Foundation Programme Review
The Foundation Programme Review makes recommendations about improving that transition period 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 the General Medical Council (GMC), the British Medical Association (BMA) and trainees, it re-enforces the commitment to enhancing the experience of doctors in training and in turn their health and wellbeing.
The review contains 16 draft recommendations and can be found here.
FP Annual Reports
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 current 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.
F2 Career Destination Reports
The UK national F2 Career Destinations Report uses data collated from a UK-wide survey of outgoing F2 doctors. Foundation schools gather the data between May and September each year and this report helps to understand the career aspirations and career destinations if known. All foundation doctors who are due to complete their foundation training in August are expected to participate in the survey.
Statistics and Reports
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.