Worthing Hospital has a strong reputation for the quality of training it provides.
It has received highly complimentary reports on its training posts in A&E, anaesthetics, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology and palliative care from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex GP Postgraduate Education Deanery.
The deanery inspection singled out several areas as examples of excellent practice, including:
- A&E: Induction and training programme, nursing staff support
- Paediatrics: multi-disciplinary posts, hand-over and ward round
- ENT: Induction programme and teaching in clinics
- Ophthalmology: Friday afternoon teaching sessions
- Palliative care: One-to-one teaching, consultant supervision
Our education programme is administered through the PGMC at Worthing and aims to provide doctors with formal teaching programmes, supervised clinical experience and examples of good practice and professional behaviour.
We place considerable emphasis on planned learning, based on an educational agreement and regular appraisal and feedback throughout the clinical apprenticeship.
As well as gaining clinical skills and mastering practical procedures, we hope our young doctors will also acquire other important skills in areas such as communicating with health professionals and patients, career planning and health service management.
Study leave is also available where appropriate to the applicant’s educational plan and subject to appraisal and attendance of specialty education sessions.
The clinical tutor runs a formal induction programme for all house officers, while pre-registraion house officers attend core curriculum lectures every Tuesday. The Trust also holds protected academic half-days on a regular basis.