General information about how foundation training is organised at
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

 

Key local education provider personnel

Dr Kate Horn, F1 Programme Director
Mr Otto Von Arx, F2 Programme Director
Dr Adam Malin, Director of Medical Education
Mrs Kelly Tillson, PGMC Manager
Mrs Gillie Atkins, Medical Education & Foundation Programme Coordinator

Teaching information

FY1: One dedicated bleep free Core Curriculum Teaching session per week.

FY2: One dedicated bleep free Core Curriculum Teaching session per week plus a Regional Teaching Programme

All Foundation curriculum teaching sessions are held in the postgraduate centre. 

F1 Trainees are expected to attend 70% of the training sessions provided. F2 Trainees are expected to attend a minimum of 60 hours teaching as a combination in-house and Regional Teaching sessions. Trainees will be expected to maintain their personal e-portfolio. This is to ensure they record their competences and development. 

Trainees are encouraged to attend departmental and ward teaching where possible. 

Communication within the trust environment is carried out via email so an NHS.net email address is essential.

Educational and Clinical supervision

The trainees will have a designated educational supervisor for each year, and a clinical supervisor in each placement.

Terms and Conditions of employment

Your appointment will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) as amended from time to time.  Current copies of these Terms and conditions can be viewed online here

All staff appointments to the Trust are made subject to the NHS Employers Check Standards including Identity check, right to work in the UK check, Criminal Records Bureau/Police check, Occupational Health check, satisfactory references check, professional registration and qualification checks. A medical examination may be necessary on initial appointment and periodically thereafter.

Rotation information

Full information about the rotation, location and content of placements is given in accompanying documents (Programme List and Placement Descriptions)

Start date

Week commencing 25 July 2016 (induction)

Salary

The salary scale is in accordance with the current national rate and placement within the scale will be in accordance with previous reckonable service.

Annual leave

Foundation doctors are entitled to leave at the rate of five weeks per year and this should be arranged in conjunction with their Departmental leave co-ordinator, giving as much notice as possible, i.e at least 6 weeks.  Annual leave is recorded on a five-day week basis. 

It is a condition of your appointment that you take leave due to you during each part of any rotation – carry over from one part of the rotation to another will not be permitted.  Any leave which you need to forward book during the next part of a rotation must be authorised by the Departmental leave co-ordinator under whom you will be working during that part of the rotation. 

F1 & F2 doctors are entitled to 27 days annual leave in the year, not including the 8 statutory holidays. If a foundation doctor works any part of a bank holiday they are entitled to an additional day’s leave in lieu. In the F1 acute medicine and surgery attachment, leave is written in to the rota. 

For General Practice placements, the foundation doctor is required to book their leave at least 6 weeks in advance via the relevant Practice Manager.

Visa/Work permits/Leave to remain

The Trust will consider British /EEA nationals for appointment in the first instance. If the applicant is a non-resident of the United Kingdom or European Economic Union, they are required to have a valid work visa and leave to remain in the UK, which is renewed as required. The Trust is unable to employ or continue to employ the applicant/post holder if they require but do not have a valid work visa and/or leave to remain in the UK.

Accommodation

From August 2008 F1 doctors have been required to pay for Hospital accommodation. Onsite single and (limited) married accommodation is available at Royal United Hospital.   For further information please contact the Accommodation Office on 01225 824901