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Swap Policies for UK Foundation Schools 2019

We’ve collected the foundation programmes swap policies for each Foundation School in the UK, where this information was available. Under exceptional circumstances, there is always flexibility to swap, but this is decided on a case by case basi...

Allocation Scores for Foundation Schools in 2019

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Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North Scotland

The Northern region is significantly the vastest. It encompasses the old cities of Aberdeen and Inverness (considered the capital of the Highlands, near the infamous Loch Ness), and all the way up to the more isolated John O’ Groats, the Shetland I...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Scotland

Glasgow is a bit more “rough and ready”- a bigger city, more student-friendly, with probably the best nightlife in Scotland. Being the most populous region in Scotland, it contains the most tertiary hospitals. This includes the Queen Eliz...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to South East Scotland

Edinburgh, the main city in the South East region, is a beautiful capital city. It has a deep history, a superb cultural scene, with many theatres, galleries, pubs and restaurants. That’s without mentioning the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, w...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Midlands South

West Midlands South Foundation School spans Coventry, Worcester & Hereford. With only 159 posts available, it’s one of the smaller Foundation Schools. Coventry University Hospital is the tertiary centre in the region, with 1,250 beds, specialis...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North West London

Stretching from central London to the M25 at Hillingdon in the west and Harrow in the north, North West Thames Foundation School has always been one of the most competitive deaneries. This is in part due to the attraction of working in some of the pr...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (EBH)

Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Foundation School is new to 2017 – previously it was combined with East Anglia. EBH school stretches east from Luton & Watford to Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon & Southend-on-Sea (a gorgeous sea-s...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire region of Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School is made up of hospitals in and around Leeds, Bradford & Huddersfield, with Leeds being the largest city. St James’s University Hospital in Leeds is the largest of the hospitals...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to South Yorkshire

The region of South Yorkshire encompasses Sheffield and its surrounding towns, including Barnsley, Doncaster & Worksop, all within commutable distance to Sheffield. Sheffield in itself is a lively city with a great mix of bars & restaurants, ...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North Yorkshire and East Coast

North Yorkshire & East Coast foundation school covers the inland towns of York & Scunthorpe and the sea-side towns of Scarborough, Hull & Grimsby. Hull Royal Infirmary is the main tertiary hospital in the region specialising in cardiothor...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Midlands North

West Midlands North Foundation School covers the region north of Birmingham including Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent & Shrewsbury. There are 2 tertiary hospitals in the region, including Royal Stoke University Hospital (the major trauma centre in...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Wessex

Wessex foundation school stretches from Basingstoke, south to Portsmouth & Southampton, and then west along the coast towards Dorchester & Bournemouth, and then also extends to Jersey. Messly wants to help doctors make evidence-based decision...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to South Thames

The South Thames Foundation School covers a large area that stretches from Frimley, on the Surrey/Hampshire border, through Ashford Hospital in West London, along with the entire South-East coast, and across South East London. Guy’s & St Thomas...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Northern Ireland

Most of the hospitals within Northern Ireland Foundation School are scattered around the hub of Belfast, with a vast array of tertiary centres. Belfast City Hospital is a 900-bed teaching hospital with regional cancer & renal focus, Ulster Hospit...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to East Scotland

The East region of Scotland Foundation School covers Dundee & Perth. Dundee, a coastal town, has recently had a huge injection of art funding, including the new Victoria & Albert museum which is a must to visit! Ninewells Hospital, part of Du...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Peninsula

Peninsula Foundation School covers Devon and Cornwall, with hospitals based in Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstaple and Truro. The teaching hospitals in Peninsula include the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital (with the attached specialist Princess Elizabeth ...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Oxford

Oxford Foundation School stretches from Reading in the south, towards Oxford in the north and Milton Keynes in the west. There’s a mix of local district hospitals, including the Royal Berkshire in Reading (the largest district hospital in the ...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North West of England

The North West Foundation School is one of the largest deaneries in the UK, stretching from Leighton in the south to Barrow-in-Furness in the north and the Isle of Man to the west. It covers the dynamic and vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool,...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Northern

Northern Foundation School stretches from West to East coast, covering Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham counties. It contains some of the northern powerhouse specialist hospitals including the Great North Children’s Hospital (wit...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to North Central and East Thames

North Central and East Thames Foundation School was formed in 2018 from the merger of North Central Thames and North East Thames. It covers inner-city boroughs and stretches north to Barnet and east to Romford — all within the limits of the M25...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR)

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland (LNR) covers the East Midlands from Northampton up through Kettering to Leicester. Its teaching hospitals include Leicester General Hospital (regional centre for renal medicine & urology), Leicester ...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Trent

Trent Foundation School is located in the East Midlands and covers the areas of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the majority of Lincolnshire. All of the placements are 2-year linked programmes, giving you the stability of knowing where you will be li...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to West Midlands Central

West Midlands Central Foundation School is a small and competitive deanery around Birmingham. It composes several DGHs with surprisingly high acuity and notoriously excellent teaching, focused around a major city. It has at its heart the Queen Elizab...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to East Anglia

East Anglia foundation school stretches from the tip of Norfolk at King’s Lynn to the Suffolk east coast at Great Yarmouth, and south towards London around Welwyn Garden City & Stevenage. It has a nice mix of DGHs stretching from just beyon...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Severn

Severn Foundation School is focused around Bristol, but stretches south towards Yeovil & Taunton and east towards Bath & Swindon. It is home to many highly specialist centres such as major trauma, paediatrics, cardiothoracics and neurosurger...

Foundation Doctor’s Guide to Wales

Messly wants to help doctors make evidence-based decisions about their careers. We’ve put together a short guide to Wales Foundation School to help you rank your rotation programmes. Below is a snapshot of hospital ratings and reviews from t...