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

Teaching information F1 teaching is undertaken every Tuesday at 1230-1400 in the Academy. These sessions are ‘bleep free’. Attendance is monitored and a minimum attendance rate of 75% is mandatory in order to achieve F1 sign-off.

Simulation training is available for all F1’s to attend throughout the year.

F2 teaching is undertaken every Wednesday at 1230-1400 in the Academy. These sessions are ‘bleep free’. Attendance is monitored and contributes to the 60hrs of teaching attendance required (in conjunction with F2 regional teaching) in order to achieve F2 sign-off.

Any communication regarding the teaching programme is carried-out via email so a reliable email address is essential.

Educational and Clinical supervision An educational supervisor is allocated to each foundation doctor for the full employment period at the Trust (one/two years of their Foundation Programme) to maintain an overview of development and progress of the doctor within the training programme.

Foundation doctors in training have a self selected clinical supervisor, for each four month post who will supervise the foundation doctor in consultation with the Foundation Programme Director. An educational agreement will be completed at the initial meeting of each post. Mid point reviews (RIPP meetings) are required once a year.

All Educational and Clinical Supervisors have attended Deanery approved training.

Terms and Conditions of employment Appointment will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service (England and Wales) – hereby referred to as Terms & Conditions of Service - as amended from time to time and any reference in those Terms and Conditions to an employing Authority shall be construed as if it were to include a reference to an employing Trust.
Rotation information Full information about the rotation, location and content of placements is given in accompanying documents (Programme List and Placement Descriptions)
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.

Salary is paid monthly by credit transfer into your bank account on the 28th of each month, or the preceding Friday if the 28th should fall on a weekend.

Annual leave Foundation Doctors are entitled to 27 days annual leave in the year. The 27 days entitlement does not include the 8 days statutory holidays. If a foundation doctor works any part of a bank holiday they are entitled to an additional days leave in lieu.

In some specialties there is some restriction on when a foundation doctor can take their leave during the 4 months period. The individual Directorates will inform the foundation doctor of any specific restrictions on when they can take leave.

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 & Parking Downsview House is located at the rear of the Great Western Hospital and is signposted from the main entrance.
  • It is owned and managed by Unite, a private partner to the Trust.
  • There is a member of staff on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • There are 143 units including 10 x 1bedroom flats and 3 x studio flats.
  • All single rooms are in clusters of 4/5 with shared kitchen/living area.
  • All rooms have en-suite facilities.
  • Kitchens are fully equipped and there is a TV in each living area.
  • Bed linen, towel, duvets and pillows are supplied, and there is a regular cleaning service to all communal areas and a weekly linen change.
  • Toiletries, including toilet tissue are not supplied.
  • There is a laundry room on the ground floor with coin-operated machines.
  • There is a large common room with TV (Freeview). Vending machines are located in the lobby.
  • Resident’s parking is secured by barrier and there is a charge .
  • There is a security system including 24 hour CCTV surveillance.
  • Internet access is supplied a third party company. Charges payable via the portal on the website.
  • No children or pets are allowed to stay at Downsview House

For current rates please contact Downsview House on 01793 791998 or Accommodation Office on 01793 605749

Parking is available at £1.50 per day.