Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Teaching and Training

HEE Yorkshire and the Humber offers a wide range of opportunities for foundation doctors to build on their personal and professional development. 

Foundation Assistantships

Final year medical students have the opportunity to undertake a post-finals assistantship in the clinical environment. Where possible this will occur within the F1 role that they will be starting in August. The duration and location of the assistantship depend on the arrangements of the specific Medical school. For more information about Yorkshire Medical School arrangements see the Assistantships page on this website.


Generalism Programme 

Enhancing Generalist Skills for Foundation Health Education England (now part of NHS England) introduced the Enhancing Generalist Skills (enhance) programme in 2022, and made the programme available to all Foundation doctors in England in August 2023. a professional development offer for all health and care professionals (both clinical and non-clinical) to equip them with the additional generalist skills required to deliver excellent person-centred care across the evolving complexities of the health and care system.

For further information please see the Generalism page on this website. 

Overseas Induction / Trainees new to the NHS

We annually host an induction day for all non UK medical school trainees and those new to the NHS. Please see the Overseas Induction page on this website

Bridging the Gap

The Bridging the Gap (BtG) courses have been designed to ease the transition from F1 to further training. It is strongly recommended trainees attend ONE full-day BtG course or equivalent for completion of F2. A second course can be taken subject to availability. For more information see the Bridging the Gap page on this website.

Reflective Practice

There is a wide range of resources available to trainees on how to improve their reflective practice. For more information see the Reflective Practice page on this website.

Regional Training Days

Trainees in Yorkshire and the Humber have the unique opportunity to attend Regional Training Days across their foundation training. These training days have been developed to assist trainees in obtaining their curriculum competencies with a particular focus on the vital non-clinical components of their personal and professional development. For more information see the Regional Training Days page on this website.

Taster Days

All foundation trainees can take up to 5 taster days across F1 (towards the end only) and F2. This provides trainees with the opportunity to experience a specialty they do not have as a rotation during their foundation training.  It is recommended that no more than 3 days are taken in one training year. For more information see the Taster days page on this website

Weekly Teaching

F1s have protected weekly teaching time to reinforce a wide range of clinical topics covered by the foundation curriculum.  The teaching is usually held in each of the main hospitals, and sometimes by video-link or on MS Teams. Trainees are expected to attend 70% of weekly teaching. Please note some trusts also offer weekly teaching for F2 doctors. 

Study Leave

YHFS and YH Study leave guidance can be found here