GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital          
Sandford Road                             
Cheltenham                                
Gloucestershire                            
GL53 7AN                                   

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 3NN

Website

http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/PGME

Rotas/Pay

All the F1/2 rotas in Gloucestershire are Working Time Directive compliant.  Under the new 2016 junior doctors’ contract additional hours/enhanced pay night premium/weekend allowance will be paid dependent on rota pattern and confirmed in Work Schedule.   The specialty posts (Emergency Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Oncology, Haematology, Psychiatry and Anaesthetics) will attract weekend allowance for weekend medical specialty ward rounds. This information is subject to change, rotations/site may change if affected by Trust reconfiguration.

The Trust and Hospitals

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers acute health care services to the communities of Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. Our services are provided from Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, both sites have medical and surgical takes.


Cheltenham General Hospital is the hub of the Three Counties Cancer Centre. The specialist Oncology Centre is a centre of excellence for Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has a new state of the art Children's Centre as well as a multi-million pound Women’s Centre which opened in January 2011. We are proud of the services we provide and some, such as our ophthalmology services are award winning and recognised nationally and internationally.

Size of Hospitals

378 with 33 day beds beds (Cheltenham General) 580 with 48 day beds  (Gloucestershire Royal)

No of Foundation Trainees

51 F1s 51 F2s

Foundation Programmes

Dedicated consultants, varied case mix of patients and a strong reputation for structured education makes Gloucestershire one of the best places to start and progress your career.

Our foundation programme is a well supervised programme dedicated to the education and development of foundation doctors. The F1 year is three 4 month placements, one of which will be in Acute Care (Acute Care Unit or Emergency Medicine). This placement helps to improve your management of the sick patient in a supervised team.

Our educational supervisors have been selected and trained to help you in your foundation training. Tuesday afternoon is dedicated teaching on a diverse range of subjects, alternating between F1 and F2s. Each department also has their own regular teaching programmes.

Foundation Programme Team

Dr Kim Benstead, Director of Medical Education
Dr Adam Rye (F1, Cheltenham General)
Dr Nick Reed (F2, Cheltenham General)
Dr Alex Di Mambro (F1, Gloucestershire Royal)
Dr Marie Wheeler (F2, Gloucestershire Royal)
Dr Susannah Jenkin, Careers Tutor

Education Centre Facilities

There is an Education Centre on both sites along with a Clinical Skills lab, two excellent libraries and online learning and research facilities.

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Restaurant serving hot and cold meals on both sites open from 08.30-14.30 & 18.00-20.30. Out of hours vending service available.

Doctor’s Mess

Satellite TV, kitchen facilities, meals & telephone. Active Mess with regular events including Pay Day parties & Annual Ball.

Shuttle Bus

There is a shuttle bus that runs between Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal on a regular basis throughout the day. This bus is free for staff providing a Trust ID badge is presented on boarding.  https://www.pulhamscoaches.com/99service/

Nearby Amenities

Both Cheltenham General & Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals are central with less than 10 minute walk to the centre and easy access to the motorway network. Gloucester is a busy city with the Historic Docks and new Gloucester Quays shopping centre. Cheltenham (only 8 miles from Gloucester) is a famous Regency Spa town with excellent shopping, award winning restaurants and bars and like Gloucester, has a buzzing nightlife. There are also excellent local sporting facilities.

Contacts

Marion Thompson (General FP Enquiries)
Foundation Programme Coordinator Tel: 0300 422 6727
marion.thompson1@nhs.net

Karen Goodall
Foundation Programme Assistant, Tel: 0300 4226091
k.goodall@nhs.net
 

Richard Giles  (HR Enquiries/Accommodation)
Medical Staffing Manager
Tel: 0300 422 3144

Richard.Giles@nhs.net

 

GREAT WESTERN HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 

Address

The Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road
Swindon
SN3 6BB

Website

www.gwh.nhs.uk

The Trust and Hospital(s)

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Consists of these hospitals and services.

The Great Western Hospital – a modern district general hospital providing emergency care, surgery, diagnostics, outpatient and day case services.

The Brunel Treatment Centre – a unit designed to provide high quality elective (planned) care and diagnostics.

The Swindon Intermediate Care Centre – There is 1 ward for generic adult rehabilitation and another for a mixture of Stroke rehabilitation and step-up admissions from the community.  Currently under GWH caretaking.

The Shalbourne Suite – a private patient unit within the Brunel Treatment Centre.

Other Units – There are several other hospitals, clinics and services provided by the Trust, such as Marlborough House, Savernake Hospital, Chippenham Community Hospital and Fairford Hospital. The Victoria Centre is on the campus with Old-age Psychiatry beds 

Size of Hospital(s)

450 beds (Great Western); 128 beds (Brunel Treatment Centre); 60 beds (SwICC);20 beds (Shalbourne Suite); 26 beds (Savernake);  37 beds (Chippenham);  25 beds (Warminster)

No of Foundation Trainees

27 F1s    27 F2s

Foundation Programmes

It is designed to enable F1 and F2 doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill medical and surgical patients, as well as experience in other specialty areas such as ITU and paediatrics. The programme contains community elements such as GP, psychiatry and community Paediatrics to meet the ‘Broadening Foundation’ requirements of Health Education England. The robust educational infrastructure of the Programme will focus on the professional skills set out in the GMC document Good Medical Practice, including communication skills, team working, governance, ethics and habits of lifelong learning.

The structured, weekly, consultant led educational sessions specifically for F1 and F2 doctors, cover professional and clinical skills. These sessions ensure doctors fulfill the GMC requirements for full registration in medicine and surgery. There is also a Programme of Simulation sessions specifically for foundation doctors.

Every year Foundation doctors are encouraged to participate in Quality Improvement Projects which are presented to the Trust Management Team at the end of the year. Previous projects have received awards, have been presented at National meetings and been published in the BMJ Quality Journal.

The formal teaching takes place in our purpose-built multi-professional Academy, which houses a medical library with textbooks, journals and internet access.

Foundation Programme Director(s)

 Dr Jessica Daniel, Deputy - Mr Andrew Carswell

Education Centre Facilities

The Academy includes 2 lecture theatres (1 with theatre links), 7 seminar rooms of varying sizes, simulation suite, a clinical skills room (for practical procedures such as catheterisation, cannulation, administration of IV drugs etc) and a library. The library service includes books, journals and access to the internet and online journal systems.

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Restaurant serving hot and cold meals open from 07:00 – 20:00 Bookends café serving hot and cold snacks open from 12:00 – 14:30 Out of hours vending service available.

Doctor’s Mess

There is an active private Doctors mess on site with regular events, with kitchen facilities, lively social scene and sports teams.

Nearby Amenities

Town Centre/Shipping outlet – 10 minutes away

Easy motorway access to London, Bath and Bristol. Oxford less than 40

minutes away. London, Cardiff 70 minutes away.

Excellent local sporting facilities e.g. golf, tennis, sailing, numerous gyms

Beautiful Cotswold and Marlborough Downs countryside

Contacts

Trish Reeves
Postgraduate Medical Education Manager
01793 604211
trish.reeves@gwh.nhs.uk

Elaine Middleton / Danny Little
Medical Workforce Team Leader / Advisor
01793 604164 / 01793 604759
Elaine.Middleton@gwh.nhs.uk / Danny.Little@gwh.nhs.uk

Mary Howard (Accommodation Enquiries) Accommodation Officer
01793 605749
Mary.Howard@gwh.nhs.uk

 

NORTH BRISTOL NHS TRUST 

Address

Southmead Hospital
Westbury on Trym
Bristol
BS10 5NB

Website

www.nbt.nhs.uk

The Trust and Hospital(s)

North Bristol opened its brand new Brunel building in 2014 to combine services from the old Frenchay and Southmead hospitals.  It continues to provide general and specialist services to approximately 350,000 patients a year from our local population and across the south west.

We are the Regional Major Trauma Centre and vascular services centre and take referrals from all over the country for our other specialist services- urology, renal, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and neonatal intensive care. We also have spinal surgery services, infectious diseases, orthopaedics, pathology, chronic pain and a large neurosciences department including neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry and neurology. The Head Injury Therapy unit remains on the Frenchay site.

The maternity unit at North Bristol- made famous by the One Born Every Minute TV programme - is a very busy department with over 6000 deliveries a year and founded the international PROMPT course.

Size of Hospital(s)

There are about 1,000 beds across the Trust (this includes Brunel, Elgar and Women’s and Children’s).

No of Foundation Trainees

52 F1s 54 F2s

Foundation Programmes

The Trust’s Foundation Teaching Programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available and the expert knowledge of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals within the trust. It is designed to enable foundation doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill patient, human factors, patient safety, quality improvement, experience of the specialist areas and to fulfil their foundation competencies. There are regular formal educational sessions are held for F1 and F2 doctors, covering these professional and clinical skills, with a focus on lifelong learning.

Foundation Programme Director(s)

Dr Curtis Whittle (F1) and Dr Joydeep Grover (F2)

Education Centre Facilities

At North Bristol NHS Trust there is a purpose built large Learning and Research building on the site with library, multi-media facilities (including video conferencing), lecture theatre, 2 clinical skills labs and many seminar and interview rooms. It also houses the resuscitation facilities, the Academy, undergraduate and postgraduate offices and research facilities. There are computer rooms, electronic resources, study space and photocopier.  Internet access and Wi-Fi is available as well as excellent coffee and refreshment facilities. 

Staff Restaurant Facilities

The Staff restaurants on the 5th floor of the Brunel building with an outdoor terrace and views across Bristol provides hot and cold meals and snacks 7 days a week. There is also a coffee bar on that level and Costa coffee, plus a small shop on the ground floor of the Brunel building

Doctors’ Mess

There is a doctors’ Mess within the Brunel building with papers delivered every day, comfy chairs for power naps, curry delivered on a Saturday and food available for on calls. Plus a TV and computers.

Nearby Amenities

The Mall Residential Shopping Centre is situated near junction 17 of the M5 Motorway at Cribbs Causeway. Here there is also a large cinema, bowling alley and many restaurants and retail shops. There is a frequent bus service between the hospitals and Bristol in addition to a local country service. Bristol Parkway railway station is 3 miles away with good links to the South West, Wales, London and the north. Bristol is a bustling busy city with lots of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities and sports grounds.

Contacts

Sue Nutland
Medical Education Manager
Tel No: 0117 4148024
Susan.Nutland@nbt.nhs.uk

Julie Dennis
Senior Foundation Programme Administrator
Tel No: 0117 4148023
Julie.Dennis@nbt.nhs.uk

Foundation team email:
FoundationTeam@nbt.nhs.uk 

 

ROYAL UNITED HOSPITALS BATH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 

Address

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Combe Park
Bath
BA1 3NG

Website

www.ruh.nhs.uk

The Trust and Hospital(s)

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, incorporating the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and western Wiltshire.

The Trust operates from two sites, the Royal United Hospital (RUH) which is situated about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) which is located in the centre of Bath. 

The Trust provides 565 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. 

The Trust employs around 5,100 staff, some of who also provide outpatient, diagnostic and same day case surgery services at local community hospitals in Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. This fulfils part of the Trust's aim to provide high quality care to people in their local communities. 

The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs); Bath and North East Somerset CCG, Wiltshire CCG, and Somerset CCG (Mendip Federations), as well as one social enterprise, Sirona Health & Care CIC.  

Size of Hospital(s)

650 beds

No of Foundation Trainees

36 F1s 36 F2s

Foundation Programmes

The RUH is committed to delivering high quality medical education and training at all levels.  The enthusiastic and highly motivated educational team tops the charts in Severn Deanery for completion of training as educational and clinical supervisors.  All Foundation programmes rotating through the RUH, Bath offer a well-balanced range of excellent clinical experience, incorporating a community placement at either F1 or F2 and fulfil all GMC/PMETB requirements. 

F1 posts comprise three 4 month rotations with experience across a range of medical and surgical specialties.  All rotate through  acute medicine/surgery based on the MAU and SAU, incorporating a critical care attachment. This provides excellent experience in managing acutely ill patients in a well supervised environment.

Two-thirds of F1 trainees at the RUH remain here for F2; this programme comprises three 4-month rotations, which in general have an emergency or medical attachment, a surgical or specialty post, and a community or psychiatry attachment.

Weekly, bleep-free, educational sessions, mapped to the curriculum and covering professional and clinical skills, including communication skills, team working, governance and ethics with a focus on lifelong learning are delivered for both F1 and F2 groups. Regular medical and surgical grand rounds and departmental/specialty teaching as well as the F2 Deanery-wide programme complement this.  

F1 trainees are encouraged to get involved in quality improvement (QI)  projects within a supported structure of QI methodology training and mentorship. 

Foundation Programme Team

Dr Adam Malin: Director of Medical Education
Dr Kate Horn, F1 Programme Director
Mr Otto Von Arx, F2 Programme Director
Dr Vidan Masani F1 Pastoral Tutor

Education Centre Facilities

The Postgraduate Medical Centre includes:
- Lecture Theatre, MDT Room, Laparoscopic Skills Laboratory

The RUH Education Centre includes:
- Clinical Skills Centre (includes practical procedures, including catheterisation, IV, cannulation, etc.)
- Library – access to internet, databases, electronic journals, Computer Assisted Learning and other information

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Dining room and snack bar facilities are offered at a number of hospital sites, where reasonably priced hot and cold meals and snacks can be purchased. Daily 24-hour access to a vending machine in the Mess

Doctors’ Mess

Organises social events. Sky TV. Microwave. Breakfasts

Nearby Amenities

On site Facilities include:
- Swimming Pool and gym
- Social Club

Cycle scheme is strongly supported and covered secure cycle storage and showering facilities are provided

Nearby Facilities:
- University of Bath SportsTraining Village – offers RUH discount
- Fitness First                                                               

A vast array of historical, cultural and artistic sites/amenities as one would expect from a world heritage city, in addition to the full range of shopping, eating and entertainment opportunities afforded by a University City. 

Contacts

Kelly Tillson 
Postgraduate Medical Centre 
Royal United Hospital 
Combe Park, Bath 
BA1 3NG 
Tel: 01225 824891 
kelly.tillson@nhs.net

Gillie Atkins
Postgraduate Medical Centre 
Royal United Hospital 
Combe Park, Bath 
BA1 3NG 
Tel: 01225 824892 
gillie.atkins@nhs.net

Accommodation Office
01225 824901 

 TAUNTON & SOMERSET NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Address

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Musgrove Park Hospital
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 5DA 

Website

www.tsft.nhs.uk 

The Trust and Hospital(s)

Musgrove Park Hospital is the largest hospital in Somerset, with a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. We became an NHS Foundation Trust in December 2007.  Our Intensive Care Unit is consistently in the top 3 of like-for-like units and our bariatric service is internationally recognised.  We are a level 2 trauma centre. 

We are a leader in the Deanery for the IHI’s Quality Improvement program, with previous trainees presenting their work at national & international conferences. 

We are renowned for our friendly atmosphere and are consistently highly rated in the National Training Survey in the Deanery for trainee satisfaction. The support from our Academy staff is commended by the highest levels of the Deanery.

Geographically, we are ideally placed with fast rail links to London, whilst the beaches are only an hour away. We have an active junior doctors mess.

Size of Hospital(s)

764 beds

No of Foundation Trainees

33 F1s 34 F2s

Foundation Programmes

The Musgrove Park Foundation Programme takes advantage of the wide range of education opportunities available at Musgrove Park Hospital.  It is designed to enable F1 doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill patient, experience of other specialist  areas, and to fulfil the GMC requirements for full registration in medicine and surgery. All F1’s will rotate through a full MAU rota.  In the F2 year the robust education infrastructure of the Programme will focus on the professional skills set out in the GMC document “Good Medical Practice”, including communication skills, team working, governance, ethics and habits of lifelong learning.

Structured education sessions (bleep free) specifically for F1 and for F2 doctors, covering professional and clinical skills, will be held on a regular basis. The formal teaching takes place in a purpose-built multi-professional Academy, which houses a medical library with textbooks, journals and internet access.

The Trust is an Academy of the University of Bristol and as such enjoys close links with the University Medical School.

Foundation Programme Director(s)

Dr Chris Knight (F1)
Dr Nic Wennike (F2)

Education Centre Facilities

The Academy includes a lecture theatre, 6 teaching rooms, E-learning room and a clinical skills centre (for practical procedures such as catheterisation, cannulation, administration of IV drugs etc), simulation suite and a library. The library service includes books, journals, access to the internet and a full range of e-healthcare resources with excellent help from experienced staff.

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Restaurant: 07:00 – 19:30.

Marks & Spencer’s Café & Shop

Costa Coffee Shop

24 hour hot vending (located near switchboard)

Doctors’ Mess

Organises social and sporting events. Sky TV, Cooking Facilities, Bar, Pool table, Football table, coffee machine.

Nearby Amenities

Hollywood Bowl, Multiplex Cinema, Theatre, Swimming Pool, Mecca Bingo, 1610 sports centre, Blackbrook Sports Centre, Nuffield Sports Centre, Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Train Station, Bus Station

Contacts

Rosemarie Clark, Medical Education Manager

Musgrove Park Academy
Musgrove Park Hospital
Taunton 
TA1 5DA
Tel: 01823 342430
Rosemarie.Clark@tst.nhs.uk or postgrad.centre@tst.nhs.uk

Natasha Ficarotta (Accommodation) 
Tel: 01823 343530
AccommAdmin@tst.nhs.uk

 

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BRISTOL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 

Address

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Education Team (PGME)
Education and Research Centre
Upper Maudlin Street
Bristol 
BS2 8AE

Website

www.uhbristol.nhs.uk

The Trust and Hospital(s)

The University Hospitals Bristol (UH Bristol) specialist teaching trust runs nine hospitals across the campus, including:

-Bristol Royal Infirmary
-Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
-Bristol Heart Institute
-St Michael’s Hospital
-Bristol General Hospital
-Dental Hospital
-Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
-Bristol Eye Hospital
-Bristol Homeopathic Hospital

The Bristol Royal Infirmary has been providing care 'to benefit the poor sick' since 1737 and is a teaching hospital with close links to

Bristol University and the University of West England and provides acute medicine and surgery, critical care, trauma and orthopaedic and emergency medicine services to the population of the southern part of Bristol. It also provides the centre for cardio-thoracic services for the southwest region. The hospital comprises three principal buildings, the original "Old Building", the King Edward VII Building, which stands opposite the Old Building on the north side of Upper Maudlin Street, and the Queens Building - which is also on the north side of Upper Maudlin Street. A fourth, brand new building, theBristol Heart Institute, is located behind the Bristol Royal Infirmary and opened for patients in May 2009.

St Michael's Hospital was built in 1974 and provides a range of services including maternity services, ENT and clinical genetics. We are proud of the current services we offer, particularly those for women and their babies, including gynaecology and cancer-gynaecology. The hospital retains a small and friendly feel but provides modern and progressive services. Pregnant women are offered a range of choices when deciding how best their pregnancy, labour and post labour care is delivered.

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) provides a local service for Bristol children and a referral service for specialist care for families across the South West and nationally. The current building opened on the 22nd April 2001 and was the first purpose-built children's hospital in the South West. In April 2007, a further ward was opened to accommodate children’s services from Southmead, with the long-term aim of centralising all hospital services for children in Bristol at one centre of excellence.

The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) provides specialist non-surgical treatments for people with cancer, and for people who do not have cancer but require specialist radiotherapy or haematology services. The three main specialities are oncology, haematology, and palliative care. We are the only Comprehensive Care Centre for Haemophilia in the South West. As well as being the cancer treatment centre for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we provide specialist services to people from across the South West.

The Bristol Heart Institute is a new £61m state of the art hospital that brings cardiology and cardiac surgery services together under one roof for the first time in Bristol. The centre includes three catheter laboratories and a state of the art hybrid theatre, three inpatient wards for cardiac patients, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Coronary Care Unit and an outpatients department. In an average year the centre will carry out around 1,700 heart operations, perform 4,000 cardiology procedures, and treat around 15,000 outpatients. The centre is linked to the Bristol Royal Infirmary through theatres and the CICU.

Size of Hospital(s)

669 beds (BRI Site)          
49 beds (Oncology/Haematology Centre)
152 beds (Children’s Hospital)                     
11 beds (Eye Hospital)
118 beds (General Hospital)           
151 beds (St Michael’s Hospital)
107 beds (Bristol Heart Institute)

No of Foundation Trainees

39 F1s 42 F2s

Foundation Programmes

All the surgical and medical Foundation posts rotate through acute units to provide acute experience for all Foundation Doctors. They all have educational supervisors that provide continuity of support throughout the year and have been nominated by previous cohorts of training doctors.

We will provide bleep free teaching time with opportunities to learn at the high fidelity Bristol Medical Simulation Centre. We pride ourselves with high success at Specialty Training appointments from our Foundation posts and approach 100% each year.

Foundation Programme Director(s)

Dr Jim Portal
Dr Emma-Kate Reed

Education & Research Centre Facilities

Medical Education Team (PGME) is located on Level 4. 

Other facilities include; Library, Lecture Theatres and Tutorial Rooms, Clinical Skills Room, Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, I.T Training Rooms, Resuscitation Services, Tuck Shop

Staff Restaurant Facilities

A wide selection of dining room, snack bar and vending facilities are offered at many of the hospital sites, where reasonably priced hot and cold meals and snacks can be purchased. Bistro is open daily between 7.30am & 8pm and offers an excellent selection of hot and cold meals, rolls and sandwiches. Daily 24-hour access to a vending machine in Dolphin House, which provides frozen meals for heating in the microwave.  A cash machine is located on Level 2 of the Queens Building. In addition the hospital is located within a couple of minutes walking distance of the city of Bristol, which has a wide range of eating facilities and options.

Doctors’ Mess

Access to a seating area with Sky TV, kitchen area (includes microwave, fridge, dishwasher and cooking facilities), a study area including access to some PC terminals, organised multiple social and sporting events and committee, curry meal for Saturday night ‘on call’ doctors. 

Nearby Amenities

Bristol is a vibrant and lively city with lots to offer.

UH Bristol is within walking distance to local parks, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a beautiful harbourside, restaurants and bars and many shops including the newly built Cabot Circus shopping centre.  We are also easily accessible to national transportation links including Bristol Airport. 

Contacts

Medical Education Team:

Suzan Fowweather (Medical Education Manager)
0117 3420065
suzan.fowweather@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Jodie Lovell (Business/Administration Manager for PGME)
0117 3420056
jodie.lovell@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Mara Balasco (PGME Administrator)
0117 3420053
mara.balasco@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Other Contacts:

Sandra Perrett (Residence Manager)
0117 3420536
sandra.perrett@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Medical HR
0117 3425000 (option 2)
MedicalHR@UHBristol.nhs.uk 

 

 

WESTON AREA HEALTH NHS TRUST 

Address

Weston General Hospital
Grange Road, Uphill
Weston super Mare
North Somerset
BS23 4TQ

Website

www.waht.nhs.uk 

The Trust and Hospital(s)

Located in Weston-super-Mare, we provide a wide range of general and specialist hospital services. Strong links exist into the Bristol hospitals for certain treatments. There is an accident and emergency service, surgical and day case units, intensive and coronary care, midwifery delivery unit and full on-site diagnostic services. The independent benchmarking company, CHKS, placed us in the Top 40 hospitals in 2007.

Size of Hospital(s)

259 beds

No of Foundation Trainees 

21 F1s 21 F2s

Foundation Programmes

The Weston Area Health Trust Foundation Programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available at Weston General Hospital. It is designed to enable doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill patient, experience of other specialist areas and fulfil the GMC/PMETB requirements. The robust educational infrastructure of the Programme will focus on the professional skills set out in the GMC document Good Medical Practice, including communication skills, team working, governance, ethics and habits of lifelong learning.

Structured educational sessions specifically for F1 and F2 doctors, covering professional and clinical skills, will be held on a regular basis. Postgraduate medical training in Weston is housed within a new purpose built multi-professional Clinical Academy, within which lies a medical library with books, journals and internet access. The Trust is an Academy of the University of Bristol and as such enjoys close links with the University Medical School.

Foundation Programme Director(s)           

Mr M Bould, Ms V Mathew,

Education Centre Facilities

Library, Lecture Theatre, Clinical Skills Rooms, Café Area

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Rafters restaurant is located in the main Hospital Building and serves a variety of hot and cold food & drinks. It is open 8.00am – 4.00pm on weekdays. There are also vending machines serving both hot and cold food and drinks which are available 24 hours a day.

There is also a Costa Coffee shop situated near the front entrance at the Hospital. Costa is open Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm selling a wide range of sandwiches, Panini, cakes & pastries plus all the Costa signature drinks. You can choose to either eat in or take away.

There are also vending machines servicing hot and cold drinks and snacks in Piers café in the Academy.

Doctors’ Mess

Cooking facilities, Sky TV, Monthly meetings

Nearby Amenities

Indoor/Outdoor sports Facilities, Beach 10 mins walk, Shopping Centre, Mendip Hills

Contacts

Leander Dearnley
Medical Postgraduate Education Centre
Weston General Hospital
Weston Super Mare
BS23 4TQ
Tel: 01934 881316 leander.dearnley@nhs.net

Mary Gregory (Accommodation Enquiries)
Accommodation Manager
01934 613343
Mary.Gregory@rooftopgroup.org

Abigail Cronin (HR Enquiries)
Medical Staffing
01934 647010 
Abigail.cronin@nhs.net

 

YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 

Address

Yeovil District Hospital
Higher Kingston
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4AT

Website

www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk

The Trust and Hospital(s)

Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the organisation responsible for running Yeovil Hospital.
The Trust is overseen by a Board of executive and non-executive members which ensures the Hospital is properly and efficiently run, providing patients with the best possible experience and outcome.
We have around 2,200 staff, working to care for approximately 185,000 people, primarily in south Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip.
Most of our services are provided from the Hospital site, although we offer an increasing number of clinics in South Petherton Hospital.
The majority of funding for our hospital is provided by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Somerset CCG or Dorset CCG. It is the responsibility of these Groups to meet the costs of NHS hospital care provided for their local residents.
As a Foundation Trust we have a large public membership – approximately 8,000 people – represented by a Council Governors, which helps to maintain our focus on the patient experience at all times. Details about becoming a member can be found elsewhere on this site.
We are regulated by Monitor and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which conducts regular visits to ensure our services are safe, and of good quality. We currently meet all the essential standards expected by CQC.

Size of Hospital(s)

Our Hospital has 345 beds, and a private patients’ wing, the Kingston Wing. We provide a full-range of clinical services, including general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, trauma and paediatrics, with an emphasis on enhanced recovery – this means we help people to recover as quickly as possible so they can return home. We also work hard to keep our waiting times as low as possible, meeting and exceeding the standards demanded of us through national targets.
Each year, we see around 20,000 emergency admissions, 3,500 elective admissions, and 18,000 day cases. More than 40,000 people attend our accident and emergency department each year, our maternity department delivers nearly 2,000 babies, and our intensive care unit looks after many hundreds of people.

No of Foundation Trainees

21 F1s 22 F2s

Foundation Programmes

The Trust’s foundation programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available at the main YDH Trust site and the neighbouring Women’s Hospital. Based on GMC/PMETB requirements, the programme is designed to give doctors a good grounding in a number of clinical areas including surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of the elderly and emergency care. The F2 programme includes a GP placement in the South Somerset area. The rotations are underpinned by weekly educational sessions held specifically for F1 and F2 doctors covering a range of professional and clinical skills. Junior Doctors are encouraged to take part in the monthly multidisciplinary Grand Round programme, monthly specialist Clinical Governance meetings and the Trustwide Clinical Governance sessions.

Foundation Programme Director(s)

Dr Mohammad Qadiri

Education Centre Facilities

Yeovil Academy is a multi-professional centre providing education to all staff and professional groups. The Academy contains a full range of modern presentation facilities, a clinical skills laboratory, IT and library resources and an induction loop system which is available for those with hearing difficulties.
The Trust is currently developing innovative training opportunities including advanced simulation training using SIMMAN.

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Situated on level 2, in a vibrant and modern cafe environment, the canteen offers a tempting range of hot and cold food. The canteen is open weekdays 8am to 8pm and weekends 8am to 7pm. From cooked breakfast, using locally sourced produce, to fresh porridge and granola with yogurt and seasonal berries. Lunch menus change daily and include vegetarian and daily specials and are made on site by our team of enthusiastic chefs. This range is supported by a variety of sandwich and baguette choices, paninis, jacket potatoes and a range of confectionery and hot and cold drinks.

Doctors’ Mess

Satellite TV, two computers, coke machine, pool table, free bread, milk, coffee, tea, biscuits and newspapers. Cooking facilities. Five-aside football. Regular events and annual ball.

Nearby Amenities

Sports Centre including swimming pool, Theatres, Cinema,

Contacts

Hayley Gibson
Yeovil Academy
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil
BA21 4AT
Tel: 01935 384585
Hayley.Gibson@ydh.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Yeovil District Hospital
Higher Kingston
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4AT