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.

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Acute – Educational opportunities

Trainees have 30 days study leave per 12 months which can be taken after agreement with their consultant, if study leave is to be taken when on-call or on nights it is the trainee’s responsibility to organised an internal swap. Locums are not standard practice.

The library provides access to online revision websites for various exams including MRCP.

Twice-weekly formal educational training sessions are centered on case presentations by junior doctors within each of the sub specialties but will also provide an opportunity for audit presentations and morbidity and mortality meetings. All junior doctors are required to participate in this programme during the year. There is a rolling Acute Medicine teaching program mapped against the RCP curriculum which takes place on Wednesdays and the Acute Medicine SpR will manage this program. The daily handover sessions which are held in the PGMC are usually a good learning environment and are led by the on-take consultant. PACES teaching has been arranged by the Registrars and takes place when there are trainees preparing for the MRCP. Trainees are encouraged to attend Regional study days when possible.

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 Work Place Based Assessments (WBPAs) 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 WPBAs throughout their time rather that all at the last minute.


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