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The East Region has eight Foundation Programmes. E07 is a Specialised Foundation Programme. Further information about Specialised Foundation Programmes can be found here.

This is a recruitment website and is not used to provide information for current trainees. Current Foundation trainees should visit the Scotland Deanery website for information about their training.

All rotations are indicative and subject to change. Please note, from 2021 to 2023, the number of Scottish Foundation F1 and F2 posts are being increased. The main effect is that by 2023, 50% of all Scottish F2 trainees will experience a block in General Practice. Enhanced community exposure during Foundation training is part of both the recent UK Foundation Programme Review and Scottish Government Health Department policy.

The process below describes allocation to the Foundation Programme in the East region. A different process applies for the Specialised Foundation Programme in the East and is detailed on the East region Specialised Foundation Programme webpage.

If you are allocated to a Foundation Programme in the East region you will be allocated to one Group (e.g. E01) for F1 and F2, however your initial Programme allocation (e.g. E01001) is for F1 only. Part-way through F1 you will be given a list of options for F2 to rank in order of preference and your Foundation Programme Director will allocate you to a Programme (also called a rotation) for F2. F2 Programmes in the East region are in pre-established triplicates and the indicative posts can be found on this website. Your F2 allocation will take into account your preferences and will ensure a broad range of different specialties are experienced, balancing both the individuals’ training needs and overall allocation for trainees within your Group. Your F2 allocation will come from the same Group as your F1 allocation.

Example: Fiona is allocated to Scotland as her Unit of Application. She ranks her Group preferences and is allocated to E01. She then ranks her Programme preferences and is allocated to E01001 for her F1 year. Part-way through F1, she is sent a list of options for F2 in pre-established triplicates. These options are still within E01. She ranks her preferences and is allocated to E01003 for her F2 year.

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