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Foundation programme



Welcome to the Foundation Programme page at the University Hospitals Bristol. This page aims to provide you with information about our programme and what you might expect training as a Foundation doctor with us.

Foundation Year 1 and 2 Placements

the Foundation programme was introduced in 2005 as a stepping stone from medical school to speciality/GP training and consists of a coupled two-year programme; some of you will spend the full two years here at UH Bristol and others will move to other Trusts within the Severn Deanery depending on which programme you have been successfully appointed to.  Each foundation year (F1 or F2) is divided in to three placements and provide you with a safe environment to practicS what you have already learnt, while developing additional skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin speciality training. 

For more infomation on the F1 and F2 posts we  have at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, you can click on the following link. There are two contents pages (for F1 posts on page 2 and F2 posts on page 40) which should allow you to easily browse though this document. 

UH Bristol Foundation Posts

 You can also download the attached "Why UH Bristol?" leaflet which will give you a bit more information about working at the Trust and about Bristol as a city to live and work in. It also provides details of the 2013/14 Foundation Programme Rotations including salary details.

Why UH Bristol?

F1 Education Programme

The UH Bristol Foundation Programme Associate Directors, Dr Jim Portal and Dr Emma-Kate Reed, will ensure you have the necessary access to a formal taught programme of education which addresses the professional elements of the Curriculum.  The education programme currently runs every Wednesday from 12:30 - 13:30 and is managed by the team in the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Centre (opposite the main Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital), who also look after your bleeps during the session to offer an hour of protected teaching.   

If you are interested in applying for a trainee doctor post, please contact the Severn Deanery.  Their website can be found at

GMC Survey Results 2012

This year's GMC Quality Survey results are now available via the GMC website here:

Main reports:

Outlier information:

This information has also been summarised on the Severn Deanery website here: