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 (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.

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.

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.