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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ
100.0% of trainees would work here again

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Mess not very active when I was there. Didn't even know there was one until 8 months in.
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Certainly wasn't my cup of tea. Most people commuted from North London and I could see why. Was diffcult to find places to stay overnight if you had long shifts though.
GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
78.10
Clinical Supervision
88.60
Clinical Supervision OOH
88.30
Workload
50.30
Supportive Environment
71.70
Rota Design
71.80
Adequate Experience
78.00
Educational Supervision
85.40
Local Teaching
68.60
Teamwork
73.00
Educational Governance
71.80
Curriculum Coverage
77.20
Feedback
73.30
Study Leave
59.50
Reporting systems
71.80
Induction
78.10
Handover
66.60
Facilities
73.30

Departments (38)

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Cardiology
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Obstetrics
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Old Age Psychiatry
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Emergency Medicine
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80.00
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Urology
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Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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72.50
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General (internal) Medicine
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72.69
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General Psychiatry
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Respiratory Medicine
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Intensive Care Medicine
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General Surgery
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79.00
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Otolaryngology
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85.00
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Rheumatology
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General Practice
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Ophthalmology
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Dermatology
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Breast Surgery
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Acute Internal Medicine
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78.33
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Colorectal Surgery
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Gastroenterology
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Anaesthetics
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80.56
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Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Paediatric Nephrology
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Stroke Medicine
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Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
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Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Hepatology
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Neonatal Medicine
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Paediatrics
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84.81
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Clinical Radiology
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83.75
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Geriatric Medicine
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Community Child Health
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Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
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General Psychiatry & Old Age Psychiatry
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Training Programmes (19)

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Health Education England East of England
Acute Care Common Stem
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72.95
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Otolaryngology
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n/a
Health Education England East of England
Ophthalmology
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81.11
Health Education England East of England
Anaesthetics
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78.97
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Core Surgical Training
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n/a
Health Education England East of England
Paediatrics
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78.61
Health Education England East of England
General Surgery
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70.32
Health Education England East of England
Gastroenterology
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70.83
Luton Programme
GP Training
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68.33
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Foundation Programme
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79.91
Health Education England East of England
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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82.70
Health Education England East of England
Core Anaesthetics
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83.03
Health Education England East of England
Emergency Medicine
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75.94
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Internal Medicine Training
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n/a
Health Education England East of England
Urology
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73.33
Health Education England East of England
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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77.68
Health Education England East of England
Intensive Care Medicine
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85.00
Health Education England East of England
Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery
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n/a
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Clinical Radiology
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77.04
Reviews (1)
Overall
4.4
Review
I rotated into surgery as an FY1 following on from a general medicine rotation. The general surgery department (i.e. colorectal, upper GI, urology and breast surgery) are generally quite friendly and there's a great social atmosphere with the juniors sharing the same big office space (~7 computers) during the day with a table, sink and microwave. As a FY, the subspecialty you're placed in doesn't make much of a difference, for example if you're specifically allocated Upper GI surgery, you are still technically a 'general surgery' FY and so often cross cover, which is great for learning. 'Breast surgery' while an allocated subspecialty in some FY rotations at Luton doesn't end up being breast surgery, as at the current time there are breast specialist nurses that manage with the day to day and with discharge letter writing etc - very occasionally you'll be required for admin purposes. However, this isn't to say you can't attend breast theatre etc regardless of your subspecialty if you find the time or request to be allocated to one/two! From hearing from other hospital surgical rotations, Luton is great for getting experience in theatre - as an FY I logged almost 20 cases as assists, but expected to maybe be allocated to theatre once - just have to ask to be allocated or volunteer (quickly!) when asked by a senior. The day to day is probably the same as most hospitals - on average you'll do a stretch of on calls (4+3)), a stretch of nights 4+3), a week of post-take (probably the worst of the rota (5*consecutive 13-hour shifts), plus a selection of 'late' 5-8:30pm shifts on top of the normal 8-5 working day (in UGI, Colorectal or urology). Of course can't forget weekends (x1 urology weekend and x1 colorectal/UGI weekend). Nights involves one FY1, an SHO and a SpR. The team I had was great - of course depends on who's rotating in (other FYs, CTs, SpRs..) with some consultants really keen on teaching (others not so much). There is usually a monthly departmental teaching involving paper analysis +/- protocol/management review and whatever else someone wants to present/teach. Luton is also a Bariatric centre if that tickles your fancy. Overall I had a good experience in this rotation and it really turned my head towards surgery! Would've chosen to do a FY2 rotation in hindsight...!
Colorectal Surgery
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