The County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT)
Foundation Programme is a two year programme commencing each
August. We have approximately 60 new Foundation year 1 (F1)
trainees each year and also have a number of 'Standalone'
Foundation year 2 (F2) posts.
Rotations cover acute and community placements across our Trust
sites in Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington, with our GP
partner practices and in mental health placements on Tees Esk Wear
Valley NHS Foundation Trust (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 in close
collaboration with the Northern Foundation School.
At CDDFT, medical education is recognised as an integral element
of training and development. We pride ourselves in providing
innovative, enjoyable, high quality training for our trainees.
We have teams across the three main sites:
The essential components of hospital based medical education
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.
The attachments in F1 provide structured, supported and
comprehensive training opportunities in Medicine and Surgery
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.
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Electronic rotas are currently available 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.
CDDFT uses an Electronic Patient Record to capture the majority
of in-patient and out-patient activity, including observations,
investigation requests and results and correspondence with GPs.
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital