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Southmead Hospital

Trust HQ, Bristol, BS10 5NB
66.7% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
80.30
Clinical Supervision
91.40
Clinical Supervision OOH
90.30
Workload
49.80
Supportive Environment
74.50
Rota Design
75.10
Adequate Experience
78.20
Educational Supervision
85.00
Local Teaching
67.40
Teamwork
77.80
Educational Governance
74.90
Curriculum Coverage
78.60
Feedback
70.30
Study Leave
65.70
Reporting systems
75.10
Induction
80.60
Handover
67.90
Facilities
70.30
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I personally did not enjoy this job but it just didn't suit my personality. As an F1, you're supernumerary so you have 0 responsibility and you just do standard ward round and ward jobs. I absolutely hate being supernumerary and having no responsibility. It's a very senior led job. There are no on call commitments which sounds cushy but I love being on call. Benefits of this are you can theoretically spend your ward time learning in a safe environment, doing projects and having a chill life. What actually happened for me was I had no SHO frequently so I was stuck doing all of the grunt work whilst being criticised for not doing the grunt work correctly or being just completely ignored. On top of all this I didn't really gain much clinical skill but the department does run good teaching. There's weekly departmental teaching and there's separate F1 teaching which you can allows go to because you're never on call. I did end up having a good chunk of knowledge of renal disease but wasn't really able to assess a deteriorating patient. There's also a small junior team and the other F1 is on a separate renal team so I felt quite isolated. There was a lot of toxicity and tension on the ward at the time as well due to lots of personalities clashing and it made a really horrible work environment. In my feedback, someone said it was a negative that I wanted to leave on time and should be sacrificing my free time to take part in "educational opportunities". I am not this type of person. Pros: At least a reg was around all the time for sick patients, easy enough to take annual leave, good organised teaching. Cons: You feel like a discharge summary monkey with literally no other value being dragged along an endless ward round.
Renal Medicine
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
Southmead Hospital
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4
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Excellent job. I was really not looking forward to this placement because I expected care of the elderly to be monotonous and dull but it was the exact opposite. Over all of my jobs in foundation training, this job was the one where I learned the most. It comes with a price though. The ward I worked on was a surprisingly high turnover ward so the amount of work was endless and the ward rounds were eternal. I prefer a busy job though. It was well supported with a reg always around and consultant ward rounds twice a week. The ward sister was really supportive of us and supported us going home on time even if jobs (like discharge summaries) were outstanding. Pretty much everyone was really nice, there was a really good team spirit. Also the doctors get their own office which is really nice. There's also weekly departmental teaching for all grades of doctors as well as other healthcare workers and they allocate you a day to present something. Pros: Exposure to a lot of medicine, will make you a better doctor. Own office. Great consultants. Cons: Extremely busy.
Geriatric Medicine
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
Southmead Hospital
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3.8
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Busy job, most seniors are very friendly / supportive, you’ll learn loads if you want to. Overnight cross cover for neuro/stroke is tough but manageable.
Neurosurgery
Foundation Programme
Southmead Hospital
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Departments (57)

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Public Health Medicine
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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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74.00
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Obstetrics
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Old Age Psychiatry
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Emergency Medicine
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85.63
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Urology
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41.67
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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77.75
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General (internal) Medicine
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n/a
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General Psychiatry
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72.00
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Respiratory Medicine
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80.56
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Intensive Care Medicine
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87.31
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General Surgery
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73.61
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Neurosurgery
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79.00
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Otolaryngology
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n/a
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Renal Medicine
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83.00
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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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Medical Microbiology
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Dermatology
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Immunology
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n/a
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Neurology
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63.18
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Plastic Surgery
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83.75
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Haematology
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n/a
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Acute Internal Medicine
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81.88
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Colorectal Surgery
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n/a
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Gastroenterology
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81.67
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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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Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine
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n/a
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Histopathology
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87.50
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Clinical Neurophysiology
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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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88.75
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Vascular Surgery
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65.71
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Infectious Diseases
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87.50
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Paediatric Neurology
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n/a
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Liaison Psychiatry
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Stroke Medicine
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Spinal Surgery
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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97.00
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Metabolic Medicine
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Clinical Radiology
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89.38
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Geriatric Medicine
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77.19
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Community Child Health
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Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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86.00
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (37)

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Health Education England South West
Neurology
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55.24
Health Education England South West
Neurosurgery
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77.71
Health Education England South West
General Surgery
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85.33
Southmead Hospital
Internal Medicine Training
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80.28
Health Education England South West
Haematology
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77.50
Health Education England South West
Paediatrics
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83.32
Health Education England South West
Palliative Medicine
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n/a
Health Education England South West
Immunology
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n/a
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
Health Education England South West
Cardiology
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67.33
Health Education England South West
Rheumatology
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n/a
Bristol
GP Training
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71.00
Health Education England South West
Gastroenterology
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83.33
Health Education England South West
Chemical Pathology
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n/a
Health Education England South West
Geriatric Medicine
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86.18
Health Education England South West
Medical Ophthalmology
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n/a
Southmead Hospital
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.15
Health Education England South West
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.00
Health Education England South West
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
85.50
Health Education England South West
Histopathology
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.50
Health Education England South West
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.06
Health Education England South West
Renal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.67
Health Education England South West
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
87.13
Health Education England South West
Dermatology
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n/a
Health Education England South West
Acute Internal Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.67
Health Education England South West
Diagnostic Neuropathology
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n/a
Southmead Hospital
Core Surgical Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
61.67
Health Education England South West
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.58
Health Education England South West
Intensive Care Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
85.49
Health Education England South West
Clinical Neurophysiology
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n/a
Health Education England South West
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
77.60
Health Education England South West
Vascular Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.00
Health Education England South West
Combined Infection Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.54
Health Education England South West
Plastic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
80.00
Health Education England South West
Urology
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.00
Health Education England South West
Core Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.83