Foundation Training is a 2 year programme designed to act as a bridge between medical school and specialty training. It creates the opportunity to gain experience working in a number of different specialties and was introduced in 2005 to replace the Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) year.
The training is supported by a curriculum which describes the domains and progress required to satisfactorily complete each stage.
The basic salary for an F1 doctor can be found on the following website: www.nhsemployers.org
Some posts within HEE YH may carry a banding supplement, but this is at the Trust's discretion and your enquiries re: particular posts should be made to the relevant Trust.
Annual leave works out at 9 days per 4 month post (plus bank holidays) but is organised locally within Trusts/departments – in some cases it is planned into the rota, in others there is flexibility.
In F1, GMC requirements state that if you miss more than 4 weeks training, over and above your statutory leave (annual leave and approved study leave) you may fail to obtain F1 sign off and hence full registration.
Applicants with children, primary caring responsibilities or health issues may wish to undertake their Foundation Training LTFT.
Working LTFT means working 50% of the hours of a full-time (f/t) trainee.
Applicants must have been successfully appointed to a f/t programme before they are able to apply. Deaneries may approve trainees either as supernumerary or as a ‘slot share’. See the policies section for more information on LTFT training.
Trainees wishing to take a year out of their training between F1 and F2 may apply for TOFP, subject to approval by the FS. HEE YH is happy to support applications subject to demand.
Since 2010 entry, HEE YH Foundation schools are no longer able to support trainees wishing to do F2 abroad.
For details of how to apply, please see our Allocation Process section.
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