The Oxford Foundation School five hospitals in Oxford, as well as facilities across Buckinghamshire – including Milton Keynes – and Berkshire. The area also covers the Chilterns, and runs as far north as Horton.
Hospital Trusts in the Oxford Foundation School
There are five hospital trusts in the Oxford Foundation School, covering a variety of services and locations. The only linked university in the area is the Oxford University Medical School.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, including John Radcliffe Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, Churchill Hospital, The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Warneford Hospital, and Horton General Hospital;
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, including Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe Hospital, and Amersham Hospital;
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Milton Keynes General Hospital;
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, including Royal Berkshire Hospital;
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Heatherwood Hospital, and Wexham Park Hospital.
In 2018, there were 214 posts in Oxford, with a competition ratio of 1.32.
Successful applicants will be committed to a two-year programme, and will therefore be aware of their rotations from the commencement of the F1 year. The Oxford Foundation School does not honour linked applications at a programme level.
There are a variety of programmes on offer across the Oxford School, with a full breakdown available here. The School also groups its programmes by trust, with additional information available below.
For information on the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, click here;
For information on the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, click here;
For information on the Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Trust, click here,
For information on the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, click here; or
For information on the Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital NHS Trust, click here.
Eligible trainees may undertake LTFT training in the form of part-time training, or through supernumerary funding. Oxford Foundation School’s current stance on overseas training is not clear at present, but information may be available on their website.
Academic Foundation Programme
There are 24 AFP posts across Oxford, with the School encouraging its trainees to select their own areas of interest – rather than formally linking the rotation to a specific speciality. Trainees are encouraged to pursue their own interests and to find their own supervisors, but there it is not currently clear whether or not the programme includes formal medical education work.