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.

Clinical work and support

Training opportunities for Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Richard’s Hospital are well developed. Feedback from trainees is excellent including the GMC survey.

Being able to achieve all core competences and many ATSMs at St Richard’s makes it an ideal place to begin, consolidate or complete your ST training.

Progress during training is recorded electronically onto your e-portfolio and logbook and will be reviewed regularly by your educational supervisor. You will be supported to complete regular assessments throughout your attachment to include OSATs (both formative and summative), TO1s (team observations), miniCEXs and CbDs. You are expected to do regular reflective practice.

The hospital provides a full range of general acute services, medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, trauma, paediatrics, obstetrics, and A&E, and combines the unpredictability of patients arriving at A&E with those patients requiring planned surgery.

There is a full shift rota with 60 hours consultant presence on delivery suite, ensuring good support for our trainees. We work very closely with the O&G department at Worthing Hospital, sharing a clinical governance structure and running many medical educational sessions on a joint basis. However, there is no cross-site clinical cover at present.

Simulation, both low- and high-fidelity sessions, and USS training are well established and include access to the USS simulator in CMEC.

There are nine consultants on site, whose specialist interests cover all major areas in obstetrics and gynaecology.

We offer a large number of ATSMs for ST6+7 trainees. Details of consultants’ interests and contact details can be found at http://pgme.info/doctors/specialties/og/

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