Foundation Policies and Processes

(Reviewed and updated February 2016)

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
Pre-Employment Competency Screening for Foundation Training
Code of Practice 2017 

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 Leave for F1 Trainees
GMC Guidance on absence from the Foundation Programme
Guidance on F2GP Allocations
Guidance on the payment of the F2 GP Training Grant
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
Time Out of Foundation Programme - TOFP (See UKFPO Reference Guide)
Trainee Foundation Forum - Guidance Notes
Study Leave
Whistle blowing in the Foundation Training Programme

Doctors in Difficulty

Doctors in Difficulty - Advisory Notes
Doctors in Difficulty - Algorithm
Doctors in Difficulty - Referal Pack 
Doctors in Difficulty - 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 
Foundation Form R Guidance 

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 

 

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