The Severn Foundation School covers the area surrounding Bristol, and incorporating Gloucester, Bath, and Swindon. It runs as far south as Taunton and Yeovil in Somerset, and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
Hospital Trusts in the Severn Foundation School
There are eight hospital trusts in the Severn Foundation School, covering a variety of locations and services. The only linked university in the area is the University of Bristol Medical School.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Cheltenham General Hospital, and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital;
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including Great Western Hospital;
North Bristol NHS Trust, including Southmead Hospital;
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, including Royal United Hospital;
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, including Musgrove Park Hospital;
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, including Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Heart Institute, St Michaels Hospital, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, and Bristol Eye Hospital;
Weston Area Health NHS Trust, Weston General Hospital; and
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Yeovil District Hospital.
In 2018, there were 263 posts available in Severn, with a competition ratio of 1.02.
Successful applicants will begin a two-year programme without a second F2 allocation during the first year. The training location varies by programme, with some trainees remaining in the same trust for the duration, and others moving between the F1 and F2. Both the F1 and F2 programmes consist of three rotations of four months.
More information on the specific programmes offered at the School may be found on the Severn website. Eligible candidates may undertake LTFT training, with overseas F2 training available subject to approval.
Academic Foundation Programme
The Peninsula and Severn Foundation Schools have now merged to form the South West Unit of Application for AFP posts. More information on the merger can be found on the Severn School website. There are 15 posts available within the Severn Deanery.
The F2 year at the Severn School includes a four-month academic block, with one clinical day per week. By contrast, the two four-month clinical rotation blocks have one research day per week.
There are four medical education posts available across the Peninsula and Severn Schools, with further information available here.