Foundation Programme Review
The HEE Foundation Programme Review makes recommendations about improving the transition period into foundation training and highlights the importance of making the NHS an appropriate environment for individuals to learn and work – echoing a key theme in the Interim NHS People Plan.
Undertaken in collaboration with Royal Colleges, the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the General Medical Council (GMC), the British Medical Association (BMA) and foundation doctors, it re-enforces the commitment to enhancing the experience of doctors in training and in turn their health and wellbeing.
For more information, please view the Foundation Doctor information pack.
FP Annual Reports (2010-2016)
The Annual Report summarises the data collected from Foundation Schools regarding recruitment to the Foundation Programme across the UK. The data considers the structures and outcomes of the Foundation Programme and provides data about trends and issues within the Foundation Programme. The Annual Report has been referenced and used to inform UK national policy development and inform workforce planning. This report was discontinued after 2016. See more current reports in the sections below.
F2 Career Destinations Reports (2010-2019)
The UK F2 Career Destinations Reports used data collated from an annual UK-wide survey of outgoing F2 doctors. Foundation schools gathered the data between May and September each year and these reports helped to understand career aspirations and career destinations if known. All foundation doctors who were due to complete their foundation training in August were expected to participate in the survey. This report was discontinued in 2020 due to COVID-19. A version of destination data is now gathered and reported on by the GMC.
Recruitment Stats and Facts
To apply for the UK Foundation Programme, applicants must be nominated by a UK medical school or the UKFPO’s Eligibility Office. The UKFPO also lead a national process for recruitment to F2 Stand-alone programmes. The reports below provide annual data about these recruitment and allocation processes.
UKFP 2023: Technical issue resolved – 21 September 2023
UKFP 2022 Allocation Statement – 10 March 2022
UKFP 2021 Reserve List Allocation Statement – June 2021
UKFP 2021 Reserve List Allocation Statement – May 2021