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Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AZ
0.0% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
75.30
Clinical Supervision
89.70
Clinical Supervision OOH
87.20
Workload
50.00
Supportive Environment
70.00
Rota Design
70.00
Adequate Experience
78.70
Educational Supervision
80.10
Local Teaching
58.00
Teamwork
72.20
Educational Governance
71.50
Curriculum Coverage
76.20
Feedback
73.60
Study Leave
63.70
Reporting systems
70.00
Induction
74.20
Handover
68.20
Facilities
73.60
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Overall
3
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Seniors and Consultants are supportive. Obstetrics is organised and most Midwives are good, some can be quite needy. Gynae ward is disorganised, the Nurses aren't helpful at all but the biggest problem is a very strange local policy where ED can fast track any patient who lacks a Y chromosome and presents with any type of lower abdominal pain.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
GP Training
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Overall
0.8
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Day-to-day work on the ward involves looking after anywhere between 14-28 patients who may be very unwell with sparse orthogeriatrics input. On call for T&O is even worse, and no FY2 trainee I have spoken to has been able to leave early. On calls are 8am to 9pm, with handover at 8:30pm. You are doing jobs from the trauma round, TTOs from outlier ward, as well as clerking and preparing patients for theatre. However, it always gets busy after 6pm when the ward doctors leave and you are doing ward cover for the primary orthopaedic wards (2 wards with over 50 patients in total), and patients are being streamed through A&E. Somehow patients may appear on the ward from A&E if it is an obvious fracture or #NOF without being discussed with you, so you may only find out 5 hours later when the nurse bleeps you that a patient requires pain relief and you find out that they have arrived on the ward with no analgesia. Clerking/admissions is a constant fight with A&E, who need convincing that patients with #NOF need a FIB. They only do one group and save sample before patients go on the ward, as they have received too many clinical incidents for poorly filled out G&Ss. This would normally be fine, but most days the nurses on the orthopaedic wards cannot perform blood tests, and definitely during nights, so lots of your time is taken up with performing additional blood tests. This hospital is also a waiting bay for back pain as the specialist neurosurgical centre is in Preston, so lots of the orthopaedic beds are taken up by patients awaiting MRI, or awaiting input from Preston. Some of the trainees have started a teaching programme but this is the only T&O teaching. Registrars are also useful for teaching during fracture clinics and theatres, but you have to be very proactive, and with a rota which is mostly on-call it is difficult to find the time for this as it is not protected. 'Teaching' during trauma meetings involve the same questions regarding #NOFs, what connects to the lesser trochanter or the greater trochanter, and the Garden Classification. If you are able to answer all of these you will impress all of the consultants. The rota is a bit of a nightmare due to the constant influx and efflux of locum doctors, and a strict limit on the number of doctors on the ward. Taking annual leave or study leave on normal days can be difficult even with over 6 weeks' notice. Swapping nights or on calls is impossible and will lead to the rota team trying to make you do more on calls than your rota. It is, however, a friendly hospital.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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0.6
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A horrific experience. You are responsible for two wards that total 50 orthopaedic patients. There is usually no other doctor on the ward besides yourself. The surgeons operate on patients and then dump them on the ward, never to see them again. Throughout the years, the department has been threatened to have their Foundation trainees taken away from them if they do not provide any support. However, nothing changes.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Departments (35)

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Cardiology
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71.67
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Obstetrics
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n/a
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Emergency Medicine
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55.71
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Urology
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n/a
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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81.15
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Medical Oncology
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n/a
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General (internal) Medicine
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75.00
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Respiratory Medicine
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88.33
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Intensive Care Medicine
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n/a
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General Surgery
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80.56
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Otolaryngology
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n/a
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Rheumatology
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n/a
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Clinical Oncology
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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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Medical Microbiology
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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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Gastroenterology
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66.67
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Foundation Programme
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Histopathology
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Academic (Research)
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Anaesthetics
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75.00
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Stroke Medicine
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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80.45
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Clinical Radiology
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Geriatric Medicine
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77.50
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Community Child Health
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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68.33
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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n/a

Training Programmes (25)

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Health Education England North West: North Western
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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73.08
Health Education England North West
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.19
Morecambe Bay
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.95
Health Education England North West: North Western
Rheumatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
97.50
Health Education England North West: North Western
Cardiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
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
Health Education England North West: North Western
Histopathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
90.75
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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 Lancaster Infirmary
Core Surgical Training
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n/a
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Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
65.38
Health Education England North West: North Western
Geriatric Medicine
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72.79
Health Education England North West: North Western
Medical Oncology
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85.00
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.75
North West School of Radiology: Lancashire
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.48
Health Education England North West: North Western
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
82.08
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
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n/a
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
General Surgery
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79.05
Health Education England North West: North Western
Gastroenterology
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73.47
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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
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.86
Health Education England North West
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
74.78
North West School of Surgery: East Sector
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.73