Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)

  1. Introduction
  2. 2021 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 2021 Applicant's Handbook is available via the resource bank on the UKFPO website.

2. 2021 Foundation Priority Programmes Recruitment Timeline

 
  Date
Activity
19 October 2020      Application Open
04 November 2020 Application Close
17 February 2021 FPP Offers – Round 1. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers via Oriel 2   
24 February 2021 FPP Offers – Round 2. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers via Oriel 2
03 March 2021 FPP Offers – Round 3. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers via Oriel 2

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

Programme data will be available for applicants to view on Oriel from Monday 10th August 2020. A spreadsheet summarising all the available programmes is also available to download from the bottom of this page. 

4. Accessing Oriel

Applicants who qualified or are expecting to qualify from a UK medical school after 4th August 2019 and by 4th August 2021 will be nominated by the medical school. Nominated applicants will be invited to register through Oriel from Monday 12th October 2020.

You will be able to register and apply right up until the close of the application window at 12:00 noon (BST) on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

Applicants graduating from a medical school outside of the UK, or from a UK medical school on or prior to 4th August 2019 must complete an online eligibility application form and submit supporting documentation to the UKFPO’s Eligibility Office between Monday 20th July and 12:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. The UKFPO will assess your eligibility to apply to the programme. If deemed eligible, the UKFPO will nominate you and act as your medical school for further national processes.

Eligibility Office applicants will be required to register on Oriel prior to completing their eligibility application. Applicants who applied through eligibility between June and August will not need to register again in September / October, but you will need to complete the application during the national window.
Applicants from the Defence Deanery (military) do not need to submit an application via Oriel. The UKFPO will manage SJT bookings for military applicants offline.

Please ensure you read the guidance in the UKFP 2021 applicant handbook. 

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