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.

Ophthalmology – Shift practice and rota

The ST1 post is the first year post of a seven year run through position in Ophthalmology. The rest of your rotation will be decided by the HE KSS and will be in hospitals located throughout the Deanery.

Junior doctors will be working cross site at St. Richard’s and Southlands Hospitals during working hours, as part of this role. Out of hours the emergency cover is based at Worthing Hospital after 8pm and during weekend.


The ST1 now has1 week induction program organized by the HEKSS. The ST1 remains supernumerary until deemed competent to undertake on call usually after 8 weeks of placement.
After this trainees will take part to the on-call rota. On call in the week runs from 5.00pm – 9.00am the next day


Referrals come from opticians, casualty, in house and GP’s. Calls will be taken by the eye clinic on either site between 9am-5pm. Southlands Hospital Eye Clinic is open and staffed until 8pm.

We try and accommodate emergencies through-out the day, in order to minimise the workload for junior doctors in the evenings.

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