Changeover for junior doctors
Changeover is a regular event in the life of a junior doctor.
Make sure you're prepared for the step up to being a foundation doctor for the first time, continuing your foundation training or starting your specialty training.
Get information on your employment entitlements, learn about shadowing and induction, read our blogs on how to survive your first weeks on the ward and get some useful tips from doctors who've been through it all before.
Get all our tips for new doctors
Don't forget to change your place of work details on our system.
We can't support you with relevant local updates and advice if you don't keep your details up to date!
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Check your contract and your payslip
Would I cope as a new doctor?
It's especially important for you to check your payslip when you start a new job. Slight changes can have big implications for you.
And are you being paid correctly? Use our guidance to help check your payslip.
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Use the free contract checking service
Get the most from your induction
You should be paid for your time undergoing induction - make sure you are.
See our induction guidance
Check out your on-call room and accommodation
You are entitled to access an on-call room if you are working on call overnight, and your employer must meet certain standards for facilities and accommodation.
Use our resources to request access or changes. The accommodation toolkit includes template letters and forms for inspecting and reporting accommodation.
Read our accommodation guidance and toolkit
Get help with immigration issues
If you have any immigration queries or concerns at change over time then don't forget we can advise you.
Check out our immigration advice service
Training and education
As a junior doctor, you should be training whilst you work. We can help you make the most of training and support you in your career.
See how we can help in developing your career
Checklist when accepting a new job
Finally, review the checklist as well as all the detailed information on issues which may affect you during the changeover period, including how to understand your terms and conditions of contract and whether you need a CRB check.
Tips when accepting a new job
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