Shadowing and Induction

A mandatory one week (paid) shadowing and induction period prior to the commencement of F1 in August 2023 will commence on Tuesday 25th July 2023.

Each trainee will receive an Induction Presentation from the foundation school prior to commencing in post in August 2023. The presentation is designed to introduce trainees to the Foundation School and in particular who we are, what we are responsible for, what we can help you with and what we require from you. It includes some useful Q and As on several processes of which you should be aware. An updated version will be produced in due course.

Contacts for shadowing in each trust are:


Trust Contact
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Matthew Metherell 01872 252609

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Darke 01392 408153 or

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Kate Talmage 01752 430496
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Amanda Turner 01803 656681

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust David Preston 01271 322385