A warm (earlier than usual) welcome to our new doctors

In the midst of the pandemic, we welcomed a new cohort of Foundation Interim Year doctors...earlier than expected!

The photo shows them attending a socially distanced welcome hosted by our Deputy Medical Director Cornelle Parker. The doctors are 5th year medical students who graduated early so they could join us before their usual start date in August to help to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their professional registration was fast-tracked through the GMC to facilitate this. 

The new doctors volunteered to start early and gave up what would normally have been their chance to have a well-earned break before embarking on their careers.  They are a great example of just how everyone has pulled together to support our community and the NHS.