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 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with Orthogeriatrics
The department consists of 7 consultants. Interests include spine, shoulder, hand, hip, knee,
foot and ankle as well as revision surgery thus representing a wide variety of trauma and
orthopaedic pathologies.
The FY1 is mainly ward based, involved in the on-going care of patients in the unit both pre
and post operatively. Other tasks include: assisting on ward rounds, documenting patient
review and management plan, ordering appropriate blood tests and imaging, liaising with
MDT members to ensure timely and safe discharge. If the wards are quiet, FY1s are
encouraged to assist in theatre and attend fracture.
Barnet Hospital
Dr Joyti Saksena
Daily trauma meeting, ward rounds, ward duties, clerking patients. Assisting in theatre/clinic.
On-call duties include cover of surgical and urology patients.
Daily trauma meeting at 8am. Usual hours 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday. On-call rota is
shared with other surgical and urology FY1s. It’s one week of late on calls from 2.30pm 11pm; one week of A&E on calls from 11am-8.30pm and one week of vascular on calls from
8am – 4.30pm
The employer for this post is Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Barnet 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
 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