North London (North West London) Special Circumstances

Generally foundation schools do not offer pre-allocation of specific programmes within the foundation school to those with special circumstances.

North London FS now covers a wider geographical  area, therefore  to support the geographical needs of doctors with special circumstances, incoming F1 doctors with parental/guardian responsibilities or those who are primary carers may be offered a choice of up to 3 pre-allocated 2-year foundation programmes. These programmes are usually at hospitals within an hour’s commute of the doctor’s stated home address (criteria 1 and 2).

Applicants may choose whether, or not, to accept one of the offered programmes or to instead enter the main recruitment round.  The latter provides more choice but also the risk of being allocated programmes much further away than those previously offered, in which case adjustments will not be possible.

The following link is to national guidance for Special Circumstances