General Practice in FP Training

General Practice in Foundation Programme Training

The Northern Foundation School supports experience in General Practice within the second year of the Foundation Programme (F2). Regionally, we achieved the Department of Health target for 55% of F2 programmes to include a GP/F2 placement from August 2006 and we continue to maintain this level. The School has achieved this through working in partnership with Local Education Providers and GP Practices to establish and maintain a network of GP/F2 practices throughout the region.

For information on working in General Practice as an F2 doctor please see the attached document.

For further information about how GP placements in the Foundation Programme are structured and implemented, please have a look at the sections below and/or contact the Northern Foundation School GP/F2 Lead: Dr Julian Hargreaves

Continuing development as an F2 supervisor is expected with training at update sessions and the Northern Foundation School conference. Please contact Gillian Quinn for details and bookings.

GP Tasters

GP Tasters are available for current FP doctors. For details please read the application form and apply via the Foundation School.

Useful documents for GP/F2 Clinical Supervisors:

A guide to GP Clinical supervision

Appraisal Guidelines for GP/F2 Supervision

Home Visits by GP/F2

For GP practices interested in F2 training:

Training F2 doctors is a rewarding experience, an impetus to your own learning and development. Close supervision is required to support trainees, especially at the start of their rotation, but training is a net contribution to what the practice can offer patients and there is a grant available. If you are a GP Practice within the Foundation School area who is interested in taking part in F2 training, please look at the FAQ about training, the minimum standards for F2 in GP for non GP training practices and fill in the document New FP training Practice to register your interest.

Training for new supervisors is available twice a year. Contact Gillian Quinn for details of the next available course.

FAQs about F2 in GP for practices considering training

Minimum standards for FP Training Practices

New FP Training Practice Application Form