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Foundation Year 1 Induction

Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 1 August 2023

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Foundation Programme Year 1:

FY1 Induction Presentation Day

Wednesday 26 July 2023 8.15am - 2.30pm
George Pickering Education Centre (GPEC)


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Conversation with Professor Meghana Pandit, Chief Executive Officer
  • Conversation with Dr Anny Sykes, Chief Medical Officer
  • Introduction to the George Pickering Education Centre including opportunities at OUH
  • Foundation Training
  • Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Tips and Tricks
  • Your Health (Centre for Occupational Health and Wellbeing)
  • Tools for Managing Pressure in a Challenging Environment (course details)
  • Dealing with Successful and Unsuccessful Resuscitation (covers DNACPR and death certificates)
  • End of Life Care
  • Surviving your First Night Shift
  • Essential Survival Skills
  • Hour on Call Information for 27 and 28 July
  • Word Cloud Revisited

Lunch will be provided.

The Slido app will be used - please bring your mobile phone with you.

Clinical skills / 'Hour On Call'

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July 2023

Clinical skills sessions

George Pickering Education Centre (GPEC)
Access via the door on Level 3, Academic Centre: take stairs to Level 4 NDCLS.

Map of Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital - key locations highlighted (pdf, 72 KB)

How to find the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NDCLS)

'Hour on Call' simulation sessions

Seminar Room 2A/2B, George Pickering Education Centre (GPEC)

Lunch will be provided both days. Further details will be sent to you directly.


Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August 2023

Please attend your department for shadowing. For those who are in Psychiatry as their first placement, please shadow in the department of your second placement.

Statutory and Mandatory Training

Statutory and Mandatory Training modules are accessed via Microsoft Teams and My Learning Hub and must be completed during your Induction Week.

Time is allocated as 'private study' to enable you to complete this training. You will receive a timetable for the week.

ILS Course

Wednesday 19 July 2023 8.30am - 1.15pm

We will contact you in due course.

If your Immediate Life Support (ILS) certificate has expired, and it has been less than a year since expiration, you can attend a recertification course.

For further details on recertification, please contact Cath Smith with a copy of your ILS certificate.


Further information


Medical Staffing and the SmartCard Office will contact you with details of when to pick up your Induction Pack, including ID Badges.

SmartCard Office
Room 3A62, Executive Corridor
Level 3, Academic Centre
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 572719

Open: 7.30am - 4.00pm


Please visit:

Commuting to work

Parking permits

You will need your ID Badge number before you apply for a parking permit: temporary parking permits can be issued for the first week.


You can apply for accommodation after you receive your conditional offer letter from Medical Staffing.

Medical Staffing can also provide proof of employment if needed when renting accommodation.


Accommodation Office


Fit Testing

For information and booking please visit:

Face Mask Fit Testing, Force Mask Training and Maintenance Appointments

Use lift next to Cairns Library and follow signs.

OUH website

For staff: what to expect as an OUH employee, including key contact details for more information

Find us

Map of Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital - key locations highlighted (pdf, 72 KB)

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Last reviewed:11 May 2023