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The Needles, Isle of Wight.

The Wessex Foundation School covers the area around the coastal cities of Southampton and Portsmouth in Hampshire. It also covers the towns of Salisbury and Winchester, as well as the Isle of Wight, and Jersey.

Hospital Trusts in Wessex

Their are nine hospital trusts in Wessex, covering a variety of locations and services. The only linked university in the area is the University of Southampton.

Entry Statistics

In 2018, there were 291 posts available in Wessex, with a competition ratio of 0.68.

Successful applicants to the Wessex school will be allocated to a two-year programme, either with both years within the same trust, or each year in a different trust. Linked applications are not available at trust or programme level.

Posts Available

Rotation lengths vary greatly within the Wessex School, with more information available from the School’s website. The rotation lengths available include

LTFT training is available in the form of reduced hours whilst working on a full-time basis, through slot-sharing, or in supernumerary positions. There are also eight F2 overseas work positions available, but these may only be undertaken in the US, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. More information is available on the Wessex School’s website.

Academic Foundation Programme

There are 13 AFP posts available in the Wessex School during F2, with each including a four-month academic rotation. All but one of the posts are based at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. There are no specific medical education posts.


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