An excellent opportunity has arisen to become part of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Team at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. This is a temporary Locum post for 6 months in the first instance with the possibility of extension to 12 months and is based at the Princess Royal Hospital.
The post requires the ability to work independently in all aspects of the Speciality on a sessional basis (10 PAs with 2 further PA’s negotiable) Gynaecological outpatients, Antenatal clinics, Day Surgery and major Inpatient lists along with Speciality Clinics and be part of the middle grade 24 hour on-call for the Labour Ward Practice and Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergencies. You will be given ample opportunity and encouragement to develop your own Speciality interest with specific allocation of time on a sessional basis over and above protected CME time. Ideally the successful applicant will be able to perform colposcopy independently.
The Obstetric Service
The Consultant Obstetric Unit is based at the Princess Royal Hospital. In addition there are 5 midwifery units in Shropshire and two in mid-Wales in the catchment area (PRH, RSH, RJAH, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Newtown and Welshpool). In 2017/18 there were 4060 deliveries in the Consultant Unit 120 in the RSH Midwifery-Led Unit, 351 in the PRH Midwifery-Led Unit, 26 in the Bridgnorth Midwifery-Led Unit, 12 in the Ludlow Midwifery-Led Unit and 15 in the Oswestry Midwifery-Led Unit. The Consultant Maternity Unit currently has 56 Consultant unit beds and a Special Care Baby Unit of 22 cots. The Consultant Maternity Unit currently has 12 Consultants responsible for acute labour ward practice. Consultant presence on the Labour Ward is 76 hours a week. It has a very active maternal and Fetal medicine unit run by 3 of the Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologists, 2 of whom are sub-specialty trained in maternal and Fetal medicine. Antenatal practice is divided into specific speciality clinics to which expectant mothers are triaged. Routine and detailed scans with invasive diagnostic procedures are performed within the department. Specific antenatal clinics are supported by consultant physicians and nurse specialists. Neonatal designation is a Local Neonatal Unit (level 2) working in conjunction with Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the Royal Stoke and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals as part of the Shropshire Staffordshire and Black Country Neonatal network. There is a comprehensive governance structure incorporating risk, guideline writing and continuous audit. Consultant presence on the Labour Ward during working hours is in blocks of 5 working days 08:30-17:30 with evening sessions till 21:00 and 08:00-16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Out of hours non-resident on call is a 1:12 rota.
The Gynaelogical Service
The gynaecological inpatient unit is based at the Princess Royal Hospital. There are 12 beds with the use of further beds in the day surgery unit at both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital. In 2017/18 1909 day case procedures were performed; 579 elective inpatient procedures performed; 1,550 non-elective patients were seen or admitted; 7,079 new outpatients were seen, 11,290 follow-up patients were seen and 11,913 procedures were performed. All consultant gynaecologists have operating lists at PRH and 7 have Day Surgery lists at RSH. Consultant outpatient clinics are conducted at RSH, PRH, Ludlow Community Hospital, Health Village in Oswestry, Newtown Community Hospital, Welshpool Community Hospital, Market Drayton Community Hospital and Whitchurch Community Hospital. Currently there are 13 full time consultants conducting gynaecological practice with 2 part-time (2 sub-speciality trained oncologists whose primary contracts are with Royal Stoke and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals). The gynaecology service has an active assisted conception (fertility) unit which supplies a full range of techniques with excellent results. There is specific consultant-led practice in cervical pathology; oncology; fertility; urogynaecology; psycho-sexual medicine and full facilities are available for the support of minimal access gynaecological surgery. There is a very active ambulatory care unit performing Myosure; Novasure; Essure and other outpatient techniques. Early pregnancy assessment is supported by nurse lead practice in both the PRH and RSH. Outpatient Facilities: Full antenatal clinic facilities with on-site ultrasound capability are established at both RSH and the Wrekin Unit at PRH. Gynaecological outpatients are held at both RSH and PRH. Consultant delivered antenatal and gynaecological clinics are run at Ludlow Community Hospital, Newtown Hospital and Welshpool Hospital. Gynaecological clinics are run at Market Drayton, Health Village in Oswestry and Whitchurch.
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