Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist training posts: 1
Areas of training: Endocrinology, Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine

Consultants: Dr Richard Bell, Dr Ngai Kong, Elena Daniela Aflorei, Anjali Santhakumar 

Other members of Team – Joanne Brown(Specialist Nurse), Farah Khalid (Physician Associate)

Description: District General hospital covering the Area of Stockport Metropolitan borough with patients coming from the Peak district and Macclesfield regions. 

Clinical Opportunities:

Diabetes – Excellent Diabetes exposure with Regular weekly Diabetes Foot clinics and Dedicated young patients and Insulin Pump clinics. Good support from consultant colleagues and good junior and ward staff team. Registrars get a chance to link with diabetes specialist nurses and can get good exposure to a variety of diabetes scenarios. Regular Foot MDT sessions with dedicated foot and Ankle Orthopaedics consultants and experienced Microbiologists

Endocrine- General endocrinology exposure.  Good liaison with Christie’s hospital and other Central Manchester Hospitals for expert input and investigations. Regular Adrenal MDT discussions with Urological surgeon and Radiologists.  

General Medicine – Busy and Variable unselected acute take with large 58 bedded AMU and support from consultant colleagues.  Very Busy DGH catering to a large geriatric population and often various interesting clinical scenarios.  

Anything particularly good/bad – Can be a bit chaotic and too many IT softwares rather than a single system  –  However, this is made up by a very friendly support network of nurses, HCAs and other allied professionals who work in very testing conditions and try to ensure quality. Some questionable ED practices similar to other DGHs. 

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