Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes (PFF)

  1. Introduction
  2. 2020 Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes Recruitment Timeline
  3. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Foundation Priority Programmes Information
  4. Application
  5. Interviews
  6. Offers

 

1. Introduction

 

To support the recommendations of the 2019 Foundation Programme review by Health Education England (HEE), the Royal College of Psychiatrists, proposed to appoint 40 fellows, in collaboration with the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) through a competitive application process. The posts will be located across England only but applicants from all four nations will be eligible to apply.

The Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship programme aims to improve exposure to the specialty for foundation trainees. The scheme will ensure that a greater number of Foundation Doctors are supported in their interest in Psychiatry throughout the Foundation programme, maintaining and enhancing their enthusiasm for the specialty. This is especially important for those who may have limited opportunity to explore their interest via a clinical placement. Psychiatry has faced challenge historically in recruiting to Core Training posts. The aim of the scheme is to identify medical students with above average academic ability who have expressed an interest in psychiatry as a potential career choice and to support them through to application for specialty training. The Fellowship will last for the duration of the foundation programme i.e. two years. During this time, trainees will be supported through the Foundation Programme and into Core Training.

 

The 2020 Applicant's Handbook and UKFPO 2020 Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships guide are available via the resource bank on the UKFPO website.

 

2. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex 2020 – Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes Recruitment Timeline

 

Activity DATE
Programmes availilble to view via oriel and on LPMDE website Monday 16th September
National Application Window Monday 30th September  - Friday 11th October 2019
Shortlisting for Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships (PFF) Monday 14th October 2019 - Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Applicants invited to book interviews via Oriel Monday 28th October 2019 - Thursday 31st October 2019
Interview for Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships (PFF) November 2019 - December 2019
Applicants Notified of Interview Outcome (not offers) Thursday 19th December 2019

Initial PFF offers released to applicants.

Applicants have two days to accept or decline PFF offer

 

Wednesday 12th February 2020 - Friday 14th February 2020

Second round of PFF offers

Applicants have two days to accept or decline PFF offer

 

Wednesday 19th February 2020 - Friday 21st February 2020

Recruitment Close Friday 21st February 2020

 

 

3. London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programme Information

 

 

Programme data will be available for applicants to view on Oriel from Monday 16th September 2019.

Spreadsheets summarising all the available programmes in the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex region is also available to download from the ‘downloads’ section to the right-hand side of this web-page from Monday 16th September 2019.

 

4. Application

 

The vacancy for PFF will be published as part of the ‘Foundation’ staff group. The UKFPO will provide clear guidance for applicants on where to access information about these posts. Please check the UKFPO 2020 Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships guide for further informaiton.

 

5. Interviews

 

The Royal College of Psychiatry will manage the interview process. Further details and scoring criteria to be confirmed by the college in due course.

 

6. Offers

 

The UKFPO will manage the offers process centrally.