Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at William Harvey Hospital



East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) is one of the largest hospital Trusts in the country, with more than 6,000 staff, including approximately 355 junior doctors, serving a population exceeding 700,000 and provides integrated patient care in East Kent with over 80 clinical specialities. Established on 1st April 1999, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust has three acute hospitals at Canterbury, Ashford and Margate, with smaller hospitals in Dover and Folkestone.  The Trust achieved University teaching status in 2008.  The KSS Deanery introduced the Local Education Provider (LEP) metrics for the first time last year and East Kent was one of the top performing Trusts in the region and has annually achieved KSS Deanery Contract Review compliance. Visit the Trust’s website for more information - www.ekhuft.nhs.uk


In 2010 East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was awarded ‘Trust of the Year 2010’ by healthcare information organisation Dr Foster.  Dr Foster measures healthcare across a range of different areas that are important to patients on behalf of the Government. At the end of last year it named EKHUT as the best performing Trust in the country.


EKHUFT has a tradition of being a popular and friendly Trust for trainees and 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students from King’s College London Medical School come on rotation to the Trust as well as students from St George’s, Tooting and overseas including St George’s University Medical School, Grenada.


The Directorate is also actively involved with the Deanery leadership programme for junior doctors as well as encouraging trainees to be involved as trainee representatives, to be a proactive postgraduate doctors’ voice, on specialty local faculty groups and Local Academic Board.


Each Education Centre in the Trust has full educational facilities and resources, supported by a dedicated team across the 3 sites. A Trustwide resource for simulation training is based at Devon House, Margate including the latest SimMan 3G.  These facilities are due to be upgraded before the end of 2011 following a successful bid for funding.


The beautiful coast of East Kent, with its sandy beaches, areas of outstanding scientific interest and beauty and wide range of water-based sports and activities is only 20-30 minutes away by car or by train/bus. In addition, Canterbury's surrounding countryside dips and sweeps through river valleys, woods and hills to the seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable.


There is a high speed train with regular trains running every weekday, which makes travel between Kent and central London faster than ever.   Dover and Folkestone are also not too far away for visits into France and the rest of Europe.




Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery






Location within programme


William Harvey Hospital


Type of Work


Daytime work see timetable below

Education and study schedule – Wednesday am and pm is free for personal study

On-call – 1 in 4 fixed day (Tuesday) with 1 in 4 weekends (Saturday/Sunday)

Out of hours – second on to SHO/DF2 with consultant third on. Non resident. Weekend ward rounds, advising and assisting SHO/DF2, treating emergency cases in A&E and theatre


Name of the position and work needing to be done


Specialist Registrar in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Qualifications and professional registration required


Primary medical and dental qualification, MFDS and MRCS

GDC and GMC registration


Anticipated duration of programme


20 months


Commencement date


February 2012


Standard rotation details

Sample Timetable:



Clinic WHH



MDT & joint head & Neck clinic K&C



Theatre WHH (CWH)



Theatre WHH (CWH)









Theatre WHH (JMcK)



Theatre WHH (JMcK)



Theatre WHH (NMG)



Theatre WHH (NMG) wks 2-5

joint orthognathic clinic wk 1



Educational Supervisor


Mr CW Hendy


Clinical Lead


Mr J McKenzie








Outcome of training programme i.e. core competencies


Experience and competancies in all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, including head & neck neoplasia, microvascular reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, salivary gland surgery and facial trauma


Info on likely locations including likely specific sites within rotations


William Harvey Hospital




Monthly Payment by BACS


Salary Scale


£29,705 - £46,708 (dependant on grade - ST1 to ST7)


Basic Pay referring to national salary scales




Travel and relocation expenses policy




About this training opportunity
Training Level: 
Higher Training


William Harvey Hospital
Kennington Road
Ashford, Kent TN24 0LZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01233 633331
This programme runs in the following trusts