The Colorectal Surgery department if spread over the Churchill, John Radcliffe and Horton Hospital sites.
The on-call service which is part of “general surgery on-call” is based over at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Ward rounds start the day usually commencing at 8am on the Surgical Emergency Unit (level 6). This covers all the emergency in-patients and acute admissions from the previous nights. During the day, there are usually emergency cases in theatres, new admissions through triage and ward work co-ordinated by the FY1s. It is a very busy service and offers a comprehensive exposure to emergency surgery.
Elective surgery is based at the Churchill Hospital (major cases) and the Horton Hospital (predominantly day case surgery). There are colorectal lists every day of the working week at the Churchill Hospital. The wards are busy too and shadowing the FY1s on this site will give an insight in to the day to day life as a junior doctor.
Endoscopy and out-patients are based in the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford) and the Horton Hospital (Banbury).
On Friday mornings, in the postgraduate centre, there is usually an academic morning running from 8 to 10.30am. This meeting includes M + M, academic presentations, case of the week and the pelvic floor MDT. We endeavour to provide formal teaching after this meeting to medical students attached to the service.