All applicants who have been nominated by their UK medical school are required to apply to the UK Foundation training Programme (FP). International applicants must first apply to the UKFPO for eligibility. Please see the guidance on the UKFPO website for more information on the eligibility process.
Registered applicants will then have the option to apply for Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP), up to two Academic Units of Application (AUoA) for Academic Foundation Programmes (AFP), and Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes (PFF). Applicants are eligible for a maximum of five applications in total (not inclusive of applications to stand-alone recruitment). Current UK trainees are not eligible to apply in national recruitment to stand-alone foundation training programmes.
Please refer to the national UKFPO published guidance on the UKFPO website for more detailed information.
UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO)
The recruitment process to foundation programmes across the four nations is managed centrally by the UKFPO with some devolved responsibility. Further information can be found on the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) website.
London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Foundation Schools
There are 3 foundation schools within the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex region;
The London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Foundation Schools website contains detailed information about local programmes, policies and processes for the 3 schools.
You may access the website at the following address; https://london.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training/foundation
Units of Application (UoA)
For recruitment to the Foundation Programme (FP), each of the three foundation schools detailed above is a separate Unit of Application (UoA). For recruitment to the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP), London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex is the single academic unit of application (AUoA) for the three foundation schools detailed above.
Oriel is the national online application system used to manage recruitment to training programmes. Oriel can be accessed at https://new.oriel.nhs.uk/Web.
For technical support please contact the helpdesk via firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment team cannot advise you on any technical issues except a locked oriel account.
Queries & Assistance
If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please visit the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on the PGMDE Support Portal. Alternatively you may submit a query form to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment team via the support portal.