Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Trust Details

Trust name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Hospital Site / Clinic (if applicable)

East Surrey Hospital


Canada Avenue, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5RH 

Trust Switchboard Tel No

01737 768511

Trusts web site

To find out more about this Trust, please visit our website at

Trust foundation web page

Terms and Conditions of employment

NHS terms and conditions of employment

Key personnel

Director of Education

Dr Sarah Rafferty

Foundation Training Programme Director(s)

Dr Kofi Nimako (FY2 FTPD)
Dr Sunil Zachariah (FY1 FTPD)

Careers Tutor(s)

Dr Simon Parrington

Medical Education Manager

Tina Suttle-Smith

 Leadership Tutor

Miss Jean Arokiasamy

Medical Staffing Manager 

Ms Louise Wilson

Foundation Programme Administrator(s)

Vikki Bates & Kari Pusey -


Postgraduate Centre

The postgraduate centre offers a large atrium where trainees are encouraged to meet with colleagues. There is a large lecture theatre and 6 training rooms. There are also excellent medical and dental simulation suites.


Our accommodation is managed by an external company- A2 Dominion. 

Tel No. 01737 766516

Social activities

Active social activities are arranged by the junior doctors which include cricket, football social gatherings etc.

Doctors' mess

The Doctors mess onsite offers a relaxing lounge area, with a large TV. The kitchen facilities are large and there are toilets, showers and lockers available. Foundation trainee reps, work alongside other trainee reps to put forward business cases for improvements.

Library facilities

The main library is at East Surrey Hospital with a smaller branch library at Crawley.  The Library services provides access to a wide range of print and online databases resources, including e-books, e-journals, UpToDate,  Antomy TV and ClinicalKey, to access most of the online resources you will need to have an Open Athens password.  The library service provides access to OneExamination revision resources; contact the library to get an access code.  To find out more about the resources available and how to get register for your OpenAthens password come to the library or go to

At East Surrey Library there are 19 PCs with Internet access and black and white, and colour printers.  The librarians will provide training, support or carry out literature searches to find the evidence in support of your studies, journal club presentations or patient care.  Membership to the Library is via completion of a membership form.

Staffed opening hours of the Library are 9-5pm (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays) and 9-7pm (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). The Library is accessible 24 hours a day following completion of an out of hours form and payment of £10.00 deposit.

Remember if you can’t find the information or book you are looking for just ask one of the library team for help.

IT facilities

The Trust continues to update and improve the IT training facilities.

Other facilities (Recreational or otherwise)

The Trust provides dedicated staff  showers for cyclists, including lockers and lockable bike rack

Local amenities/attractions

East Surrey Hospital is situated 2 miles south of Redhill Town Centre. The towns of Redhill and Reigate have excellent shopping, entertainments and sports facilities. Local areas of interest include the North Downs for walking and biking, flying at Redhill Aerodrome, horse racing at nearby Lingfield Park all weather courses, theatres and cinemas in Redhill, Reigate and Crawley.

Transport links, Map and Transport Details for East Surrey Hospital, Redhill

The hospital is situated within a 10 minute walk of Earlswood station and a 15 minute bus journey from Redhill station. Both stations offer fast and frequent journeys into London and out to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Parking arrangements

The staff car park has recently been improved to include more spaces, and dedicated  clinician parking for after midday to cater for those working across sites.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Our vision -Safe, High Quality Healthcare which puts our Community First'
Our values-Dignity & Respect: we value each person as an individual and will challenge disrespectful and inappropriate behaviour

One Team: we work together and have a 'can do' approach to all that we do recognising that we all add value with equal worth

Compassion: we respond with humanity and kindness and search for things we can do, however small; we do not wait to be asked, because we care

Safety & Quality: we take responsibility for our actions, decisions and behaviours in delivering safe, high quality care

Any additional information

The Trust has recently achieved university status associated with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Foundation programme specific information

Induction/shadowing arrangements

The Foundation programme consists of 30  F1 and 30  F2 individual  programmes. Each individual programme is made of 3 four month placements in specialties, offering a wide range of training experiences and opportunities including community placements.

All F1 trainees are invited to attend the mandatory 1 week induction programme incorporated with shadowing as per DoH and GMC guideline.

All foundation year 2 trainees are invited to attend the core induction programme including e-learning.


Educational and clinical supervision

All Foundation trainees are assigned a dedicated Educational and Clinical Supervisor.

Teaching programme

The FY1 programme consists of weekly curriculum mapped teaching.
The FY2 programme consists of curriculum based teaching-   two half days per month on a Tuesday or Thursday All teaching is bleep free.


All trainees are encouraged to arrange a taster during their first F2 rotation so that they have completed it in advance of the recruitment process.. It is also possible for trainees to “borrow” up to 5 days of their F2 study leave in order for them to complete a taster during the final four-months of their F1 year.


All Foundation trainees attend a mandatory full day of simulation training.

Foundation doctor forums

There is a 6 weekly junior doctors forum which is chaired by the Chief Executive.  This is an informal meeting with Pizza’s, where junior doctors can discuss anything they wish directly with the CEO and a panel consisting of the Executive Team and Senior Management.

Any additional information

Our major site is East Surrey hospital and we also proivde a range of services at Crawley, Dorking, Caterham Dene and Horsham hospitals