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Learning Disability Calderstones

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Anyone who has worked in Calderstones, I need some feedback.

I'll be working in Calderstones starting February. What's the rota like? Any on-calls? Teaching? How many SHOs work there? Accommodation? Anything that I need to know?

I'd appreciate a reply.

Cheers,

Ian

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Calderstones is a part of Lancashire and South Cumbria rotation.You will get experience in Forensic LD+ gen LD.

There are about 6 consultants, but only two are approved trainers.Both are quite good.

There are 2 SHO posts, and there are 2 staff grades.

If I remember correctly, they have teacing on wednesday afternoons, but you will be going to Preston as they have a good academic unit.

On-calls are from home, band 1c.Unlikely that you will be called out.

No accomodation.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Governor.

Another question. I live in Lancaster and I plan to commute. Could I do on calls from Lancaster then?

Band 1C. I don't know how to react to that.

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I don't think there are any on-call rooms, so I guess they can't force you to stay back.

I know a few people who did their on-call from preston, and you are not very far from Preston, probably another 15minutes.So it should be ok, but better confirm it with your consultant.I don't know if they have made any changes recently as its been a couple of years since I worked there.

The food in the restraunt is crap by the way.So it might be better if you pack some lunch!

Best of luck.

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