The County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Foundation
Programme commences in August with approx. 60 new F1 trainees,
starting a 2 year training programme, and a number of
Standalone F2's, working across our Trust sites in Durham, Bishop
Auckland and Darlington, with our GP partner practices and in
mental health placements on TEWV sites across the County.
The Foundation Programme has training as its basis - delivered
by skilled, experienced and highly motivated medical and
non-medical professionals. The training placements comply with the
elements and principles of the Foundation Programme.
At County Durham and Darlington, medical education is recognised
as an integral element of training and development. The active
development of the facilities to support lifelong learning for all
health care staff, is a key priority. Medical Education
have teams across the three main sites:
The essential components of hospital based medical education
include comprehensive shadowing and induction, both generic and
specialty based, educational supervision, clinical supervision,
effective appraisal, clinical skills development, access to
training, structured teaching and continuing medical education. We
pride ourselves in providing innovative, enjoyable, high quality
training for our trainees.
Multi-professional learning is another priority for us.
Multidisciplinary education can be matched to inter-disciplinary
working - multidisciplinary teams deliver clinical care with
contributions from different disciplines. This shared care between
health professionals is a regular occurrence on the wards, in
outpatients' clinics and in the community.
The Foundation Programme offers training opportunities within an
acute care setting with support from the local General
Practitioners and TEWV Mental Health Trust for Psychiatry
placements in F1 and F2. County Durham and Darlington supports the
principle of cross-trust training and will continue to explore
collaboration with neighbouring Trusts and community partners.
The attachments in F1 provide structured, supported and
comprehensive training opportunities in Medicine and Surgery
specialties. This training will be consolidated and strengthened
during the "speciality" attachments in F2, where areas of interest
will provide in-depth opportunities for a continuum as far as
patients' care pathways are concerned.
All trainees on the two year Foundation Programme will complete
a community placement in either General Practice or Psychiatry
within the County Durham area.
Electronic rotas are currently available via Health Roster
across all Departments, this enables access to rotas electronically
and supports booking for annual leave and study leave, as well as
reporting sick leave and additional shift availability.
For more information please contact:
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