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Southport & Formby District General Hospital

Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6PN
25.0% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

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Quite easy to get parking Costs about ÂŁ33 a month
Public Transport
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Merseyrail goes to the centre and its about 30mins walk from there
Notes & systems
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Paper based notes and drug charts Hospital uses bleeps and 'ascom' devices
Food & Canteen
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Hospital own canteen, not open at night
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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
70.00
Clinical Supervision
79.40
Clinical Supervision OOH
77.00
Workload
44.80
Supportive Environment
67.90
Rota Design
66.80
Adequate Experience
70.60
Educational Supervision
79.20
Local Teaching
70.90
Teamwork
67.00
Educational Governance
66.70
Curriculum Coverage
72.30
Feedback
55.70
Study Leave
58.50
Reporting systems
66.80
Induction
72.40
Handover
63.10
Facilities
55.70
Reviews (4)
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Overall
4
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I felt very supported. Everyone was SUPER nice and I do mean quite literally EVERYONE. There was always someone to turn to if you needed help and albeit, it got a little hectic sometimes and sometimes it felt understaffed (as with all of the NHS), it was all bearable because the staff were a joy to be around.
General (internal) Medicine
Locum Senior House Officer
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
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1.6
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The doctors on training programmes are generally pretty good as you might expect. Unfortunately, the trust uses a ridiculous amount of internationally-trained locums, whose proficiency varies hugely. Even with the consultants, almost all are locums. One month you’ll be working with a “trust grade F1” who mysteriously disappears for most of the shift and whose medical knowledge is dubious at best. The next month you’ll find that they’re now a “trust grade SHO” with the same competencies as before but able to shoehorn into rota gaps. The nurses are hugely variable and some are great, but most are bank nurses who “don’t have access” to the blood system, or who “aren’t trained” to take bloods or cannulate. I got called to review someone who was newly scoring an 11 on the EWS (previously 2). As I rushed to the ward, I went past a nurse who was off on her break. Turns out that she was the one who was looking after him and she had just left this man who was gasping for breath lying flat down in his bed. This is the rule, not the exception. Staffing don’t reply to emails and neither accept, nor deny leave. They just leave it “awaiting approval” until it’s too late. Summary: it’s bad… really bad
General (internal) Medicine
Junior (F1-CT2)
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
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1.8
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Busy during the day but chilled during the night. Lots of ropey locums in the department. Consultants are not supportive (bar one or two) and can the trauma meetings are quite a toxic atmosphere. Some of the nurses are worth their weight in gold. Can’t imagine it’s great for trainees who need to get their numbers up as ops are constantly delayed and very few are done in a day. Overall, a fairly toxic culture and unhelpful seniors.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Senior (ST3+)
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
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2
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Some departments are better/friendlier than others. General medicine is very friendly for example. There’s a few nasties in every department though, I found medicine more friendly overall more than the surgical teams. My teaching will be cancelled last minute because of staffing issues on one occasion. There’s a strong bullying culture in this hospital, mainly nurses towards foundation doctors or a+e towards FY2s doing the admissions. Lack of proper induction or training how to navigate the hospital I.E all the steps needed just to get someone a scope. Very high use of Locum doctors who are mostly very lazy compared to the trainees despite being on 3* the pay. You get the odd gem. Raising concerns usually gets you backlash. Asking for things to be better I.e payed a higher rate for a last minute shift request usually gets you labelled as rude/obstructive. Some nurses are worth their weight in gold, a lot will avoid doing their training for cannulas/catheters/bloods so they don’t have to increase their workload. Being bleeped to do 15 cannulas is standard for an FY1/FY1 during an on call. The mess is disgusting - domestic refuse to clean beyond empty the bins - so the microwave is currently an incubator for the next pandemic.
Foundation Programme
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
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Departments (36)

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Cardiology
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51.67
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Obstetrics
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Genitourinary Medicine
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Emergency Medicine
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82.78
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Urology
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Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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68.75
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General (internal) Medicine
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52.50
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Rehabilitation Medicine
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n/a
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General Psychiatry
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65.00
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Respiratory Medicine
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82.00
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Intensive Care Medicine
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General Surgery
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58.75
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Rheumatology
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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Medical Microbiology
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Neurology
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Acute Internal Medicine
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80.00
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Gastroenterology
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Histopathology
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Anaesthetics
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94.00
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Stroke Medicine
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Sport & Exercise Medicine
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Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
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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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83.33
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Geriatric Medicine
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63.33
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Community Child Health
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Community Sexual & Reproductive Health
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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54.00
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (20)

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North West School of Surgery: West Sector
Urology
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85.21
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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72.30
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
Core Surgical Training
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55.00
North West School of Surgery: West Sector
General Surgery
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83.22
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Rheumatology
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78.33
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
Foundation Programme
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64.87
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
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69.72
Health Education England North West
Community Sexual and Reproductive Health
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n/a
North West School of Surgery: West Sector
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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88.61
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Respiratory Medicine
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76.81
Cheshire and Mersey School of Paediatrics
Paediatrics
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79.82
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Gastroenterology
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71.50
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Internal Medicine Training
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64.00
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Acute Internal Medicine
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80.67
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Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine
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n/a
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Acute Care Common Stem - Emergency Medicine
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n/a
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Acute Care Common Stem - Anaesthetics
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n/a
Health Education England North West: Mersey
Geriatric Medicine
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79.01
Health Education England North West
Emergency Medicine
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74.78
Mersey Anaesthesia
Core Anaesthetics
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88.38