Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
GL53 7AN
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road
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 (General Practice, Sexual Health & Psychiatry) 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

We are an NHS Foundation Trust of around 850,000 people, providing care for the population of Gloucestershire and beyond. The Trust provides acute hospital services from two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. We also provide Maternity Services at Stroud Maternity Hospital and a range of outpatient clinics and some surgery services from community hospitals throughout Gloucestershire. The Trust also provides services at the satellite oncology centre in Hereford County hospital. 

Our vision is to provide the Best Care for Everyone.

Our purpose is to improve the health, wellbeing and experience of the people we serve by delivering outstanding care every day.

Our Values are Caring, Listening, Excelling

No of Foundation Doctors

82 F1s, 83 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.

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

Foster's Restaurant GRH: Find us by the Tower Block for delicious freshly cooked hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks in our welcoming restaurant.

  • Monday - Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 8am to 2.30pm

Costa Coffee GRH: serves usual Costa ranges and is located in the main atrium entrance.

  • 7am - 7pm, Monday – Friday
  • 10am - 6pm on Saturdays
  • 11am - 6pm on Sundays

Amigo: serves coffee, other drinks and snacks in the concourse, Tower Block entrance. There is also an Amigo shop in the Atrium main entrance

Sweet Success have cafés at both Sandford Education Centre CGH and Redwood Education Centre GRH where Trust Colleagues and Visitors who are training, can purchase Refreshments.

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm

Blue Spa Restaurant CGH: Find us by the main pillars entrance for delicious, freshly cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and treats

  • Monday - Sunday: 7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 8.00am to 6.30pm

Glass House Coffee Shop CGH: Find us in St Paul's Wing for delicious hot and cold snacks and drinks in our welcoming cafe

  • Monday - Friday: 7.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 8am to 3.30pm

RVS: these shops sell snacks and drinks and are located in the Oncology Centre, St Luke's Wing and by the outpatient department in West Block

Vending machines: these are available in a range of locations across both hospital Catering (

Doctor’s Mess

Smart TVs with Netflix. Kitchen facilities including coffee machines. Regular food delivery and mess restock. Weekly pizza on weekends. Monthly payday parties. 2 balls - summer and winter. Mess football and mess netball.

The mess in CGH is currently undergoing a total refurbished and will be ready by July.

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.

Nearby Amenities

Both Cheltenham General & Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals are central with less than a 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.