Do you think there should be protocols set down for calling in your Consultant?
When did you last call your Consultant in, and what for?
What's the difference between a protocol and a guideline?
What do you think about management issues? Do you think its something we should all he getting involved in as clinicians?
What is clinical effectiveness?
How would one develope a new service eg., laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colonic stents?
How would you fund this?
What are the different grades of evidence.
What is evidence-based medicine? Cite a good surgical example.
What level of evidence would change your practice? Describe one or two recent studies that have provided you with evidence to change your practice. What are the dangers of evidence based medicine ?
What's the difference between assessment and appraisal?
How do you measure performance within a department/directorate?
What's the difference between a teaching hospital and a DGH?
How do you deal with a difficult colleague? /What do you do if you're having a dispute with another colleague/ward sister etc.
What do you understand by clinical governance
Who implements clinical governance?
How does clinical governance affect your everyday practice?
How is a complaint handled?
Does the GMC have a future?
Discuss shift work and its effects on training and service provision
What would you do if a team member is not doing a good job?
What is meant by a team?
What are the qualities of a leader? Does a team need a leader?
What makes a good team or a bad team?
Give examples of teams that you are involved with at work.
Give example of good/bad team management.
Give examples of teamwork in the theatre environment?
What is team working? What makes good team player? Give examples of team working inside and outside of medicine.
What would you do if you felt that a team member was not pulling their weight?
What do you do after clinical management of the incident?
A junior surgical SHO is performing an appendicectomy under your supervision. Half way through you realise that he is not competent to do it. What would you do?
How do you give informed consent? What methods of reinforcement do you use? When do you get consent? Is this appropriate? (i.e. one hour before the list)
How would you deal with an SHO/SpR who is not getting on with those around him/her?
What is risk management? Give examples in surgery.
If you were to be given the role of risk manager, how would you go about reducing risks in surgery?
How do you manage risk in your practice?
What risk management strategies were you introduced to during your induction?
What is NICE?
Discuss any recent NICE recommendations you are aware of. What are the disadvantages of these recommendations?
How are management skills reflected in day to day surgical practice?
You are to break bad news to widow of a man who died a few minutes ago in theatre after a RTA. How do you do it?
What advice would you (as an SpR) give to a new SHO with whom you are doing a first weekend on-call?
There is a fire in the hospital x-ray dept, what should be done to keep the hospital functioning?
Should clinicians be involved in management decisions? If so, what role should they play?
What effect will the EWTD have on your training, and how should it be managed?
What do you think of the EWTD and its effect on the medical services in this hospital?
What do you think of MMC and its implications on your surgical training?
You are asked by a manager to do a waiting list initiative OPD clinic. How would you handle this?
What do you think regarding multidisciplinary teams? Are they important?
What are the qualities of a good leader?
Tell me about a difficult scenario you have faced so far.
Can you give me an example of risk management.