Dermatology & Rheumatology
Brief description of Departments:
Rheumatology: Rheumatology is a well-run multidisciplinary department. It is located in Kitson Hall by the gravel pit car park. The clinics at Torbay are in TAIRU, which is a short walk from the department. There are also clinics in peripheral hospitals. It is mainly an outpatient based specialty, with inpatient referrals received from specialty teams.
Dermatology: Dermatology is a small department. Our office is situated in a Portakabin outside level 2 OPD. We have a new phototherapy unit at the John Parkes site (in the peripheral of main site). This is formally open on 18th December 2013. We also have two dermatology procedure room/ theatre at the main OPD. Dermatology is an outpatient based specialty. We have no dedicated inpatient bed.
Curriculum Opportunities for this Post
Top Tips from Fellow Trainees
- Good chance to do DOPS/ CBD's.
- If you are part time/ job sharing, do try and get to the Wed pm Joint injecion clinic.
- Spend a day with the osteoporosis team (and the fracture liaison team--if they haven't stopped yet)
- If you are keen on Derm minor surgery, then see if you can go to Debbie's list: she lets you do lots and hers are more straightforward.
- Introduce yourself to all the nurses/ physios/ OTs at the start of your job
- Check in with the nurses in your bay at the end of the day to check all your jobs done and plans are clear.
- Post take ward round: If the consultant is late, call them, as they may not be aware you're waiting for them.
- Dr Helen Waters is a valuable ally.
- Read Prof Ben's blog.
- Take emergency rations with you if you hold the 169 bleep overnight: just in case you don't get to stop.
- Find out the radiologist to avoid and do so.