Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist training posts:
Areas of training: Endocrinology, Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine
Consultants: Dr Simon Howell, Dr Kalpana Kaushal, Dr Simeen Akhtar, Dr P M Joseph, Dr Rupinder Kochhar 

Description: An excellent placement in the North West Deanery with great reviews from previous trainees.

Clinical Opportunities(Currently changing so will be updated when more information available)

Endocrine –  Regional Pituitary Centre for Lancashire with Fortnightly Pituitary MDT sessions involving dedicated Neurosurgeons and ENT specialists, Endocrine team and Neuroradiologists covering the Lancashire region and the Lakes. Specialist endocrine testing done with assistance from Day Hospital and Dedicated Endocrine specialist Nurse.  Good general endocrine exposure with a wide mix of cases including some rare cases.  Fortnightly Pituitary clinics run on Mondays. Endocrine SpRs are responsible for ward referrals to the department on a daily basis when not on call.

Diabetes-  Good General and Young persons diabetes exposure.  Diabetes clinics run at the Minerva Centre with Dr Akhtar and good IP service with the help of the Diabests Specialist Nurses

General Medicine – Regional centre for respiratory diseases and Renal with separate Renal registrar on call during the day times. Acute unselected take with variety of cases. Cardiology patients are referred to Blackpool Victoria.  Upgraded ICU currently under construction which will increase available beds. Dedicated Respiratory HDU (High Care Unit) for patients requiring Non invasive ventilation.  Night on call supported by a very skilled Hospital@Night team.

Anything Particularly good/bad – Not much in the way of issues but does tend to be very busy during on call period with particular issue regarding distance between ED and acute wards. Various options for food during the day time with Booths Supermarket and Cafe , Subway and Greggs across the road. Staff on all wards very friendly and supportive.


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