North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)

North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)
Individual Placement Description - Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Free Hospital)
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F1 Renal Medicine w/ Transplant
Renal Medicine w/ Transplant
The foundation doctor will contribute to the care of renal patients in this busy
department. They will be attached to a consultant who will be their clinical
supervisor. There is also registrar grade cover for support. The work involved
clerking, formulating management plans and reviewing patients. There is an
active renal transplant programme and foundation doctors will be involved with the
care of these patients. FY1s typically do 2 months with the medical team and 2
months with the transplant surgical team to provide a range of experience.
This job provides excellent experience in renal medicine and surgery. There is a
lot of formal consultant teaching which is excellent.
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Dr O’Riordan
The trainee will be assigned to a group of approximately 25 patients for whom
they will be responsible together with more senior team members, including an
SHO and a consultant.
 Presenting patients at multi-disciplinary board round.
 Clerking new patients & discharge (summary FU-Plans) patients.
 Daily assessment and day to day management of assigned patients,
attendance at MDT Meeting.
 Management of pre and post op patients during surgery placement
Daily teaching 0800 – 0900 including 2 week consultant teaching & one week
morning report
Teaching (0800 – 0900), Ward round, Jobs
Teaching (0800 – 0900), Ward round, Jobs
Teaching (0800 – 0900), Ward round, Jobs
Ward round, Lunch time x-ray meeting, jobs
Teaching (0800 – 0900), Ward round, jobs
On call requirements: 2 weekend on calls with cardiology team during 4 months.
(No renal on-calls)
The employer for this post is Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust –
Royal Free Hospital.
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.