North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS) Individual Placement Description - Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Free Hospital) Placement The department F2 Paediatrics The department of Paediatrics consists of 16 consultants, who cover General paediatrics and neonates. There is a consultant resident in hospital 24 hours a day. There are numerous special interests, including allergy, diabetes, cardiology, renal, gastroenterology, eating disorders, safeguarding, emergency and ambulatory care amongst others. We work closely with local tertiary centres (such as Great Ormond Street) and are ourselves a tertiary gastroenterology unit. The type of General Paediatrics: work to Daily consultant ward round, clerking, reviewing patients, communication with expect and other health professionals about patient care. learning Work along side physicians assistants who help with non medical workload such opportunities as admin, in order to free SHO up to perform clinical duties. Weekly psychosocial meeting Close relationship with CAMHS Sit-in at out patient clinics Emergency Department: See all GP referrals and children under 6 months, as well as A&E referrals. Close supervision by consultant at all times, maximizing learning opportunities. SCBU: Daily ward round, attendance at deliveries, newborn checks, reviewing babies on post-natal wards. Teaching: 4 formal sessions a week including topic based learning, case discussion, X-Rays and simulation training Frequent consultant delivered clinical teaching Child protection training to level 3 PLS and NLS courses Training and practice in practical procedures Improvement Projects established with opportunity to present/posters nationally Location Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Supervisor(s) Dr Chodhari & Dr Gabbie Main duties Ward based work – supervision by Consultants of the Participation in three daily ward handover rounds placement Clerking, ward work Discharge patients safely Completion of admission and discharge proformas Review of patient management against local guidelines Completing referral letters Typical Day shift 0900 – 1700 working Long day 0900 – 2130 pattern Night 2100 – 0930 Employer The employer for this post is Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Free information 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.