|Deanery||Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery|
|Surgical Experience:||4.0 (1)|
|Clinical Experience:||4.0 (1)|
|Quality of Teaching:||3.0 (1)|
|Consultant Support:||3.0 (1)|
|Access to Study Leave:||2.0 (1)|
|Research Opportunities:||3.0 (1)|
|Quality of Teaching:||3.0|
|Access to Study Leave:||2.0|
Generally a very good unit to train. Especially good for middle-grades who want to increase their surgical numbers. The unit is particularly strong for a DGH in medical and surgical retina - with 2 VR consultants and a couple staff grades who are also trained in VR. You need to have a car, because clinics can be held in both Worthing and Chichester - though the majority are in Worthing and you *may* be able to plead your way out of Chichester if you have no access to a car.
On calls involve seeing casualty patients after 5pm on weekdays in a room within the surgical suite. There is no routine day-time casualty session, so on-calls can be quite busy if you have 5 or 6 patients booked after 5pm (as you have no nurse support for VA's, dilations etc). Weekends are generally light.
One historic problem area for trainees in Worthing is they are often quite stingy in granting study leave - even compulsory Regional Study Days are difficult to attend because of a rather militant attitude towards allowing trainees off for study leave. Hopefully this is improving.
Overall a good unit with a solid reputation for training.
|Good Points||Surgical experience|
|Bad Points||poor access to study leave|
|Do you recommend?|