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Doctors in training (DiT) Induction is a national elearning programme aimed at doctors in training, for FY1s and FY2s, returning doctors and doctors from overseas working in primary care, secondary care and community settings.


Dr Sophie Winter speaks about her ‘Building Foundations’ programme, which forms part of medical inductions at The Dudley Group.

What to expect

at your Induction

The purpose of a medical induction is to ensure that doctors in training can demonstrate the required levels of knowledge in key clinical areas, and to reduce repetition of this training. 

It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competencies needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.

The Junior Doctors Interactive Handbook has been created for junior doctors employed by The Dudley Group. It provides information on a wide range of topics related to the Trust and your employment with us. The handbook is not intended to be a substitute for any Trust policy or procedure, all of which are accessible via the Trust intranet (known locally as the ‘Hub’) after you have started.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your employment, please do not hesitate to contact your Medical HR Representative who will be able to advise or support you further. 

Select the link below to view the handbook on the Postgraduate Learning Platform. You will need to log in for access. 

There are three elements to the medical induction programme. These are:

  1. Trust induction

  2. Specialty/Department induction

  3. Mandatory training 

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Trust Induction

The Dudley Group Trust induction includes the following:

  • ID verification
  • Security pass provision
  • Completion of parking forms
  • IT access
  • Occupational health
  • Sign on to Payroll
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More generic information would include;

  • Where and what is the doctors mess
  • Library facilities and access
  • Changing and showering facilities

Departmental Induction

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Departmental induction includes the following:

  • Meeting the team
  • Departmental facilities and procedures 
  • Introduction to some clinical and online systems
  • Leave, study leave and sick leave procedures
  • Prescribing
  • Clinical cover
  • Departmental clinical skills procedures 
  • ePortfolio and assessment teaching
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  •  Guardian of Safe Working
  • Speak Up Guardian information
  • Wellbeing Champion
  • More specific courses, for example Newborn Life Saving (NLS) in paediatrics.  NLS teaches healthcare professionals the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to best aid the newborn infant in an emergency so they can work safely in that department.

Select the link below to view the latest department induction resources.  You will be required to log in to the Postgraduate Learning Platform for access. 

Welcome to the pilot episode of our new video series, Department Inductions. This series is designed to provide an introduction to the different departments in the hospital and give foundation trainees an opportunity to see where they will be working prior to starting.

This pilot episode focusses on Care of the Elderly. We are currently developing additional episodes for other departments, and we welcome submissions for content.

Please use the link below to contact us for more information.

Select the link below to view two further episodes which cover Acute Medicine and Vascular Surgery. You will be required to log in to the Postgraduate Learning Platform for access. 


Mandatory training is part of the overall induction process, and must be completed by all new medical starters. 

Time is given in work time. If doctors complete this training in their own time, ‘time off in lieu’ can be claimed.

Mandatory training is primarily delivered via eLearning or online. However,  some training is face-to-face in the Trust. 

Mandatory training includes:

Statutory subjects – training is required by legislation or statute

Mandatory subjects – training is mandated by the organisation

Extended roles – training which is required by specific roles or specialties. 

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Select the link below to complete your mandatory training for medics. You will be required to log in to the Postgraduate Learning Platform for access. 

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Further information and resources about your medical induction

Below are some useful website links that can help and support your training.

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