Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.

Acute Medicine – Educational opportunities

Daily teaching is available on the Emergency Floor during Consultant Post Take Reviews of new admissions you have seen that day.

There is a weekly, consultant lead teaching session on the Emergency Floor and all juniors attached to the EF are encouraged to attend.

This post is recognised by the Royal College of Physicians as part of CMT progression to higher specialty training.

Facilities are given for study leave in accordance with the regulations.

There is an active Medical Education Centre. A wide variety of courses, tutorials and seminars with local and visiting speakers are held under the auspices of the Postgraduate Director of Medical Education, Mr David Beattie, for clinical staff of all disciplines, including general practitioners

Library support for clinical activity, research and education is provided by Chichester Health Libraries, one of the largest non-university health libraries on the south coast. Facilities include 200 journals, multimedia viewing, networked Medline and other databases and general internet access.

Each trainee will be allocated an Educational Supervisor who should meet with them at least every 3 months for appraisal and career advice, as well as a summary meeting at the end of the year, which will generate the Ed Supervisor’s final Structured Report to be presented to the ARCP Panel. Trainees will be allocated clinical supervisors during each of their posts.

The completion of Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) and modular paperwork is the responsibility of the trainee however every support will be provided in ensuring completion as appropriate. Trainees are encouraged to fill in SLEs throughout their time rather that all at the last minute.

Attendance at weekly CMT teaching, provided by the Medical Education Centre is expected.

Monthly live links to the RCP teach in sessions are available to all grades of doctors one evening a month at the Medical Education Centre

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More information can be found on the PGME website

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