Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust Details

Trust name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Site / Clinic (if applicable)

Frimley Park Hospital Trust

Address

Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 7UJ

Trust Switchboard Tel No

01276 604604

Trust web site

www.fhft.nhs.uk

Trust foundation web page

www.fhft.nhs.uk

Terms and Conditions of employment

All doctors are employed under the BMA Code of Conduct terms and conditions which can be found on link below:
www.bma.org.uk/employmentandcontracts/index.jsp

Key personnel

Director of Medical Education

Professor Geeta Menon

Clinical Tutor

Mr David Jonathan

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Udesh Naidoo (FY1)

Dr Georgia Tunnicliffe (FY2)

Careers Tutor(s)

Mr David Jonathan

Medical Education Manager

Mrs Tracey Franklin

Medical Staffing Manager

Miss Alison Ball

Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Mrs Julia Johnstone

Facilities

Postgraduate Centre

There is an excellent purpose built Postgraduate Education Centre which is the hub for Clinical Staff. The PGEC has its own restaurant which is well used by all medical staff in the Trust and local General Practitioners. All of the seminar rooms are well furnished and equipped. The Centre also has a purpose built simulation suite. The lecture theatre, skills room and seminar rooms all have live links to theatres, endoscopy and radiology. 

Accommodation

The Trust has a limited amount of accommodation on site for medical staff.

Social activities

These are mainly organized through the Doctor’s Mess and include a Ball. There is a social induction in August for all FY1s including a BBQ & Bowling night.

Doctors' mess

There is a well-equipped, purpose built doctors' mess in the middle of the hospital grounds.

Library facilities

The Health Services library is situated above the PGEC. It provides a wide range of services and also houses a PC suite. There is 24 hour access to the HSL and its IT.

IT facilities

Wi-Fi is installed across the Trust.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

A newly equipped gymnasium is also situated adjacent to the mess. A small monthly fee is payable.

Local amenities/attractions

Frimley is a small town 5 minutes’ walk away with the usual local amenities including a supermarket, Restaurants and Public Houses. Camberley, Guildford and Windsor are easily accessible with more nightlife and cultural activities.
There is a fast train service to London Waterloo from nearby Farnborough Main Station which takes under 40 minutes.

Transport links

The hospital is situated just off junction 4 of the M3 with quick and easy access to London. The south coast is just a one hour drive away. There is a direct 35 minute rail access form Farnborough to Waterloo.

Parking arrangements

There is limited on-site parking with priority given to clinical staff. A small monthly charge is made for parking.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the country to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ overall by England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Sir Mike Richards.
The report published on 26 September 2014 follows a thorough inspection of all areas of the Trust by a team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission in November ’13, July and August ’14.  The report can be viewed in full on the following link http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/RDU01 or
http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAA2970.pdf

There has been a recent extension at Frimley Health Foundation Trust which includes an emergency department (ED) with 25 separate rooms for the sickest patients and one of the biggest resuscitation areas in Europe. It is part of a £22m extension which includes a large day surgery unit and air ambulance helipad.

FHF was delighted to be awarded the title Trust of the Year for the South of England in the new Dr Foster Hospital Guide. FHF was also named in the top five in the new MHP Health Mandate quality index rating based on what matters most to patients, our Board was named Kent, Surrey and Sussex Board of the Year, we achieved a prestigious ‘Bronze’ accolade when we regained Investors in People status, and the Care Quality Commission gave us the best possible risk rating when assessing trusts for their new inspection regime.

In national surveys published by the CQC this year, cancer patients, adult inpatients and maternity patients rated our services very highly and we fared very well in the new Friends and Family tests and with online patient feedback. There is an on-going programme of development the most recent of which is the opening of our new Neonatal Unit in December 2013.

Any additional information

As of the 1st October 2014 Frimley Park has acquired Wexham Park Hospital in Slough to become 'Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust’.  This will not initially affect the Foundation Programme which we will be maintaining in the 2 hospitals separately.

Frimley offers 5 Innovative Posts (2 years 1 Trust)

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

Induction begins with a validation meeting after appointment in April/May. Shadowing starts for all FY1s on Monday  25 July 2016 and includes an introduction to key Foundation personnel, Corporate Induction, ALERT Course & ward shadowing. There is also a social Induction which includes a meal in the Postgraduate Centre with awards to outgoing FY1s & Bowling Night.

Educational and clinical supervision

All Foundation trainees will be allocated an Educational Supervisor in the first specialty they work in. Consultants in subsequent specialties will act as Clinical Supervisors. You will also be offered regular meetings with the TPD and Careers Lead during your year.

Teaching programme

The Trust currently has 36 FY1s and  36 FY2s this includes several fully integrated military posts. All will rotate through 3 specialties for a period of 4 months each.

Foundation trainees have individual appointments with the FY1/FY2 Programme Directors in each rotation and also meet with the trust Careers Advisor. Trainee input to the Foundation Faculty meetings is encouraged and 2 FY1 and 2 FY2 representatives attend each meeting.

FY1 have an hour’s lunch time teaching on each Tuesday and a full day curriculum based teaching session every other month. All trainees undertake an ALERT course and ILS during their F1 year.

FY2 have a monthly curriculum based study day and all undertake an ALS & PLS course during their F2 year. Foundation trainees are encouraged to begin audit presentations and are well supported in this work by the Clinical Audit Department. There is an annual Regional FY2 Quality Improvement Competition held in the PGEC.

Tasters

Tasters are available to FY1s, on a first come first served basis, for up to 5 days, although this study leave will be deducted from the F2 allowance. FY2s may apply for 5 day tasters up to twice in their placement.

Simulation

All FY1s & FY2s will be offered 2 simulation training sessions using a combination of a high fidelity adult sized manikin, a high fidelity baby manikin and actors in our purpose-built simulation suite which consists of three rooms: a sim-theatre, a control room and a teaching room. The sim-theatre is equipped with multiple ceiling mounted cameras and microphones, both to allow viewing of the sim-theatre from the teaching room on the screen as the simulation unfolds, but also to aid in debriefing.

Foundation doctor forums

All foundation doctors are involved in election of trainee representatives to the following committees:

- Foundation Faculty
- Leadership
- Clinical Governance
- Clinical Audit
- Clinical Risk
- Safe Medicines
- Doctors' Mess

A trainee representative workshop is held each autumn.

Any additional information

The outgoing Foundation Doctors prepare information for the new arrivals in August each year. Here are some of the entries:

“Have fun! Consultants are really supportive and there is lots of help if you need it.”
“Frimley Health Foundation Trust is friendly, supportive and a fun place to work.  It is an ideal place to start your medical career.”
“In summary, good variety, busy, good learning opportunities and most of all fun!”
You will find that you are very well supported and there is always plenty of lunchtime teaching happening.  Never be afraid to ask for help and have a great time in the department.”