George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Welcome to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is a district general hospital provides a range of elective and  non-elective services to a population of more than 300,000 people, with 286 inpatient beds.

The single site Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton, in North Warwickshire and our services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also welcome medical students from Warwick Medical School, and Physicians Associates from University of Birmingham. The trust is easily accessible – just off the M6 and with a direct trainline into Birmingham.

Training in Medicine at GEH provides fantastic opportunities: we are a small group of passionate physicians who are providing the best possible care for our patients and training for our juniors. Trainees find the team to be approachable, helpful and supportive and every effort is made to ensure all training needs can be met. As a small trust we get to know our trainees very well, and enjoy the development and progress through their time with us.

Consultants from cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, gastroenterology and care of the elderly all take part in the acute take, with the Acute Physicians. This allows plenty of opportunity for learning and for assessments to be done with specialists. We have daily handover attended by all specialties – an opportunity to fully discuss any complex cases; a great educational experience for all involved.

Acute medicine at GEH brings some fascinating pathology, and the on call shifts are well staffed, well supported and great opportunities for learning. We have made changes to rotas to ensure better support and cover 7 days a week – another change the junior doctors have welcomed.  We have an active Junior Doctor’s Committee which has spearheaded a number of changes to improve the working life and wellbeing of our medical staff.

We also provide a full range of outpatient learning activities, and trainees are expected to attend. We have a number of highly experienced nurse specialists who can also support learning in new areas. We encourage trainees to play an active part in departmental teaching and there are numerous weekly educational events.

The Trust has a strong desire to encourage trainee led quality improvement projects, and there is real appetite for this with support from consultants. Particularly in the current climate, as we all find new ways of working effectively, innovation and new ideas are welcomed. 

Training at GEH is rewarding, at times challenging but very satisfying.

If you should like to know anymore please contact me on matilda.beckley@geh.nhs.uk.