General Surgery – Shift practice and rota
The clinical team is headed by eight consultant surgeons who participate on the emergency on call rota with CEPOD theatres open 24/7. The full team consists of:
- Miss A Skull – Colorectal Surgery (Clinical Lead for General Surgery)
- Mr N Cripps – Colorectal Surgery (Clinical Lead for Endoscopy)
- Mr G Harris – Colorectal Surgery
- Mr B Levy – Colorectal Surgery
- Mr M Mobasheri – Colorectal Surgery
- Mr W Hawkins – Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery (College Tutor)
- Mr C Pring – Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery
- Mr G Slater – Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery
- Mr R Bowyer – Upper GI and Breast Surgery
- Mr D Allen – General Surgery
- Mr G Sutton – General Surgery
- Mr I Maheswaran – Visiting consultant in Bariatric Surgery
- Mr M Mlotshwa – Visiting consultant in Bariatric Surgery
- Mr S Dutta – Associate Specialist in Colorectal Surgery
- 5 Specialty Trainees from the KSS deanery
- 1 Bariatric surgery RCS senior clinical fellow
- 1 Colorectal surgery RCS senior clinical fellow
- 2 Core trainees (1 General Surgery, 1 Urology)
- 1 GP trainee
- 1 Research fellow
- 2 Trust grades
- 2 FY2s
- 3 FY1s
At SHO level there is a combined on call rota with Urology and Trauma & Orthopaedics.
- Ward based doctors or acute care doctors helping the admitting FY2/CT from 0800-1700.
- Long day (0800-2100) Fri/sat/sun 1 in 10
- Sat/Sun weekend 0800-1500 1 in 10.
- Mon/Tues or Wed/Thurs long day shifts 1 in 10.
- These long day shifts after 1700 are ward cover duties for all surgical patients.
- Compensatory days off are allocated to make the rota EWTD compliant
SHO’s (CT, GPST, F2, TG, Research fellow)
- Duties consist of ward care and on call for General Surgery, Urology and/or Trauma & Orthopaedics.
- The tiers of on call include:
- Long day (0800-2100)
- Twilight (1100-2300)
- Night shift (2000-0830)
- Day shifts are arranged in blocks of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday or Friday to Sunday with other shifts arranged as Monday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday. They are all resident on call
- The rotas are constantly under review with plans to reduce the frequency of on call commitment in line with Improving Surgical Training.
- Compensatory days off are allocated to make the rota compliant with the new doctors contract
Higher Surgical trainees
- We have five higher surgical trainees from the KSS deanery
- These five run the daytime on call (0800 – 1700) in a registrar of the week system
- Weekend and night time on calls are non-resident 1 in 8, with the Surgical Fellows and SAS grade completing the rota
- Bank holidays are treated like a weekend, with each member of the team working one bank holiday per year
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