Covering the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Dorset, the South West region has excellent road and rail links throughout. Major centres include Gloucester, Swindon, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Barnstaple, Torbay, Plymouth, and Truro. The South West is renowned for its tourist industry, National Parks, coastline and the wide range of leisure facilities available.

From September 2019 there are 6 DFT schemes covering South West, each based in a different geographic area. Each scheme represents on average 12 training practices.

Bath and West

Bristol and South Cotswold

Dorset and Wiltshire

Somerset

Devon and Coastal

West Devon and Cornwall

 

Useful Information

The Dental Foundation Training Handbook contains useful information on the DFT year

NHS Business Services information for Foundation Dentists

 

Accommodation

Many graduates who move away from their university or home town are concerned about accommodation. Some of our approved practices, especially those in Devon and Cornwall, will be able to advise and help you with finding somewhere to live.