F1 - General Medicine
Consultants: Dr J Dean, Dr M Gandhi, Dr D Smith
Dr A Taylor, Dr P Spurrell, Dr N Bellenger, Dr A Sharpe
4 F1 Posts based on Avon/Taw.
Consultants: Dr C Sheldon, Dr D Halpin, Dr N Withers,
Dr B Patel/Dr h Bakere/Dr M Gibbons
3 F1 Posts based on Culm Ward
Consultants: Dr T Daneshmend, Dr R Ayres,
Dr J Christie, Dr T Shirazi, Dr T Ahmad, Dr S Prasad, Dr U Thalheimer
3 F1 Posts based on Okement Ward
Diabetes / Endocrinology
Consultants: Dr M Daly, Dr H Lockett, Dr A Brookes, Dr R Warren
1 F1 post based on Lowman Ward
Care of Elderly
Consultants: Dr S Harris, Dr A Hemsley,
Dr M James, Dr M Jeffreys, Dr J Sword,
Dr R Sheridan, Dr A Hinton, Dr P Mudd
5 F1 posts based on Clyst /Bovey/Kenn ward
The type of work to expect and learning opportunities
Base ward working
The F1s will be timetabled so that 2 out of the 3/4 F1s at any time are working on the base wards. During this time F1 doctors will work 9-5 on the base wards having exposure to acutely ill general medical patients with a speciality base (as listed above). F1 doctors will be supervised by the consultants and senior clinical staff. The advantage of this model will be that F1 doctors are able to have a continuing period of time on the ward, which will have the following educational benefits:
- Excellent experience in continuity of care and discharge of patients.
- Regular protected meetings with their clinical and educational supervisors, which will help facilitate the processes of appraisal and assessment, including Mini-CEX, DOPS, and CbD.
During this 4 month attachment, F1 doctors will take part in the acute medical rota involving time spent on the Acute Medical Unit (approximately weeks). Together with on call duties, weekends and nights, both on the Acute Medical Unit, and also covering the medical wards.
Acute Medical Unit
Time will also be spent on the AMU, a 47 bedded ward for accurate assessment and stabilisation of acute medical admissions. There is a high level of consultant supervision and excellent exposure to unselected medical patients during this attachment.
Day to day supervision of the F1 doctor will be by the Acute Consultant Physician and senior clinical staff. Acute Consultants based on AMU
Dr Bill Lusty
Dr Tom Whitehead
Dr Russell O’Brien
Professor Anthony Nicholls
Dr Hugh Bakere
Dr James Mulcahy
Dr Helen Lockett
Where the placement is based
Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW
Clinical Supervisor(s) for the placement
To be confirmed on commencement
Typical working pattern in this placement
Full shift pattern at 1B banding (40%)
Placements are all subject to change.