Shadowing and Induction

A mandatory one week (paid) shadowing and induction period prior to the commencement of F1 in August 2024 will commence on Tuesday 30th July 2024 (TBC).

Each trainee will receive an Induction Presentation from the foundation school prior to commencing in post in August 2024. 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 University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Exeter)

Helen Darke 01392 408153 or

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Jen Hole (currently on leave until December 2024) 01752 438046

Emily Drew 01752 430504

Foundation Administrator 01752 438046

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Amanda Turner 01803 656681

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (North Devon)

David Preston 01271 322385