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Most rotations involve three hospital placements, including Southampton as the major trauma centre. The Training Programme Director will allocate placements on the basis of trainee requests balanced by department requirements and training needs. Subspecialty training in Intensive Care Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine take place in Southampton and Portsmouth. Trainees in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine are based in Southampton as the Major Trauma Centre.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester together form Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT. Emergency Medicine trainees are based only at the Basingstoke site. The Emergency Department at Basingstoke sees 53,000 new patients every year.

There are presently 10.5 consultants who work between Basingstoke and Winchester. A further four new Consultants have been appointed taking the complement to 14.5 WTE. Consultant presence is from 08:00 to 21:00 hours on weekdays and 11:00 to 20:00 on weekends. Eight doctors work on the middle grade rota (four clinical fellows and four specialist trainees).

The Emergency Department at Basingstoke sees the full spectrum of trauma, medical and surgical patients and has 24 hour primary PCI service. Acute Stroke patients are triaged to the Winchester site to be managed by the stroke team. We have a strong tradition of procedural sedation in both adults and children, using ketamine or propofol. The department is active in research.

The trauma unit has excellent survival rates. A number of members of staff also work as part of the British Association for Immediate Care network (BASICs) and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service (HIOWAA). This is a valuable teaching resource for those with an interest in trauma and offers unparalleled access into pre hospital trauma care.

The department has a number of strengths which any trainee will enjoy. Basingstoke has its own theatre, cinemas and leisure facilities as well as being an hour from the coast or from London.


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Poole Hospital NHS FT

Poole Hospital has a reputation for being a very friendly place to work and is in a stunning setting. There are fantastic views of the world's second largest natural harbour from the Doctor’s Mess. The area is a great tourist attraction thanks to gorgeous beaches and a great variety of water sports.

The Emergency Department sees 58,000 patients a year and has 6.7 whole time equivalent consultants. Six specialist registrars form the rotation based here.

Particular educational highlights are excellent training in the management of head injuries as we provide the inpatient care for all head-injured patients ranging from babies to the ventilated adult. This is supported by a neuro rehabilitation team. We are also strong in training for soft tissue injuries where the Emergency Department review clinic looks after most of the hand fractures - well supported by three hand surgeons. 

There is a strong focus on both simulation and ultrasound and echo training as one consultant has full accreditation in echocardiography and is able to supervise /train trainees in echo.

We have a dedicated ultrasound list on Friday mornings in Radiology which trainees are expected to attend, with excellent input from the radiology team.

The Emergency Department Team at Poole has a strong interest in education and training and research.


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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

The Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital is the largest on the south coast, and sees in excess of 110,000 patients a year. We host the largest military defence hospital unit in the UK and we have strong military support and staffing within the Emergency Department. Eight registrars are based here.

Subspeciality training in paediatric emergency medicine takes place in a purpose-built department.

This is a busy department with high acuity which provides excellent clinical exposure and training opportunities. There is an enthusiastic and hands on consultant body (11.4 whole time equivalents) from 08.00 - midnight working alongside experienced nursing staff. There is a a strong focus on education and those working 08.00 - 17.00 shifts are supernumery to facilitate training opportunities and workplace-based assessments.

We are one of only two UK sites to offer radio medical advice to the coastguards. Portsmouth really does offer some unique training experiences in emergency medicine while the city is a vibrant place to live.

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Salisbury NHS FT

Salisbury District Hospital is the regional centre for plastics, burns and spinal injuries. The Emergency Department has six consultants. One registrar is based here at a time and is supported to work on the consultant rota.

This job has excellent feedback from registrars on the rotation and has 100% for registrars at FCEM over the last ten years.  

There is Emergency Department Consultant cover until midnight seven days a week.

 Salisbury has a reputation for being supportive and offering a great range of training experiences - we also think it's a jolly nice place to work! Historic Salisbury is a great place to live or can be easily accessed from the rest of the region.


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University Hospital Southampton NHS FT 

Southampton Hospital is a busy urban department with a broad and complex clinical workload. There are 22 consultants and one associate specialist leading clinical care. Consultants are present on the shop floor 24 hours Monday to Wednesday and 0800 to 2400 the rest of the week. We are committed to high quality Emergency Medicine and training of our staff.

Southampton is the Major Trauma Centre, with all clinical specialities on site except plastic surgery. All trainees rotate though this hospital and we have ten trainees. There are PHEM & PEM Trainees in this department.

The consultants are enthusiastic, supportive and the department provides fantastic learning opportunities. There is a wealth of both clinical & educational support.

The department has an active multidisciplinary social life and outside of the hospital, Southampton provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities, entertainment and good shopping.

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