UK Foundation Programme

UK Foundation Programme

Here you will find information about how to apply to the 2-year Foundation Programme and Stand-alone programmes.

News and Updates

F2 Stand-alone 2024 applicant guidance published

Applicant guidance for F2 Stand-alone 2024 has now been published. Please refer to the F2 Stand-alone webpage for more information.

2024 UK Foundation Programme (FP) Application Statement

At the close of national application to the 2024 UK Foundation Programme on 04 October 2023, the UKFPO had received 10,777 applications. 

The UKFPO confirmed on 01 September 2023 that all eligible applicants in the application process will be allocated a place on the UK Foundation Programme in 2024.  Further guidance outlining the allocation process will be released in early 2024.

Oriel Discovery Project User Survey

A discovery exercise looking at the national recruitment system used for Medical (including Foundation), Dental, Pharmacy and Healthcare Science has begun.

Lagom Strategy Ltd will be conducting the research and are looking to all current Oriel users for their experience using the system. If you would like to share your views please complete the following survey here.

You can find further information about the Discovery on the Oriel news page.

National Foundation Doctor’s Presentation Day – Abstract submissions

The abstract submission window is now closed: National Foundation Doctors’ Presentation Day – 19 January 2024. For more event information, visit the NFDPD Microsite.

UKFPO Webinars

The UKFPO will be hosting a range of webinars this year. All our webinars are recorded and posted on our webinars page.

Sustainability in Healthcare webinar – 12 December 2023 – 14:00-15:00

Our panel of experts will discuss these concepts and how you may approach incorporating sustainability into your QI projects, research and work.

Eligible Applicants for UK Foundation Programme 2024 to be allocated a place

The UKFPO has today confirmed that all eligible applicants for the 2024 Foundation programme will be allocated a place on a 2-year programme to start in August 2024.

The new Preference Informed Allocation (PIA) process comes into effect for the 2024 allocation and a comprehensive guidance document explaining the new process has been published and is now available on our website.

The UKFPO will be hosting two webinars on 6 September 2023 and 13 September 2023 to help answer applicants’ questions about the Pre-allocation application and the new Preference Informed Allocation processes. Questions for both webinars must be submitted in advance.

(Published 1 September 2023)

UKFP 2024 Applicant Guidance

All applicant guidance documents for UKFP 2024 can be found on our UK Foundation Programme page.

Foundation Programme Allocation Process Stakeholder Engagement Outcome

See the full details of the FP allocation process stakeholder engagement and the outcome.

UKFPO update on industrial action for doctors in England

Heath Education England have published information on how this affects the training of postgraduate doctors in England.

UKFPO Bulletin

Read the latest UKFPO bulletin (December 2023)

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