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UKFPO Timeline

The UKFPO has published the FP/AFP Applicants Handbook relating to recruitment to the National Foundation Programme commencing in August 2020.

Applications can be made through Oriel.

The Oriel applicant portal is compatible with Internet Explorer 11, Safari 7+, Google Chrome 30+, Firefox 24+ and Edge. Applicants are advised to use one of these browsers when using the website and preferably the most up to date version of that browser.

Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 – 10.

Dates/s FP/AFP 2020 application activity
24 June - 7 August 2019

Ensure you are eligible to apply (See Eligibility information for full guidance).

Eligibility submission period. If your medical school is outside the UK, or if you qualified from a UK medical school prior to 5 August 2018, you must register on Oriel and submit an eligibility application and supporting documentation by 12 noon (BST) on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

19 August 2019

View available Academic foundation programmes.

AFPs in each AUoA are available to view on Oriel.

23 September 2019

All indicative programmes available to view on Oriel.

EPM decile scores available.

23 September – 11 October 2019

Register on Oriel.

Applicants can register at any time during the application window until 12:00 (BST) on Friday 11 October 2019.

Eligibility Office applicants will have already registered as part of the eligibility application process.

TBC

Deadline for requests for reasonable adjustments to the SJT.

 

30 September – 11 October 2019

National application period.

Complete the online FP application form (including FP preferences, Educational Achievements) and AFP application form(s) for individual AUoA vacancies.

Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

11 October 2019

Deadline for requests for pre-allocation to a particular UoA on the grounds of special circumstances.

 

14 October 2019 – 10 January 2020

AFP local short-listing and interviews.

Deadlines and processes for short-listing and interviews will vary by AUoA. Each AUoA will communicate with the applicants who apply to it.
21 October 2019

View verified scores for EPM educational achievements.

Your verified score for any educational achievements listed in your application will be available to view on your Oriel account.
6 December 2019

First SJT date.

If you are registered for the SJT on this date you must attend.

6 January 2020

Second SJT date.

If you are registered for the SJT on this date you must attend.

9 January 2020

Deadline for providing evidence of Right to Work (RTW) for non-EEA AFP applicants.

Settled workers are required to provide evidence of their RTW. Applicants who are unable to provide evidence of their RTW will be flagged and allocated in accordance with EU immigration laws.

15 January – 12 February 2020

AFP national offers.

Successful AFP applicants will receive offers during this period.

All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline(s).

13 February 2020

Deadline for applicants to amend the order in which they ranked programmes on Oriel.

 

27 February 2020

Deadline for providing evidence of Right to Work (RTW) for non-EEA FPP and FP applicants.

Applicants who are unable to provide evidence of their RTW will be flaged and allocated if there are places remaining once all settled workers have been allocated.

4 March 2020

FPP offers released.

Successful FPP applicants will receive offers during this period.

All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline.

12 March 2020

FP primary list allocation.

Applicants informed of allocation to Foundation School. SJT and total application scores viewable to applicants on Oriel. Applicants who have been allocated to a UoA as part of the initial allocation process, i.e. to the primary list, will be able to view their allocation and will be informed of how to rank groups and/or programmes within the timeline.

12 March – 3 April 2020

Applicants are required to preference groups and/or individual programmes on Oriel in accordance with local timelines.

 

16 March – 16 April 2020

Online references collected.

Referees will be asked to provide references as part of the standard pre-employment checks.

9 April 2020

FP primary list applicants notified of match to programme results.

Applicants will receive an email containing information about which foundation programme they have been matched to by their allocated UoA.

from April 2020

Reserve list batch allocations.

Dates to be confirmed depending on the rate of primary list applicant withdrawals.

May - July 2020

Pre-employment checks.

Employers will also confirm your location of employment, salary, pay banding (if applicable) and your rota.

from May 2020

Applicants are required to have provisional GMC registration with a licence to practise before employers will issue a contract of employment. 

Registering with the GMC is a different process from applying to the foundation programme. Applicants must apply to the GMC directly. The GMC recommendation is for applicants to apply in May 2020 to ensure they are registered before the start of the pre-employment shadowing period.

From July 2020

Contracts of employment issued.

Your employer will also confirm your salary, pay banding, location and starting rota. 
July/August 2020

Commencement of the 2020 UK Foundation Programme.

Newly appointed F1 doctors are required to attend a period of pre-employment shadowing of the F1 doctor they will be taking over from before the start of the programme. Employers will provide details of local arrangements.


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