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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 takes place in
Southampton and Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Portsmouth.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire
Hospital and Royal County Hospital,
Winchester, together form Hampshire Hospitals NHS
Emergency Medicine trainees are based only at the Basingstoke site.
The hospital sees 53,000 new patients every year.
There are 7.8 consultants who work between
Basingstoke and Winchester covering 08.00 to 18.00. Eight doctors
work on the middle grade rota (four clinical fellows and four
The emergency department at Basingstoke sees the full spectrum
of trauma, medical and surgical patients and has 24 hour stroke
thrombolysis and PCI. We have a
srong tradition of procedural sedation in both adults and children,
using ketamine or propofol. The department is active in
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) which 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 it's own theatre,
cinemas and leisure facilities as well as being an hour from
the coast or from London.
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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 10 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
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
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