Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust

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Trust details

Trust name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




18 Mole Business Park, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AD.

Trust Switchboard

0300 5555 222

Trust web site





Key personnel

Co-Director of Education 

Dr. Martin Schmidt

Locality Tutors

EAST: Dr Jeremy Mudunkotuwe

NORTH WEST: Dr Neelima Reddi

SOUTH WEST  Dr Julian Henry

Simulation Lead

Dr. Amanda Redvers

Careers Tutor

Dr. Martin Schmidt

Education Manager

Ali Khan, Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford.

 Medical Staffing Manager

Alison Edge, Trust HQ, Leatherhead

 Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Letitia Cooper (South West)

Maggie Reynolds (North West)

Penny Humphreys (East and Mid))



Postgraduate centre 

Available at local STFS affiliated acute trust.


Available through local STFS affiliated acute trust.

Social activities 

Available through local STFS affiliated acute trust.

Doctors' mess 

Junior Doctors’ Mess available in the North West at the Abraham Cowley Unit and at Epsom General in the East.

Library facilities 

Full library service including journals available online at all Trust locations. 

IT facilities 

Trust email and internet access provided (personal use available but restricted), Office 2010, Windows 7, System One for patient records and Wi-fi at most sites.

Other facilities 

Access to hot food on site at the Abraham Cowley Unit and Trust HQ, and access to kitchens with microwave, kettle, etc, at all other sites together with bicycle racks and shower facilities plus on-site gym at the Abraham Cowley Unit.

 Any additional information

 Please see Trust website detailing additional medical education Information and trainee placement opportunities.

Transport links 

Easy access to most sites from M25, A3 and M3, plus regular bus and train services.

Parking arrangements 

Parking available on all Trust sites, often requiring permit / fob.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

  • excellent overall trainee satisfaction rating in the GMC trainees survey
  • We offer excellent training in close proximity to London.
  • We train a wide variety of junior doctors – F1 and F2 trainees, GP trainees, and Psychiatry trainees.
  • We offer opportunities to get involved in Research and Audit – supported by our R&D Department and Education Department.
  • We host an annual trainees’ Research Day to promote skills in research and quality improvement.
  • We have excellent membership exam pass rates.
  • We offer opportunities to get involved in teaching – we host medical students from six medical schools (three local and three international).
  • innovative use of technology – SABP has developed an experiential simulation programme for Foundation doctors making use of virtual reality to teach psychiatric competencies.
  • Encouraged to succeed – three of our trainers were finalists  for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Trainer of the Year Award (2015-2017) and One of our trainees was a finalist for the Foundation Trainee of the Year Award (2017)‘.

Any additional information

 Please see Trust website detailing additional medical education Information and trainee placement opportunities.


Foundation programme sepcific information

Inductions/shadowing arrangements

Mandatory F1 shadowing before commencement of rotation in August, and three day induction to site, service and Psychiatry, on changeover every four months.

Educational and clinical supervision

Foundation doctors are allocated an Educational Supervisor in August for the whole year to evaluate progress and provide guidance and support.  Clinical Supervisors are allocated for each four month placement and provide weekly timetabled clinical supervision;  the ES / CS role is combined in the first post.

Teaching programme

Foundation teaching at the local affiliated STFS acute trust is timetabled and mandatory. Local teaching programmes are held weekly on Friday Mornings in the East, North West and South West.  These include Balint Group, journal clubs, presentations and discussions on common Psychiatric topics, case presentations and external speakers.


The Trust welcomes Foundation doctors for Tasters in Psychiatry:  Working Age Adult, Older Adults, inpatient and community; Substance Misuse, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Child and Adolescent.


We have developed a pilot project using simulation to train Foundation doctors communication skills..

Foundation doctor forums

To be considered if a requirement is identified.

Any additional information

We have built a £30 million, state-of-the-art mental health hospital in Guildford. The new hospital is in the middle of the Farnham Road Hospital site and has been designed to complement the existing wards for older people (that are in the Grade II listed building along Farnham Road).

This is a major investment initiative to enable us to provide the latest models of care in hospital environments that are therapeutic and aid recovery. The modern hospital has been carefully designed to provide more personalised care in a respectful and supportive environment to aid recovery. It will include:

• Four wards for adults all with single bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms to provide people with more privacy and dignity. •

• Therapeutic and recreational areas including art and craft rooms, multi-purpose spaces for exercise groups or drama therapy and a fitness room.

• Private, safe gardens and outside spaces directly accessible from each ward.

• Public areas including gardens and a café for everyone to enjoy.  

• Facilities for people who are brought in by police in need of a place of safety (Section 136).•

• A base for the Home Treatment Team who provide intensive support to enable people to be independent within their home environment when they first leave hospital or possibly to prevent a stay in hospital