Royal Liverpool University Hospital, St Pauls Eye Unit (Liverpool) Hot

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, St Pauls Eye Unit (Liverpool)

Location

Address St Pauls Eye Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L7 8XP
City Liverpool
Deanery Mersey Deanery
Country United Kingdom

Contact Info

Website http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/

The St Paul’s Eye Unit at Royal Liverpool University Hospital located in Liverpool forms part of the Mersey deanery ophthalmology rotation. The hospital has the following special clinics: laser treatment (YAG & Argon), ocular motility, glaucoma, cornea and external diseases, vitreo-retinal, medical retina, ocular oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, lacrimal, photorefractive, acute ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy screening, macular degeneration and uveitis. Sub-specialty training includes vitreo-retinal, glaucoma, medical retina, acute ophthalmology, cornea and external eye disease, ocular oncology, ocular pathology, photo-refractive surgery, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, electrophysiology, general eye disease, ocular motility, diabetic retinopathy management and screening, macular degeneration and cataract surgery. Postgraduate teaching consists of one half-day session with case presentations, short talk and invited lectures, regular wet lab sessions at Warrington Hospital and regular subspecialty specific biweekly teaching, training and research meetings. St Paul’s Eye Unit is currently staffed by 16 consultants.

If you have trained in ophthalmology at the St Paul’s Eye Unit, please share your experience below.

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Overall rating: 
 
4.0
Surgical Experience:
 
3.0   (3)
Clinical Experience:
 
3.8   (3)
Quality of Teaching:
 
3.8   (3)
Consultant Support:
 
4.5   (3)
Access to Study Leave:
 
4.5   (3)
Research Opportunities:
 
4.3   (3)
 
 

St. Pauls Eye Unit, Liverpool

Overall rating: 
 
3.6
Surgical Experience:
 
2.5
Clinical Experience:
 
3.5
Quality of Teaching:
 
3.5
Consultant Support:
 
4.5
Access to Study Leave:
 
4.5
Research Opportunities:
 
3.0
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Barth Teresa Reviewed by Barth Teresa
November 07, 2014
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I did a 2 weeks rotation with Prof. Heimann at St. Paul's in September 2012 and was very happy with my choice. The staff was very helpful. Of special interest was the eye tumor outpatient clinic held every Monday, where I had the opportunity to see many choroidal melanomas, haemangiomas and other tumors. I had also the chance to see a lot of VR surgeries e. g. retinal detachment, macular pucker etc. I can really recommend a ophthalmology rotation in Liverpool.

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Good Points Outpatient clinic for eye tumor patients from all over UK
Bad Points Accommodation at Broadgreen quite far away
Do you recommend? yes

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Overall rating: 
 
4.2
Surgical Experience:
 
3.0
Clinical Experience:
 
4.0
Quality of Teaching:
 
4.0
Consultant Support:
 
4.5
Access to Study Leave:
 
4.5
Research Opportunities:
 
5.0
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S Thomp Reviewed by S Thomp
December 31, 2013
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This is an excellent teaching hospital to work in. Clinics are very busy though, so if you have no prior ophthalmology experience it can be a very difficult first placement. There isn't technically enough time to start learning how to use a slit lamp or lenses, however, there is good senior support if help is required. For the first few weeks as an st1 you tend to adopt the role of supernumerary and take patients from the consultants list. Once they feel more confident you can manage with patient load u get ur own list. In general ur meant to see 10 patients in general clinic and 8 in special clinics. You usually end up seeing more because clinics are over booked. On-calls are 1 in 8 and as a junior trainee it's only 5pm-9pm. There are ward patients. Primary care is a walk in and can sometimes be busy but nurses will get help if patients are approaching the 4 hr waiting time.
Good access to research projects and lots of opportunities to publish work. The teaching quality is great. Overall it's a good hospital to work in. But if u have no prior ophthalmology experience I highly recommend not choosing this as ur first job. It is a very busy place.

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Good Points Good exposure to complex cases
Bad Points Busy clinics
Do you recommend? yes

Your Position

ST1
 

Liverpool royal

Overall rating: 
 
4.3
Surgical Experience:
 
3.5
Clinical Experience:
 
4.0
Quality of Teaching:
 
4.0
Consultant Support:
 
4.5
Access to Study Leave:
 
4.5
Research Opportunities:
 
5.0
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S Thomp Reviewed by S Thomp
December 23, 2013
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Exellent teaching and research opportunites
Good senior support
Higly recommend this hospital as the best in the deanery from what I have heard.

Opinions

Good Points Excellent senior support, gain a lot of clinical experience
Bad Points busy firm
Do you recommend? yes

Your Position

ST1