Junior Doctors

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our Junior Doctors.

This page will inform and provide you with all the information we will require from you before you start at the trust. Please see below the 'New starter' section which will give you more information.

We are the Medical Workforce Team, you can find us in the Management corridor on Level A of the hospital. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 0830 to 1700 (excluding Bank Holidays), please feel free to visit us during these hours if you have any queries, or drop us an e-mail to rsc-tr.medicalresourcing@nhs.net

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New Starters

In the Media browser at the bottom of this page you will find the following forms that we require you to complete

  • Pension Questionnaire
  • HMRC New starter form
  • Deanery new starter form
  • EWTD Opt Out (Optional)
  • You will either need to 'Fill and Sign' using the Adobe App or print out-complete-scan back to us.

    Please send all forms and required ID back in one email to rsc-tr.medicalresourcing@nhs.net

ID Check

We will require you to attend an in person appoitment in orde for the team to verify your documentation. The team will be putting on some evening and weekens appoitments to help faciliate this. More information on the will follow.

Certificates of employment

If you require a certificate of employment for renting, morgates etc please complete the below form and we can then issue this to you. 

Request for a Certificate of Employment (office.com)

Car Parking

You will shortly recieve a link to an online form, this will need to be completed in order for a parking permit to be issues. The trust also uses ANPR therefore in order for you to be able to enter the carpark this form will need to be completed.


Trust induction will take place in the morning of your rotation date in the Education Centre. Local/departmental  induction will take place in the afternoon of the same day. Details of induction programme will be sent by the Medical Education Team in due course.

Relocation/ Excess travel claims

If you are a deanery trainee you may be able to claim some relocation expenses or excess travel. Please complete the relocation eligibility form in the below browser and we can then inform you what you can claim. 

Employment Benefits

  • Annual Leave - Junior Doctors in Training are entitled to up to 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays. This will rise to 32 days after 5 years’ NHS service (pro rata for part time).
  • Childcare - There is a privately run, on-site nursery (BusyBees) for children up to the age of 5.
  • Pension - All NHS staff aged 16-70 are entitled to join our generous pension scheme.
  • DocBank - A service which allows employees to work extra shifts to suit their needs and work flexible hours.
  • Carer Support - RSCH aim to support staff who are also carers in addition their employment.
  • The Workout Zone - RSCH has a fully equipped gym available to staff for extremely competitive rates.
  • NHS Discount - our staff are offered a discount for eye tests and glasses at various optician; selected retailers; restaurants; gyms and hairdressers also offer generous NHS discounts.
  • Staff accommodation (subject to availability) - Please contact A2 Dominion information can be found in the 'Useful Contacts' section on the right hand side of this page.
  • Vivup - Employee Benefit programme

You can also find more of our benefits here.

As previously mentioned, your post is pensionable unless you opt out of the Pension Scheme, or you are ineligible to join. For further information please read the NHS Pension scheme guide here.

Guildford and the surrounding area

Guildford highstreet at sunset

The historic and vibrant county town of Surrey. Situated in the centre of the county of Surrey in South East England, Guildford is just 27 miles south west of London and 37 miles north of Portsmouth. Guildford has all the richness and amenities of a city and yet remains compact enough to explore and enjoy with ease.

Guildford and the surrounding areas also offer many places of interest. In the streets and lanes around the cobbled High street, there awaits a wealth of history to discover including the castle built by William the Conqueror - Surrey's only Royal castle - and the house and grave of the author Lewis Carroll.

Location and Transport links

Guildford is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports both only around a forty minute drive away, and has a direct rail link to Gatwick. Guildford also has exceptional rail links to London with trains to London Waterloo taking just 40 minutes and running approximately every 15 minutes during peak time. Guildford also has excellent rail links to the South Coast (around 50 minutes by rail). Guildford is just 15 minutes from the M25 and is also served by the M3 and A3, Making Guildford the perfect spot from which to explore the whole of South East England.

Places to go

Shopping - Friary Shopping Centre, alongside a particularly good selection of stores situated on the picturesque and historic High Street. There is also a huge variety of smaller, independent and specialist shops.

Entertainment - Offering a rich variety of entertainment throughout the year, the Yvonne Arnaud theatre stages pre-and post-West end productions and G Live hosts everything from stand-up comedy to classical concerts by Guildford's own Philharmonic Orchestra.

A number of festivals are held from spring through to autumn, celebrating music, literature, arts and crafts and even cricket!

The wide range of activities available at The Spectrum Leisure Centre includes swimming, ice-skating and tenpin bowling, while the recently refurbished 1930's Lido is ideal for swimming outdoors in the summer months.


  • Stoke Park - Guildford's largest park. Open green space, fully equipped children's playground, skate park, paddling pool and mini golf.
  • Kingstone Meadows. Fully equipped children’s playground, plenty of open green space and a range of sports facilities including a full size football pitch, tennis court and BMX track.
  • Onslow Village Recreation Ground. A large open green space with children’s playground, an arboretum and lots of facilities to use and enjoy, including a full size football pitch.
  • Shalford Park. Boasting a large amount of open green space and several full size football pitches, this park is perfect whether you enjoy relaxation or exercise and activity.
  • Westnye Gardens. A beautiful and fun play garden, which has been updated by the Park and Leisure Services team and local residents.
  • Allen House Grounds.  An eye-catching open green space in the centre of Guildford, ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of town.  Free sports facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Sutherland Memorial Park. A beautiful, award winning green space with a fully equipped playground and wide variety of sports facilities.
  • Stoke Recreation Ground. With a well-equipped playground and plenty of open grassy space to play in, the park is ideal for families and children of all ages.


Guildford and the surrounding areas are home to a number of exceptional schools. The majority of primary and secondary schools in the area have either a Good or Excellent rating from Oftsted. Locally to the Royal Surrey County Hospital there are some excellent comprehensive schools including Queen Eleanor’s Church of England Junior School and Northmead Junior School, both of which were rated Good in their most recent Ofsted reports. Secondary schools in the area include Guildford County School and George Abbot School, all of which score well above the national average in passes achieved at GSCE.

Guildford also offers many options for Higher Education. Guildford College offers a broad range of courses from A-Levels to Access into Nursing Courses. The College of Law in Guildford, offers law degrees and post-graduate courses. Guildford also has a reputation for the arts with the Guildford School of Acting (which has recently merged with Surrey University), the Academy for Contemporary Music and the Italia Conte dance school all being based here.

Guildford is also home to Surrey University. Originally The Battersea Polytechnic Institute, the university moved to its current site and changed its name in 1966. The University of Surrey conducts extensive research on small satellites with its Surrey Space Centre and has strong links with the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Surrey University has a continuing and exciting programme of future development and expansion.