South Thames Foundation School (STFS) is responsible for issuing educational approval for Foundation Training Programmes within its associated NHS Trusts and overseeing the management of Foundation Trainees within those programmes. Foundation doctors are employed by, and have contracts with, individual NHS trusts. Please note that each Trust may have slightly different local practices/arrangements (within national NHS policies/guidelines)

A list of Trusts affiliated to STFS can be found below together with the hospital switchboard number.

F1 and F2 programme information 

Each NHS trust provides F1 and F2 programme information on an annual basis and this is available to view on the STFS Trust pages (see links below). These contain downloadable programme information in spreadsheet format along with more detailed individual placement description documents (IPDs) in PDF format. Please note however that this information is provisional and may be subject to change. Precise details of rotations are subject to NHS service delivery requirements and subsequent confirmation by employing trusts.

Service reconfiguration in the NHS

Across the UK many NHS hospital trusts are undergoing service reconfiguration, and these include some linked to STFS. Any major service changes often also result in changes to training programmes, for example when a specialty is moved to another site. Programme and post information is therefore subject to confirmation by employing trusts at the pre-employment stage of allocation.

If you are a foundation doctor appointed to STFS via the national allocation system you are guaranteed a 2-year programme within STFS (provided that you progress satisfactorily). If your programme has to be changed then STFS will ensure that your revised programme still gives you the opportunity to meet all of the requirements of the FP curriculum. We endeavour to provide as much information as possible as soon as it is available, and choice of revised programmes where feasible. If you have any concerns about potential changes at your current trust we would recommend discussing this with your local foundation training programme director in the first instance.

HospitalAssociated TrustLETBSwitchboard
Ashford Hospital
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Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01784 884488
Conquest Hospital
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustHEKSS01424 755255
Croydon University Hospital
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Croydon Health Services NHS TrustHESL020 8401 3000
Darent Valley Hospital
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Dartford and Gravesham NHS TrustHEKSS01322 428100
East Surrey Hospital
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustHEKSS01737 768511
Eastbourne District General Hospital
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustHEKSS01323 417400
Epsom General Hospital
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustHESL01372 735735
Frimley Park Hospital
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Frimley Health NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01276 604604
Guy's Hospital
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustHESL020 7188 7188
Kent & Canterbury Hospital
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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01227 766877
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Kingston Hospital
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation TrustHESL020 8546 7711
King’s College Hospital
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustHESL020 3299 9000
Maidstone District General Hospital
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustHEKSS01622 729000
Medway Maritime Hospital
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Medway NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01634 830000
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Royal Hospital
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustHEKSS01444 441881
Princess Royal University Hospital
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustHESL01689 863000
Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustHESL020 8836 6000
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01843 225544
Royal Surrey County Hospital
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Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FoundationTrustHEKSS01483 571122
Royal Sussex County Hospital
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustHEKSS01273 696955
South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust

South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
St George's Hospital
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustHESL020 8672 1255
St Helier Hospital
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustHESL020 8296 2000
St Peter's Hospital
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Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01932 872000
St Richard’s Hospital
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01243 788122
St Thomas' Hospital
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustHESL020 7188 7188
Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust

Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustHEKSS01622 729000
University Hospital Lewisham
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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustHESL020 8333 3000
William Harvey Hospital
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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01233 633331
Worthing Hospital
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustHEKSS01903 205111