General information about how foundation training is organised at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching information The Trust’s foundation programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available at the main YDH Trust site and the neighbouring Women’s Hospital. Based on GMC/PMETB requirements, the programme is designed to give doctors a good grounding in a number of clinical areas including surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, care of the elderly and emergency care. The F2 programme includes a GP placement in the South Somerset area. The rotations are underpinned by weekly educational sessions held specifically for F1 and F2 doctors covering a range of professional and clinical skills. Foundation Doctors are encouraged to take part in the monthly multidisciplinary Grand Round programme, monthly specialist Clinical Governance meetings and the Trust wide Clinical Governance sessions.
Educational and Clinical supervision

Assessment and appraisal is foundation doctor-led and will be performed regularly during each placement.  

You will receive your Foundation Learning Portfolio at Induction.  This contains everything you need to manage your placements and monitor your progress on the Foundation Programme.

Terms and Conditions of employment

The post is covered by the Terms and Conditions for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service (England and Wales)

Rotation information

Full information about the rotation, location and content of placements is given in accompanying documents (Programme List and Placement Descriptions)


The salary is in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales).  Salary scale information can be found on the Medical and Dental pay circular available on NHS employers.  Placement within the salary scale will be in accordance with previous reckonable service. 

Annual leave

Foundation Doctors are entitled to 27 days per annum, 9 days per 4 month placement.  Annual leave entitlement must be used in each 4 month placement, it cannot be carried over from one specialty to another.

Visa/Work permits/Leave to remain

In line with the Home Office UK Border Agency regulations, up to date details can be found on their website

Accommodation & Parking

A range of 1 & 2 bed family, and 2 bed shared apartments.

Call Sarah Morgan at Yarlington on 01935 404522 for more information

Parking is available at approx. £37/month.