A group of newly qualified doctors have joined the trust as part of a special national drive. All to help the NHS respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The trust has been allocated a cohort of 20 new foundation interim year one doctors. Yesterday was their first day with us. These are new posts and part of a special national initiative.
This bright and enthusiastic group of qualified doctors are all Newcastle Medical School graduates. They have already worked in the trust as medical students. They have all volunteered to take up these posts to join the workforce at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
Speaking to the group at the University Hospital of North Tees this week, director of medical education Dr Dolon Basu said: “You are now part of a medical fraternity. You are seen as a role model to society and we expect you to maintain a high standard of professionalism at all times. This will help you sail through your career and always provide the very best care to your patients”.
“Welcome to you all. We are delighted to have you here earlier than planned so you can be a part of this unprecedented effort.”
Later in the day, medical director and deputy chief executive Deepak Dwarakanath also welcomed the group to the organisation.
The doctors will all work as part of a team led by senior doctors. They will be supported by the foundation team, led by Dr Juliet Jude, Dr Julia Dunleavy and education staff.