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Introduction

This page is intended to serve as a rough guide to the Foundation Schools. Included here is information on the numbers of FY places, the minimum score required last year to be allocated a place, and details of whether FY1 and 2 are linked, at the same trust, etc. Lists of hospitals are also provided for each school - if there are many hospitals within a school, they have been grouped by Trust.

Please get in touch with the Medicine Mods (preferably Becca-Sarah) if you have suggestions of further information that should be included, or corrections to anything written here so far.

Many thanks to Carcinoma for researching the minimum scores needed.

East Anglia

Places: 286

Rotations:6 x 4months
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 76.6 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 74.74 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 74.62 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 72.17 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Possible
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • Addenbrookes, Cambridge
  • Bedford, Bedford
  • Hinchingbrooke
  • James Paget, Great Yarmouth
  • Luton
  • NNUH, Norwich
  • Papworth
  • Peterborough
  • Queen Elizabeth, Kings Lynn
  • Ipswich
  • Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • Queen Elizabeth, Welwyn Garden City
  • Bury St Edmunds

LNR

Places: 140

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 74 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 73.41 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 73.22 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 71.00 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info: FY1 and 2 are done in different trusts
Hospitals:

  • Kettering
  • Leicester
  • Glenfield
  • Northampton
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester Children's


NCT

Places: 315

Rotations: 6 x 4months
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 84 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 82.50 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 81.13 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 81.64 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info: At least two different trusts
Hospitals:

  • Barnet
  • Chase Farm
  • North Middlesex
  • Royal Free
  • University College London Hospital
  • Whittington
  • Basildon, Essex
  • Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • Luton
  • Watford

NET

Places: 331

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 79.8 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 77.73 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 77.63 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 77.88 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info: 15% stay in same trust for 2 years
Hospitals:

  • Colchester
  • Princess Alexandra
  • Mid Essex
  • Southend
  • Whipps Cross
  • Homerton
  • King George
  • Queens Hospital, Romford
  • Newham
  • London Chest Hospital
  • St Bartholomews
  • Royal London Hospital

NWT

Places: 258

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 87 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 85.21 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 83.97 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 84.23 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Yes - exchange program with NZ
Extra info: 15% stay in same trust for 2 years
Hospitals:

  • Central Middlesex
  • Charing Cross
  • Chelsea & Westminster
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith
  • Hillingdon
  • Northwick Park
  • St Mary's
  • Watford
  • West Middlesex

North West of England (Previously Mersey & North Western)

Places: 516

Rotations: 6 x 4months
FY1/2: Linked
North Western Scores 2013 score minimum: 72.5 (confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 70.94 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 72.41 (Confirmed)
Mersey Scores 2013 score minimum: 72 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 72.80 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 74.40 (Confirmed)
North West of England Scores 2016 score minimum: 71.86 (Confirmed)


Abroad? No/?
Extra info: All FY2 post include a GP rotation. Stay in same trust for 2 years
Hospitals:

  • Lancaster
  • Furness
  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Burnley
  • Blackburn
  • Chorley
  • Royal Albert Edward, Wigan
  • Bolton
  • Rochdale Infirmary
  • Fairfield Hospital, Rochdale
  • Oldham
  • North Manchester
  • Hope Hospital, Salford
  • Trafford General
  • Wythenshawe
  • Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
  • The Christie
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Tameside
  • Aintree
  • Chester
  • East Cheshire
  • Mid Cheshire
  • Isle of Man
  • Liverpool
  • Southport
  • Ormskirk
  • St Helens
  • Wirral
  • Warrington

Northern

Places: 386

Rotations:
FY1/2: F1 allocation via FPAS, FY2 later.
2013 score minimum: 71.8 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 68.18 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 68.87 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 64.09 (Confirmed)

Abroad?
Extra info: Single trust for both years
Trusts/ Hospitals:

  • Sunderland
  • Durham & Darlington -includes Bishop Auckland
  • Gateshead
  • North Cumbria - Cumberland aka Carlisle, Whitehaven
  • Northumbria -North Tyneside, Wansbeck (Ashington) and when it's finally built Cramlington!
  • North Tees & Hartlepool
  • Newcastle - RVI, Freeman
  • South Tees - James Cook, Friarage (Northallerton)
  • South Tyneside

Northern Ireland

Places: 252

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 70.9 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 72.19
2015 score minimum: 71.51 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 65.14 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • Belfast - Royal Victoria, City Hospital, Mater Hospital, Musgrave Park Hospital, Children's Hospital, Royal Maternity Hospital, Forster Green Hospital, Knockbracken Hospital
  • Northern - Antrim Hospital, Braid Valley Hospital, Causeway Hospital, Moyle Hospital, Robinson Hospital, Whiteabbey Hospital
  • Southern - Craigavon Hospital, Daisy Hill Hospital, Lurgon Hospital, Storke Hospital, South Tyrone Hospital, Anglargh Hospital
  • Western - Altnagelvin Hospital, Grangewood Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, South Western Hospital, Tyrone County Hospital, Tyrone & Fermanagh Hospital, Waterside Hospital, Omagh Hospital

Oxford

Places: 223

Rotations: 6 x 4 months
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 81 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 79.59 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 78.65 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 78.63 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Possible
Extra info: Minimum of 2 trusts. At least 65% of posts involve some time at John Radcliffe Hospital
Hospitals:

  • Buckinghamshire - Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Ayelsbury), Amersham Hospital, Wyncombe Hospital
  • Heatherwood & Wexham - Heatherwood Hospital (Ascot), Wexham Park Hospital
  • Milton Keynes Hospital
  • Oxford - Churchill Hospital, Horton Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Warneford Hospital, NUffield Centre
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital (Reading)

Peninsula

Places: 198

Rotations:
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS, FY2 later/Trust allocated only.
2013 score minimum: 75 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 73.80 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 72.92 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 73.66 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Possible
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
  • Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
  • Torbay Hospital, Torbay

Scotland

Places: 804

Rotations:
FY1/2: East & North schools have linked posts, SE & West allocate FY2 during FY1
2013 score minimum: 70.2-74.9 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 67.87 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 68.33 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 70.65 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • East - Ninewells (Dundee), Dundee Royal Victoria, Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Hospital
  • North - Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Woodend Hospital (Aberdeen), Royal Cornhill Hospital (Aberdeen), Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Dr Gray's Hospital (Elgin), Raigmore Hospital (Inverness), New Craig's Hospital (Inverness), Caithness Hospital (Wick), Belford Hospital (Fort William), Oban Hospital, Gilbert Bain Hospital (Lerwick, Shetland), Stornoway Hospital (Isle of Lewis)
  • South East - Queen Margaret's (Dunfermline), Kirkcaldy, Royal Infirmary (Edinburgh), Western General (Edinburgh), Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh), Royal Edinburgh, Herdmanflatt, Royal Victoria (Edinburgh), Livingston, Borders Hospital
  • West - Ayr, Crosshouse, Dumfries, Forth Valley, Garthnavel, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Inverclyde, Royal Alexandra, Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Glasgow), Southern General (Glasgow), Stobhill, Vale of Leven, Victoria, Western, Hairmyres, Monklands, Wishall

Severn

Places: 273

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 81 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 80.11 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 81.10 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 76.19?

Abroad? Possible
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • Cheltenham
  • Gloucestershire
  • Great Western
  • Frenchay
  • Southmead
  • Royal United
  • Musgrove Park
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Weston General
  • Yeovil

South Thames

Places: 798

Rotations:
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS, FY2 later
2013 score minimum: 79.9 (Unverified)
2014 score minimum: 77.73 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 77.78 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 76.58 (Confirmed)

Abroad? 4 places available in FY2
Extra info: 32 programs are available which don't involve moving trusts at any point in the 2 years. The rest involve no more than one year in inner/outer London or teaching hospitals.
Hospitals:

Trent

Places: 311

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 70.2 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 70.10 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 70.67 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 66.22 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info: Divided into East & West programmes (marked E & W in Hospital list below)
Hospitals:

  • Derby (W)
  • Nottingham City Hospital (E)
  • Queens Medical Centre (E)
  • Chesterfield (W)
  • Grantham Hospital (E)
  • Kings Mill (W)
  • Lincoln County Hospital (E)
  • Pilgrim Hospital, Boston (E)

Wales

Places: 361

Rotations: 6 x 4months
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS, FY2 allocated in Sep of FY1
2013 score minimum: 70.2-72 (Unknown/Unverified)
2014 score minimum: 68.25
2015 score minimum: 68.46 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 69.64 (Confirmed)

Abroad? No
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • St Cadoc's (Newport)
  • St Woolos Hospital, Newport
  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
  • Singleton Hospital, Swansea
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
  • Morrison Hospital, Swansea
  • Cefn Coed, Swansea
  • University Hospital, Cardiff
  • Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
  • Llandough Hospital, Penarth
  • Glan Gwili, Carmarthen
  • Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital
  • Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl
  • Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant
  • Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli
  • Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest
  • Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Wessex

Places: 309

Rotations: Anything from 2 to 6 months in each rotation, depends on trust.
FY1/2: FY1 and 2 allocated via FPAS
2013 score minimum: 78 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 75.64 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 74.57 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 75.53 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Possible - 8 places per year
Extra info: 80% work in same trust for 2 years, 5% do a year in Isle of Wight
Hospitals:

  • Bournemouth & Christchurch
  • Dorset County
  • Basingstoke
  • Winchester
  • Isle of Wight
  • Jersey
  • Poole
  • Portsmouth
  • Salisbury
  • Southampton

West Midlands Central

Places: 430

Rotations:
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS, FY2 later
2013 score minimum: 75.1 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 71.57 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 76.51 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 77.97 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Not supported
Extra info: 198 posts in Birmingam trust, 158 in Black Country, 76 in Worcestershire.
Hospitals:

  • Birmingham - Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital (Sutton Coldfield), Sandwell Hospital, City Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

West Midlands North

West Midlands North (was Staffordshire, now includes Black Country)

Places: 111
Rotations: 6 x 4months
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS, FY2 later (in any West Mids FS)
2013 score minimum: 72 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 68.67 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 69.22 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 64.42 (Confirmed)

Abroad?
Extra info:
Hospitals:

  • Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust (RWH)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SATH)
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (was University Hospital of North Staffordshire)
  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


West Midlands South

West Midlands South (was Coventry & Warwick, now includes Hereford and Worcestershire)

Places: 96 at FY1
Rotations: 6 x 4months
FY1/2: FY1 allocated via FPAS. FY2 allocated during FY1.
2013 score minimum: 77.4 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 75.96 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 73.30 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 70.03 (Confirmed)

Abroad? Not supported
Extra info: FY1 includes General Surgery and Acute Medicine for all and covers 2 trusts. FY2 includes an Acute Medicine rotation (which can include A&E or ITU).
Hospitals:

  • University Hospital, Coventry
  • George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton
  • Warwick Hospital, Warwick
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust

Yorks Humber

Places: 584

Rotations:
FY1/2: Linked
2013 score minimum: 71 (Confirmed)
2014 score minimum: 69.26 (Confirmed)
2015 score minimum: 70.78 (Confirmed)
2016 score minimum: 66.35 (Confirmed)

Abroad?
Extra info: Minimum two different hospitals
Hospitals:

  • North Yorks & East Coast

- Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital - Grimsby Hospital, Scunthorpe Hospital - Scarborough Hospital - York Hospital

  • South Yorks

- Sheffield (Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Weston Park, Sheffield Children's) - Barnsley Hospital - Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Montagu Hospital - Rotherham Hospital

  • West Yorks

- Airedale - Bradford - Dewsbury - Halifax - Harrogate - Huddersfield - Leeds - Pontefract

- Wakefield
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