Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust Details

Trust name

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Site / Clinic (if applicable)

N/A

Address

St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ

Trust Switchboard Tel No

01932 872000

Trust web site

www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk

Trust foundation web page

 www.doctorsintraining.org.uk/foundationyear.html

Terms and Conditions of employment

The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff as modified from time to time. Current copies of these Terms and Conditions may be seen in the Human Resources department. All staff appointments are made subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and all initial appointments to the national health service are made subject to satisfactory medical and police clearance being produced. A medical examination may be necessary on initial appointment and periodically thereafter.

Key personnel

Director of Medical Education

Dr Peter Martin

Clinical Tutor & Careers Tutor

Mr Arshad Khaleel

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Michael Parris - F1 Lead

Mr Nimalan Arumainayagam – F2 Lead

 

 

Head of Medical Education & Training

Mrs Angela Mongaudon

 

Staffing Officer for Junior Doctors in Training

Charlotte Turner

Foundation Programme Administrator/Foundation Programme Administrator/Assistant Medical Education Manager

Medical Wordforce Advisors

Mrs Caroline Castro

 

 Charlotte Turner

Gold Mendel-Idowu

 

Facilities

Postgraduate Centre

There are dedicated education and learning centres on each site - the Education Centre located at the heart of Ashford Hospital and the newly refurbished Oliver Plunkett Postgraduate Education Centre, located close to the Duchess of Kent Wing at St Peter's Hospital.

Accommodation

By working in partnership the Trust is able to offer a range of accommodation from single rooms in shared houses to 2 bed flats, (rarely is any of our accommodation suitable for families with young children), The accommodation is at different geographical locations, either on or close to both hospital sites. As with any resource it is limited, and certain groups have priority, for example student nurses, medical students and junior doctors.

In addition staff may be able to register with the local authority for housing or private agents; and with the focus on keyworker housing, there are schemes being developed by both local authorities and housing associations to tackle the housing needs of key-workers.

For more information on Key Worker Living, there are details on the DirectGov Help to Buy website.

If you require an application form for any of the above accommodation, please contact:

Karen Cooke, Human Resources - Tel: 01784 884331

Social activities

Foundation Doctors at Ashford and St Peter's Foundation Doctors at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals enjoy an active social life. There are frequent mess parties, a summer ball, Christmas Party and various sporting activities organised by the doctors themselves.

Doctors' mess

The Trust has a doctors’ mess on the St Peter’s site.

Library facilities

The friendly library team are committed to helping you find the best evidence to support patient care.  The two libraries are located next to the education centres at both hospital sites.  Along with access to a comprehensive range of resources, they offer comfortable spaces to carry out group work or quiet study.  Literature search training is available on a monthly basis, including sessions aimed at doctors carrying out clinical audits.

Full details of the services are available on the award –winning KnowlegeNet website which brings together information you will need to support patient care.  www.knowledgenet.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk

IT facilities

The Library and Knowledge Service provides computer rooms on both hospital sites and 24 hour access is also available.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

In addition to co-ordinating the regular internal teaching programmes for our own doctors in training, the Centres at Ashford & St Peter's provide facilities and administrative support for: Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS); Advanced Life Support (ALS); Paediatric Intermediate Life Support (PILS); Royal College of Physicians MRCP Part II (PACES); GP Intensive Course (GPIC); New born Life Support Course (NLS).

Childcare :

The Trust operates a nursery on both sites and a play scheme on the St Peter’s site. The Day Nurseries offer places for babies from 3 months up to 5 years and are open 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. (7.00 am by arrangement). The charges for the Day Nursery are dependent on salary banding. Please contact Dawn Hunt, Childcare Manager to ascertain current rates. The play schemes are open during the main school holidays and half terms for which a flat rate is charged.

The Trust works in conjunction with Salary Exchange to offer staff a more flexible way to meet the costs of childcare under which part of their salary can be given up or ‘sacrificed’ in exchange for Childcare Vouchers. Within specified limits, these vouchers are non- taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees who receive them as part of their total employment package.

Employee Assistance Programme:

The Trust offers an Employee Assistance Programme which provides staff and their immediate family with access to independent advice, information and specialist counselling and support. The free confidential line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and an online service is also available.

Local amenities/attractions









Staff Benefits

Chertsey is situated with in the M25 ring around the London area. It has got a small number of nice pubs, a combined book café shop. There is a good sport centre (Riverbourne leisure centre) and access to Thames cycle path. Woking (5 miles southeast) provides local theatre and large cinema facilities, leisure centre and other animations.

Within a 10 mile range there are a number of sports club found including horse riding in the rural area around Chertsey, rowing, canoeing, cycling and triathlon clubs. There are good rail/bus links to international airport. Locally there are 3 train stations giving quick access to London (Virginia water, Chertsey, Woking).

Within easy reach of London, as well as the smaller towns of Weybridge, Woking, and Virginia Water, the local area has excellent independent and state schools. Leafy Surrey offers a rounded life outside of work, and as an ambitious Trust, Ashford and St. Peter's offers opportunities for individuals to try new things and to gain exposure, and a supportive and welcoming team in which to do this.

A career at Ashford & St Peter’s offers you the opportunity to work for your local employer, develop your skills and build your career through our career structures.

We have produced a booklet that gives you access to the benefits and discounts available to you if you join us at Team ASPH.

 Whichever department you join, you'll become part of a skilled and talented team, committed to the care of patients in our hospitals. We have been working with local companies to bring you benefits that you will only get by working for ASPH.

In this booklet you will find lots of NHS and local employee benefits here at the Trust. All benefits are for the 2016/17 tax year.

 Watch out for the latest Staff Benefits on:

 

Transport links

The two sites – Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Middlesex and St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey – lie eleven miles apart separated by the River Thames and the M25 London orbital motorway. All trainees are based at St Peter’s Hospital. 

For more information about travelling to your hospitals, please check this page on our website http://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/patients/getting-here

Parking arrangements

Car parks on both of the hospital sites are split between those reserved for patients/visitors and those specifically for staff members. Demand for car parking is high and at peak times parking spaces can be difficult to find.

The Trust operates two types of patient/visitor car parks; pay and display, where users pay upon entry, and pay on foot where users pay at the end of their visit.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust requires that any vehicle parking on the Trust sites in a staff car park or parking area in an allocated parking space is to display a valid parking permit on the windscreen or dashboard of the vehicle.

Between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00 (or any part thereof) Monday to Friday, car parking fees will be paid through a daily car parking scratch card or through a monthly salary deduction. The scratch card will be displayed in conjunction with the permit. No fees will be levied outside of these hours.

A staff member may only apply for permits for which the member or their spouse are the registered keeper or vehicles that are leased to the staff member under a bone fide leasing agreement. A staff member may not register another member of staff’s vehicle under any circumstances.

For more information on the types of permit, charges and a map of the parking areas, please visit http://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/jointheteam/why-choose-asph/parking-for-staff/546-parking-for-staff

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is a medium sized district general hospital service operating from two sites, Ashford (near Staines) and St Peter’s (near Chertsey), serving a population of around 380,000.

The Trust employs over 3700 staff, making it one of the largest employers in the local area after Heathrow Airport, and has a budget of around £263m.  The independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Ashford and St Peter’s as ‘Good’ following their inspection in December 2014.  The Trust also provides specialist cardiovascular services for a wide catchment across much of Surrey and specialist services for neonatal intensive care (Level 3), bariatric surgery and trauma and orthopaedics across a wider area. To find out more about Ashford & St Peter's NHS Trust, please visit their website at www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk.

 

 

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

All Foundation Doctors commencing at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital are invited to attend a number of pre-employment screening days.  F1s are requested to attend a period of extended Trust Induction and shadowing of the out-going F1 Doctors.  Additional shadowing can be arranged on request.  In addition, an ILS Course and an Acute Illness Management Study day are held for all the new Foundation Year 1s prior to their commencement. 

Educational and clinical supervision

An Educational Supervisor is allocated to each Foundation Programme doctor for the whole of their year here at the Trust to maintain an overview of development and progress of the doctor within the year of their training. A Clinical Supervisor is also allocated for each four month placement. For the first four month placement Foundation Programme doctors will usually have a combined Educational and Clinical Supervisor

Teaching programme

At Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital there are 47 Foundation Year 1 and 42 Foundation Year 2 posts.  These posts are all approved by the Foundation School.  F1 posts are made up of posts in General Medicine (22), Orthogeriatrics (3), General Surgery (8), Psychiatry with Surgical on-call (2), Psychiatry (2), Paediatrics (3), Palliative Care (2), General Radiology (2), Anaesthetics (3).  All F1 trainees will on a one year programme in Chertsey made up of three four month placements.  All trainees will take part in the Foundation Year training programmes, directed by the Head of Medical Education, Dr Peter Martin and Foundation Year One Lead, Dr Michael Parris and Mr Nimalan Arumainayagam, Foundation Year Two Lead.  These will include formal teaching sessions, directed and self-directed personal learning, structured appraisals and assessments.  F1s will have weekly protected teaching and F2s fortnightly protected teaching.

F2 posts are made up of posts in General Medicine (4), Acute Medicine (3), Paediatrics (3), Neonatal Intensive Care (2), Trauma & Orthopaedics (5), General Surgery (2), Obstetrics & Gynaecology (5), Emergency Medicine (8), General Practice (7) and Psychiatry (3)

Tasters

F1 and F2 doctors are encouraged to undertake "Taster" sessions in other specialties, up to a maximum of five days in the year. "Tasters" in other Trusts will be considered when the Specialty is not available at the Trust.

Simulation

All F1 doctors take part in two Simulation Training days and all F2s take part in one Simulation Training day.      There is also an interactive psychiatry simulation half-day for all F1s, where they will get an invaluable opportunity to develop and explore communication skills – The focus is on complex patient interactions including (but not only) how to talk to people with mental health issues.

Foundation doctor forums

All F1 doctors are encouraged to contribute and take part in the following local forums:

- Foundation Local Faculty Group
- Medical Junior Doctors Forum
- Surgical Junior Doctors Forum

Any additional information

Over the past three years all Foundation Doctors have been given a one to one mid- term review with the Postgraduate Medical Education Team. The feedback from more than 99% of these has been very positive on the training received. An End of Placement survey is carried out after each four month post is completed.