In the West Midlands 55% of the
Foundation year 2 cohort will experience General Practice as one of their 3
posts. This gives an opportunity to
experience and learn the foundation skills in general practice as gives
experience and direction to future career choices.
Foundation Year 2 doctors have a
single employer for the whole of this year. This will is the host acute trust
i.e., they will be employed by the acute trust during their four months in General
During their time in General
Practice the Foundation Year 2 Doctor will not receive banding. Their salary will be paid at a basic
Foundation Year 2 Doctor rate.
Employment checks will be done by
the acute trust so the Primary Care Trust will not need to repeat this. The
host trust will remain responsible for payroll, pre-employment checks and other
Medical indemnity cover will be at
a base level. This means that they are covered by Crown indemnity care of the
employing trust. Foundation doctors can
elect to take out personal cover with a defence organisation at a minimal cost
but this is not essential.
The base and responsibilities for
travel purposes will be the host hospital trust. Doctors who cannot drive or
car share will be placed as close to their host trust as possible. All claims
should be submitted to the employer.
While the Foundation Year 2 Doctor
is working and learning in General Practice the training practice will be paid an
allowance equivalent to the trainers’ grant. This will be paid via the
Deanery. The grant is paid by the PCT to
the practice. An honorary education
contract needs to be completed and submitted to the deanery to authorise
payment of the grant. The honorary
education contract can be downloaded from this website.
Foundation Doctors training in
General Practice are exempt from the performers list.
Sickness & Maternity Leave
If a F2 Doctor is absent from work
during their attachment in general Practice (e.g. maternity/paternity leave,
sickness, etc.) there will be no funding for locum backfill or other costs.