Trainee Representatives


Trainee representation is a key element in the development and monitoring of the Foundation Programme, and representatives play a valuable role in providing feedback and helping shape new initiatives.

At the beginning of each new training year each Trust will appoint an F1 and F2 Trust Foundation Trainee Representative, a total of twenty across Health Education England, working across Yorkshire and the Humber (HEE YH). Of the appointed Trust Foundation Trainee Representatives, each year one F1 and one F2 will be selected to become the Foundation School Trainee Representatives.

In total, there will be three F1 and three F2 Foundation School Trainee Representatives, two in NYEC, two in SYFS and two in WYFS.

In order to build continuity, the F1 Foundation School Trainee Representative will hold the role for the entire two years of their Foundation training in HEE YH. They may of course, choose to step down from their role at the end of F1 if they wish. If a trainee does give up their role, the Foundation School will follow the Foundation School Trainee Representative application process to appoint a new F2 to the role for the year. 

Please note that the posts are unpaid, honorary roles.  HEE YH is however, able to reimburse travel expenses for those Foundation School Trainee Representatives who are required to travel to local and national meetings. Details on how to claim reimbursement will be sent on appointment.

Please see job descriptions for both roles, and the application details, in the box to the right.

Please follow this link to the Contacts page where you will find details of the current HEE YH Trust and Foundation School Trainee Representatives.


Trainee Representative Forums

The three HEE YH Foundation Schools Trainee Representative Committees (NYEC, SYFS and WYFS) will meet quarterly. They are arranged and chaired by the Foundation School Trainee Representatives.  All Trust Foundation School Trainee Representatives are expected to attend, bringing training feedback from their colleagues for discussion. The two Foundation School Trainee Representatives will collate feedback and take to the relevant Foundation School Committee.  

Please speak with your Trust Foundation School Trainee Representatives if you have anything (positive or negative) you wish to be raised. This is your opportunity to have your feedback heard!