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Basingstoke sees 45000 new pts per annum we
have no returns clinics although patients are brought back
for procedural sedation or delayed closure of wounds where
GP referrals are seen in the
appropriate clinical area of the hospital but are rerouted to
the emergency dept if the paramedics feel that they are
Our E.D. has a philosophy that we are the best
area within the trust to see sick patients and that we should
add value to a patients journey and not merely act as a triage
We see a full spectrum of trauma, medical and
surgical patients and we are a stroke thrombolysis site, a trauma
unit and our trust has 24 hrs p.c.i. capability for all
We have excellent survival figures for trauma
and we have a number of members of staff who also work in the pre
hospital environment as part of the BASICS network, which is a
valuable teaching resource for those with an interest in
The department itself was recently extensively
remodelled and has a state of the art 4 bay resuscitation room, 6
trolleys on our "majors" side and 5 cubicles on our minors side, 2
separate paediatric cubicles and a paediatric sub waiting room as
well as a see and treat cubicle in the waiting area.
The department also has a 7 bedded short stay
ward which is exclusively for the use of the E.D. and which is well
supported by an outreach mental health team who assess all self
harms and by an alcohol liaison team.
The department has 24 hours access to 2 c.t.
scanners.. we have an excellent blood gas analyser and rapid access
to pathology and radiology.
We have a total of 4.5 w.t.e. consultants who
provide a shop floor presence 7 days a week from 0800-1800 and then
on call. the consultant body encourage our work colleagues to
contact us for clinical and managerial problems out of hours
and our standard operational procedures make it mandatory for
consultants to be called in for trauma or paediatric arrests
We are staffed with 7 middle grades (3
clinical fellows and 4 specialist trainees), 8 senior house
officers/F2's/GPVTS's and an E.N.P. rota which operates 7 days a
week from 0800 until 0200.
Our department has a number of strengths which
any trainee will enjoy
We have an active in house teaching programme
every Thursday p.m. in addition to the ring fenced session for
We have an excellent audit department and a
very strong track record in research
We have a state of the art ultrasound and
several consultants who are accredited level 1 trainers
We have a strong tradition of procedural
sedation in both adults and children, using ketamine or
We have strong links with the pre hospital
trauma service (BASICS) and can offer unparalleled access into pre
hospital trauma care.
Very good day to day shop floor support from
Consultant colleagues and the ability to see patients in real time
with a Consultant colleague.
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StR training in Poole:
We offer excellent training in the management
of Head injuries as we provide the inpatient care for all
head-injured patients who have been admitted ranging from babies to
the ventilated adult. An Emergency Medicine Consultant does a daily
ward round 7 days a week and SpRs are able to join them. We have a
neuro rehabilitation Consultant and team who provide any care
required beyond 48 hours.
We are able to provide additional training in
soft tissue injuries by teaching done within the ED review clinic
where we look after most of the hand fractures and are well
supported by 3 Hand Surgeons. There are consultant review
clinics each weekday morning.
There is a top of the range GE portable
ultrasound machine which is kept in
the ED resus room.
One of the Emergency Consultant full
accreditation in echocardiography and is able to supervise /train
trainees in echo.
For abdominal ultrasound we have a dedicated
ultrasound list on Friday mornings in Radiology which trainees are
expected to attend to gain formal training in FAST and Aorta
scanning. In addition trainees will report on their own scans which
are stored on the PACS system and attend radiology ultrasound
meetings to review their images.
We have good links with our ITU Colleagues and
encourage our higher trainees who have had formal anaesthetic
training to be directly involved in RSIs with involvement of
anaesthesia. 2 of the EM Consultants are actively involved in doing
RSIs and supervising SpRs in this.
One of the EM Consultants is a chief examiner
for the FCEM and is able to provide great advice on how the exam is
run and exam technique which has proven to be of immense value to
trainees in Poole.
The Poole ED is currently involved in one
national and one local research project. The latter a substantial
grant from the College. One of the EM Consultants has a strong
interest in research and encourages trainees to be
Poole has its own simulation suite which is
used most often by the Emergency . SimMan training occurs 12 times
a year for the SHOs and there is great opportunity for the SpRs to
be taught in its use as one of the EM Consultants has extensive
experience in and had formal College training. is also used to
teach SpRs both locally and as part of the regional SpR training
one of the EM Consultants is developing a
Podcast series on EM topics SpRs are strongly encouraged to
take part in this new and innovative development.
itself has a reputation for being a very
friendly place and has fantastic views of the 2nd
largest natural harbour in the world from the Doctor’s Mess.
It is a great attraction to tourists for the
gorgeous beaches and watersports.
The Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra
Hospital is the largest on the south coast, and sees in excess of
100,000 patients per annum. Particular features:
Our ED has nine Consultants, six of whom
passed FCEM in the last five years
A 100% pass rate for its Registrars at FCEM
over the last 10 years
Plastics, Burns, Spinal Injuries regional
ED Consultant cover until midnight 7 days a
week and was first trust to do so locally
Ultrasound machine (Sonosite turbo) in ED
3 Bedded Resus, 10 bedded majors, 6 bedded
minors and 8 bedded Short stay ward
A jolly nice place to work!
Southampton is a busy urban department with a
broad and complex clinical workload. There are 13 Consultants and
one Associate Specialist leading clinical care. Consultants cover
the shop floor from 8am-12midnight 7 days a week. We are committed
to high quality Emergency Medicine and training of our staff. We
currently have the President of the College of Emergency Medicine
(Mike Clancy), Immediate Past President (John Heyworth), Regional
Chair and Clinical Lead (Diana Hulbert) and Head of School (Julia
Harris) as part of the consultant team.
The regional lead for Ultrasound is Nick
Maskery and Simulation is Sanjay Ramamoorthy. The College Tutor is
Southampton is the Major Trauma Centre, with
an onsite helicopter pad to facilitate acute clinical
We have all clinical specialties on site
except Plastic Surgery. We have a close working relationship with
critical care, PICU and neuroICU.
New developments include a Resus expansion and
Childrens Hospital, providing a dedicated Paediatric Emergency
The Consultants are enthusiastic, supportive
and the department provides fantastic learning opportunities
together with an innovative, award winning education program.
The department has an active multidisciplinary
social life and outside of the hospital, Southampton provides ample
opportunities for outdoor activities, entertainment and good
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