North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)

North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)
Individual Placement Description – Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet Hospital)
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F1 – Diabetes and Endocrinology within General Medicine Acute Rota
The medicine department consists of a number several firms covering all of the following
specialties: Respiratory, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Endocrinology,
Stroke, Cardiology, Haematology, and CDU (acute medicine)
Ward based except when on call. Regular on call either clerking new admissions on
medical take in A&E or ward cover for hospital. Cover short stay ward approx 1 week in 4.
Learning opportunities:
- clerking and examining patients
- safe prescribing
- accurate medical record keeping
- time management and effective clinical prioritisation
- Effective communication with relatives and patient and colleagues
- Use of evidence, guidelines and audit to benefit patient care
- Patient education
Barnet Hospital
Dr Russell
Ward base care of patients, maintenance of medical records on ward rounds, patient
assessment, investigation, liaising with other MDT members for effective discharge
planning. Attend diabetic foot MDT.
Attend structured FY1 teaching (Tuesdays)
Endocrine teaching (Mondays)
On-call commitments for general medicine including weekend and evening work (includes
patient clerking, ward cover and attending emergencies). One week on short stay ward.
Daily work is 0830 until 1730.
Handover every morning, followed by ward round, teaching or clinic.
On call shifts either 0830 – 2130 or 1200 to 2300.1 in 4 weekends on-call.
The employer for this post is Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Barnet
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.