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Number of medical doctor vacancies and use of short term locums

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Dear Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the number of unfilled vacancies in your trust of doctors of the following grades and specialties:

Foundation training:
Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2

ST1+:
Core Psychiatry Training, General Practice, Paediatrics, ACCS Acute 
Medicine, Core Medical Training, Histopathology, Acute Care Common Stem - 
Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ACCS Anaesthetics/Core 
Anaesthetics, Core Surgical Training, Cardiothoracic surgery, Clinical 
Radiology, Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Neurosurgery, 
Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Public Health Medicine.

ST3+:
acute internal medicine (AIM), allergy, audiovestibular medicine (AVM), 
cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical neurophysiology, clinical 
pharmacology & therapeutics (CPT), combined infection training (CIT), 
dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes mellitus, gastroenterology, 
genitourinary medicine (GUM), geriatric medicine, haematology, immunology, 
infectious diseases & tropical medicine, medical microbiology, medical 
oncology, medical ophthalmology, medical virology, neurology, palliative 
medicine, rehabilitation medicine, renal medicine, respiratory medicine, 
rheumatology, sport and exercise medicine, T&O, Plastics, Paediatric 
Surgery, Urology, ENT, and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Consultants: 
Paediatrics, Histopathology, acute internal medicine (AIM), allergy, audiovestibular medicine (AVM), Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, anaesthetics, Clinical 
Radiology, Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Neurosurgery, 
Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Public Health Medicine, cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical neurophysiology, clinical 
pharmacology & therapeutics (CPT), clinical oncology 
dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes mellitus, gastroenterology, 
genitourinary medicine (GUM), geriatric medicine, haematology, immunology, 
infectious diseases & tropical medicine, medical microbiology, medical 
oncology, medical ophthalmology, medical virology, neurology, palliative 
medicine, rehabilitation medicine, renal medicine, respiratory medicine, 
rheumatology, sport and exercise medicine, T&O, Plastics, Paediatric 
Surgery, Urology, ENT, and Cardiothoracic Surgery.
General practitioners, all grades

I would also like to know the total number of rota gaps in you trust in the last 12 months, broken down into monthly figures.

Yours faithfully,

Dr R Chowdhury

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Dear Applicant,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information Reference: 3514

 

Thank you for your request for information from Aintree University
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Trust has now completed its search for the information you requested.

 

Your FOI request and the Trusts response is set out below:

 

 

Foundation training:

Foundation Year 1, Foundation Year 2

 

ST1+:

Core Psychiatry Training, General Practice, Paediatrics, ACCS Acute
Medicine, Core Medical Training, Histopathology, Acute Care Common Stem -
Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ACCS Anaesthetics/Core
Anaesthetics, Core Surgical Training, Cardiothoracic surgery, Clinical
Radiology, Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Neurosurgery,
Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Public Health Medicine.

 

ST3+:

acute internal medicine (AIM), allergy, audiovestibular medicine (AVM),
cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical neurophysiology, clinical
pharmacology & therapeutics (CPT), combined infection training (CIT),
dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes mellitus, gastroenterology,
genitourinary medicine (GUM), geriatric medicine, haematology, immunology,
infectious diseases & tropical medicine, medical microbiology, medical
oncology, medical ophthalmology, medical virology, neurology, palliative
medicine, rehabilitation medicine, renal medicine, respiratory medicine,
rheumatology, sport and exercise medicine, T&O, Plastics, Paediatric
Surgery, Urology, ENT, and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

 

Consultants:

Paediatrics, Histopathology, acute internal medicine (AIM), allergy,
audiovestibular medicine (AVM), Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, anaesthetics, Clinical Radiology, Community Sexual and
Reproductive Health, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillo-facial
Surgery, Public Health Medicine, cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical
neurophysiology, clinical pharmacology & therapeutics (CPT), clinical
oncology dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes mellitus, gastroenterology,
genitourinary medicine (GUM), geriatric medicine, haematology, immunology,
infectious diseases & tropical medicine, medical microbiology, medical
oncology, medical ophthalmology, medical virology, neurology, palliative
medicine, rehabilitation medicine, renal medicine, respiratory medicine,
rheumatology, sport and exercise medicine, T&O, Plastics, Paediatric
Surgery, Urology, ENT, and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

General practitioners, all grades

 

 

Trusts response:

 

The Trust is unable to provide the information to the level of detail
which you have requested, however the Trust can provide information at
Departmental Level (as opposed to the Consultant roles your request
stipulated) as provided in the table below:

 

 

 

Funded Actual
Organisation Role Roles Staff in Variance
Post
Anaesthesia Services Consultant 32.56 40.00 7.44
Breast Medical Staff Consultant 2.00 2.00 0.00
Cardiology Department Consultant 9.13 8.00 -1.13
Clinical Haematology Department Consultant 2.12 5.40 3.28
Colorectal Consultant 5.00 4.00 -1.00
Critical Care Ward Consultant 8.43 2.00 -6.43
Department for Care of the Elderly Consultant 12.00 10.50 -1.50
Dermatology Department Consultant 2.22 1.00 -1.22
E.G.S.U Consultant 4.00 4.00 0.00
E.N.T. Medical Staff Consultant 7.54 10.71 3.17
Emergency Medicine Medics Consultant 17.00 13.00 -4.00
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Department Consultant 10.40 9.00 -1.40
Gastroenterology Department Consultant 9.05 10.15 1.10
Halton Community ENT Consultant 0.10 0.00 -0.10
Health & Wellbeing Service Consultant 1.45 0.00 -1.45
Hepatobiliary Consultant 3.10 4.00 0.90
M.F.U. Medical Staff Consultant 8.89 9.50 0.61
Medical Assessment Unit Medics Consultant 6.20 7.26 1.06
MFU - Leighton Oral Surgery Consultant 0.35 0.00 -0.35
Nephrology Department Consultant 6.20 8.00 1.80
NW Assistive Technologies ( E.A.T
) Consultant 0.14 0.00 -0.14
Ophthalmology Department Consultant 6.75 9.92 3.17
Orthopaedics Department Consultant 16.90 16.37 -0.53
Palliative Care Department Consultant 3.60 3.00 -0.60
Post Graduate Centre Consultant 0.65 0.40 -0.25
Post Graduate Centre Consultant 0.20 0.00 -0.20
Prosthetic & Wheelchair Centre Consultant 1.60 0.00 -1.60
Radiology Department Consultant 20.60 19.30 -1.30
Regional Simulation Centre Consultant 0.50 0.10 -0.40
Rheumatology Department Consultant 4.80 2.80 -2.00
Thoracic Medicine Department Consultant 17.00 14.30 -2.70
Upper GI Consultant 2.50 2.00 -0.50
Urology Medical Staff Consultant 5.00 7.00 2.00
Vascular Consultant 3.00 3.00 0.00

 

 

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