Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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Foundation Programme Director
Dr Georgina Morris

Director of Medical Education
Dr Emma Halliwell

Medical Education Manager
Emma Freeman

Medical Staffing Manager

Foundation Programme Administrator
Anna Thorne –

The education centre is based on Level 5 in Salisbury Hospital. The resources include a lecture theatre, several training rooms and a simulation suite. Additionally, a catered junior doctor’s kitchen is situated in the education centre, along with computers for staff to use.

Accommodation is based on site at Salisbury Hospital and is £520.00 per month.  The accommodation available is shared housing.

The healthcare library is available 24 hours a day to members.

There are IT facilities available in the education centre, in the healthcare library and in the doctor’s mess. All FY1 doctors have an IT induction during their induction/shadowing week.

Car parking is available on site, with the cost per month dependent on salary.

There is a very active Doctors’ Mess, which is based at the centre of accommodation, The mess also includes a computer suite where doctors can work.

The mess committee (who are FY2 doctors) facilitate a variety of activities every month for those who are members.  These include payday parties, sports clubs, pizza evenings and the Mess Ball which takes place in the summer every year.

There is a regular bus route from the town centre to Salisbury hospital. The train station is located in the city centre with direct links to Southampton and London.

Salisbury is located in rural Wiltshire around 30 minutes from Southampton by car. It is a very small city surrounded by beautiful countryside to explore. It has some chain restaurants but mainly a lot of smaller independent pubs. There are multiple nice villages and small towns within a short distance and good connections to bigger cities by train and bus.

New FY1 doctors have a set induction and shadowing week prior to officially starting in their rotation.  The induction week includes IT training and resuscitation training, and a day dedicated to completing the Acute Illness Management Course, which is facilitated by the Simulation Faculty.  

There is a simulation suite based in the education centre with a growing Simulation Faculty.

Educational supervisors and clinical supervisors are allocated for every foundation doctor. 

FY1 and FY2 doctors have separate weekly teaching programmes.  FY2 teaching is every Tuesday and FY1 teaching is every Wednesday.  The teaching includes lecture sessions, workshops, Quality Improvement and Simulation. 

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage. We have over 250 years of experience caring for our community.  Our history involves Florence Nightingale caring for casualties from D Day, advances in plastic surgery and the treatment of burns, spinal injuries and innovation in rehabilitation.

Our vision is to provide an outstanding experience for our patients, their families and the people who work for and with us. 

In recent months we have reflected and, with input from our staff, have further developed our core values and behaviours. These are the characteristics which define how our organisation works, and reflect how we want to be viewed by the communities we serve.

Person centred & safe – Our focus is on delivering high quality, safe and person focussed care through teamwork and continuous improvement.

Professional – We will be open and honest, efficient and act as role models for our teams and our communities.

Responsive – We will be action oriented, and respond positively to feedback.

Friendly – We will be welcoming to all, treat people with respect and dignity and value others as individuals.

Progressive – We will constantly seek to improve and transform the way we work, to ensure that our services respond to the changing needs of our communities.

We are well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we provide for our patients and our staff. 98% of patients surveyed told us that they rated their experience as very good or good and 87.8% of staff feel that their role makes a difference to our patients and service users.