Frimley Prospectus

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Contact Details

Frimley Park Hospital Trust Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 7UJ


Foundation Training Programme Directors

F1 – Miss Harriet Patmore
F2 – Dr Aye Naing

Director of Medical Education
Dr Philippa Skippage

Medical Education Manager
Mr Luke Williams  

Foundation Programme Administrator
Tara Keenan


Postgraduate Centre

There is an excellent purpose built Postgraduate Education Centre which is the hub for Clinical Staff. The PGEC has its own restaurant which is well used by all medical staff in the Trust and local General Practitioners. All of the seminar rooms are well furnished and equipped. The Centre also has a purpose built simulation suite. The lecture theatre, skills room and seminar rooms all have live links to theatres, endoscopy and radiology.


The Trust has some accommodation on site for medical staff.

Social activities

There is a well-equipped, purpose built doctors’ mess in the middle of the hospital grounds. This is opened up for events regularly, including Mess parties and the Summer Ball.

Library facilities

Frimley Health Sciences Library is fully equipped with up to date literature covering all aspects of the NHS and Healthcare.

I.T facilities

There is 24-hour access to journals and the suite of computers situated in the library. Wi-Fi is installed across the Trust.

Transport links

The hospital is situated just off junction 4 of the M3, with quick and easy access to London. The south coast is just a one-hour drive away.

Local Area

Local amenities/attractions

Frimley centre is less than 5 minutes walk away with the usual local amenities including a supermarket, Restaurants and Public Houses. Camberley, Guildford, and Windsor are easily accessible with excellent nightlife and cultural activities. There is a fast train service to London Waterloo from nearby Farnborough Main Station which takes under 40 minutes.

Parking arrangements

There is limited on-site parking with priority given to clinical staff. A small monthly charge is made for parking, which is deducted directly from staff salaries.

Accolades/achievements of the trust

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the country to be rated ‘Outstanding’ overall by England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Sir Mike Richards. The report published on 26th September 2014 followed a thorough inspection of all areas of the Trust by a team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission in November 2013, July and August 2014. Frimley Park Hospital had a CQC visit in November and December 2018, where Frimley retained it’s outstanding rating. Reports from both CQC visits can be viewed on the following link:

FHF was delighted to be awarded the title Trust of the Year for the South of England in the new Dr Foster Hospital Guide. FHF was also named in the top five in the new MHP Health Mandate quality index rating based on what matters most to patients, our Board was named Kent, Surrey and Sussex Board of the Year, we achieved a prestigious ‘Bronze’ accolade when we regained Investors in People status, and the Care Quality Commission gave us the best possible risk rating when assessing trusts for their new inspection regime.

Any additional information

Frimley Park has acquired Wexham Park Hospital in Slough to become ‘Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust’. This does not affect the Foundation Programme which we maintain in the two hospitals separately. Frimley offers 9 Innovative Posts (2 years 1 Trust).

Foundation Specific

Induction/shadowing arrangements

Induction begins with a validation meeting after appointment, in June or July. Shadowing starts for all F1s 10 days before the beginning of the first rotation and includes an introduction to key Foundation personnel, Corporate Induction, ESCALATE course and ward shadowing with current F1s.


Taster weeks are available to all foundation doctors, for up to 5 days in F1 and 5 days in F2.


All F1s and F2s will be offered simulation training sessions using a combination of high fidelity manikins and actors in our purpose-built simulation suite. The sim-theatre is equipped with multiple ceiling mounted cameras and microphones, which allow viewing of the sim-theatre from the teaching room on the screen as the simulation unfolds, but also to aid in debriefing. Foundation doctors are actively encouraged to mentor and run simulation for Medical Students.

Foundation Doctor forums

All foundation doctors are involved in the election of doctor representatives to the following committees:

  • Foundation Faculty
  • Clinical Governance
  • Clinical Audit
  • Clinical Risk
  • Safe Medicines
  • Doctors’ Mess
  • Complaints and Patient Experience
  • Surgical Governance
  • Quality
  • Freedom to Stand Up
  • Doctors’ Toolbox

A Foundation Doctor representative workshop is held each autumn.

Educational and Clinical supervision

All foundation doctors will be allocated an Educational Supervisor in the first specialty they work in. Consultants in subsequent specialties will act as Clinical Supervisors.

Teaching programme

The Trust currently has 51 F1s and 39 F2s which includes 23 fully integrated Military posts in each year. All will rotate through 3 specialties for a period of 4 months each. Foundation doctors have direct access to F1/F2 Programme Directors in each rotation and also meet with the Trust Careers Advisor. Foundation Doctor input is encouraged throughout a wide range of committees across the Hospital.

Any additional information

The interaction between civilian and military personnel makes for a very lively and varied working environment. The induction programme here is great and will give you practical knowledge and skills about how to start your F1 job. Amongst other things, you will be paired with an F2 mentor and the hospital runs a ‘Simley Park’ simulation session. In this, you get to simulate a ward round, an on-call and a peri-arrest call scenario all with a hospital specific focus (i.e. getting used to FPH’s phone/ computer systems etc). There’s an active programme looking after foundation doctors’ welfare which is definitely a massive plus. A great place to work, I would recommend it highly!”

“Everyone will tell you about how welcoming and friendly Frimley is, but for an F1 starting out on the first job, you need more than that. Frimley has a fantastic set up for the F1 teaching and mentoring system which works wonders to facilitate the move from university to work. As well as an active on-site Mess and gym, there are plenty of opportunities to build on the portfolios needed for core training. Despite being further out than some of the London hospitals it’s still very easy to live in West London and commute out – overall a great choice for F1.”