Shadowing Week Timetable

 Welcome to NHS Fife and the Foundation Training Programme.


This is your Shadowing Week which is designed to help you settle into your first post as a FY1.  This week is full of learning opportunities and comprises of a programme divided approximately 50/50 between -  

  • clinical based shadowing of the FY1 you will be replacing and the clinical teams they are attached too and
  • Induction and Training workshops. 

 After this morning’s welcome chat from Mr Andy Ballantyne, Foundation Programme Director (S8), you will be split into your Specialties.  A member of staff from each department will come to meet you and will provide you with your rota information and departmental welcome. 

You will then be shown or directed to your wards to meet with the FY1s you will be shadowing. 

There is an evening medical update on the first night (Tuesday) by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the new doctor and you can attend either in VHK or in RCPE itself – totally optional as we do hope that the Fife shadowing week covers this information. 

Please check the table for groups you are allocated to for training such as IT and Resuscitation.  The group sessions have limited capacity if you need to swap at all e.g. to attend an OHSAS appointment, please let me know and I can see what I can do. 

Remember – there are on-line systems you will need to register with and training to complete – see Virtual Induction Passport (VIP).  VIP have a series of modules with a time frame to complete them in.  The first group of modules must completed within 48 hours of starting your employment (before Saturday). 

This is your week and your opportunity to absorb as much as you can and ask all the questions you need as there are no silly ones.  It is your career, your training and your education.  We are all here to help you and want you to feel confident and competent in your new role as a FY1.

 Best wishes.


Ann Sheach, Education Centre Manager, Email Ext 21723


FY1 Induction and Shadowing Arrangements

 “Appropriate local arrangements for effective Induction/Shadowing of new FY1 junior medical staff annually from July/August.  The arrangements will comprise a minimum 4 day remunerated programme divided approximately 50/50 between a (classroom), Induction Programme and clinical based Shadowing of current FY1 junior medical staff and their clinical teams.  At least 50% of the Induction / Shadowing programme period should be spent in shadowing.“

 Induction Content

The induction section of the programme will vary between Health Boards but is likely to contain most or all of the following: 

  • Fire safety (VIP)
  • Personal Well-Being  (Shadow)
  • Management of Risk / Incident reporting (Programme)
  • Communication / Handover/ Hospital at Night (Programme)
  • Use of Laboratories and Radiology (Shadow/Programme)
  • Infection Control and Anti-Microbial guidelines (Programme)
  • Safe prescribing (Workshop)
  • Blood Transfusion (Workshop/VIP)
  • Do Not Attempt CPR / Death in Hospital (Workshop)
  • Simulation training / managing medical emergencies (Programme/Shadow)
  • IT security and induction on local IT systems (Group - IS)
  • Annual, Maternity, Paternity Leave (HR)
  • Remuneration (HR)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (HR)
  • Data Protection / Information Governance (VIP)
  • Whistleblowing (Programme)
  • Sickness Absence (HR)
  • Social Media Policy (Group - IS)
  • How to use a bleep (Shadow)

The Scottish Government (DL(2015) 12)



For more information contact

Ann Sheach, Education Centre Manager 
Tel: 01592 643355 Fax: none Contact Ann Sheach online
By Post: NHS Fife, Victoria Hospital Hayfield Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY2 5AH


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