Summary of pre-admission requirements
Now for the exciting part - your first pre-admission clinic! We remember desperately scribbling down the complications our registrar could remember before we went to the first clinic. This was not ideal, so as registrars we decided to formally write out what to tell the patient. We tried this out in St John’s Hospital Chelmsford first, and it seemed to go down well. More and more units are now adopting a policy of consenting either by the surgeon listing the patient or the one actually doing the surgery. However, you may still be called upon to consent patients. If you are a career ENT SHO then you will have to learn to consent some day!