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Individual Placement Description
Placement Oncology
Programme W18,W21,W23,W24
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Beatson (the) West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow
Main Duties of Placement

· Responsible for the day-to-day care of patients in your ward.

· Undertake ward rounds with consultants and registrars.

· Involved in clerking in, assessing and instituting initial management of both elective and emergency admissions.

· Involved in symptom control and are part of a team including clinicians, nurses and AHPs.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift.

Learning Opportunities

· Ward-based teaching through consultants and registrars.

· Mentorship programme to facilitate educational issues such as audit and to provide general support.

· Excellent induction programme.

· Actively encouraged to attend outpatient clinics.

· Informal journal club.


· Formal teaching programme of 1 hour per week.

· Weekly BOC teaching programme.

· FY2 teaching one day per block.

· Grand rounds.

Unique Selling Points

· Supportive consultants, palliative care team and experienced nurses.

· Independent daily ward round.

· FY2 teaching.

· The ability to gain experience of cancer care in a major tertiary referral centre.

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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