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Teaching at Southend

Southend Hospital is proud of its strong teaching ethos. Weekly teaching sessions are provided for both F1 and F2s doctors but there is a wide range of additional departmental teaching opportunities that you are encouraged to attend – these are detailed on the pages available below.

Lecture Theatre

Extract from F1 teaching subjects 2019/20

Extract from F2 teaching subjects 2019/20

  • Sexual Health
  • Organ Donation
  • Management of Delirium
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Sepsis - How to diagnose
  • Rheumatology Emergencies update
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Raising Concerns & Fitness to Practice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Communication Skills (relationship with patient & breaking bad news)
  • Diabetes (i/v insulin)
  • Death Certs & Bereavement Services
  • Language of Signs - clinical
  • Managing Acutely Ill Patients (Urology Emergencies)


  • 'Vascular Surgery for F2s' followed by'Delirium'
  • Stroke
  • AKI
  • ABG
  • Managing Acutely Ill Patients (Cardiology Emergencies)
  • Lumber Puncture
  • Thyroid Function Test
  • Acute Pain
  • Delirium & Elderly Care
  • Radiology
  • O&G for F2s
  • How to approach a breathless patient
  • CT Abdo & CT Head (+/-MRI)
  • Urology for F2s



We also have the following opportunities available:

  • Courses held here, specifically for our Foundation Doctors, include ALS and HAART (Hospital Acute Assessment and Response Training). See more information in the Simulation Suite page. We have also run very successful Surgical Skills &Foundation Skills for Clinical Teachers courses and plan more Clinical Skills courses for FY2s.
  • We will shortly have updated video links with surgery, so that procedures can be observed from our teaching rooms in real time. This will include two-way audio communications, so that Q&A can take place between the theatre and the trainees.
  • Hospital wide teaching occurs throughout the week - details are provided on an overview timetable and a more detailed information sheet to reference.