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Introduction

The Spine Surgery London is very happy to invite postgraduate students, particularly those studying at UCL and ISEH, to shadow our renowned consultants during inpatient procedures, and outpatient clinics on a Tuesday and Thursday respectively. As Director of Education at ISEH, Mr Peter Hamlyn shares his commitment to providing training and development for students in real world situations with his colleagues at The Spine Surgery London.

This page is designed to make the process of shadowing one of our consultants as straight forward as possible, it also details the standards and expectations that will be made of any student during your time at The Spine Surgery London, from dress code to essential reading requirements, and we trust that you will represent yourselves professionally as you encounter patients, clinical and administrative staff alike in this environment.

Students Observing Injections

Where: Injections take place at the CT Scanning Department of The Princess Grace Hospital, 47 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5NY.

When: Injections begin promptly at 8 am and continue until 10 am (you will expected to arrive at 07:30)

Dress Code: You will be provided with a set of fresh surgical scrubs and clogs within an appropriate changing area*. Please be aware that you will be expected to remove items of jewellery and any valuables kept in the changing areas are your own responsibility.

Behaviour: Patients undergoing injections will be fully conscious and will have consented to your presence. When you are within this environment you will be a representative of both your educational institution and The Spine Surgery London. As such, we expect all students to conduct themselves with the utmost care and respect for patients, providing a polite, sensitive and encouraging manner. Patients will understand that you are a student so do not hesitate to ask questions in their presence.

What to Read: Please visit the following link and familiarise yourself with its contents. This is a learning experience and you are encouraged to ask questions but you should also be prepared to answer a few!

http://www.spinesurgerylondon.com/patient-information/treatments/spinal-injections/

How to Book: Please phone our secretaries to book a place on: 020 7935 3721

​​Students Observing in Clinic

​Where: Clinics are held at The Spine Surgery London, 3rd Floor, 30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU. Our front of house will be made aware of your visit so please report to the ground floor reception area as you arrive.

When: Mondays 9am-1pm (clinics will have already begun before your arrival so please be conscious that you will be entering a clinical environment from your arrival).

Dress Code: Sensible/formal attire is adopted by all consultants working out of The Princess Grace and we expect the same of all students*. A shirt and tie, suitable trousers and dress shoes are required for men. Women may choose to wear a shirt, with trousers and sensible footwear, or an appropriate dress/skirt if preferable.

Behaviour: Observing students are expected to have a clean and tidy appearance, and to conduct themselves with sensitivity, professionalism and empathy. Please do be aware that some patients may be uncomfortable with a third party in the room and that you may be asked to leave for the length of the consultation. In these cases, it is important to be respectful and professional in regards to the patient's wishes.

What to Read:

http://www.spinesurgerylondon.com/patient-information/treatments/treatments-introduction

http://www.spinesurgerylondon.com/patient-information/the-conditions/general/ 

How to Book: Please phone our secretaries to book a place on: 020 7935 3721

Students Participating in the Spinal Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Meetings

​​Where: The Spinal MDT Meetings take place in the boardroom at 30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU. You will need to check in at the main reception, who will direct you.

When: Thursdays 07:30am - 08:30am (the meetings are subject to cancellations owing to the time constraits and other commitments of spinal surgeons, radiologists and other allied health professionals - you are advised to check regularly and to supply contact information to Joe Carey).

Dress Code: Sensible/formal attire is adopted by all consultants working out of The Princess Grace and we expect the same of all students*. A shirt and tie, suitable trousers and dress shoes are required for men. Women may choose to wear a shirt, with trousers and sensible footwear, or an appropriate dress/skirt if preferable.

Behaviour: Students participating in the Spinal MDT meetings will gain first hand experience of complex and educational cases as the spinal surgeons of The Princess Grace Hospital discuss a variety of possible treatments with their peers and colleagues. You will be expected to adhere to the strictest of confidentiality policies and to act professionally and respectfully. You are thoroughly encouraged to ask questions.

How to book: Please email the Spinal MDT Co-Ordinator, Joe Carey on: joe.carey@hcahealthcare.co.uk and provide your contact details. To avoid disappointment, please provide a variety of available dates.

 

*If you are required by faith to wear or not wear particular items of clothing, please inform us during your booking. The Princess Grace Hospital is a multi faith organisation and clothing alternatives are available.

Testimonials from Participating Students

"The Spine Surgery London offers the highest level quality of care to patients with a wide range of spinal problems, from neurosurgical emergencies to chronic lower back pain, which is a notoriously difficult condition to manage. As an MSc student, I learnt a great deal from spending time at the clinic, and, as a physician, I am confident that any patients I refer will be well cared for. The team have a wide range of specialist expertise and, more importantly, understand the impact spinal problems have on one's quality of life" - Dr Daniel Broman - MSc Student UCL

"As an MSc student in Sports Medicine, I find Mr Hamlyn’s clinic extremely useful, particularly with his profound knowledge in spinal pathologies and sports medicine. His clinics offer a wide variety of cases that are of very high learning value. Mr Hamlyn shows keen enthusiasm in teaching and discusses each case after seeing the patient together. He is an excellent medical educator and his clinics are highly beneficial for any student pursuing a field in sports medicine or neurosurgery." ​- Dr Michael Cheung - MSc Student UCL