core Psychiatry Training
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76.88
NHS Education for Scotland: East
General Surgery
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81.90
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Anaesthetics
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84.58
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Haematology
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79.00
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Intensive Care Medicine
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82.50
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Core Anaesthetics
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87.79
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Gastroenterology
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84.17
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Otolaryngology
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70.67
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.46
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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81.06
NHS Education for Scotland
Chemical Pathology
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Core Anaesthetics
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86.75
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Paediatrics
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84.40
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Core Surgical Training
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85.00
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Haematology
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.73
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.00
NHS Education for Scotland
Diagnostic Neuropathology
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
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87.50
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.10
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Ophthalmology
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
General Psychiatry
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90.71
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Cardiology
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79.31
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Acute Internal Medicine
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73.75
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Neurology
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74.58
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Geriatric Medicine
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85.22
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.75
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
General Surgery
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85.00
Borders and Midlothian
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
64.58
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.81
NHS Education for Scotland: East
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.75
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
89.74
NHS Education for Scotland
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.51
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Dermatology
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n/a
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
79.29
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.73
NHS Education for Scotland
Medical Microbiology
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n/a
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Neurosurgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.56
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.63
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
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n/a
NHS Education for Scotland: South-East
Geriatric Medicine
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88.83
NHS Education for Scotland
Forensic Histopathology
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n/a
Edinburgh East and East Lothian
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
68.21