The purpose of an induction is to make you aware of your roles and responsibilities, the supervision arrangements in place within your clinical placements and where you can seek help and support. Induction typically takes place across three levels; foundation school; local education provider and departmental.

The LNR and Trent foundation schools expect all foundation doctors to engage fully with the induction processes made available to them by their employer and training bodies.

Foundation School

The LNR and Trent foundation schools deliver an induction to all new foundation trainees via the HEE EM’s Moodle site. The induction covers the following topics:

  • The roles of Health Education England - East Midlands (HEE EM), foundation school alongside the purpose of foundation training;
  • How to access support during your time in the training programme including careers guidance;
  • Introduction to the Foundation e-Portfolio system;
  • A guide to the Foundation Curriculum and Good Medical Practice.

In addition you will receive an induction pack from the school with further guidance and support.

Local Education Provider

You should expect to receive a hospital-level induction each time you change employers; this is typically but not exclusively; at the beginning of your F1 and F2 training. The local education provider (acute hospital, mental health hospital or GP surgery) induction will cover:

  • employment issues;
  • contact details of your FTPD and educational supervisor;
  • what to do when there are any problems and the support networks available;
  • health and safety at work including your own health and wellbeing; and
  • the LEP’s whistle-blowing policy.


You should receive a departmental induction each time you rotate to a new specialty; as a minimum it must cover:

  • familiarisation with the working environment; 
  • contact details of your clinical supervisor; 
  • formal handover of patient care and local systems in the department or workplace.