Working in one of our hospitals there is no typical day in O&G, but this is what makes the specialty varied and interesting. Most consultants work on a shift pattern to provide a high standard and full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to inpatients, day cases and outpatients who need gynaecology services. Your day might include liaising with senior colleagues in the neighbouring NHS trust to effect the seamless transfer of acutely ill patients who require transfer across to the NHS, covering wards and outpatients or performing surgical sessions for consultant colleagues during their absence.
There is no on-call commitment but sometimes our Consultants are asked to assess patients urgently in person on the unit as requested by the RMO on duty during routine working hours.
At Practice Plus Group our consultants are supported by our team of administrators allowing them to focus on patient care. As all our surgery is elective this means it is very rare for any list to be cancelled, so start and finish times are usually predicable enabling our teams to have a life outside of the hospital. Work life balance is important to us at Practice Plus Group.
Our medical leadership structure is considered our ‘jewel in the crown’ with local leads in each speciality supported by a local Medical Director and National Clinical Directors and Medical Director. This structure not only means all our consultants have access to the support and knowledge they need but also provides clear career pathways for those looking to progress.
We are small enough to facilitate close working relationships, but large enough to make a significant contribution across many avenues of healthcare and operate large diverse health delivery models. There’s a very positive attitude among staff – and patients – here which is very refreshing. Colleagues have a genuine ‘can do’ philosophy which results in patients who are incredibly positive about the experience they’ve received.