BTHFT became one of the first Foundation Trusts in April 2004. A year earlier we became a teaching hospital to train the next generation of doctors. During this time the NHS has changed and the public now expect ever better services. Since 2003, we have built an excellent reputation for the training of new doctors in partnership with the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. We have built new facilities for those students and have plans to further increase these in the coming years. These facilities benefit all clinicians in training both for their first degree and post-graduate education programmes.
You will receive both a general induction and departmental induction here at BTHFT. The general induction will cover generic information important to your role. The departmental induction will be organised by your designated team and will be much more specific with regards to what your day to day duties entail. It is important that you attend both inductions as they are often essential for patient safety and are necessary to progress throughout training.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals is committed to providing newly qualified doctors with support in their Foundation year 1 and Foundation Year 2 training. Our trainees leave with a wealth of experience and reflect on their time here positively, feeling much stronger and confident in their ability to deal with acutely unwell patients and ready to embrace speciality training.
We have very supportive Foundation Training Programme directors who are all experienced in their roles.
The Foundation Training Programme in Bradford is part of the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School and each programme has 3 x four month placements in a variety of specialties and healthcare settings.
The rotations give excellent exposure to both acute unwell and community patients. We are unique in that we offer all F2 trainees mandatory surgical and medicine training days which are very well received.
The links will direct you to documentation and information that you will need throughout your training with us.
Training Programme Directors:
Dr Lucy Clarke
Dr Gareth Jones
Dr Hasna Begum
Dr Jessica Keeble
Dr Abid Iqbal
Access to education and training away from the workplace is an integral part of the Personal Development Programme for all trainees, supporting achievement of the learning outcomes specified in specialty and generic curricula. Educational events and opportunities (including web based learning, clinical skills and simulator training) are available both locally and regionally. Doctors and dentists in training are encouraged to utilise these opportunities which are supported by Educational and Clinical Supervisors, Training Programme Directors and Heads of Schools. All educational and training requests should meet the requirements detailed within Dental, Foundation or Specialty College Curricular. The Deanery also recognises that, in some specialties, trainees will need to access specialised training events and opportunities that are arranged outside the Deanery.
All trainees must follow the local Trust application process for formal authorisation when making all applications to access education and training events occur outside the workplace. This will involve downloading a standardised form from the Deanery Website. The administrative arrangements within the Trust or GP Surgery may vary, so it is important to obtain this information early on in each rotation – it should be given during Induction, and is always available through the Trust based Medical and Dental Education Centre or GP Surgery Practice Manager.
Please click on the links below to view more details on each:
Current Curriculum Delivery – Coming soon
Study Leave Guidance – Coming soon
Study Leave Flow Chart – Coming soon
Updates and revisions on study leave will be issued from time to time and will be available on the Deanery website www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk
You will receive your Trust induction with Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust at Field House Education Centre based at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Please contact us find out the induction dates before you start and ensure that you attend.
See useful links below:
MRCPCH Course Content
The course is run once a year in the month of September.
The course is interactive and it will provide a safe environment where you can learn. There is an excellent experienced team of clinicians delivering the course and you will be provided with feedback by the team.
This course is delivered over two days and will feature workshops, small group work, discussions and role play. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and share revision techniques.
Necessary support has been identified in the following stations and areas:
Alida Towns – Post Graduate Medical Education Lead : 01274 383469
Vicky Williamson – Senior Education Administrator/STEPP Co-ordinator : 01274 382694
Mareka Hall – Foundation Programme Co-Ordinator : 01274 366239
Nadia Sultana – GP Education Administrator : 07903567042