Foundation Doctor's Guide to South Yorkshire
Updated for 2022 Applicants
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
2021 F1 Places: 550
2021 F1 Applicants: 431
2021 Competition Ratio: 0.78
2020 Competition Ratio: 0.87
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 2021 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, Overall Satisfaction, And CQC Ratings
In the graph below you'll find a list of hospitals attached the the Yorkshire & Humber foundation school. Each hospital is scored out of 100 in overall satisfaction for the GMC Survey 2019 data. The colour corresponds to the CQC rating of that hospital
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