Foundation Policies and Processes

(Reviewed and updated March 2023)

Setting up, managing and altering Foundation Programmes

Foundation Programme Director (FPD) Job Description and Person Specification
Post & Programme Reconfiguration Application (Post Change Request) - Template
Post Description - Template
Programme Competency Mapping - Template
Formal Teaching Programme Guidance
Guidance on the recruitment to Foundation Vacancies in the North West
UKFPO Guidance on the recruitment to stand-alone F2 vacancies 

 

Prior to starting training as a Foundation Doctor
HEE National Shadowing Guidance (remains unchanged for 2023)
Pre-Employment Competency Screening for Foundation Training
Code of Practice 2018 (still in use for 2023)
Guide for Foundation Training in the UK

Raising Problems As a Foundation Trainee in NW

 

During Foundation Training

A Guide to Psychiatry in the Foundation Programme
BMA Guidance on the use of Social Media
Careers Taster Guidance
Complaints Appeals Process
Consent in the Foundation Training Programme
Ethical guidance in the Foundation Training Programme
Educational and Professional Leave for F1 Doctors in Training
GMC Guidance on absence from the Foundation Programme
F2GP Trainers Grant - Payment Process (updated April 2023)
Inter Foundation School Transfer (National Process)
Intra Foundation School Transfers (Local position statement)
Locum Guidance for Foundation Trainees
Process for becoming a GP Foundation Supervisor Flow Chart

Relocation and Excess Mileage - School Guidance (updated June 2023)
Remote AFP Placements
Time Out of Foundation Programme - TOFP (See UKFPO Reference Guide)
Trainee Foundation Forum - Guidance Notes
Study Leave - Foundation School Guidance  (updated Feb24)
Study Leave - NHSE (HEE) overview
Whistle blowing in the Foundation Training Programme

Placing Foundation Doctors in GP Practices FAQs April 2022

 

Trainees Requiring Extra Support (TRES)

Trainees Requiring Extra Support - Advisory Notes
Trainees Requiring Extra Support - Algorithm
Trainees Requiring Extra Support - Referral Pack                      
Trainees Requiring Extra Support - FORM F1 Foundation Trainees
Making Up Missed Foundation Training Time
 

 

ARCP, Sign Off and GMC Registration

National Foundation ARCP Guidance
ARCP checklist and information for Clinical Supervisors
ARCP checklist and information for Educational Supervisors
ARCP checklist and information for the ARCP panel chair
ARCP checklist and information for portfolio administrators
North West ARCP Process - Operational Guide  (Updated June 2024)
Foundation Form R Guidance
Revalidation - Guidance on the full scope of practice
Revalidation - FAQs on the full scope of practice


Longitudinal Integrated Foundation Training (LIFT)
LIFT Pilot Introduction
Guidance for Foundation Programme Directors
Guidance for GP Trainers
Guidance for the supervision of F1 trainees in GP 
Guidance for Hospital based supervisors
LIFT Timetabling Guidance
LIFT - FAQs 

 

Enhancing Generalist Skills (Enhance)

Enhancing Generalist Skills - HEE : 2023

Enhance Handbook - HEE - 2023

Enhance Guidance for Foundation Programme Directors

 

Guidance for Trusts/LEPs
Cancellation Policy - NWFTPA Conferences and Events (updated July 2023)

 

 

For any queries relating to the policies and processes featured on this page please email foundation.nw@hee.nhs.uk