Emergency Medicine

While in this job you will gain a wide breadth of acute clinical and practical experience in the key specialties of medicine, surgery, trauma/orthopaedics to include patients presenting to resus, majors and minors. Emphasis is on the development of key skills; focused history & examination, requesting of relevant investigations concluding with a diagnosis/ differential and timely referral to specialties (within the four hour target).

You will also gain experience in managing paediatric (including NAI), gynaecology/obstetric, ophthalmology, maxillofacial and ENT patients. Skills in radiological interpretation will be taught and developed.

Eleven middle grade doctors and an Associate Specialist work alongside supporting the trainees, 24hrs a day. This is a nine person, full shift rota covering a variety of shifts from early, middle, late and night. Formal weekly, Wednesday afternoon teaching sessions, with protected teaching time, are held in the emergency department. In addition, GPVTS trainees are encouraged to attend their regular Tuesday teaching in the TEC. You will gain experience in audit, case presentation and there is protected study leave time.

We ask for leave requests to be emailed in so that we can try and accommodate important requests (weddings, exams, study leave etc) into the rota before it goes out. We ask for requests to usually be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to commencement of post. Once the rota goes out, swaps for short periods, can be negotiated between the trainees and submitted for Consultant sign off, usually after commencement of post.

Clinical Supervisor: Miss Maria Dudek (FRCS, FCEM)

Other Consultants

  • Mr Soysa
  • Dr Reddy
  • Dr Blyth
  • a fourth post, shared with ITU, is pending appointment at time of writing

Clinical supervisor:

Simon Triscott Simon.Triscott@royalberkshire.nhs.uk