Disclaimer *Read This First*
All applicants allocated to Scotland will be guaranteed a 2 year foundation programme.
However, it is important to note that even after being matched to and starting an individual programme within the 2 year foundation programme, you may have to change from the indicative allocated individual programme or have placements within your individual allocated programme altered at short notice.
This could be for a number of reasons, including your training needs, working time regulations, national directives and service redesign.
Scottish Foundation School
The Scottish Foundation School encompasses all four Regions, with Foundation programmes designed to cover different specialties, populations, geographical diversity, teaching hospitals and remote and rural practice.
There are 845 individual programmes across the country that have been “clustered” together into 54 groups. Four of these groups are designated academic foundation programmes which have been filled through the AFP recruitment process and are therefore not available to be ranked under the FP process.
If you are allocated to the Scottish Foundation School through Oriel, you will be required to undergo a 2 phase process of ranking. This will be first to groups and then to individual programmes. It is very important that you adhere to the deadlines and aware of when you will receive information and when you must respond. Any rankings and submissions after the published deadlines will not be honoured and you will be randomly allocated.
Scottish Foundation School Allocation Timeline 2018
|Thursday, 8th March 2018||1 Day||
Primary List Allocation
ALL Applicants informed by Oriel of Allocated School (UoA) including special circumstances applicants
|Friday 9th March 2018||7.5 days||Launch of Scottish Allocation Process
Applicants to rank all 50 Programme Groups
Failure to rank all 50 will result in random allocation to a programme remaining after all other places have been filled
|Tuesday 20th March 2018 (BY NOON)||1.5 days||
Submission of Groups allocation preferences
|Thursday 22nd March 2018 (BY 4PM)||4.5 days||Trainees advised of Programme Group allocation
Trainees to rank all individual programme (rotation) within allocated Programme Group
|Thursday 29th March 2018 (BY NOON)||2 days||
Submission of individual programme (rotation) allocation
|Monday 2nd April 2018||2 days||
(UoA) Algorithm Allocations
|Thursday 5th April 2018||
Primary List Applicants
Informed by Oriel of individual Programme Matches
Allocation to Foundation Programmes:
On allocation to Scotland, you will be required to complete a two stage process before allocation to your individual foundation programme.
Phase 1 – You will be required to rank the groups in order of preference. Groups are” clusters” of programmes that are in a particular region. You can rank them in any order e.g. N1, S6, W22, E1, E4 and do not have to rank all the programmes in one region together.
Phase 2 - Once allocated to a group, you will be required to rank the individual programmes in that group which also provide you with information on the order of the rotation of placements. You will then be matched to an individual programme.
Scotland is one foundation school. On allocation to Scotland, you will be required to rank the individual programmes located throughout the country in order of preference. There is no requirement to choose all the programmes from one Deanery and they can be chosen in any order of preference. This also includes the order in which you rotate round the placements during the year.
Please note that Scotland does not support or accredit doctors who wish to undertake their FY1 or F2 year outside the UK.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMMES
|E01||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|E02||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|E03||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|E04||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|E05||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|E06||Tayside - All placements are based within Tayside|
|N01||Highland/Grampian - FY1 Raigmore Hospital, Inverness; FY2 Aberdeen based hospitals|
|N02||Grampian/Highland - FY1 Aberdeen based hospitals; FY2 Inverness based hospitals|
|N03||Grampian/Highland - 20 months in Aberdeen based hospitals; 4 months in Ft William or Oban|
|N04||Grampian - FY1 Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin; FY2 Aberdeen based hospitals|
|N05||Grampian - FY1 Aberdeen based hospitals; FY2 Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin|
|N06||Grampian/Highland - FY1 Aberdeen based hospitals; FY2 4 months Caithness Hospital, Wick, 8 months Aberdeen based hospitals|
|N07||Grampian/Highland - 20 months in Aberdeen based hospitals; 4 months in Oban|
|N08||Grampian/Western Isles - 20 months in Aberdeen based hospitals; 4 months in Western Isles|
|N09||Grampian/Shetland - 20 months in Aberdeen based hospitals; 4 months in Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland or 2 years in Aberdeen|
|N10||Highland - Rural Track Programme - FY1 in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness; FY2 moving between Oban, Ft William and Lochgilphead Hospitals|
|S01||Lothian/Fife - Lothian hospitals with Fife Hospitals|
|S02||Lothian/Fife/Borders - Lothian Hospitals with Fife or Borders Hospitals|
|S03||Lothian/Borders - Lothian Hospitals with Borders Hospitals|
|S04||Lothian - Lothian Hospitals|
|S05||Lothian - Lothian Hospitals|
|S06||Lothian/Fife - Lothian Hospitals with Fife Hospitals|
|S07||Lothian/Fife - Lothian Hospitals with Fife Hospitals|
|S08||Lothian/Fife - Lothian Hospitals with Fife Hospitals|
|S09||Lothian/Fife - Lothian Hospitals with Fife Hospitals|
|S10||Lothian/Borders/Fife - Lothian Hospitals with Borders Hospitals or Lothian Hospitals with Borders Hospitals and Fife Hospital|
|S11||Lothian/Borders - Lothian Hospitals with Borders Hospitals|
|W01||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Crosshouse Hospital|
|W02||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Ayr Hospital|
|W03||Crosshouse Hospital and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital|
|W04||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Royal Hospital for Children and Crosshouse Hospital|
|W05||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Crosshouse Hospital|
|W06||Ayr Hospital with Queen Elizabeth University Hospital|
|W07||Royal Alexandra Hospital with Royal Hospital for Children and Inverclyde|
|W08||Royal Alexandra Hospital|
|W09||Inverclyde Royal Hospital with Royal Alexandra Hospital|
|W10||Glasgow Hospitals with Lanarkshire Hospitals|
|W11||Glasgow Hospitals with Lanarkshire Hospitals|
|W12||Glasgow Hospitals and Lanarkshire Hospitals|
|W13||Glasgow Hospitals and Lanarkshire Hospitals|
|W14||Glasgow Hospitals and Lanarkshire Hospitals|
|W15||Monklands Hospital with Glasgow Hospitals|
|W16||Wishaw General Hospital with Glasgow Hospitals|
|W17||Hairmyres Hospital with Glasgow Hospitals|
|W18||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary|
|W19||Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary with Glasgow Hospitals|
|W20||Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Forth Valley Royal Hospital|
|W21||Forth Valley Royal Hospital with Glasgow Hospitals|
|W22||Forth Valley Royal Hospital|
|W23||Forth Valley Royal Hospital with Glasgow Hospitals|
If you are matched to a group/programme in the East, South-East or West region, you will be given an indicative year 1 programme and the 2nd year will be allocated during your FY1 year. Please note that you will only be matched to programmes that are in your group. If you are matched to a group/programme in the North, you will be given an indicative 2 year rotation.
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