Foundation Doctor's 2023 Guide to South Yorkshire
Updated for 2023 Applicants
Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School is part of Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber, and is formed of 3 regions: North Yorkshire and East Coast, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Successful applicants to Yorkshire and Humber will need to select one of these 3 regions during the Group Preferencing Stage on Oriel, before they begin ranking their hospitals and rotations in the Programme Preferencing stages.
Foundation Doctor's Guide to South Yorkshire
The region of South Yorkshire encompasses Sheffield and its surrounding towns, including Barnsley, Doncaster & Worksop, all within commutable distance to Sheffield. Sheffield in itself is a lively city with a great mix of bars & restaurants, including 3 football teams. It is also located right next to the Peak District national park, with gorgeous hikes & climbs in its peaks, including its famous high point, Kinder Scout. Most doctors base themselves in Sheffield for the two years and if based at one of the peripheral DGHs, commute out by car. The main teaching hospital here is the Northern General Hospital (a major trauma centre) – another plus is that it has an active doctors’ Mess, with regular socials.
Yorkshire & Humber, one of the larger Foundation Schools, has 3 regions, North Yorkshire & East Coast, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Once accepted into the Yorkshire & Humber Foundation School, you have to then rank your regions in order of preference. Then you’re allocated your region (e.g. South Yorkshire) for the 2 years for which you have to decide on your rotations.
Messly wants to help doctors make evidence-based decisions about their careers. We’ve put together a short guide to the Yorkshire and the Humber Foundation School to help you rank your rotation programmes. Below is a snapshot of hospital ratings and reviews from the Messly community of doctors together with information about the geography of the region.
Join The Facebook Group
You can Join the South Yorkshire Foundation School page here, and the page for all Foundation Trainee's in Yorkshire & Humber here. Plus the group for all UKFP 2023 trainee's here
Foundation School Statistics
2022 F1 Places: 564
2022 F1 Applicants: 466
2022 Competition Ratio: 0.83
2021 F1 Places: 550
2021 F1 Applicants: 431
2021 Competition Ratio: 0.78
Below is an interactive bar chart displaying the competition ratios, lowest entry scores, and the number of posts over the past 5 years.
Please note that the 2022 data for lowest entry score is not yet available, we will update this graph when it is.
How Does Yorkshire & Humber Compare To Other Foundation Schools?
Check out our article "What are the most competitive foundations schools?" for a full breakdown.
Hospitals, Rotation Scores, CQC Ratings
In the chart below you'll find a list of hospitals attached to the South Yorkshire Foundation School, and an average of their Rotation Scores from Messly’s Training Navigator. Each rotation is given a score out of 100, which is based on a weighted average of ratings given by Foundation Trainees in the 2022 GMC NTS. The national average Rotation Score is 62 for reference.
Colours correspond to the latest CQC rating of that hospital.
Disclaimer: Please note that hospitals are unscored when there are insufficient responses by Foundation Trainees to the GMC’s NTS survey.
Need Help Ranking Your Foundation Programmes?
Rank your Foundation Programme rotations with confidence with Messly’s Training Navigator. See how rotations are rated by last year’s foundation trainees to make smarter decisions about where you’ll spend your Foundation Training.
You can use it to answer questions like:
👉 Which are the best-rated and worst-rated rotations in my Foundation School?
👉 How do the rotations compare for Workload, Learning and Satisfaction?
👉 Which is the best hospital for my favourite specialties?
👉 Within a hospital, which rotations are best-rated?
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