Full GMC Registration

The Stand-alone guidance will be published in October 2018.

What is the key process for F2 Stand-alone recruitment?

 

F2 Stand-alone Recruitment Process

 

 

What is Foundation Year 2?

In Foundation Year 2 (F2) doctors remain under clinical supervision (as do all doctors in training) but take on increasing responsibility for patient care. In particular, they begin to make management decisions as part of their progress towards independent practice. F2 doctors further develop their core generic skills and contribute more to the education and training of the wider healthcare workforce e.g. nurses, medical students and less experienced doctors. At the end of F2 they will have begun to demonstrate clinical effectiveness, leadership and the decision-making responsibilities that are essential for hospital and general practice specialty training.

Satisfactory completion of F2 will lead to the award of a Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) which indicates that the foundation doctor is ready to enter a core, specialty or general practice training programme.

 

How do 2-year programmes compare to Stand-alone programmes?

 

Two-Year Foundation Programme (FP)

Stand-alone Programmes

Provisional registration with the GMC

Full registration with the GMC

Two-year programme allocations

One-year fixed-term posts

FP Curriculum and Reference Guide

FP Curriculum and Reference Guide

Clinical and Educational Supervisor

Clinical and Educational Supervisor

Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) upon satisfactory completion of the F2

Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) upon satisfactory completion of the F2

Access to the online foundation ePortfolio

Access to the online foundation ePortfolio

 

How do if I am eligible to apply for full registration?

We would advise you to use the GMC's online applicant registration tool to identify the correct application for you and provide you guidance on the steps you need to take. Please click here to use the tool.