Departmental Inductions

Induction of new staff is absolutely vital to patient safety and we take it very seriously at Blackpool.

You will also attend a Departmental Induction to introduce a new starter into their department each time they rotate into a new placement.

Local Induction is essential, in order to:

  • Provide the Clinical Supervisor with an opportunity to safely welcome new starters into their department
  • Orientate the trainee to how things are done, so that they can work safely and efficiently from day one

The Departmental Induction could be conducted on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a larger group, and will include some or all of the following criteria:

  • Orientation to the department
  • Outline of responsibilities
  • Team working structure
  • Departmental policies and clinical protocols
  • Weekly timetables – ward rounds, out-patient clinics
  • Rota and on call details
  • Annual, sick and study leave processes and expectations
  • Clinical supervision arrangements
  • Departmental training opportunities available
  • Audit
  • Procedure for consent, discharge summaries and reporting incidents
  • Sepsis policy
  • Plus more…

You should then complete the Departmental Induction form on eclass (specifically designed to each specialty) within the first week of starting your placement.

Please urgently contact the Postgraduate team on if you have not been given a Department Induction within your first week of starting.

Your Medical Education team will then record the completion of the form to feed back to our Trust Training department.

The completed form is a piece of evidence.  Failure to complete your Induction places your safety at risk, plus the safety of your team and your patients.  DON’T TAKE THE RISK

This page was last updated in 2023.