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Foundation Doctors

Bedford Hospital

The Bedford Site has 42 Foundation Year One Doctors and 39 Foundation Year 2 Doctors.

Teaching: We run a one hour weekly teaching session for Foundation Doctors on a Tuesday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. More information is available from Michelle Argent.

The Foundation Training Programme Directors are Dr Penny McNamara and Dr Swati Pradhan. We hold bi-monthly Faculty Meetings throughout the year to which trainee representatives are invited to feed back any queries or concerns from the Foundation Doctors.

Details about the Taught Programme and Study Leave can be found via: Taught Programme/Study Leave | East of England (

Frequently asked questions and useful links can be found via: Foundation FAQs and Documents | East of England (

At the end of your Foundation Year you will need to have an ARCP in order for you to be signed off and progress to the next level – either F2 or specialty training. Details of the ARCP can be found via: Foundation Sign-off/ARCP | East of England (

We organise two Simulation Training Days for Foundation Doctors – VR SIM and Hi-Fidelity SIM training. You will be booked on the sessions via the Foundation Administrator and the rota co-ordinators.

You are required to complete SCRIPT modules in both F1 and F2. Further details can be found online.

Each Trust organises Hub sessions – half-day sessions – for their area. You can book on any of the sessions which have spaces within your local area. You need to attend 2 Clinical and 1 Non-Clinical Hub in both your F1 and F2 years. You will need to log on to Bridge to find details of the hubs in your area and to book on. You will have been sent details on how to log on by Health Education East of England. If you have not received your log in details or are experiencing difficulties logging to the site, please e-mail:

All Foundation Doctors are given access to a Horus e-portfolio account to record their mandatory meetings, training and requirements. Details of how to use Horus were included in your starter pack. If you require an electronic copy please e-mail