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This information was provided by:

Mr Nicholas Birkett

ST4

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr Kash Akhtar

2. Please list all of the hospitals in your deanery.

Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals

(Royal Free NHS Trust)

Basildon University Hospital

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

Homerton University Hospital

 

Newham University Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

Queen's Hospital, Romford

Southend University Hospital

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

The Royal London Hospital

Whipps Cross University Hospital

3. Where do trainees generally live? 

 

“Trainees generally live in North East London or Essex.”

4. How easy is it to commute to different sites, and is there car parking available?

 

 

5. How are rotations are allocated?

“Rotations are allocated at the end of each year. Trainee's generally can give a preference." 

 

6. Is there a trauma focussed ST3 year?

 

Yes

7. Does the deanery offer an ST3 bootcamp or equivalent induction?

 

No

 

8. Is there an arthroplasty focussed ST4 year?

"No, but trainees are usually placed in a district general hospital."

 

9. Is there a post-exam dedicated teaching program (i.e. preparation for consultant)?

No

 

 

10. How often is deanery teaching?

 

Monthly

 

11. Where is deanery teaching held?

 

One central location

 

12. Is there an annual meeting?

 

Yes

13. Are there associated registrar presentations and prizes?

 

Yes

 

 

14. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

 

 

 

15. What is the affiliated medical school?

 

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

16. What was the overall FRCS pass rate in your deanery in the last 3 years (including both parts and all attempts)?

 

100%

 

17. Can you name any FRCS Gold Medal Winners from your deanery?

 

N/A

 

 

19. Useful links:

https://www.royallondonrotation.com/

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JOURNAL CLUB

2.

TRAINEE COLLABORATIVE

3.

CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

4.

NIHR ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

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REGULAR RESEARCH MEETINGS

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