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435 Junior Doctors Join the Trust

We’re welcoming 435 new junior doctors to Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust today, 94 of these are Foundation Year 1 doctors doing their first clinical post – and we want to ensure their experience is the very best it can be by providing first class training in a safe, supporting and enriching environment. That’s why at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust our induction is specifically tailored to introduce and orientate our new junior doctors to working and continuing their training within the Trust – becoming an integral part of a multi-professional team to deliver truly patient-centred care.

We recognise that the transition into becoming a doctor doesn’t end on your first day in the job and want all our trainees to feel supported and safe.  Working with colleagues in Medical Education Leeds, our Director of Postgraduate Dental and Medical Education, Jon Cooper is continually looking to improve training opportunities for doctors in training and recognises that the new Doctors Rostering System (DRS) – the electronic system for exception reporting can help us to better understand issues and enhance training opportunities further – be this through bespoke programme support to innovative ways of delivering training. Complimenting this continual improvement in training opportunities our Guardians of Safe Working Hours – Mark wright and Ros Roden are also on hand to ensure our junior doctors have the appropriate access to education and training.

Finally, we’d like to offer a warm welcome to all junior doctors joining us today and hope you enjoy your time here with us in Leeds. If you have any queries, concerns or suggestions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.