Forms and Guidance

Defence Deanery

For any queries relating to the Defence Deanery, please contact Lisa.Holyoak100@mod.gov.uk who will be able to assist.

Educational Performance Measure (EPM)
Guidance for Foundation Schools
Guidance for Medical Schools
Information for Applicants on the Reserve List
Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST)

The IFST process for the training year August 2021-August 2022 is closed and therefore the application form has been removed. 2022 IFST guidance will be published in due course.

See below guidance for 2021 (for information only):

IFST Applicant Guidance 2021

Below guidance is for opening the application form (which will be available in due course for 2022):

Important: the application form is required to be in a specific format. To open the form:

  • Select the link above – it will open a loading page.
  • Whilst on the loading page, navigate to the toolbar and select ‘Download’.
  • This will download the PDF to your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder.
  • You can now open the PDF from within your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder. You cannot view or edit the form in your browser.

Helpful tips:

  • You need to have an up-to-date version of Adobe Reader.
  • If you’re using a Mac, it has its own version of a PDF Reader that will not work, so make sure you’re using Adobe’s one.
  • Make sure you are not opening the form in a browser. Please navigate to where the file has downloaded to in your file explorer and open in Adobe Reader by right clicking and using the ‘open with’ function.
Out of Programme (TOFP)

Foundation doctors should discuss their intention to take time out of programme (OOP), also known as Time Out of Foundation Programme (TOFP), with their medical school/training programme director and review the form below. Completed forms should be sent to their foundation school for consideration.

Time out of Foundation Programme (TOFP) Request Form

Pre-allocation based on Personal Circumstances

Note that this process was previously known as ‘pre-allocation on the grounds of special circumstances’. The application window closed on 22 September 2021.

Guidance documents for UKFP 2022:

Applicant Guidance (updated Sep 2021)

Medical School Guidance

Application form for UKFP 2022 – to be downloaded, completed fully and attached to Oriel application form (“Supporting information – Supporting” section):

Pre-allocation Electronic Application Form

Important: the application form is required to be in a specific format. To open the form:

  • Select the link above – it will open a loading page.
  • Whilst on the loading page, navigate to the toolbar and select ‘Download’.
  • This will download the PDF to your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder.
  • You can now open the PDF from within your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder. You cannot view or edit the form in your browser.

Helpful tips:

  • You need to have an up-to-date version of Adobe Reader.
  • If you’re using a Mac, it has its own version of a PDF Reader that will not work, so make sure you’re using Adobe’s one.
  • Make sure you are not opening the form in a browser. Please navigate to where the file has downloaded to in your file explorer and open in Adobe Reader by right clicking and using the ‘open with’ function.
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Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

UKFP 2021: PSA Guidance: Information for F1 doctors starting the Foundation Programme in August 2021

UKFP 2021: PSA Guidance for F2 Standalone: Information for F2 doctors recruited to an F2 Standalone programme starting in August 2021

Situational Judgement Test – Two-year Foundation Programme

All applicants for the two-year foundation programme are required to sit the SJT and achieve a satisfactory score in accordance with the national person specification.

All applicants to the F2-Standalone Programme need to sit a separate SJT. For FAQs specific to either the 2 Year Foundation Programme or the F2 Stand-alone Programme, please refer to our specific SJT FAQ section.

SJT statement on phone bookings – 1 October 2021 (for applicants with approved reasonable adjustments who need to book their slot over the phone)

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**

FP 2022 SJT Guidance

FP 2022 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Policy

FP 2022 SJT Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form

Situational Judgement Test – F2 Stand-alone

Applicants sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for F2 Stand-alone will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. Pearson VUE and Work Psychology Group have partnered with Health Education England and the UKFPO to develop a computer based SJT, to be introduced as part of the application process for the F2 Stand-alone Programme 2021. Those sitting the SJT will take the test either at the local Pearson VUE testing centre in their area, or remotely with an online proctor. Applicants will have the option to choose the date and time of their test around their own availability (within the test window). Please visit the Pearson VUE website for more information about your SJT.

Introductory video about the SJT

**Key information about the SJT**

Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP)

All applicants to the Foundation Programme are encouraged to make full use of the process for Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) by completing the relevant form. 

Please view Preparing for F1 to find guidance, contacts and forms.