Foundation Doctor's Guide to East Anglia
East Anglia foundation school stretches from the tip of Norfolk at King’s Lynn to the Suffolk east coast at Great Yarmouth, and south towards London around Welwyn Garden City & Stevenage. It has a nice mix of DGHs stretching from just beyond the M25 to Norfolk & Sussex, and tertiary hospitals including Addenbrooke’s (Cambridge) and Papworth (one of the biggest cardiology centres in the UK).
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 257
2020 F1 Applicants: 156 (22 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.61
2019 Competition Ratio: 0.59
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James Paget University Hospital
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Peterborough City Hospital
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
West Suffolk Hospital
A Doctor’s View
“I spent my F1 & F2, in a small, well supported and very friendly DGH, Bedford Hospital. Initially I chose it so I could commute from London, only an hour each way. But soon, I got fed up with the commute and decided to stay in Bedford. This was probably one of the best decisions I had made and I stayed with a few other foundation doctors. After exploring the surrounding area, initial pre-conceptions of Bedford Hospital were quickly forgotten about. The beautiful countryside, with lovely walks and pubs made Bedford a delightful area.
Road transport is relatively good around Bedford – close to London with the M25, M1, A1 & M11. But unfortunately in most of Norfolk & Suffolk there is a distinct lack of motorways. Trains however run throughout the region, going into Kings Cross, London.”
Toby Gould, Foundation Year 1 & 2 at Bedford Hospital
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