Employment - Salary, Annual leave etc. FAQs

These are the most frequently asked questions about salary and employment during your Foundation Training in Yorkshire and the Humber. 


How much will I get paid (base salary and banding)?

The basic salary for an F1 doctor can be found on www.nhsemployers.org.

Some posts within HEE YH may carry a banding supplement. However, this occurs at the trust's discretion so they should be contacted if further information is required about specific placements. 

How much leave do I get?

Annual leave works out at 9 days per 4 month post (plus bank holidays) but is organised locally within Trusts/departments – this may be planned into the rota or more flexible.

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.

Where can I get my salary, banding and on-call information?

Salary, banding and on-call are all managed by the Trusts. You should contact the Employing Trust. Contact details are usually available on the Trusts' websites.

I am applying for a house. Can you provide proof of employment and salary?

If you require references for a mortgage or letting agencies to confirm your salary and banding please contact your local trust human resources or wages department. 

Please do not contact the Yorkshire and the Humber Foundation School as we do not have any information on salary and banding.

Can I change to Less Than Full Time Training (LTFT)?

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 trainee.

Applicants must have been successfully appointed to a full-time 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 LTFTT.

Can I take out from my foundation 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.

Can I undertake my F2 year abroad?

Since 2010 entry, HEE YH Foundation schools are no longer able to support trainees wishing to do F2 abroad.

What is my base hospital?

The base hospital is the hospital closest to the trainee’s primary home or residence which is part of the trainee’s 2-year fixed programme. You can find more information in the excess travel policy.

Where can I find information about accommodation at the hospital I will be working at?

Information about accommodation can be obtained from individual Trusts. Contact details can be found on the Trusts' websites.