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Why choose Southend University Hospital?

It’s great that you are considering our hospital for your foundation training. Southend is a fantastic hospital to work at, with 100% of our trainees saying they would reapply for their jobs again.

You will be working in a very friendly hospital with a large dedicated education centre.  At the recent Health Education East of England visit, foundation trainees reported Southend Hospital as being 'head and shoulders above other trusts'. 

Your F1 journey will start with our award winning Preparation for Practice programme during which time, apart from the usual mandatory training, you will be shadowing your incoming firm.  During your year here, you will have up to 3 hours of mandated teaching as well as the option of choosing from a wide variety of hospital wide teaching opportunities.   You will be encouraged to undertake audits or a QI project and to become a part of the education team as a Junior Clinical Teaching Fellow (JCTF) or F1/2 representative. 

You will have the opportunity to practice in our Simulation Suite and Bioskills Lab to enhance your practical skills.   The clinical workload is busy and varied providing excellent F1 experience in core general medical and surgical specialties and F2 experience in specialties such as Paediatrics, Obs & Gynae, Public Health, Psychiatry and General Practice.  The whole service is Consultant led with Consultant presence in all morning handover meetings held in our dedicated NerveCentre. 

At the end of your year here, you will have the opportunity to win local hospital awards, in a variety of categories, to further develop your career. 

In your time off, you will have easy access to both London and the nearby countryside and beach. 

Please look through the website for more details on various aspects of your education and training at Southend.

Dr Ali Rathore
Foundation Training Programme Director

Dr Fiona Hayes
Associate Foundation Training Programme Director