Starting a new post - in the Foundation Programme and after
Shadowing and induction
A doctor starting a new post should be given an induction.
Additionally, new F1 doctors must be supported by a period of shadowing before they start their first F1 post. This should take place as close to the point of employment as possible, ideally in the same placement that the medical student will start work as a doctor.
The shadowing and induction periods are opportunities for disabled doctors to observe the environment they will be working in and consider what help and support they will need on their day-to-day job. It is also an opportunity to share information about their health condition or disability with appropriate contacts.