Foundation Programme (UKFP)

You MUST apply for the Foundation Programme (FP) before applying to Specialised Foundation Programmes (SFP) or Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)

The Foundation Programme is a two-year, work-based training programme which bridges the gap between medical school and specialty / general practice training. The foundation programme is part of the continuum of medical education. It ensures that newly qualified doctors develop their clinical and professional skills in the workplace in readiness for core, specialty or general practice training. The Foundation Programme aims to ensure that all doctors deliver safe and effective patient care and aspire to excellence in their professional development in accordance with GMC guidance.

Training programmes are designed to ensure that all foundation doctors undergo a balanced programme which enables them to meet the competences and outcomes set by the GMC as described in the Curriculum. 

2023 Pre-allocation Documents

UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation application forms

Select the relevant form and download it to your computer. You will then be able to complete the form, save it and upload it to your Oriel application form. Make sure to obtain the required information from your supporting signatory before you upload the form to Oriel.

Criterion 1: Parent or legal guardian

Criterion 2a: Primary carer

Criterion 2b: Significant caring responsibilities

Criterion 3: Medical condition or disability

Criterion 4: Unique circumstances

Criterion 5a: Educational circumstances

Criterion 5b: Widening Participation

Pre-allocation Webinar UKFP2023

The UKFPO recently held a Pre-allocation webinar for FP2023 with Dr. Mike Masding (UKFPO Co-Chair), Dr. Tom Yapp (Senior Recruitment Advisor UKFPO) and Clare Owen (Assistant Director of Medical Schools Council). The webinar contains information about pre-allocation and the different criteria, with useful top tips and a Q&A session.

2022 Key Documents

Recruitment for 2022 has now closed and these documents have now been archived.

Still have questions? See the UKFP Application FAQs.