Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

SY Training Programme

South Yorkshire (SY) is one of three Locality Schemes or Groups in the Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School. We oversee and support training for foundation doctors in six Acute Trust areas in South Yorkshire.

SY work in partnership with Sheffield University Medical School, Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber (HEE YH), and the local NHS trusts, to deliver a Foundation Programme which builds on undergraduate training, complies with the GMC requirements for training set out in the curriculum, and creates the best possible educational and career opportunities for progression into specialty training.

We deliver a highly regarded mandatory professional education Training Programme (formally known as Professional Development Programme and Generic Skills Programme) for both F1 and F2 in addition to a popular weekly F1 lunchtime teaching programme delivered in each trust.  

Our two-year training programmes are tailored to provide each trainee with a variety of clinical placements which are guaranteed to meet the UKFPO Curricular requirements. 

Since 2014, F1 and F2 posts have been 2 year linked posts, so trainees will know their placements will be for the full two Foundation years. Each training programme consists of 6 placements and where possible include a community and/or GP placement.

For general information regarding Yorkshire and Humber Foundation Programmes, please see our YHFS foundation training website   

For details of the South Yorkshire (SY) Specialised Foundation Programmes, please click here.

For details of SY posts 2022-2024 please see the document below.

Trusts within South Yorkshire (SY)

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Barnsley Hospital, Barnsley

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop
  • Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster
  • Montagu Hospital, Mexborough

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

  • Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Nothern General Hospital, Sheffield
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
  • Jessop Wing, Sheffield
  • Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

  • Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield

Sheffield Health and Social Care

  • The Longley Centre
  • The Michael Carlisle Centre
  • Additional community sites