TWO YEAR ACADEMIC FOUNDATION PROGRAMME RECRUITMENT - posts commencing August 2019

The Peninsula Foundation School offers 10 2-year Academic Foundation Programmes offering a range of opportunities for academic clinicians focusing on research careers and clinicians who want to develop special interests in teaching, leadership and management. There are 6 Education posts (2 in Torbay, 2 in Truro and 2 in Exeter), 2 Management and Leadership posts in Torbay and 2 Research posts based in Exeter, . 

Each of the programmes starts with a generic clinical foundation year 1 comprising 3x4 month rotations. In F2, the pattern is for 2x6 months clinical posts with academic time allocated either in-week or in separate clinical/academic weeks. One of the 6 month posts will be in acute medicine and there is some choice for the second clinical post.

MEDICAL EDUCATION/LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT POSTS

2 x Education posts based at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (AFP1 & 2)
2 x Education posts based at Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (AFP 5 & 6)
2 x Leadership & Management posts based at Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (AFP 7 & 8)
2 x Education posts based at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (AFP 9 & 10)

Exeter Academic (Education) Programme Description
Exeter Academic (Research) Programme Description
South Devon Academic (Education and Leadership and Management) Programme Description
Truro Academic (Education) Programme Description

These posts provide exciting opportunities to develop key skills and experience in medical education and leadership and management while also gaining the generic foundation capabilities through a clinical placement in the acute trust. Successful applicants can complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education or Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) which is at the forefront of contemporary developments in clinical education. The F1 year is a standard F1 programme with 5 study days to attend the first module of the PG Cert and the associated learning sets.

RESEARCH POSTS

2x Research posts based at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (AFP3 and AFP4)

The posts will be of particular interest to those aspiring to an academic career but the research skills will be generic and the experience of benefit to anyone with an interest in health and health service research.

Research Areas and Leads

Wide ranging research possibilities exist through the opportunities offered (link to the list) through the University of Exeter Medical School.  Each research foundation trainee has the opportunity to preference their research area, a sample of which includes:

• Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Dr Tamsin Ford)

• Mental Health (Dr Rose McCabe, Dr Chris Dickens)

• Environment and Human Health (Dr Lora Fleming)

• Dementia and Ageing (Dr Linda Clare)

• Evidence synthesis and modelling for health improvement (Dr Rob Anderson)

• Primary Health Care (Professor John Campbell, Dr Martinez Valderas)

• Diabetes (Professor Andrew Hattersley, Dr Sian Ellis, Dr Katarina Kos)

General Recruitment Information.

The recruitment process for two year Academic Foundation Programmes commencing August 2019 opens on the 1st October 2018. For more information, the UKFPO 2019 Applicant’s Handbook is available at Academic/How to Apply section of the UKFPO website

For Academic recruitment Peninsula and Severn operate as one unit of application.

Academic recruitment will be managed via the national online recruitment system (Oriel) and the basic timescale is detailed below. For the purposes of Academic Recruitment only, Peninsula and Severn Foundation Schools will be one Academic Unit of Application (known as South West) for August 2019 recruitment.

This unit of application offers three types of Academic Foundation Programme across two Foundation Schools. Please ensure you preference only the programmes you are genuinely interested in and would accept if offered.

For example:

• If you are interested in all types of programme in both schools (Severn and Peninsula), you should rank all the programmes on Oriel in order of preference.

• If you are interested only in Research programmes in both Severn and Peninsula, you should rank all the Research programmes and exclude the Education and Leadership & Management programmes.

• If you are interested only in Education or Leadership & Management programmes, you should rank only the Education or Leadership & Management programmes and exclude the Research programmes.

• If you are interested only in programmes based in the Peninsula, you should just rank the Peninsula programmes and exclude the Severn programmes

• If you are interested only in programmes based in Severn, you should rank only the Severn programmes and exclude the Peninsula ones

Two sets of interviews are held, based on programme type:

• Interviews for Research programmes in both Severn and Peninsula will be held in Bristol on 13th December 2018
• Interviews for Education and Leadership & Management programmes will be held in Exeter on 21st December 2018.

N.B. Health Education England South West does not offer telephone or Skype interviews.

If you are shortlisted for both Research AND Education or Leadership & Management programmes, you will be invited to both interviews.

Please rank all programmes you wish to be considered for under the 'Preference' column. Any programmes you do not wish to be considered for should remain in the 'not wanted' column. Please note that you will not be offered a place on any programmes listed under the 'not wanted' column.

You must rank at least one programme.
 


20 August 2018 UKFPO publish details of the AFP programme details to be available
on  the Oriel application platform.
24 September 2018 Academic and general applicants register and enrol on Oriel
1 - 12 October 2018 Complete national application form on Oriel, select maximum of
two AUoAs and complete relevant local application forms or submit
CVs (depending on local requirements)
15 October 2018 - 9 January 2019 Local Recruitment processes take place including shortlisting and interviewing

13 December 2018

Academic (Research) interviews: Bristol

21 December 2018 Academic (Education & Leadership/Management) interviews: Exeter
16 January 2019 Initial offers made
18 January 2019 Deadline for applicants to accept or reject initial offers
23 January - 13 February 2019 Cascade offers process takes place

AFP Person Specification 2019

General Information on how the Foundation Programme is organised in Peninsula Foundation School

The F1 year is a standard F1 programme. Attendance at the first module of the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education or Healthcare management, Leadership and Innovation and the Learning Set (Education and Leadership and Management posts only) will commence in the September of the F2 year.

The Education posts provide an exciting opportunity to participate in an academic FY2 post in clinical education as well as a clinical placement in the acute trust. Successful applicants will also have the chance to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) which is at the forefront of contemporary developments in clinical education.

The Research posts integrate academic work with clinical work.

This is a one year academic post that integrates academic work with clinical work throughout the year with approximately one third of time dedicated to the research opportunity.

The post will be offered as 2x6 month placements at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, with the first 6 months based in an acute medical environment and the second in an appropriate clinical department, to be agreed with the foundation school according to individual progress, educational needs and personal interest

The posts will be of particular interest to those aspiring to an academic career but the research skills will be generic and the experience of benefit to anyone with an interest in health and health service research.

Wide ranging research possibilities exist within genetics, paediatrics, obstetrics, public health, oncology, haematology and renal medicine (list not exhaustive). The post will be of particular interest to those aspiring to a career in psychiatry, paediatrics, public health or primary care but the research skills will be generic and the experience of benefit to anyone with an interest in health and health service research.

The Leadership & Management posts provide a great opportunity to integrate the development of your leadership and management skills with your clinical learning. Successful applicants will also have the chance to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) in the acute trust.

Enquires and Appeals process and information

For general queries regarding the Peninsula Academic Programmes please contact: The Peninsula Foundation School – Trudi Geach -01752 590656  - trudi.geach@hee.nhs.uk 

For more information on Academic programmes available in Severn please visit their website

For further details, please go to the Academic/How to Apply page on the UKFPO website.