Code of Practice

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What is the Code of Practice?

If doctors in training are to make informed choices about their application or job offers then they must be provided with sufficient information on the programmes and posts within programmes for which they are applying. The Code of Practice lays out the agreed set of information that recruiting organisations and employers should provide to doctors in training at each stage of the recruitment process, the first post and subsequent rotations.

The Code of Practice requires recruiting organisations and employers to provide specific information within specified timescales but it also places responsibility on junior doctors to provide information when requested, to keep recruiting organisations fully informed of any changes in details or intentions and to provide up to date contact details.

STFS and the Code of Practice

STFS and its affiliated local education providers are fully committed to meeting the requirements of the Code of Practice.  All of the required information will be made available via the STFS website and links to where the information can be found on the STFS website are given below.  A copy of the Code of Practice is also available to download on the right hand side of this page.

Section A - General Info

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Allocation process

1. F1 - http://www.stfs.org.uk/student/applying-stfs#Matching

2. F2 - http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/f2-allocation-process

 
Key school personnel http://www.stfs.org.uk/staff  
Key local education provider personnel http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts Key local education provider personnel details are available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Teaching information http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts Teaching information detail is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Information events/open days for potential applicants

http://www.stfs.org.uk/student/programme-fair

The STFS programme fair takes place after the allocation to foundation school has been made, and so is attended by medical students who have already been allocated to the school rather than potential applicants.
Foundation doctor engagement

1. STFS trainee representatives - http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/foundation-doctor-representatives

2. Trust practice - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

2. Foundation doctor engagement opportunities are available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link. 
Educational and clinical supervision

1. STFS policy -  http://www.stfs.org.uk/key-documents-local

2. Trust practice - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

1. See document 4 - 'Foundation Doctor Role within the LEP and Minimum Requirements for Clinical Supervision of Foundation Doctors'

2. Educational and clinical supervision information is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.

Time out of foundation programme (TOFP) http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/time-out-foundation-programme  
F2 outside the UK http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/abroad  
Flexible training (less than full time)

1. STFS policy - http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/less-full-time-training-ltft-0

2. Trust practice - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

1. Separate HEKSS/HESL study leave policies are available at the link provided.

2. Information about flexible training within the trusts is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.

Study leave

1. STFS policy - http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/study-leave

2. Trust practice - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

1. Separate HEKSS/HESL study leave policies are available at the link provided.

2. Information about study leave practice within the trusts is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.

Inter foundation school transfer (IFST)  http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/foundation-school-transfers  
Terms and conditions of employment  http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts Information about the terms and conditions of employment is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Rotation information

1. List of programmes available - http://www.stfs.org.uk/f1andf2programmedata

2. Detailed information - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

2. Detailed information about the rotations is available in the individual placement descriptions on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Induction/shadowing

1. STFS induction slides - http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/induction-stfs

2. Trust practice - http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts

2. Detailed information about induction/shadowing is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Employment start date http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts Information on employment start dates is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.
Salary http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/banding-amp-salary  
Annual Leave http://www.stfs.org.uk/doctor/leave-entitlement  
Right to work/leave to remain http://www.stfs.org.uk/student/visas-tier-4-sponsorship  
Accommodation http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts Information on accommodation is available on each trust page (available via 'Visit STFS Trust Page' under each hospital name) at the stated link.

 

Section B - Rota of Placements

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Foundation programme rota of placements  http://www.stfs.org.uk/f1andf2programmedata  STFS F1 and F2 programme data can be found here.

 

Section C - Individual Placement Description

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Individual placement descriptions  http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts  This information is available on each trust page.

 

Section D - Competence Matrix (individual placement format)

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Competence matrix - individual placement format  http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts  This information is available on each trust page.

 

Section E - Competence Matrix  (grouped placement format)

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Competence matrix - grouped placement format  http://www.stfs.org.uk/affiliated-trusts  We expect this information to be available soon.