General information about how foundation training is organised at Weston Area Health NHS 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.

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

Trainees will be expected to maintain their personal e-portfolio. This is to ensure they record their competences and development. Trainees are expected to attend 70% of the training sessions provided.

Trainees are encouraged to attend departmental and ward teaching where possible.

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

Educational and Clinical supervision The trainees will have a designated educational supervisor for the year and a designated clinical supervisor for 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 may be seen in the Personnel Office.

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 the NHS Employers Check Standards. 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)
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.
Annual leave

Foundation doctors are entitled to 27 days annual leave in the year. The 27 days does not include the statutory holidays. If a foundation doctor works on a statutory holiday they are entitled to an additional days leave in lieu.

All leave should be arranged in conjunction with the rota coordinator in medical staffing and with the relevant consultant and should be booked on the appropriate form giving as much notice as possible i.e. at least 6 weeks.

In some specialties there is some restriction on when a foundation doctor can take their leave (e.g. not in their acute or local floater block). Foundation trainees will be informed of any specific restrictions on when they can take leave.

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 Rota coordinator and the consultant 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.


From August 2008 F1 doctors have been required to pay for Hospital accommodation. Accommodation is limited. For further information please contact Mrs. Mary Gregory, Accommodation Manager: