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University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH
66.7% of trainees would work here again

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Very accessible via bus, overground (Ladywell/Lewisham) or DLR (Lewisham)
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Largely electronic notes and prescribing via iCare throughout the trust
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Canteen much improved since revamp. On-site muffin break and nearby subway across the road.
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One of the nicer mess environments I've encountered in London
Local Area
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Easy to get into London. Most juniors I met lived around the Lewisham (Loampit Vale), Blackheath or Brockley. Others commuted from elsewhere in London.
GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
71.20
Clinical Supervision
86.50
Clinical Supervision OOH
85.30
Workload
42.00
Supportive Environment
64.90
Rota Design
68.20
Adequate Experience
71.50
Educational Supervision
78.90
Local Teaching
57.70
Teamwork
70.00
Educational Governance
66.00
Curriculum Coverage
71.70
Feedback
54.10
Study Leave
51.00
Reporting systems
68.20
Induction
69.60
Handover
62.90
Facilities
54.10
Reviews (6)
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Overall
5
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Critical Care at UHL is amazing - strongly recommended by both myself and many doctors who have worked here previously. Very supportive team, with lots of teaching and educational opportunities. Friendly and approachable consultant body. Genuinely the best job I have had in FY. I miss it and wish to go back. Has enthused me in ICU/Anaesthesia. No oncalls as an F2. Very chill rota. Only downside is realtive paycut.
Intensive Care Medicine
Foundation Programme Year Two (FY2)
University Hospital Lewisham
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Overall
0.8
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Horrible department with no support and no focus on teaching and training juniors. Rampant culture of bullying by consultant body. Lots of politics between consultants to take control of the department. Consultants found harming patients during surgery and their practices limited due to that, which made their attitudes towards juniors worse. I will stay far away from this department as it comes under one of the toxic rogue departments found in some corners of the NHS. Some of the registrars were supportive which made the placement tolerable but they themselves were fed up of the crap attitude of consultants.
General Surgery
Junior Clinical Fellow
University Hospital Lewisham
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Overall
2.6
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Lewisham is a busy hospital with an interesting multimorbid population. As most specialist services are elsewhere at nearby tier three centres, so is the funding. Easily one of the least busy takes I've worked for in London, however the caveat is that the trust is also one of the worst paying for locums and does not recruit well so there are plenty of rota gaps.
Internal Medicine Training
University Hospital Lewisham
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3.8
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Overstaffed department (juniors wise) however workload can still vary day to day Each F1 in charge of looking after patients that come in on their consultants’ take - some weeks much busier than others when your consultant is on call. Some weeks only have two inpatients - when the consultant hasn’t been on call for a while or there have been many discharges; therefore some opportunities for working on portfolio / audit / theatre / leaving early for self development (if someone able to hold your bleep). Other roles can include practical procedures - bloods etc for pts clerked from clinic, organising fracture clinic lists from trauma meeting, documenting trauma meeting dashboard discussions, referring to other major trauma centres etc. Opportunities for plastering teaching, theatre exposure if week is not busy. Rota fairly relaxed 8-5 days with zero days following on call scheduled such that it becomes a long weekend ie fri / sat / sun or sat / sun / mon. On call 1 in 4 weekends as F1 seeing all the orthopaedic inpatients either independently or with a registrar Close working with orthogeriatrics team, anaesthetics team when admitting NOFs. Fairly manageable job if you have medical rotation prior - as F1s are coordinating most of the medical issues that crop up with inpatients - frequent medical specialty / other specialty discussions optimising pre surgical pts or inpatients with complex issues / lots of EDNs & TTOs / liaising with the MDT ie OT & PT. Did not expect to do quite as much medicine in T&O but it was very good training in being more independent with decision making.
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Foundation Programme
University Hospital Lewisham
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2.8
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Understaffed department - sometimes just 1 F1 and 1 PA looking after all inpatients (varies from 10-20) Manageable as seniors (consultants & registrars) were very approachable and reachable even if not on ward (ie in clinics or bronchoscopy) Useful weekly teaching Very easy to meet portfolio requirements with CBD and mini CEX as seniors keen on development Generally very competent nursing staff who can help opposed to surgical wards Exposure to practical procedures like chest drain, pleural USS, taps etc Good exposure to organisation, time management, management of common emergencies and NOK discussions 1 in 5 on calls in MAU / Medicine ward cover (weekday) 1 in 5 on calls on weekend either post take or medicine ward cover
Respiratory Medicine
Foundation Programme
University Hospital Lewisham
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Overall
3.8
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Very friendly environment with supportive consultants. Unfortunate, occasional old boys club atmosphere, but never degrading to trainees. 1:3 Nights and 1:3 Weekends across 6 weeks. 2 on-call. Usually SpR + SHO but occasionally SHO+SHO and not necessarily airway trained as Anaesthetics on-site. Manageable workload, 3-4 referrals a day and 1-2 per night. 2x dedicated on call rooms with phone. Separate doctors office. Canteen is poor and expensive. Muffin break is eveb more expensive.
Intensive Care Medicine
Senior (ST3+)
University Hospital Lewisham
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Departments (39)

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Public Health Medicine
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n/a
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Cardiology
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58.33
University Hospital Lewisham
Obstetrics
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Genitourinary Medicine
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Emergency Medicine
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75.28
University Hospital Lewisham
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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87.50
University Hospital Lewisham
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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72.86
University Hospital Lewisham
General (internal) Medicine
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63.33
University Hospital Lewisham
General Psychiatry
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68.75
University Hospital Lewisham
Respiratory Medicine
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61.00
University Hospital Lewisham
Intensive Care Medicine
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86.00
University Hospital Lewisham
General Surgery
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65.00
University Hospital Lewisham
Otolaryngology
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54.29
University Hospital Lewisham
Renal Medicine
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n/a
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Rheumatology
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n/a
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General Practice
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Paediatric Surgery
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Dermatology
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Haematology
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68.33
University Hospital Lewisham
Acute Internal Medicine
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72.00
University Hospital Lewisham
Gastroenterology
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Anaesthetics
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88.33
University Hospital Lewisham
Infectious Diseases
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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n/a
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Liaison Psychiatry
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Ambulatory Care
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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
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Hepatology
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Neonatal Medicine
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72.86
University Hospital Lewisham
Paediatrics
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77.50
University Hospital Lewisham
Metabolic Medicine
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n/a
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Clinical Radiology
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n/a
University Hospital Lewisham
Geriatric Medicine
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66.88
University Hospital Lewisham
Community Child Health
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Community Sexual & Reproductive Health
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n/a
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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64.00
University Hospital Lewisham
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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64.44
University Hospital Lewisham
Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Allergy
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (22)

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Health Education England South London
Geriatric Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
72.67
Health Education England South London
Gastroenterology
GMC Training Survey 2021
86.04
Health Education England South London
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
GMC Training Survey 2021
84.67
Lewisham Scheme
GP Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.22
University Hospital Lewisham
Internal Medicine Training
GMC Training Survey 2021
60.36
South London
Otolaryngology
GMC Training Survey 2021
90.00
Health Education England South London
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.81
Health Education England South London
Emergency Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
74.02
Health Education England South London
Respiratory Medicine
GMC Training Survey 2021
83.10
Health Education England South London
Cardiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
69.31
Health Education England South London
Clinical Radiology
GMC Training Survey 2021
75.47
Health Education England South London
Anaesthetics
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.35
Health Education England South London
Paediatrics
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81.09
Health Education England South London
Intensive Care Medicine
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70.75
Health Education England South London
Haematology
GMC Training Survey 2021
81.65
University Hospital Lewisham
Core Surgical Training
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n/a
South East London
General Surgery
GMC Training Survey 2021
62.50
University Hospital Lewisham
Foundation Programme
GMC Training Survey 2021
71.84
Health Education England South London
Acute Care Common Stem
GMC Training Survey 2021
76.75
Health Education England South London
Dermatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
94.78
Health Education England South London
Rheumatology
GMC Training Survey 2021
96.67
Health Education England South London
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
GMC Training Survey 2021
78.55