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.
Foundation School Statistics
2020 F1 Places: 559
2020 F1 Applicants: 484 (66 Academic Foundation posts)
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.87
2019 Competition Ratio: 1.03
From early 2021, Messly’s updated Training Navigator will be released which will show in-depth reviews & GMC ratings on each Foundation Training rotation in each deanery.
- Bassetlaw Hospital
- Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- Doncaster Royal Infirmary
- Rotherham District General Hospital
- Barnsley Hospital
- Northern General Hospital
- Sheffield Children’s Hospital
- Weston Park Hospital
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