Wednesday 8th February 2023

New Updates


The 2023 Swap Shop opened on 6th February 2023. Comms have also been sent to all F1 Doctors.

Please visit the Swap Shop page on our website for more information.

Have your say to help us shape the 2024 Foundation Programme allocation process and webinar

We know how we allocate Foundation Programme places is important, how do you feel about the current process? Does it work for you? Or would you like to see something different? 

The UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO) invites you to join a national webinar on Wednesday15 February from 18.30 to 19.30 pm (GMT) to find out more about proposals for next year’s allocation process, what it might mean for you and to ask questions of our panel of experts.

For further information and to register for the webinar please click here

The Four UK statutory bodies are asking stakeholders including Foundation School Directors, Foundation School Managers, Postgraduate Deans, Foundation doctors, medical schools, and medical students to let us know whether the process should remain in its current format, which sees applicants ranked according to their FP Score based on an Educational Performance Measure (EPM) and their Situational Judgement Test (SJT) mark, or move to a new system that will see each applicant given a computer-generated ranking. 

Your views are important to us, so make sure your voice is heard by taking part in our survey which is available at 

The survey closes on Tuesday 28 February 2023 

Don’t miss the chance to make sure your voice is heard. 


Reminders & Guidance

REMINDER: London and KSS Foundation Programme Fair Friday 17th March 2023

We would like to announce that the Programme Fair for 2023 will be held on Friday 17th March 2023 and will be face to face at the Kia Oval.

The format of the day will be each trust will have a stand and lunch will be provided for HEE and trust staff on the day. In addition, there will also be separate rooms for trainees to attend Foundation School Director Talks at different times of the day. We will also have an admin/reception support as well as a stand trainees can drop into for asking school related questions.

We have updated our ‘Programme Fair’ pages on the Foundation school website with more information.          

As ever if you have any questions please contact us via: or telephone: 020 7866 3216

***IMPORTANT: F2 Responsible Officer Details***

F2’s are responsible to ensure they are connected to the correct Responsible Officer, this is usually your Post Graduate Dean, for more information or guidance please see: or contact is via PSP.


Please can we use this opportunity to remind trusts’ Medical Education colleagues to work with their Medical Staffing teams to regularly check foundation doctors’ posts on TiS, against internal records. Early recognition of any discrepancies can help us all to resolve issues quickly. Thanks.

REMINDER: What are the 2022-23 TAB (Team Assessment of Behaviour) window dates for London and KSS Foundation Schools?

The recommended dates for the remaining TAB rounds are detailed below but these dates are not mandatory. More information on the TAB process can be found on the Horus Website.

Placement 2

Opens: Friday 17th February 2023

Closes: Friday 31st March 2023

Placement 3

Opens: Thursday 20th April 2023

Closes: Monday 15th May 2023

REMINDER: Contacting the London and KSS Foundation Schools

There has recently been an increase in emails/messages being sent to personal inboxes. Please be reminded that contact with the Foundation Team in HET should be through the PGMDE Support Portal rather than to individuals email addresses or shared mailboxes. This will ensure that your query can be directed to the correct person within the team and dealt with as quickly as possible. Please click here to be directed to the PGMDE Support Portal.

Please do not use,, or personal HEE email addresses.

REMINDER: Foundation ALS Update

We can confirm that Trusts can continue to claim the costs of ALS courses for their Foundation doctors from the study leave budget for the 2022/23 financial year.

Please note that from 1st January 2022, ALS courses will only be reimbursed up to a maximum of £275 per foundation doctor.

As in the previous financial year we will not be providing bulk payments for these courses. Instead, we request that you claim for these courses once they are delivered via the locally-delivered tab on your study leave monthly return. Please note the usual rules for locally-delivered claims will apply – only doctors in a HEE-registered Foundation training programme can be reimbursed.

REMINDER: 2022/23 PSA FS dates

For all foundation doctors who will have not sat and passed the exam at Medical School or on the 6th September, they will sit the exam in person, with in person invigilation, on the following dates:

Monday 13th March 2023

Monday 24th April 2023

Please note the remaining dates for all PSA sittings (all held at 1pm):

GUIDANCE: Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training for London and KSS

Please click the link below for guidance regarding Less Than Full Time (LTFT) training.

LTFT Guidance         

GUIDANCE: Foundation doctors in GP and psychiatry placements contributing to acute services

Please see below link for guidance regarding Foundation doctors in community placements contributing to acute services Foundation doctors in GP and psychiatry placements contributing to acute services

GUIDANCE: Foundation Doctor Role and Responsibilities

Please use the following link to the updated ‘Foundation Doctor Role and Responsibilities within the Local Education Provider and Minimum Requirements for Clinical Supervision of Foundation Doctors’, document.

Foundation Doctor Role and Responsibilities

GUIDANCE: Foundation guidance produced by the UKFPO for Foundation Doctors

Please find below link to guidance for Foundation Doctors recently produced by the UKFPO.

Click here for guidance

*Please note: This guidance does not apply to any foundation doctor who started either their F1 or F2 year on/after 4 August 2021, as they will be on the 2021 Foundation Programme curriculum. *

GUIDANCE: NHS employers’ guidance on induction for international medical graduates

Please find below link to guidance from NHS employers

UKFPO Bulletin

To read the latest UKFPO Bulletin access the link below:           

Courses, Events, Research and Competitions

CV Review Service (Winter/Spring 2023)

Is your Clinical CV up to date? Would you like support in creating, updating or tailoring your CV? 

The Careers Unit is launching a CV checking service from end of January 2023. You can book a 30 minute online appointment with a HEE careers adviser to get advice on any aspect of your CV including;

  • Planning your CV layout and presentation 
  • Articulating your experience to reflect your skills and strengths 
  • Reviewing an existing CV for clinical applications e.g. specialty, ACF, fellowship, sub-specialty or consultant applications
  • Adapting an existing CV or creating a new one for portfolio or non-clinical roles


A requirement of accessing the service is that you are a doctor/ dentist and that:

Bookable slots are available on Thursday afternoons between 12.30pm and 2.30pm starting Thursday Jan 26th 2023, on a first come first served basis.

Fee: £0

To book your place, please Book here

Kind Regards

The Careers Team

Professional Development Team

London and Kent, Surrey & Sussex 

National QI and Patient Safety Poster Competition 2023: 17th May 2023 (online)

See poster competition details and online entry form here:          

We have up to 160 poster places at our online conference. Successful entries receive:

- An invitation to give a live oral poster presentation* at a national conference on 17th May 2023 (poster entry deadline 3 March 2023)

- A discounted delegate rate of £169 (no VAT). Co-authors will also qualify for the discounted rate.

- A national poster competition presentation certificate with names of presenter(s) and authors

- There will be a first prize and runner up for each themed poster group

* 2-minute oral presentation followed by judge-led Q&A

Contact for more information

V-Space groups for SuppoRTT Trainees 

The V-Space Coaching and Support Programme is a series of four group coaching and peer support sessions. The small groups meet online for 2.5 hours every fortnight and are led by a senior group coach from the Professional Support Unit’s Coaching Service. V-Space offers a supportive, confidential and structured learning environment for peer discussion. Each session draws on a range of practical coaching tools for self-reflection, goal-setting, enhanced confidence, stress management and leadership communication. 

V-Space features:

  • Semi-structured facilitated group coaching sessions
  • Guest speaker slots ‘in conversation with’ trainees who share their experience of returning to training
  • Peer support in small breakout room discussions plus WhatsApp group for connecting with peers in between sessions
  • Coaching tools & resources to support you as you move back into training.

You can book by using the links below:

Group 10 - Starts 9th February 2023 -

Group 11 - Starts 10th February 2023 -

Access the point of care tool BMJ Best Practice for free

BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, whenever and wherever you need it.

Our step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence-based methodologies. 

This tool is freely available to all healthcare professionals who work for the NHS in England. You can register for free here

If your institution would like to receive further information on BMJ Best Practice, please contact Dr. Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at BMJ. Dr. Walsh can deliver talks for Foundation Programme doctors at their training sessions or provide information on areas such as the local HEE/BMJ clinical champion scheme. Contact Dr. Kieran Walsh at  

New video resource for foundation doctors

A new video for all foundation, foundation schools and trusts, helping them to understand more about the Foundation Programme Charter, has been shared.

Please click here to launch the Foundation Programme Charter video.

Further videos including Foundation Programme Review and Self Development time can also be found here

NHS Induction Programme for International Medical Graduates - e-learning for health

The National Induction programme has been designed to ensure that all international medical graduates (IMGs) recruited to the NHS are welcomed, valued, and supported as they transition to UK clinical practice.

Please use the following link to access the programme

Foundation Careers Unit

Careers Conversation

All foundation trainees have the opportunity to have an individual careers conversation with one of our career coaches which can be arranged by completing the application form at the following link:

FY2 - Preparing for Speciality interviews/F3 Options Stream Videos

Please see below links to the recent webinar recordings delivered to F2 trainees on preparing for speciality applications/interview & F3 options

FY2 Webinar - Preparing for Specialty applications and Interviews-20220914_180522-Meeting Recording.mp4

F3 Options Webinar-20221006_180437-Meeting Recording.mp4

Self Awareness | London (

Career Exploration | London (

Useful links


Horus - Changes and updates