This is a poorly run department, consultants appear disinterested in supporting junior doctors. As a surgical trainee it is difficult to achieve your competencies with regards to clinics and theatres due to ward cover responsibilities. Surgical practitioners take operating opportunities. Some consultants are unapproachable. A&E referrals are often poor. There is almost no space designated to the junior doctors who have to share 3 hardly functioning computers between all surgical trainees. The only reprise is the weekly inhouse teaching sessions.