North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS) Individual Placement Description – Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet Hospital) Placement The department F1 General Medicine: Clinical Decisions Unit The Acute Medicine department is comprised of the Clinical Decisions Unit and Quince Ward, which are short-stay wards for emergency medical patients with an anticipated stay of 48-72 hours. CDU and Quince Ward are covered by a team of 6 consultants specialising in Acute Medicine, whose special interests including care of the elderly, endocrinology and orthogeriatrics. There are daily consultant ward rounds. Quince Ward has a dedicated consultant of the week to provide senior input and continuity to patient care. The type of The FY1 doctor will alternate on a weekly basis between the Clinical Decisions Unit and work to Quince Ward and provide daily medical care to acute general medical patients in a wardexpect and based setting. This will include participating in the daily consultant-led ward round, and learning then providing care to patients including relevant treatment, investigation and referral to opportunities specialties. The Acute Medicine setting allows for recognition and management of the acutely ill patient. Learning opportunities: professionalism good clinical care including history, examination, diagnosis and clinical decision making safe prescribing recognition and management of the acutely ill patient patients with long-term conditions core procedures investigations interface with different specialties Location Barnet Hospital: Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) and Quince Ward. Supervisor(s) Dr Robert Barker Main duties The FY1 doctor is responsible for ward-based patient care in conjunction with other team of the members. One is expected to fulfill the clinical duties as allocated by the consultant on the placement daily ward-round, and additionally assist in providing emergency care for acutely unwell patients. One is expected to attend weekly mandatory FY1 teaching. Typical Routine: (0830 – 1730) working Daily: 0830: Medical handover pattern in 0830/0900: Morning ward-round this Teaching: placement Tuesday: 1300 – 1400 – FY1 teaching/Acute Medicine teaching Thursday: 0900 – 1000 – Medical grand round On-call: General medical on-call rota: Early shift: 0830 – 2130 – Medical take/clerking Late shift: 1200 – 2300 – Medical take/clerking with ward cover from 1700 Approximately 1 in 4/5 weekend shifts. Employer The employer for this post is Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Barnet information Hospital. The post will be based in Barnet Hospital. Barnet Hospital is based in north London, providing general and specialist care to patients. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London: Barnet Hospital Chase Farm Hospital Royal Free Hospital Across our three London hospitals, our vision is clear: to deliver world class expertise and local care. We combine globally recognised clinical expertise with local and friendly hospital care to represent the NHS at its best. Our mission is to be world class in terms of healthcare treatment, clinical research and teaching excellence. We aim to deliver and develop leading local healthcare in all three of our hospitals, to improve lives and help people thrive. How the Royal Free will achieve its mission We will achieve our mission by making sure that we have: Excellent outcomes, in our clinical treatment, research and teaching Excellent experiences for patients, staff and GPs Excellent value, by improving the efficiency and productivity of our services, and reducing costs Full compliance, meeting or exceeding all regulatory standards and outcomes we are set A strong organisation, investing effectively in our staff and infrastructure to make sure we are fit for future challenges How the Royal Free measures its performance In order to meet our aims, we want to ensure that our three London hospitals are in the top 10% of all healthcare providers for: quality of clinics and treatments medical research teaching and training new medical staff patient satisfaction and experience value for money It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.