F1 Induction August 2024

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Induction Week

You will spend the week at your base hopsital with your cohort at that hospital.

Recruitment/Contracts/Letting Agents references

Contracts & Letting agencies - we are aware that a lot of you will require some form of evidence of employment for letting agencies. Contracts will not be available until nearer your start date. However, our resourcing department will provide you with a letter for this purpose.

matthew.williamson@mft.nhs.uk is the current contact.

Please be patient with them, they are extremely busy.

Will there be further appointment for ID checks? I can’t make the dates that are available

Yes we book appointments 2 weeks in advance, pleasekeep checking for new dates.

I am not in the country, can I complete my ID checks virtually?

We cannot do these virtually however if they let us know when they are in the country we will update TRAC so they stop getting the messages to book in and arrange an appointment with them closer to the time.

Who can I contact to arrange/rearrange an EHW appointment?

Please email at ehw@mft.nhs.uk or on the phone 0161 276 4289 or 0161 291 4209

Induction Week

Your Induction week, 29 July to 2 August will consist of many different things.

The days run from 0900 to 1700. They consists of a welcome from the FPD, AIMs course, Asked to See Patients morning, Pharmacy, Trust Resus training, HIVE training, Top tips from current F1s, a team building day to name a few. If you are not actively engaged in a session you are expected to be completing the UKFPO mandated elearning modules.

I cannot comment on which day you will be doing what at the moment, the bespoke timetables have not yet been compiled. More details will be available when the timetables are sent out. 

Relocation Expenses

As a new F1 you are entitled to claim for certain Relocation Expenses for pre-visits to the Trust and moving. Please read the information below carefully as it sets out what you can claim for.

Please ensure you have a receipt and it is clear what it is for, for every claim.

Please note, you can only claim once you ahve stwarted work at MFT.

HEE National Relocation Framework

MFT - Relocation Application

eLearning and eLearning for Health

You will all shortly receive an email from e-Learning for Health (eLfH) regarding the modules that they want you to complete. We ask that you do not complete the modules on eLfH. You will be given time during your induction week to complete these via the Trust Learning Hub (Kallidus).

If you complete the modules via e-LfH you may need to complete them again via the Trust Learning Hub to ensure compliance with core skills at MFT, please only do them once on the Trust hub.

We are not asking you to complete these modules in your own time or before you start at MFT. If you complete any in your own time you will not be paid for this time.  


The document available here was put together for LED doctors but you may find it useful. PLease note, the discounts were negotiated specificlly for LED doctors but there is no harm in asking.

Current Foundation Doctors about accommodation

A lot of people in MFT live in Ancoats, new Islington, Salford, Didsbury. Personally recommend Salford as it is a bit cheaper

A lot of the flats go fast so best to book lots of viewings in a few days and some you have to offer a little bit more than the rent advertised to get the place given the rental market is so competitive.'

A whatsapp group was created for MRI future FY1s as soon as we knew our hospital. We used the group chat to message about housing then a separate whatsapp group was made with a load of random FY1s in the area looking for housing. People found groups to live with from that. Someone made a spreadsheet and people put in what they were looking for e.g. area, budget. Good way to find people in the same boat as you. In terms of actually finding housing, no major tips, just used rightmove. To inform them that it is very difficult to find 4 beds so would recommend getting in groups of 2 or 3.

The whatsapp group mentioned above was created by a member of the new F1 cohort, not by the foundation team.

Accommodation - Wythenshawe only

The document available here was put together for LED doctors but you may find it useful. PLease note, the discounts were negotiated specificlly for LED doctors but there is no harm in asking.

We have two types of accommodation.


Emergency accommodation at Baguley Residencies (located at Wythenshawe hospital) for a short term stay but there is very little availability over the next 2 months and the maximum booking 2 months.


Baguley Residencies (SINGLE OCCUPANCY ONLY with shared kitchen and bathroom) is £20 per night or £90 per week this is booked through the accommodation@mft.nhs.uk email please complete the attached short stay form.


We also have accommodation with Your Housing Group (YHG) (5-minute walk from Wythenshawe hospital).


There is a very long waiting list for accommodation with YHG. We advise staff to search for properties in the local areas through local letting agencies.


Please see attached brochure and a form that needs to be filled in for the accommodation at Your Housing Group (YHG).


Please be advised that there is a minimum Six-Month tenancy at YHG and Tenancies are for TWELVE MONTHS only. NHS approval required to extend for longer than 12 months. When completing the form please fill in the start date and the end date (end date will be 12 months from the start date).


If you are happy to wait, then please fill out the attached form and return to the accommodation team. We will then forward it to YHG for consideration and to be placed on the waiting list.

Baguley Residences booking form 23

Hotel and letting agents close to Wythenshawe Hospital 

Tenancy nomincation form YHG Oct 2023

YHG brochure

People Place

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Some of you have already asked about Relocation expenses. There is a policy that we adhere to HEE National Relocation Framework Final 1 November 2020

Please read the policy carefully before applying. We require receipts for absolutely everything you are asking for, no receipt, we cannot pay it out. Please ensure the receipt is clear about what it is for. A receipt for £20.43 at the Spar shop down the road will not be adequate for claiming £10.56 of subsistence unless it is itemised and you can highlight the items you had. Likewise, if claiming for a hotel stay, if your receipt says ‘stay for two people’ it will be questioned. 


For those of you coming from abroad, please read carefully about what you can claim and from where. 


Please ensure you sign by hand every page that requires a signature. Once it is completed please scan the form and all receipts in and email them to me. Our deadline for receiving this is the end of August 2024. They will all be dealt with after that date. 

MFT - HEE NWoE Relocation Application template