Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust Details

Trust name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Site / Clinic (if applicable)

Kingston Hospital


Galsworthy Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7QB

Trust Switchboard Tel No

020 8546 7711

Trust web site

Trust foundation web page

Terms and Conditions of employment

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Key personnel

Director of Medical Education

Dr Gill McCarthy

Clinical Tutor

Dr Gill McCarthy

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Anne Blyth (F1)

Dr Helen Draper (F2)

Careers Tutor(s)

Awaiting appointment- to be confirmed

Medical Education Manager

Arvind Chessman -

Medical Staffing Manager

Frank Ajoku – Interim Head of Medical HR (

Daniel Topping – Medical HR Manager (

Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Michelle Clayton – Foundation Programme Co-ordinator (


Postgraduate Centre

The Postgraduate Medical Centre (PGMC) is purpose built and is located on Level 5 of Kingston Surgical Centre.

The centre has audio-visual facilities. There are two Lecture Theatres which can be opened up into one room holding up to 150 people and eight other Seminar Rooms of different sizes. All rooms have AV equipment and Smart Boards. There are also video-conference facilities available.

There are three Clinical Teaching rooms – a Resuscitation room, Mock Ward and Clinical Skills room.


All accommodation is situated on the Hospital campus and includes 78 rooms, of which 60 are en-suite. The accommodation blocks are Averill House, Burley House and Cecil House.

Averill House and Cecil House offer en-suite rooms sharing kitchen / diner facilities with 4 other bedrooms.

Burley House offers 18 bedrooms in shared accommodation - 6 bedrooms per flat –with shared bathroom and kitchen / diner facilities.  Laundry facilities are available on-site.

Burley House - £538.54 per calendar month (Non-En-suite Single Rooms) Averill House and Cecil House - £600.61 per calendar month (En-suite Single Rooms)  We do not charge a deposit for our accommodation.

The accommodation is managed by Viridian Housing from their offices at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey (tel:  0203 202 0335, 8.30am–4.30pm Mon – Fri).  Staff are available on-site at Kingston approximately one day per week.  Further information about Viridian Housing is available via  * Prices correct as at December 2017

We do not charge a deposit for our accommodation.

Social activities

Various social activities are arranged via the Doctors’ Mess, including nights out  and the annual Hospital Ball.

Doctors' mess

The Doctors’ Mess is located on Level 2 of Kingston Surgical Centre. There is a large seating area with SKY TV, a kitchen (microwave, toaster, panini maker), 8 computer stations  toilet, shower separate male/female and locker facilities.

Subscription is £10 per month.  Fees are used to cover the SKY subscription and to provide tea, coffee, bread and jams/spreads, biscuits, ham/cheese for members use.

Library facilities

Stenhouse Library is located on Level 5 of Kingston Surgical Centre and is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, with 24-hour access to a Study Room.

Members of the library can access a wealth of medical and health information from the books, journals and databases available at the facility.
In addition, and to help with the needs of clinical governance and evidence based medicine, the librarians are able to:
• conduct literature searches with you or on your behalf,
• provide training on retrieving medical and health information from the internet,
• hold workshops on database searching (eg MEDLINE, CINAHL).

IT facilities

Kingston Hospital has an excellent IT department and provides both online and telephone support for all the Trusts’ IT needs. Kingston Hospital uses the Cerner Millennium Care Records Service solution with electronic ordering/results for Pathology and Radiology tests.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

Honey Bees Nursery Staff Nursery is the Trusts on-site day nursery. This offers places for up to 81 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. The nursery is open 7am and 5.30pm. It is Ofsted registered and was awarded an Outstanding rating at the last inspection in 2011.

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and also accesses the government funding to ensure your child receives the 15 hours free education the term after their 3rd birthday. Staff who are paid by Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust can join the Salary Sacrifice Scheme which enables them to save up to 38% on their fees.  Fees are currently £55* per day or £27.50 per ½ day.  * Prices correct at  Dec 2017

Local amenities/attractions

Kingston Hospital is in an attractive part of Surrey and is within easy reach of Central London, Richmond Park, the river Thames, the historic Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, and open countryside.
Kingston Town Centre has a large shopping area and plenty of restaurants some of which are located by the river Thames. There are two or three nightclubs and plenty of pubs and wine bars.

Richmond Park is opposite the Hospital and you can get to Richmond, Ham and Roehampton through the park.

Transport links

Transport and travel information is available on the Trust website.

Parking arrangements

A managed car parking scheme operates at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The number of car parking spaces on site is limited so eligibility criteria are in place. There are two main types of staff permit available: Red Permits and Yellow Permits. Red Permits allow access to the Essential Users Car Parks and are available to staff who undertake three or more off-site commitments per week. Yellow Permits are available for staff living more than 50 minutes from the hospital by public transport (according to Transport for London website). Daily parking permits are also available for occasional car park users as well as off peak permits for weekend workers.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Kingston Hospital became an NHS Foundation Trust on the 1st May 2013 and is now known as Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 
The Hospital is the first acute Trust to be licensed since April 2012 and the first to become a Foundation Trust (FT) in South West London. Becoming an FT is a seal of approval for the high quality patient care we are all committed to delivering at Kingston Hospital and we are now looking forward to planning an exciting future for the Trust. Our Council of Governors is now fully established and we are particularly looking forward to working with them to ensure we listen to the needs of the communities and patients they represent when planning our future and developing our services.

We are proud of our reputation as the largest single site District General Hospital with the second largest Maternity Unit in London and the Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country seeing over 110,000 patients per year.

Any additional information

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is approximately 12 miles from central London and provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services to approximately 320,000 people on behalf of commissioners within South West London and North Surrey.

We have approximately 500 beds and directly employ around 2,700 across all groups including nursing and midwifery, medical and dental, administrative and clerical, ancillary and management.

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

The 2018 F1 induction/shadowing will take place from Monday 23rd to 31st July, paid at basic rate.  This  includes time shadowing the outgoing F1, training on the use of the Care Record System (CRS), Hospital Induction and Foundation Induction with the Foundation Training Programme Director.

ILS and ALERT training for F1s takes place during the shadowing/induction  period prior to the F2 and Specialty Trainee intake.

F2s attend a Hospital Induction on their first day, including training on the use of the Care Record System (CRS). A half-day Foundation Induction with the Foundation Training Programme Director takes place on the morning of the following day.

Educational and clinical supervision

Each rotation has an overall Educational Supervisor and each placement within the rotation has a Clinical Supervisor. All supervisors have received appropriate training and education and are approved assessors for supervised learning events (DOPS, mini-CEX and CbD).

Teaching programme

In addition to departmental teaching, F1 trainees receive 1 to 2-hours bleep free teaching per week covering an extensive range of topics and F2s attend 5 mandatory Study Days.

All trainees have opportunities to develop their teaching skills through peer teaching which is formally assessed by Educational Supervisors.


Guidance about arranging a taster is provided to foundation trainees as part of their Foundation Induction information. All trainees are strongly encouraged to arrange a taster in a specialty of their choice.


The Trust has an established state of the art Simulation Centre and has been successfully providing simulation training for foundation trainees since 2010. All foundation trainees are required to attend a Simulation Training day. Training takes place in the Simulation Suite, located on Level 5 of Kingston Surgical Centre.

Foundation doctor forums

Both F1 and F2 doctors choose two representatives at the beginning of their rotation. Representatives attend Foundation Faculty Group Meetings on a quarterly basis and also any Trust Educational Faculty meetings.

Foundation Trainees are able to express their views and/or suggestions for improvement via the annual National GMC Survey and also through local Trust surveys.

Any additional information

Foundation doctors are actively involved in Trust and national audits. There is a Trust Audit seminar each year and Foundation doctors have been involved in prize-winning audits.