Friday 25th October 2019


  1. New F2 Stand-alone and Inter-Foundation School Transfers (IFST)
  2. New An updated UKFP Rough Guide has been published
  3. New UKFPO Bulletin
  4. Tab Dates
  5. Foundation Priority Programmes, supplementary information is now available under the different units of application links on the LASE Recruitment website.
  6. Reminder Academic Foundation Interviews – Panel Members Required
  7. F2 IST Evaluation Survey
  8. New London School Of Paediatrics Conference 2020
  9. New Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course - December 2019
  10. New MRCP Part one course -  30th Nov & 1st Dec - Newcastle
  12. Useful Links

F2 Stand-alone and Inter-Foundation School Transfers (IFST)

Important National Process Changes

F2 Standard-alone Recruitment

Applicants who are currently working as part of the two-year programme or have successfully completed the F2 year and received a Foundation Achievement of Competency Document (FACD) / Foundation Programme Certificate of Completion (FPCC) are not eligible to apply for F2 Stand-alone posts.


IFST – Inter-Foundation School Transfer

The UKFPO have now centralised the IFTS process to run during a set window each year. The timeline for 2020 is detailed below.

More information on the IFST process can be found on the UKFPO Website and the application form can be accessed here.

Trainee queries in regard to IFST should be directed to


National Timeline IFST 2020

  • Application window opens - Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Application window closes - Thursday 19th March 2020
  • Administrative review of applications Monday 9th – Monday 30th March 2020
  • Notification of incomplete applications* - By Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • National review panels consider applications** - Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April 2020
  • Panel outcomes issued to applicants - Monday 20th April 2020
  • Transfer confirmations to applicants - Thursday 23rd April 2020
  • Deadline for late applications - Thursday 28th May 2020
  • Outcomes for late applications - Thursday 18th June 2020
  • New rotations commence - August 2020

A further statement from the UKFPO is available here

Tab Dates Recommended Windows

Placement 1



Monday 7th October 2019


Tuesday 3rd  December 2019

Placement 2



Monday 17th February 2020


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Placement 3



Monday 20th April 2020


Friday 15th May 2020

Foundation Priority Programmes

Supplementary information is now available under the different units of application links on the LASE Recruitment website

2020 Academic Foundation Interviews, London

We are still seeking 10 Academic Panel Members and 10 Clinical Panel members for the three interview dates below:

  • 29th November 2019
  • 12th December 2019
  • 6th January 2020

To register please visit here:

F2 IST Evaluation Survey – Please complete

As part of the evaluation of Improving Surgical Training (IST), the evaluators are keen to get in touch with other specialties, professions or doctors at a different level of training than core surgery. The evaluators have developed the following survey for trainees that are currently in or have been in a surgical rotation within foundation. Not only do they wish to explore the impact of IST but they are also interested in the attractiveness of IST for those in foundation as a future training pathway

Please complete the survey by 24th November 2019.


Save the date – NCEL, NWL and ST Joint Foundation Schools Conference 13th February 2020, London – more information to follow and how to register.

NCELFS Management Committee 
•    Tuesday January 21st

NWLFS Management Committee
•    Tuesday 14th January 
•    Tuesday 19th May 
•    Thursday24th Sept

STFS Advisory & Development 
•    Thursday January 16th
•    Thursday May 7th
•    Thursday September 10th

Programme Fair 2020 – Friday 20th March 2020

Useful Links