Policies and Guidance

Gold Guide (A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Foundation and Specialty Training in the UK

(9th Edition effective from 3 August 2022)

The Gold Guide is the framework for the operational management of postgraduate foundation and specialty training. It applies to all doctors in core and specialty training (including public health non-medical trainees) and to all foundation doctors across the UK.

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives

The Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives programme was established in March 2016, to address a range of issues that were having a significant negative impact on the quality of life of doctors in training. Find out more here.

Whistleblowing – Third party right for Junior Doctors

In 2016 NHS England extended whistleblowing protection for junior doctors, providing a new legal route directly against NHSE, if required, for trainees who raise concerns and believe that NHSE has caused detriment to them as a consequence.  More information can be found here

Educational Supervisor Policy

We have updated our Educational Supervisor policy, as of March 2022.

NHS People Plan

The NHS People Plan sets out the actions that HEE and NHS England and NHS Improvement will take, over the remainder of 2020/21, to support transformation across the whole NHS with a focus on workforce growth and changing the culture of the NHS and support the government commitment to expand our primary care workforce, including GPs and nurses.  

The plan supports the government commitment to value our people – everyone, of every background, in every part of our health and care system, has a contribution to make, and everyone needs to be supported to do their best possible work and make the NHS the best place to work.   

How NHSE handles your data

NHSE’s role is to improve the quality of healthcare for the people and patients of England through education, training and lifelong development of staff and appropriate planning of the workforce required to deliver healthcare services in England.

To carry out this role we are required to collect, process and in some cases share your personal data.

In connection with training, HEE collects and uses your personal information for the following purposes

To manage your training and programme

To quality assure training programmes and ensure that standards are maintained

To identify workforce planning targets

To maintain patient safety through the management of performance concerns

To comply with legal and regulatory responsibilities including revalidation

To contact you about training opportunities, events, surveys and information that may be of interest to you

For full details of how your data is handled including your rights please see the HEE Privacy notice