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Foundation Programme

55.4% of trainees would work here again

Ratings

GMC Training Survey 2021
Overall
74.50
Clinical Supervision
84.90
Clinical Supervision OOH
81.80
Workload
44.70
Supportive Environment
66.90
Rota Design
70.00
Adequate Experience
74.90
Educational Supervision
81.90
Teamwork
72.40
Educational Governance
69.40
Curriculum Coverage
74.90
Feedback
61.70
Study Leave
51.70
Reporting systems
70.00
Induction
73.60
Handover
65.20
Facilities
61.70
Friendly & well supported, great critical care outreach team. Lacks some facilities e.g. no hot food or drinks at night unless you can get to the mess and make your own. Offices & spaces often a bit r...
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Royal Berkshire Hospital
This hospital is the pits - working here is the epitome of moral injury that is causing burnout in doctors
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North Middlesex University Hospital
Buckle up. Organisation and staffing at Medway is catastrophic. The-on calls are intensely busy and juniors and staff are stretched with very poor senior support. Next to no opportunity for rest on ...
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Medway Maritime Hospital
Very friendly hospital. Good support out of hours as the clinical practitioners filter some of the bleeps overnight and the clinical techs are amazing for tricky bloods/cannulas. This does mean you ca...
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Poole Hospital
Terrible programme. Barely any teaching, incredibly dangerous, absent of any leadership.
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St Richard's Hospital
A nice small friendly hospital to do FY1 at. You will be part of a cohort of approximately 20 doctors, so you all get to know eachother and there is a reasonably good social life through the doctors m...
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The Whittington Hospital
Busy hospital but generally well supported for FY and very good exposure to acuity for further training.
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Queen Alexandra Hospital
- Monthly Foundation teaching ('Joint Teaching') for FY1/FY2s (together) - 'Geriatrics' - six geris wards including stroke ward; can either be a 4-month geris (most FY1s) or 2-month geris/acute (some ...
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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
worked as an F1 there Actually I loved GRI. The old building is so cool and full of history. On a nice day you can grab aroma coffee and go to the rooftop with the amazing views! As F1 you work A LO...
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Glasgow Royal Infirmary
I did my F2 year here (F1 at St. Mary’s). I had a good set of jobs including ENT, ED and GP. Really enjoyed all of those, though obviously the ED rota is tough going for 4 months.
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West Middlesex University Hospital
The good is good and departmentally, better than most others in the trust. The bad is more related to training in the hospital in general, and the usual rota/HR management side of things. Friendliness...
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Some departments are better/friendlier than others. General medicine is very friendly for example. There’s a few nasties in every department though, I found medicine more friendly overall more than th...
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Southport & Formby District General Hospital
This SHOULD NEVER BE a training hospital. There is no support, no training, no teaching provided. Junior doctors are left alone, very often moved from one ward to another affecting continuity, supervi...
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Would not recommend. Very senior lead, juniors' jobs almost entirely admin based, zero medicine. No support for junior doctors from hospital. No mess facilities. Limited learning opportunities other t...
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Royal Papworth Hospital
Very poor. Very much service provision. Lack of senior support.
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Weston Park Hospital
Good teaching programme, with regular teaching slots every week, unfortunately a little disrupted by COVID. Good simulation suite with allocated sim teaching.
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The Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Small hospital feel, you will know virtually all the doctors by the end of the year. Frequent IMG turnover, with expectation for foundation trainees to take up some slack whilst the NHS system is lear...
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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
So friendly, wonderful and supportive DGH but avoid a general surgery job
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Sandwell General Hospital
A rotation here is an exercise in service provision. Doctors in every discipline, except O&G and paeds oddly, have said that they have not worked in a hospital as poorly run. I have heard Medway and N...
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Abandon all hope ye who enter. Hospital is falling apart. Frequently understaffed. Very limited teaching/support. Has the feel of a hospital that was dreadful forty years ago. A & E has to be one of t...
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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Overstretched hospital, good for acquiring confidence, not so good for extracurricular activity. Found the medical/geriatrics side of things reasonably well supported with some concern displayed towar...
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William Harvey Hospital
Worked here a few years ago as an fy2 and probably had one of the most damaging experiences of my life. Was treated so poorly that I gained 50kg during the 4 months I was there and was fantasising abo...
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Glasgow Royal Infirmary
In general, I would avoid FY in Queen's - it made me very disillusioned. Busy DGH with lots of tertiary services (kind of like a tertiary masquerading as a DGH). Large catchment area covering East Lo...
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Queen's Hospital
Bolton is a lovely, friendly hospital to work in. Most placements are well supported. But as a busy DGH there is minimal training and lots of sevrice provision. There are few to no opportunities to ...
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Royal Bolton Hospital
Training on the whole is very good in ARI. Much friendlier than a lot of the larger hospitals and seniors generally will get to know you and treat you well. Hours can be very variable depending on spe...
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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
In my opinion, this hospital should not have trainees. As evidenced by the GMC survey (who knows if PAH has been investigated based on its poor results), and by reviewers here, there is also a more ge...
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Supportive, friendly hospital. Predominantly service provision with relatively uninterested consultant body in teaching. Reliant on IMGs for most F3/SHO posts
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Dorset County Hospital
Did my Foundation Training here. Continuing to work here as a middle grade. General: A friendly place to work. Big enough to have practically every speciality under one roof but small enough that you...
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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Did T&O, O&G and A&E. T&O was the worst, no theatre experience, basically a ward monkey. O&G Obstetrics was very well supported, gynaecology is not great but getting better. A&E had an excellent team....
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St Peter's Hospital
Very friendly hospital. Free on site accommodation in F1 year. Not luxury but great opportunity to meet other F1 doctors and save money. Amazing location if you like the outdoors. Nice pubs in Conwy a...
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Ysbyty Gwynedd
Undersupported FY1 year, on SHO rotas for rotations and lack of induction. Not enough senior support and expected to cover large number of wards. In comparison to colleagues elsewhere felt undersuppo...
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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Really really lovely hospital. The Foundation programme director is great- so approachable, contactable and interested in the F1s, and they have a Wellbeing officer who similarly would be there for an...
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Worthing Hospital
Would not recommend.
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Farnham Road Hospital
Very supportive medical education department. You don't always get the best foundation teaching (cancelled often during COVID-19); however, the actual staff of the medical education department give of...
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The Countess of Chester Hospital
Poor rota - including continuously working for 9 days
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Jersey General Hospital
VERY BUSY i worked on a medical ward and there were many occasions where the most senior person on the ward was an FY2 - and nobody batted an eyelid at this. FY2s/SHOs were thought to be trained enoug...
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South Tyneside District Hospital
Small and very friendly DGH where everyone knows everyone. Limited training opportunities in foundation as the small number of procedures are taken by IMTs. Very supported as a new doctor and good wor...
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Homerton University Hospital
Good focus on getting foundation docs to teaching. Good variety of academic and practical (IE how trust does mouth care, how to refer to diabetes team etc) teaching sessions. Teaching is rarely cancel...
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Darent Valley Hospital
Surprisingly functional. A very busy DGH with some random tertiary level care (eg urology, has PPCI). Pros Good balance of responsibility and support. Feel like a confident SHO coming out of the fou...
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Lister Hospital
Things to expect if you start work at PAH: 1. Generally friendly environment, pleasant staff 2. Rota is busy and doesn't allow for good work-life balance, both SHO and SpR level 3. Understaffed with ...
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Its a really friendly place, well supported in the main. No expectations to come in early or stay late. Big Drs mess although recently badly run. Expensive and difficult to get accommodation near by. ...
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Royal Cornwall Hospital