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

www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk

Terms and Conditions of employment

The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental staff. Current copies of these Terms and Conditions are available on the NHS employers' website or can be obtained from the GSTT medical HR department.

All staff appointments are made subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance and criminal records bureau clearance. A medical examination may be necessary on initial appointment and 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 Mike Dickens

Medical Staffing Manager

Ms Ann Jack

Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Catherine Cameron (Assistant Manager PGME)
Adeniran Ikotun (Acting Assistant Manager PGME)
Sharon McPherson (FP Admin)

Facilities

Postgraduate Centre

The PG Centre is located on both the Guy’s (Sherman Education Centre) and St Thomas’ Hospital (Education Centre, 75 York Road) sites.  It hosts the mandatory training for the Foundation Programme in addition to weekly Medical Meetings and many other clinical and non-clinical training courses. 

Accommodation

Accommodation is available for rental subject to availability.

Social activities

• Monthly mess parties
• Christmas “House Officers Review”
• 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 system.  Please see the following intranet site for further details:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/library/.
The opening hours for the library are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9pm, Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm.

IT facilities

IT facilities with access to Medline and other web based information systems are provided in the various clinical departments and wards.  There is also some access to computers for junior doctors located in the Post Graduate Department, Education Centre, York Road (by St Thomas’ Hospital) and Sherman Centre, Guy’s Hospital.  Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8.30 am – 5.30 pm.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

There is a Trust sports and social club and a fitness centre on each site, plus a swimming pool at Guy’s.
There is also access to KCL Medical School sports grounds by arrangement.

Local amenities/attractions

GSTT is located at the heart of central London with easy access to multiple theatres, cinemas, clubs, museums, shops and parks.

Transport links

Both hospitals have excellent transport links to the South East and rest of the UK and the continent.  There is a regular shuttle service connecting Guy’s with St Thomas’ Hospital.

Parking arrangements

Limited parking facilities are available on both sites.  You can contact Samantha Sands in Security via phone on 020 7188 5056 or via e-mail: samantha.sands@gstt.nhs.uk for parking permit information. 

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Trust has become part of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in partnership with King’s College London, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London & The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 
World famous academic units are integral elements of the Trust.

Any additional information

The Guys & St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the NHS, resulting from the merger of the two hospitals in 1993 and with an annual turnover of £600 million and ¾ million patient contacts per year.  The Trust comprises two of London’s oldest and best known teaching hospitals, which have a long history dating back almost 900 years.
St. Thomas’ Hospital is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Guy’s Hospital is adjacent to London Bridge near Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and the Shard which will be amongst the tallest buildings in Europe.    
The Trust is a specialist centre for the South Thames Regions, providing cardiac, vascular, thoracic, renal, paediatric, oncological and other services as well as the Dental Hospital and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. The Trust treats over 72,500 in-patients, 146,000 day cases and 497,000 out-patients each year. The former United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals joined with Kings College Hospital in 1998 to form the largest medical and bio-science school in the UK. The Medical School of Kings College London now trains over 450 medical, 150 dental and 450 nursing students per year.

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

Shadowing opportunities are available for final year medical students.

Educational and clinical supervision

 

Teaching programme

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust has 60 F1 posts and 72 F2 posts, 12 of which are academic.  The programme has an extensive range of educational activities utilizing the broad spectrum of clinical departments within the Trust.

Tasters

Taster opportunities in specific specialties are available for both F1 and F2 trainees up to a maximum of 5 days per year.

Simulation

There is a state of the art dedicated simulation and interactive learning centre based at St Thomas’ Hospital with additional facilities also based at Guy’s hospital. All foundation doctors are booked onto a simulation course held at the hospital.

Foundation doctor forums

The foundation doctors are invited to apply to become Foundation Programme Reps. The Reps are invited to attend Foundation Programme Faculty meetings to discuss the issues of the current cohort of foundation doctors.

Foundation doctors are also invited to join various projects initiated by consultants to improve clinical systems and processes.

Any additional information

The location of both hospitals provides world famous view points of House of Parliament on one side and London Bridge and the Tower on the other.