General information about how foundation training is organised at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching information

F1 and F2 teaching occurs on alternate Tuesday afternoons, 2-5pm. All Foundation Programme teaching sessions are held in the Education Centres predominantly at Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Foundation doctors are encouraged to attend departmental and ward teaching where possible.

Foundation doctors will be expected to maintain their personal e-portfolio. This is to ensure they record their competencies and development.

Educational and Clinical supervision

Severn foundation doctors are allocated an educational supervisor for each year of their Foundation Programme, to maintain an overview of development and progress of the doctor within the training programme.

A clinical supervisor will be allocated for each four-month placement within the rotation.

Terms and Conditions of employment

The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS Doctors and Dentists in Training (England) 2016 as modified from time to time. See NHS Employers website for details.

All staff appointments are made subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and all initial appointments to the National Health Service are made subject to satisfactory medical and DBS clearance being produced. 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)


The salary scale is in accordance with the current national rate and placement within the scale will be in accordance with previous reckonable service. See NHS Employers website for details

Annual leave

F1 doctors are entitled to 27 days annual leave in the year. The 27 days entitlement does not include 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 some specialties there is some restriction on when a foundation doctor can take their leave during the 4 months. The individual directorates will inform the foundation doctor of any specific restrictions on when they can take leave.

For all placements, the foundation doctor is required to book their leave at least 6 weeks in advance via the relevant Consultant lead.

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.

Further information on this can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website 


Sovereign Housing Association is responsible for managing and allocating residential accommodation on behalf of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They work in partnership with the Trust to provide affordable and quality accommodation for all NHS Key Workers.

The main office based at Robinswood House, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital covers both hospital sites. The office is open from 8:30am-16:30pm Monday to Friday. The main office number is 01452 397640