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GPST1 Rotation Posts Background

A&E

The A&E Department at Watford General Hospital is the main A&E for Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans with Hemel Hempstead Hospital having an Urgent Care Centre and St Albans having a Minor Injuries Unit. 

Rotation location

Based at Watford General Hospital 

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"A&E was a very welcoming place"

"Very good Clinical Support"

"Registrars and Consultants always very helpful"

"Excellent Clinical Experience"

"Felt well supported "

Care of the Elderly

The Elderly Care Department at Watford General Hospital specialises in providing care and services for elderly people on a multi-disciplinary team approach. Acute admissions usually with multi-system pathology are received at Watford. There is a daily (Monday-Friday) TIA stroke prevention clinic, Falls Prevention clinic, and continence service as well as general outpatient services.

Rotation Location

Based at Watford General Hospital 

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"Very approachable Consultants Registrars"

"Well supported"

"Lots of hands on experience"

"Opportunities to lead ward rounds"

"Good Experience in terms of communication with patients and their family members" 

GUM/Derm - Watford

GUM Department offers, contraceptive and GUM clinics, evening walk-in clinics for the under 25s, Emergency contraception, screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

The Dermatology Department at Watford General Hospital provides a comprehensive range of dermatology services. All aspects of the dermatology service are housed in our Dermatology Centre. This building includes outpatient consultation rooms, nurse treatment area with 2 bathrooms, wound care/ leg ulcer management room, 2 theatres, phototherapy suite.

Rotation Location

Watford General Hospital                                                                                                            

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"Registrar/Consultant support always available"

"Useful lectures and observing clinics"

"Fantastic experience for trainee GP’s" 

Innovative Post - GP/Palliative Care 

The Peace Hospice offers excellent all-round care for people across South West Hertfordshire with a life limiting illness 

Location

Peace Hospice, Watford

St Francis Hospice, Watford

And GP 

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"Gained a wide range of clinical experience in both posts"

"Registrars and Consultants were very approachable and supportive"

"Great placement has furthered my interest in palliative care" 

Innovative Post - GP/Musculoskeletal 

Location

Attenborough Surgery 

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"Excellent clinical and practical experiences gained"

"Will be a great help when working in GP"

"Both GP and Consultant were always very helpful" 

Innovative Post - GUM/Derm – St Albans 

Location

Parkbury House, St Albans 

What our ST1 Trainees have said about this rotation

"Registrar/Consultant support always available"

"Useful lectures and observing clinics"

"Fantastic experience for trainee GP’s"

Further Information

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