Gold Guide (A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Foundation and Specialty Training in the UK
(8th Edition effective from March 2020)
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.
Relocation and excess travel
On 1 November 2020 Health Education England (HEE) published the new national framework for providing assistance with relocation expenses. This framework applies to all trainees who commenced a training programme from 5 August 2020.
Trainees in programmes which started prior to 5 August 2020 will for the time being remain subject to the previous policy which is available below.
Initial Claim Form (REM1)
Additional Claim Form (REM2)
Please read the appropriate guidance and direct any queries and claim forms (relating to either policy) to email@example.com
GP trainees only
Relocation expenses are administered via your Lead Employer (St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust). Please refer to the information on their webpages.
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 Health Education England extended whistleblowing protection for junior doctors, providing a new legal route directly against HEE, if required, for trainees who raise concerns and believe that HEE has caused detriment to them as a consequence. More information can be found here
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 HEE handles your data
HEE’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