General information about how foundation training is organised at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching information

FY1: One dedicated bleep free Core Curriculum Teaching session per week.

FY2: One dedicated bleep free Core Curriculum Teaching session per week plus a Regional Teaching Programme

All Foundation curriculum teaching sessions are held in the postgraduate centre. 

F1 doctors are expected to attend 60 hours of in-house teaching. F2 doctors are expected to attend a minimum of 60 hours teaching as a combination in-house and Regional Teaching sessions. Foundation doctors will be expected to maintain their personal e-portfolio. This is to ensure they record their competences and development. 

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

Communication within the trust environment is carried out via email so an email address is essential.

Educational and Clinical supervision

The foundation doctors will have a designated educational supervisor for each year, and a clinical supervisor in each placement.

Terms and Conditions of employment

Your appointment will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) as amended from time to time.  Current copies of these Terms and conditions can be viewed online here.

All staff appointments to the Trust are made subject to the NHS Employers Check Standards including Identity check, right to work in the UK check, Criminal Records Bureau/Police check, Occupational Health check, satisfactory references check, professional registration and qualification checks. 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.

Annual leave

F1 & F2 doctors are entitled to 27 days annual leave in the year, not including the 8 statutory holidays. This should be arranged in conjunction with their Departmental leave co-ordinator, giving as much notice as possible, i.e at least 6 weeks.  Annual leave is recorded on a five-day week basis. 

It is a condition of your appointment that you take leave due to you during each part of any rotation – carry over from one part of the rotation to another will not be permitted.  Any leave which you need to forward book during the next part of a rotation must be authorised by the Departmental leave co-ordinator under whom you will be working during that part of the rotation. 

For General Practice placements, the foundation doctor is required to book their leave at least 6 weeks in advance via the relevant Practice Manager.

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 

Accommodation & Parking

From August 2008 F1 doctors have been required to pay for Hospital accommodation. Onsite single and (limited) married accommodation is available at Royal United Hospital.   For further information please contact the Accommodation Office on 01225 824900. The office is open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm (Closed Bank Holidays). It is closed for lunch between 1pm – 1.30pm. Enquiries can also be made to

Parking is available for those who live > 1.5 miles from the hospital. The cost is 1% of salary up to a maximum of £37/month.