One of the main responsibilities you have is to look after yourself by seeking help when necessary, and as adults you are responsible for your own progress and well being. The University and Medical School has a variety of ways to help you do this.
The Medical School is working in partnership with the Occupational Health Service at Milton Keynes Hospital and can be found on the third floor of Outpatients in the hospital. You will already have completed an occupational health questionnaire, and will see the service if necessary. The Occupational Health Service will work to ensure that your studies do not have an adverse impact on your health and vice versa. This includes providing you with impartial advice on medical fitness for work (study); on fitness to return to work (study) following ill health or injury; and on adjustments that may be considered to support those of you with disabilities. The Service is also responsible for administering the recommended vaccinations which help to protect you, and also your patients, from various communicable diseases.
You will be in contact with patients right from the start of your course and it is your professional duty to ensure you have a clean bill of health, otherwise you may not be allowed to enter the clinic/GP practice and your studies may be delayed. During the course, you may be referred to the Occupational Health Service for advice/recommendations and they may suggest that you seek coaching, counselling, or an educational assessment for example. If you would like further information about the role of the OH Service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
University Students First provides personal and individual support to all students throughout their time at Buckingham. If you are unhappy or worried, there is always someone who will listen and can advise you. Our aim is to ensure that all our students' years at University are happy, fulfilling and successful. We have a Head of Student Welfare, a Counsellor, a Student Support Adviser, a Disability Officer/Learning Support Adviser, a Learning Support Assistant, a Family Welfare Adviser, and Student Support staff, who will work alongside the Medical School Student Support Team.
In addition to the Medical School Student Support Team, the University Students First staff can offer you information on who to contact with regard to finance (administration of hardship funds, budgeting advice) and international student issues (VISA renewal service, immigration advice). More importantly, the Student First staff can offer you wide-ranging advice and information on health promotion, learning support and on campus GP service. Students First is open from Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00.
Out of hours, in an emergency only, please contact University Security on 07860 834802 if you are based in University accommodation. If you have a medical emergency please call 999 and if you are unsure what to do please call 111.
Working Hours in Clinical Placements
- Students must
be clinically supervised by a named CS but this can be delegated but the Consultant
- Hours should not exceed that of an FY1 rota
· Maximum average 48 hour working
· Maximum 72 hours’ work in any seven day
· Maximum shift length of 13 hours
· Maximum of five consecutive long (>10
hours) shifts with a minimum of 48 hours rest after a run of five consecutive
· Maximum of four consecutive night shifts
with a minimum of 46 hours rest after a run of either three or four
consecutive night shifts
· Maximum of four consecutive long, late
evening shifts (>10 hours finishing after 11 pm) with a minimum of 48 hours rest
after four consecutive long, late evening shifts
· Not rostered to work more frequently
than one weekend in two