Foundation Doctor's Guide to South Thames
The South Thames Foundation School covers a large area that stretches from Frimley, on the Surrey/Hampshire border, through Ashford Hospital in West London, along with the entire South-East coast, and across South East London.
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals are tertiary centres specialising in cancer, cardiac, kidney, women’s health, orthopaedics and is home to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. St George’s is one of the largest tertiary hospitals in the UK, is a major trauma centre and a specialist unit in stroke, neurology, renal transplant and cancer. King’s College Hospital is a specialist centre for liver transplantation, blood cell cancer and fetal medicine. Royal Sussex County Hospital, the only tertiary centre in South Thames not in London, is a major trauma and specialist cancer, cardiac, maternity & neonatal centre.
There’s a broad range of 2-year programmes available, with the majority providing one year in London or Brighton in a tertiary centre, and the other year in a smaller DGH – providing a varied clinical experience. Not all the F1 programmes are linked to an F2 – for some, this will be confirmed in October 2021.
There is a diverse mix of geography in South Thames, including miles of coastline, beautiful countryside such as the Surrey Hills, quaint market towns plus the cosmopolitan hubs of south London and Brighton. So, something for everyone! Unless you’re based in London or Brighton, a car is probably necessary.
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 766
2020 F1 Applicants: 704 (19 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.92
2019 Competition Ratio: 0.92
From early 2020, Messly’s updated Training Navigator will be released which will show in-depth reviews & GMC ratings on each Foundation Training rotation in each deanery.
Croydon University Hospital, Croydon
Guy’s Hospital, City
King’s College Hospital, Camberwell
Kingston Hospital, Kingston
Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
St Helier Hospital, Carshalton
St George’s Hospital, Tooting
St Thomas’ Hospital, Richmond
University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham
Conquest Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Eastbourne District General Hospital
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton
St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester
Worthing Hospital, Worthing
Ashford Hospital, Ashford
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
Epsom General Hospital, Epsom
Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley (also in Oxford)
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
Maidstone District General Hospital, Maidstone
Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham
Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward’s Heath
Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey
Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
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