North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)

North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)
Individual Placement Description – Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet Hospital)
The type of
work to expect
and learning
Main duties of
the placement
pattern in this
F2 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
7 A&E consultants, 6 SHOs, ranging from F2/CT1/CT2/GPVTS. Each consultant has a
registrar and a SHO. Busy department – lots of hands on opportunities.
 General ward work
 Presenting at the daily trauma meeting
 Clerking new patients
 Assisting in theatre
 Observing fracture clinics
 Audits
Barnet General Hospital
Mr Verghese
Assigned to consultant – looking after the patient list
0800 (sharp) start every day, arrive 15 minutes early if presenting at trauma meeting.
Weekly teaching meeting, educational topic pre selected. SHO does introduction
lecture, followed by registrar presentation along the same thread and faculty
Individual ward round of all list patients, address concerns and issues with registrar
and twice a week consultant ward round. Assist in theatre or attend fracture clinic in
the afternoon.
On call requirements: Complete day tasks and take all new referrals from GP and
A&E. Prepare all patients for surgery. Clerk in new fracture clinic patients. 0800 to
2000. Present at trauma meeting every morning. No days off after on call (as
compensated by early day ending)
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.