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Individual Placement Description
Placement Neurosurgery
Programme W4,W16,W17,W24
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
Main Duties of Placement

Daily consultant/SpR lead ward round; review and assessment of both emergency admissions and elective patients for pre-op work-up.

Theatre sessions with SpR as time/duties allow.

HDU OOH cover.

Typical Work Pattern

0830 - 1630 hours shift pattern (includes AM trauma round), on call "long days" 0830-2030hrs that comprises on call for admissions OOH of emergency patients and HDU cover.

Split nightshift cover for INS.

Learning Opportunities

Ward-based teaching (ward round).

Once weekly teaching sessions timetabled.

Daily trauma round.

Neuro-oncology MDT/Journal club as duties allow.


As above; timetabled 1hr sessions once weekly (SpR lead teaching) and seminars in INS (consultant-led). Day release for compulsory FY2 teaching requirements.

Unique Selling Points

Unique opportunity to work in national centre for neurosurgery; wide variety of cases comprising emergency management and chronic diseases. Good clinical opportunities for practical procedures/clinical skills. Very well supported by senior SpR team for teaching/advice.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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