28th July 2020


Script Registration

Go to https://www.safeprescriber.org/medicine-surgery-signup-select/

  • Select the Foundation School you are due to start with in August 2020
  • Under “Register”, enter your email address and click “Get started”.
  • You will be asked to provide the following information:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Professions
    • GMC number (may be referred to as (Professional Number)
    • Start year (i.e. year you started Foundation Training)
    • NHS Trust
    • Foundation School
    • Password (this is self-chosen

We have been in discussions with our prescribing lead who has advised you may find the following modules particularly useful:

  • Rational Drug Choice
  • Utilising the BNF
  • Prescription Documentation
  • Fluids
  • Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Dosing and Calculation
  • Drug Interactions
  • Adherence and Concordance


  • Current F2s who are completing to disconnect from RO if not staying in region to continue in specialty training.
  • Current F1's progressing to F2 to ensure they connect to the correct RO:

Information for UK Graduates:

  • Once you have your Full Registration in place you must connect to the relevant Responsible Officer for Revalidation. Please use the table below to establish who this is:
  • Please be mindful of the timings involved as every year we have a number of Doctors who leave it too late to apply and this impacts on their training.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you apply for full registration in time for commencing your F2 training and it is important you understand the implications of failing to do this so please ensure you read the instructions from the GMC carefully.


Information for Non-UK Graduates:


Foundation School LETB Responsible Officer
North Central & East London FS  Health Education England North Central & East LDN  Dr Gary Wares 
North West London FS  Health Education England North West LDN  Dr Gary Wares 
South Thames Foundation School  Health Education England Kent, Surrey & Sussex  Prof Graeme “Alec” Dewhurst 
South Thames Foundation School  Health Education England South LDN  Prof Geeta Menon 

****South Thames trainees need to connect based on where their F2 trust is based – if you are in a London trust you must select Prof Menon, if you are in Kent, Surrey or Sussex for your F2 you must select Prof Dewhurst****



The UKFPO have issued revised guidance for the reviews taking place before August 2020. Please refer to the guidance and any other updates on the UKFPO website:


Applying for your Full Registration

Please note the Foundation school will notify the GMC of any Doctor eligible for Full Registration following a successful F1 ARCP Outcome but it is entirely the trainees responsibility to make the application and pay the relevant fees, and failure to do so may lead to a delay in your training. Please refer to the GMC website and guidance provided by them as to what you need to do and when:


Supporting Trainers, Supporting Doctors, Supporting Patients: progress since the postgraduate medical foundation programme review

In 2018–2019 the HEE Foundation Programme Review heard evidence from a wide range of stakeholders, including foundation doctors, about the difficulties faced by those entering foundation training from medical school.  A number of recommendations were made and this pack outlines progress and contains practical information to assist with implementation.

Progress Since the Postgraduate Medical Foundation Programme Review


Hugh Platt Foundation essay prize

Are you an F1 or F2 doctor aspiring to become a Pathologist? The Royal College of Pathologists are hosting a competition to write an essay based on "Tiny test, huge impact" - write an essay drawing on your experience of a patient encounter which illustrates the impact a pathology result can have on a patient and their family. 

Closing date is Friday 28th August 2020. Please see website for more information on how to enter, prizes and the terms and conditions. 


2020 Medical graduates - Invitation to participate in research

Newcastle University are leading a new study, funded by the GMC, which will be looking at the experience and wellbeing of doctors who have graduated in 2020, in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It will involve you taking part in a number of online questionnaires over the next 6 months, with the opportunity to take part in an interview about your experiences, later in the year. Participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. 

The link below takes you to the project blog which has more information on the research being conducted. 


If you are a new graduate from a UK medical school, starting work now in FiY1, or in August in F1, you can sign up to take part in the project here: https://newcastle.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/medical-graduates-covid-intro

Covid information for Trainees and Trusts

HEE have put together a number of resources to guide trainees during the COVID-19 crisis which can be found here: https://www.lpmde.ac.uk/training-programme/covid-19-response-updates

Public Health Youtube channel

HEE have published a video on Public Health on their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVQaAxyJE3fcRxqMPdB1BTNLA5MY2ZUf

Doctors for the NHS essay prize

An opportunity has arisen, for all doctors in training, to submit an essay titled 'If i was Minister of Health...'. The prize for the best essay is £500 and will be published in the 'Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine'. (Subject to editorial approval) The closing date for submissions is 31st July 2020. Please see the website for more details.


Dates for your diary

NCELFS Management Committee

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020 (2pm)

​NWLFS Committee Meeting

  • Thursday 24th Sept 2020 (2pm)

STFS Advisory & Development

  • Thursday 10th September 2020 (10am)

Useful links