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Royal Victoria Hospital

274 Grosvenor Rd, Belfast, BT12 6BA
66.7% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

Car Parking
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Charged at 17/month if you sign up for staff parking
Public Transport
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Closer to city center so commute not bad if you are living centrally.
Notes & systems
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Notes and most forms paper based. Radiology requests currently paper based but changing soon. Bleeps for some wards, for others they insist you leave mobile number
Food & Canteen
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Horrible food. Limited hours. Close at night. Big baps (sandwich place) amazing sandwiches. Can be expensive though.
Facilities & Doctors Mess
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Absent. Deficient doctors offices. Junior doctors room, only has computers and some chairs.
Local Area
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Situated in West. Most people live in south belfast for short commute.
GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
78.70
Clinical Supervision
92.30
Clinical Supervision OOH
89.00
Workload
44.90
Supportive Environment
70.20
Rota Design
75.20
Adequate Experience
78.60
Educational Supervision
86.80
Local Teaching
67.50
Teamwork
74.30
Educational Governance
73.00
Curriculum Coverage
78.50
Feedback
75.50
Study Leave
65.30
Reporting systems
75.20
Induction
78.80
Handover
68.80
Facilities
75.50
Reviews (3)
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Overall
5
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Excellent job with lots of training and teaching/QI opportunities. Can be an extremely busy job at times, however there is plenty of support both in and out of hours, and the staff are very friendly. Ample opportunity to do procedures, and great exposure to intensive care admissions from every specialty. Ideal job to work in prior to core anaesthetics application, or just for more experience in intensive care.
Intensive Care Medicine
Junior Clinical Fellow
Royal Victoria Hospital
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Overall
4.6
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This can be a busy job as an FY1, however I believe it is a great experience and you will be a better doctor after it, and the nursing staff in general are excellent and very friendly. You do routine reviews of patients at day 1 and day 4 post-op (this may have changed), which prepared me very well for FY2, as well as a "medical" clerk-in (e.g stopping anti-coagulation, organising baseline echo, optimising bloods/electrolytes). The department is led by a consultant orthogeriatrician who is worth their weight in gold, and assisted by 2-3 experienced and helpful staff grades. There are also 3-4 FY2s where it is effectively a medical job, and get no theatre time (reserved for CSTs/SpRs), so they will help you out with sick patients and outliers, however their shifts end at 20:00 if I remember correctly. Out of hours shifts only last until 00:00/midnight when hospital at night cover it until 08:00. Support out of hours can be limited past 20:0, as the SHO (CT1-2) job is extremely busy and they will often be in ED/resus, theatres or fracture clinic. Usually if it is difficult to get them to help you out, the medical reg will help you with very unwell patients.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
Royal Victoria Hospital
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0.4
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Busiest job in the whole nhs. Bleep goes off constantly as you take spine referrals from whole of northern ireland, which is inappropriate for sho levels and have to constantly discuss it with registrars who are busy, overworked and fatigued out themselves. No one cares about your training, education and well being at the department. No time at all to develop portfolio. You will be coming in early daily and staying late always by few hours. This job is only good for portfolio hungry trainees who don’t have a life and willing to put in loads of unpaid hours and come in on off days to work. Poor and difficult relationship with a&e and of consultants to each other in the department, juniors bear the burden of ego fights between consultants. You rarely get any breaks. Nursing staff is horrible and rude, with no awareness of your massive workload. No FY1 on night shifts. It is responsibility of night sho to present all trauma lists and admissions in trauma meeting, most patients you have never seen and don’t know anything about, so you will spend time preparing for those to present 30 odd patients in the morning. You have to check consent forms and site markings overnight for all patients for trauma lists too. Core surgical training is a scam in Northern Ireland.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Core Surgical Training
Royal Victoria Hospital
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Departments (40)

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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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82.86
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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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87.62
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Occupational Medicine
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General (internal) Medicine
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81.36
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Respiratory Medicine
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56.67
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Intensive Care Medicine
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90.00
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General Surgery
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75.00
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Neurosurgery
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91.43
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Otolaryngology
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82.00
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Rheumatology
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n/a
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Palliative Medicine
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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87.33
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Medical Microbiology
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Dermatology
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70.00
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Immunology
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Neurology
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46.82
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Acute Internal Medicine
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76.67
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Gastroenterology
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97.50
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Histopathology
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60.45
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Clinical Neurophysiology
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n/a
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Anaesthetics
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83.62
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Vascular Surgery
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80.56
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Infectious Diseases
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80.00
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Emergency Abdominal Surgery
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Stroke Medicine
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Spinal Surgery
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Hepatology
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Clinical Radiology
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77.94
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Geriatric Medicine
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82.50
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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64.50
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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70.83
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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84.77

Training Programmes (29)

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Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Intensive Care Medicine
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Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Acute Internal Medicine
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Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Geriatric Medicine
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79.67
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Otolaryngology
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n/a
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Gastroenterology
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94.17
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Emergency Medicine
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78.64
Royal Victoria Hospital
Foundation Programme
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78.88
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Chemical Pathology
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n/a
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Respiratory Medicine
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71.46
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
GP Training
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83.96
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Ophthalmology
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87.06
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Clinical Radiology
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82.32
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Medical Microbiology
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n/a
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Histopathology
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60.45
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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86.27
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Neurosurgery
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92.50
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Internal Medicine Training
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74.06
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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85.00
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Dermatology
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63.33
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Anaesthetics
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83.19
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
General Surgery
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79.06
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Core Surgical Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
73.06
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.75
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Cardiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
91.67
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
68.75
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Vascular Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.67
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Neurology
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52.86
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Combined Infection Training
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n/a
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Core Anaesthetics
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79.45