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The Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road, Stoke On Trent, ST4 6QG
72.7% of trainees would work here again

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GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
77.40
Clinical Supervision
91.20
Clinical Supervision OOH
87.50
Workload
47.10
Supportive Environment
69.10
Rota Design
72.90
Adequate Experience
77.80
Educational Supervision
83.90
Local Teaching
61.50
Teamwork
74.30
Educational Governance
72.50
Curriculum Coverage
76.70
Feedback
70.60
Study Leave
59.40
Reporting systems
72.90
Induction
78.90
Handover
65.10
Facilities
70.60
Reviews (11)
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Overall
4.6
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It was just lovely working here. The general environment is friendly and supportive. There are a few bad apples (some consultants/registrars are unpleasant) but overall it was a very good experience. There are regular monthly junior doctors meeting and I felt like they were really trying to make a difference in the training experience even if it is difficult sometimes.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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1.4
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The environment can be a bit toxic. Limited chances of getting time in clinics.
Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine Training
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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Overall
5
Review
Absolutely amazing! Well supported, friendly and accessible seniors and a wealth of knowledge to be gained. Would highly recommend. FYI, OoH cover includes Haem as well
Clinical Oncology
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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3.8
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Great job as an FY1, all consultants on both the trauma and spinal team are excellent. Lots of oppurtunities for teaching, attending theatre and good support on the ward from excellent practitioners. Really great fy1 job highly reccomend. Only con was that there was no doctors office and getting space at one of the ward computers to complete jobs was very difficult.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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3
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Rota for F1s is understaffed and very busy. No opportunity to go to theatre inside work schedule.
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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5
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Great supernumary job as an FY1. Spend 3 months in anaesthetics and 1 month in critical care. Job is completely focussed on your education and learning what it is like to be an anaesthetist. Teaching is twice weekly every week and is interactive and we'll structured. Lots of oppurtunities to get involved in audits and research.
Anaesthetics
Foundation Programme Year One (FY1)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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2.8
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Very busy department with high turnover of patients and chronically understaffed at both a junior and senior level. Despite this there was good support from the seniors and good opportunity to learn/complete portfolio. The job was varied and the team spirit made the stress easier to handle. The SHO rota was horrible, with most shifts being unsocial hours (I counted only 15 normal working day shifts in 4 months), making your annual leave almost fixed unless you negotiate swaps. Rota coordinator and management team are excellent, approachable and really work to help you get leave/teaching time off.
Emergency Medicine
Foundation Programme
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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3.8
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Part of A&E job, but really enjoyed working in paediatrics. Overall support from the A&E and paediatric team was excellent.
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Foundation Programme
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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5
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Brilliant team. The consultants are nice, approachable, involved. Regs are top notch. It's got a proper firm feel to it. Love the job. Only downsides are a bare bones rota meaning little theatre time, loads of on calls and difficulty taking annual leave
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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0.4
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Toxic. No training registrars and so getting procedures done as an SHO was impossible. Essentially a ward/clerking monkey. Occasional teaching but no protected time to actually go to it. A couple of really good consultants without whom the place would fall apart. Lots of long term Locum consultants however mean that unfortunately too many have priorities in the wrong place and give very little care to trainees.
Acute Internal Medicine
Senior (ST3+)
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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4.2
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Good ward. Excellent senior support, the consultants are very present and all of them are lovely and friendly. Planned levels of staffing are good - you're meant to have 1 Bay per junior which is very good. Staffing does do below that but levels are usually good. Nurses aren't the most on it or friendly but they're still good. On call rota covers diabetes, renal and some resp - the on calls are pretty good and are definitely well supported.
Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
Foundation Programme
The Royal Stoke University Hospital
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