Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship (PFF)

You MUST apply for Foundation Programme (FP) before applying to Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship (PFF) (or Foundation Priority Programme (FPP))

Following the publication of Health Education England’s (HEE) Foundation Review, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) seek to appoint Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship (PFF) Programmes across England. The fellowships will last for the duration of the foundation programme, i.e. two years. During this time, trainees will be supported through the Foundation Programme and into Core Training.

As well as having access to educational opportunities relevant to psychiatry e.g. funded attendance at relevant conferences, on-line learning and psychiatry journals trainees will also access funded weekly psychiatric supervision and be able to attend reflective Balint groups. The aim of these opportunities is to introduce a strong emphasis on the psychological aspects of medicine throughout the foundation programme to enhance the educational opportunities afforded in non-psychiatric rotations for those keen to develop expertise in this area. Fellows may also choose to be linked to College faculties to provide additional mentoring in a potential sub-specialty of psychiatry of interest (e.g. child and adolescent, perinatal etc).

Offers for these posts will be made as part of the national allocation to foundation schools for standard Foundation Programmes (FP). Detailed information can be found in the document bank below. 

Please note, England and Wales will be using the process detailed in the timeline below, Scotland will include PFF posts as part of the FPP process and Northern Ireland have opted out.

For more information on the programme, visit the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.

Key Documents

Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship 2022 Guidance