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Foundation Programmes

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 FPAS, 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 2017 - tbc

Dates/Deadlines Working Days Action
9 March 2017   Primary List Allocation - ALL Applicants informed by UKFPO of Allocated School (UoA) including special circumstances applicants
tbc   Launch of Scottish Allocation Process
Applicants to rank all 50 Groups
Failure to rank all 50 will result in random allocation to a programme remaining
after all other places have been filled
tbc   Deadline for submission of Groups allocation preferences
tbc   Trainees advised of Group allocation
Trainees to rank all individual programme (rotation) within allocated Programme Group
    Good Friday (NES Offices Closed)
    Easter Monday (NES Offices Closed)
tbc   Deadline for submission of individual programme (rotation) allocation
tbc   Upload (UoA) Algorithm Allocations
6 April 2017   Primary List Applicants informed by FPAS 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

East

 
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
E07 ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

North

 
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
N11 Academic Programme

South East

 
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
S12 Academic Programme

West 

 
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
W24 Academic Programme

 

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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This page was last updated on: 29.09.2016 at 15.46.