Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)

  1. Introduction
  2. 2020 Foundation Priority Programmes Recruitment Timeline
  3. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Foundation Priority Programmes Information
  4. Accessing Oriel

 

1. Introduction

 

Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP) have been developed to support specific areas of

the UK that have historically found it difficult to attract and retain trainees through the foundation and specialty recruitment processes. The main aim is to maximise the opportunity for applicants who wish to be located in less popular areas and therefore improve supply for specialty training and beyond.

During 2019/20 and 2020/21, priority programmes, specifically designed to attract and retain trainees in remote, rural and coastal geographies, under-doctored geographies and shortage specialties, with psychiatry as an initial priority, will be introduced and evaluated. These programmes also often a range of incentives.

As part of this process, applicants will have the opportunity to rank individual priority programmes that have been determined by a specific location as part of the application form and prior to national allocation to FP. Successful applicants will be offered specific programmes prior to national allocation to foundation schools.

The 2020 Applicant's Handbook is available via the resource bank on the UKFPO website.

 

2. 2020 Foundation Priority Programmes Recruitment Timeline

 

Activity Date

Programmes & supplementary programme information

published on Oriel and LPMDE Website

Thursday 15th August 2019

Application Open Monday 30th September 2019
Application Close Friday 11th October 2019
National Offer Process Monday 2nd March 2020

 

3. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Foundation Priority Programme Information

 

 

Programme data will be available for applicants to view on Oriel from Monday 19th August 2019. A spreadsheet summarising all the available programmes is also available to download from the right-hand side of this page. Further information on the programmes available at each of the foundation schools can be obtained via the following supplementary guidance documents;

 

  • North Central and East London Foundation School Priority Programmes
  • South Thames Foundation School Priority Programmes Prospectus

 

These documents are available to download via Oriel and via the downloads section to the right-hand side of this webpage.

 

4. Accessing Oriel

 

Oriel is the national online application system used to manage recruitment to training programmes. Oriel can be accessed at www.oriel.nhs.uk.

For technical support please contact the helpdesk via support@hicom.co.uk. Unfortunately, the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment team cannot advise you on any technical issues except a locked oriel account