Foundation Doctor's Guide to West Yorkshire
The West Yorkshire region of Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School is made up of hospitals in and around Leeds, Bradford & Huddersfield, with Leeds being the largest city. St James’s University Hospital in Leeds is the largest of the hospitals in the region, a teaching hospital with a Cystic Fibrosis unit and a liver transplant unit. Other tertiary hospitals in the region are Leeds General Infirmary & Bradford Royal Infirmary. Leeds itself is served by four universities and is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the area, leading to a melting pot of cultures with a great going-out scene.
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. West 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.
- Calderdale Royal Hospital
- Harrogate District Hospital
- Bradford Royal Infirmary
- St James’s University Hospital
- Dewsbury & District Hospital
- Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
- Airedale General Hospital
- Leeds General Infirmary
- Pinderfields General Hospital
- Chapel Allerton Hospital
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