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.

Intensive Care – Educational opportunities

A weekly program of teaching is provided and supervised by the Faculty Tutor. This includes a Journal Club looking at recent ICM literature. Advanced trainees will be encouraged to take an active part. Senior staff members teach regularly in this programme. Trainees will be allowed to attend the regional teaching programme. Additional support can be given for trainees studying for ICM qualifications (EDIC / FFICM).

The ability to be involved in research will be provided. However, this might be part of an existing programme of research rather than individual projects specifically developed for the trainee. In some cases trainees may take a role in a new project and then develop it for a later colleague.

Research is coordinated at Consultant level with three of the ICM Consultants taking an active interest (all MD holders). A Research and Innovation Forum meets regularly. Trainee allocation to research will be identified an early stage to avoid delays and missed opportunities.

Clinical Governance / Audit 
Attendance at Departmental Clinical Governance Meetings including the regular ITU M&M meetings is considered mandatory. Audit opportunities are provided. There is an ICM Consultant coordinating audit, ensuring the completion of projects.

A suitable regular management meeting will be identified for the trainee with the objective of learning how a unit is run, planned and changes achieved. There is the opportunity to attend other management meetings within the trust for trainees with a management interest. Management projects are available upon request.


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