Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust Details

Trust name

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Site / Clinic (if applicable)

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals

Address

Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH

Trust Switchboard Tel No

020 7188 7188

Trust web site

www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk

Trust foundation web page

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/education-and-training/doctors-postgraduate-education/foundation-programme.aspx  

Terms and Conditions of employment

The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service NHS Medical and Dental Staff. Current copies of these are available on the NHS employer’s website.

All staff appointments are made subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, occupational health clearance and criminal records clearance. A medical examination may be necessary on initial appointment an periodically thereafter.

Key personnel

Director of Medical Education

Dr Claire Mallinson

Clinical Tutor

 

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Shumontha Dev
Mr Abrie Botha
Dr Daghni Rajasingam
Dr Cheng Ong
Dr Baba Inusa
Dr Toby Garrood

Careers Tutor(s)

 

Medical Education Manager

Mr Rob Godfrey (Head of Medical Education Programmes)

Mrs Catherine Cameron (Assistant Manager PGME)

Medical Staffing Manager

Mr Nigel Mudubiwa-Makina (Senior Medical HR Officer)

Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Mr Noel Graffie

Facilities

Postgraduate Centre

The Postgraduate Centre is located on both the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital sites. 

St Thomas’ Hospital

We have a dedicated education centre based on York Road just a few minutes from St Thomas’ Hospital. The foundation programme administration team are based in the centre where the trainees are welcome to pop in to discuss queries.

The majority of foundation programme educational events are held at the education centre.

The education centre has a number of seminar and training rooms of various sizes catering for a variety of training needs including video-conferencing, phone conferencing, SMART board technology, blu-ray and DVD. There are also three training rooms set out like wards for scenario based training.

Guy’s Hospital

The Sherman education centre is based at Guy’s Hospital. There is a lecture theatre with video-conferencing facilities, two seminar rooms and a meeting room. The weekly F1 teaching and Medical Grand Round are video-linked to Sherman lecture theatre to allow trainees based at Guy’s Hospital to attend more easily.

Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre
We have a state-of-the-art dedicated patient simulator training facility at St Thomas’ Hospital. The centre hosts a mock consulting room, a six-bedded ward/clinical skills training space, an operating theatre/2-bedded ICU ward, a home environment and a surgical simulation room.

The simulation facilities offer the use of several computer-controlled whole body manikins which breathe, talk, have audible heart and lung sounds, a measurable pulse rate and can even be given drugs and fluid. Using these excellent facilities, trainees have the unique opportunity to experience real-life healthcare scenarios.

There is also a simulation training space in Sherman Centre at Guy’s Hospital which includes a simulation training lab and a large surgical simulation room.

Accommodation

On-site hospital accommodation is available for F1s and F2s subject to availability. The accommodation for Foundation Doctors is mainly located at St Thomas’ hospital:

Current rates*
Room in shared flat – from £500
Room in refurbished flat – from £775
Room in a 2 bedroom river view flat – from £975

All tenants share a communal kitchen & bathroom. Rent includes all utility bills but doesn’t include TV licence or Wi-Fi.

(*subject to change)

Social activities

  • Monthly mess parties
  • Annual Review at Christmas
  • Summer ball

Doctors' mess

Mess facilities are available on both St Thomas’ Hospital and Guy’s Hospital site. The mess is very active and organises monthly mess parties, Christmas “House Officers Review” and a summer ball.  Subscription is £15 per month.

Library facilities

Library facilities are located on both hospital sites and are part of the King’s College London (KCL) system.  Once registered you have access to:

  • All KCL libraries

  • Borrow books and reference only items

  • KCL computers

  • Onsite access to many of  the college’s e-journals

  • Printing, photocopying and scanning

  • Individual and group study areas

  • Print and electronic document delivery / inter-library loans

  • Help desks with qualified staff who offer advice and assistance

Opening hours:

St Thomas House: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm

New Hunts House (Guy’s): Monday – Friday 8:30am – 01:00am*; Saturday 10am – 01:00am*

(*manned until 8:30pm Monday – Friday and 6pm Saturday. After these times, open for self service and reference use only.)

Please see the following website for further details:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/library/

IT facilities

Junior doctors have access to Trust computers in most clinical departments and wards. There are also computers available for use in the postgraduate centers, doctor’s mess, libraries and the Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC) in St Thomas’ Hospital. Some clinical areas, Sherman education center and the libraries have access to KCL computers.

Trust emails can be accessed from home via webmail.

Wi-Fi access is available throughout Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

There are fitness centers at both Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. Both offer excellent equipment combined with knowledgeable staff able to advise you on your own personal programmer. There is also a 25m swimming pool at Guy’s Hospital.

There is a range of classes available including: functional training, jitsu, abs and stretches, yoga, abdominal blast, circuit training and qi gong.

 Membership prices start at £15 per month

 There is also access to KCL Medical School sports grounds by arrangement.

Local amenities/attractions

Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital are both located at the heart of central London with easy access to restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas, clubs, museums, shops, parks and much more!

Guy’s Hospital:

On site – several AMT coffee shops, canteen and a well-stocked hospital shop.
Immediate vicinity – Shard, Borough Market, River Thames, numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

St Thomas’ Hospital:

On site – M&S food, WH Smith, chemist, several restaurants/cafeterias and a gift shop.
Immediate vicinity of: Big Ben, London Eye, Southbank, River Thames, numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

Transport links

Both hospitals have excellent transport links within London and surrounding counties, the whole of the UK and the continent.  There is a regular shuttle service connecting Guy’s with St Thomas’ Hospital.

Guy’s Hospital: easy access to underground and overground via London Bridge as well as bus routes.

St Thomas’ Hospital: easy access to underground (via Westminster, Waterloo and Lambeth North), overground (via Waterloo and Waterloo East) and bus routes.

Parking arrangements

Limited parking facilities are available on both sites.  Parking permits can be applied for.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

In 2013 the Dr Foster Hospital Guide named us Trust of the year for Safe Care. We are also in the top three Trusts for research; with 422 research studies in 2013-14.

We have one of the largest capital investment programmes in the NHS and are making significant investments in our buildings, IT and medical equipment, for the benefit of patients.

King’s Health Partners

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is one of the three NHS Foundation Trusts which form King’s Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) in England designated by the Department of Health.

We bring together a world-leading research led university (King’s College London) and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley). 

Our aim is to create a centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. We want to make sure that the lessons from research are used more swiftly, effectively and systematically to improve healthcare services for people with physical and mental health care problems.

At the same time as competing on the international stage, our focus remains on providing local people with the very best that the NHS has to offer. King’s Health Partners will bring real and lasting benefits to the communities of south London. Local people will continue to benefit from access to world-leading healthcare experts and clinical services which are underpinned by the latest research knowledge. There will also be benefits for the local area in regeneration, education, jobs and economic growth.

Our partnership brings together:

  • three of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts;
  • a university ranked in the top 20 in the world;
  • services provided across central and outer London locations, including seven mental health and physical healthcare hospitals and many community sites;
  • 4.2million patient contacts each year;
  • 36,000 staff;
  • 25,000 students;
  • a combined annual turnover of £3.1billion.

Any additional information

The Guys & St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the NHS with an annual turnover of £1.24 billion and 2 million patient contacts per year; including 866,000 in community services, 83,000 inpatients and 1.03 outpatients. 

The Trust comprises two of London’s oldest and best known teaching hospitals, which have a long history dating back almost 900 years.

We provide a full range of hospital services for our local communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist services for patients from further afield, including cancer, cardiothoracic, women’s and children’s services, kidney care and orthopaedics. We have one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest A&E departments in London.
We have a strong track record for clinical excellence, teaching and research, and financial management. Our Fit for the Future programme aims to improve further our efficiency without compromising quality and safety.

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

All F1s will be employed from Monday 27th July 2015. You will receive approximately two days of a useful and relevant Trust induction which includes practical scenario training, electronic patient records training, workshops and talks from a variety of people relevant to being an F1. The induction is well evaluated. In addition to this there is an online induction specifically designed for junior doctors.

You will also have approximately 5 days to shadow the current F1 and meet with the clinical team.

Educational and clinical supervision

All F1s are assigned an educational supervisor for the full year. This is usually a consultant who you will be working with in your first placement. You will also be assigned a clinical supervisor in each four month placement.

Teaching programme

F1s receive 1.5 hours weekly teaching which is usually presented from St Thomas’ Hospital but is video-linked to Guy’s Hospital (occasionally vice versa). The format is designed to be case based and interactive.

 

F1s are also expected to attend:

  • ALERT
  • Simulation for Foundation Doctors
  • Getting Clinical Audit Right half day workshop
  • Medicine and the Law half day workshop
  • Leadership half day workshop and e-learning
  • Equality and diversity e-learning
  • Prescribing e-learning

F2s receive a half day themed training session every month as well as a variety of mandatory courses.

Tasters

Foundation doctors are allowed to use up to 5 days for a Taster. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust offers a full range of hospital services as well as specialist services, so our foundation doctors are usually able to find a suitable taster. As a foundation doctor within the Trust you can really make the most of a taster as you can usually get involved with the patients and the clinical team. 

Simulation

  • GSTT has a state-of-the simulation centre
  • All FY1&2 receive interprofessional high fidelity simulation training
  •  All FY2s receive simulation faculty training to teach on the undergraduate simulation courses for final year medical, nursing and midwifery students.

Foundation doctor forums

In August we invite F1s and F2s the opportunity to apply to become a Foundation Programme rep. Due to our large cohort of F1s and F2s we usually have at least 6 F1s and 6 F2 who are allocated a smaller number of foundation doctors to represent. The reps are responsible for:

  • Gaining feedback from your foundation doctor colleagues
  • Being a contact point for your small group of foundation doctors
  • Attending a foundation programme reps meeting (reps rotate the responsibility of chairing the meeting)
  • Attending the Foundation Faculty Meeting (3 per year) to feedback trainee issues and engage with developing the foundation programme at GSTT
  • Attend ad hoc meetings as requested
  • Allocated projects to be involved with i.e. teaching programme design, IT projects, community involvement etc.
  • Providing foundation doctor views on potential changes

Any additional information

We have 60 F1s and 73 F2s at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The placements include a variety of medical, surgical, psychiatry and community placements. We are currently engaging with community services to offer foundation doctors the opportunity to attend meaningful placements in line with Broadening the Foundation Programme. 

The MedEd programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals brings foundation doctors and undergraduates together for mutual benefit. This highly successful initiative was set up in 2010 by a GSTT foundation doctor, Dr Teresa Tsakok (named New Educator 2012 by the Association for Medical Education in Europe), with two overarching aims:

1. Strengthen rapport between medical students and junior doctors

2. Place increased importance on the value of bedside teaching

A pair of foundation doctors tutors is assigned a group of 4-6 students via the King’s College London Virtual Campus. Each week they meet and practice basic clinical examinations on ward patients. The program officially incorporates six sessions, and hundreds of Phase 3 students and junior doctors have participated thus far. A key emphasis is on two-way individualized feedback – summative reports on each student can be sent to Firm Heads at the end of the programme. Conversely, students are able to nominate their tutors for Tutor of the Term Awards, whereby the best testimonials are posted up on a public hospital noticeboard.

More than 90% of students consistently report improved examination skills and confidence with patients. 80% of tutors report increased confidence in teaching and for those seeking more formal training, a full-day course (Preparing for Clinical Teaching) has been developed specifically for Foundation Year 1 (FY1) doctors participating in MedEd. This utilises the expertise of ‘patient educators’ with real physical signs, who provide invaluable feedback to both FY1 tutors and medical students.

“The MedEd course has rapidly become absolutely crucial to the Yr 3 experience.” - Dr David Treacher, Sub-Dean KCL School of Medicine and Consultant in Intensive Care at Guy's & St Thomas'.