Recruitment to Foundation Training

 

We are delighted that you are considering applying to work as an FP doctor within the Northern Foundation School.

 

Foundation Recruitment

New for August 2020

Foundation Priority Programmes

From August 2020, the Northern Foundation School will have 82 foundation priority programmes, details of the posts can be found here.

The UKFPO have produced a guide to the Foundation Priority programmes and how to apply which can be found here

 

Psychiatry Fellowship Posts 

From August 2020, the Northern Foundation School will have 4 psychiatry fellowship posts:

Programme Preference Number

Associated F1 Psychiatry Placement

Post Description & Site

Employer/Trust

Mental Health Trust

20/NTH/RVW00/07/F1/004

General Psychiatry

Rehabilitation Psychiatry based at Roseberry & Lustram Vale

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Tees, Esk & Wear Valley

20/NTH/RXP00/02/F1/004

General Psychiatry

Adult Mental Health based at Lanchester Road Hospital

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tees, Esk & Wear Valley

20/NTH/RTF00/05/F1/048

General Psychiatry

Community Mental Health based at Oxford Centre, Longbenton

Northumbria Healthcare NHS

Foundation Trust

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

20/NTH/RNL00/06/F1/015

Old Age Psychiatry

Carlton Clinic

North Cumbria Integrated NHS Foundation Trust   

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

 

The UKFPO have produced a guide to the fellowship programmes and can be found here

Foundation Programme posts

For August 2020 recruitment , the Northern Foundation School will also have 293 standard foundation programmes, details of the posts can be found here. (Please note that all rotations are subject to change)

Entry at F1 level each August is via the annual national FP applications process overseen by the UK Foundation Programme Office. Applicants must apply through the Oriel recruitment system.

 

Key Dates for FP 2020 Foundation Recruitment
  • All indicative vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 23rd September 2019.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 23rd September 2019.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 30th September and close at 12 noon (BST) on 11th October 2019
  • Candidates will be notified of their allocation to a Foundation School on 12th March 2020
  • Deadline to rank the foundation programmes on Oriel is 12 pm on 20th March. No late submissions will be accepted and if your preferences are not received then you will be allocated to a vacant post at random
  • Applicants will be informed of their match to programme on 9th April 2020.
  • From April 2020 the batch allocations will be ran.

F2 Stand alone Recruitment for August 2020

There will be national F2 stand alone recruitment ran by the UKFPO. These posts are available for applicants who hold or are eligible for full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC). Stand-alone programmes provide an opportunity for overseas graduates who qualify with full registration to enter the training system in the UK. Doctors who are already working as part of a recognised two-year foundation programme are not eligible to apply for F2 Stand-alone posts. The UKFPO guide can be found here

If a F1 trainee's circumstances have changed and there are specific reasons as to why a current F1 trainee needs to transfer to a different programme for their F2 year, they may be eligible to apply for a transfer based on set criteria. Please refer to the Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST) guidance available on the UKFPO website. 

 

Further information on foundation recruitment in the Northern Foundation School

 

The Northern Foundation School honours linked applications however once both applicants are allocated to the foundation school then the link is broken. The link does not allocate you to a specific Local Education Providers or programme.

The lowest scores for each Trust  for August 2019 start is here

Approved special circumstances pre-allocate you to a Foundation School but not to a Local Education Providers or programme within the Foundation School so you should rank all of the programmes by the specified deadlines.

Reserve list applicants will be contacted via email on the day of allocation to the Foundation School with details of allocation to a programme.

For all recruitment enquiries, please email Kerry Ferguson.
 

Academic Foundation Recruitment

Entry for 2-Year Academic FP posts in our region is also via the annual national FP applications process overseen by the  UK Foundation Programme Office. The individual job descriptions can be found below and applicants must apply through the Oriel recruitment system. 

F1 placement description
F2 placement description
 
Key Dates for 2020 Academic Foundation Recruitment
  • Academic vacancies are available to view on the Oriel recruitment system on 19th  August 2019.
  • Registration opens on Oriel on 23rd September 2019.
  • Applications open on Oriel from 30th September 2019 and close at 12 noon (BST) on 11th October 2019
  • Candidates will be notified week commencing 18th November whether they have been shortlisted.
  • Interview dates are Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Offers will be made on 15th January 2020 via the Oriel recruitment system. Candidates must accept or decline the offer on Oriel within 48 hours.
  • From 23rd January 2020 cascading of any remaining AFP posts offered.
Further information on our local shortlisting and interview process

Applications for an academic foundation post at the Northern Foundation School will be assessed against the national person specification  and the five white  space questions that will be on the application form on Oriel. 

Candidates will be notified week commencing 18th  November whether they have been shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th December at St James' Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Full details of the interview process and timings will be communicated to shortlisted applicants when they are invited to interview (please refer to the national policy on claiming expenses to attend academic interviews which can be viewed here)

Telephone/video interviews may be arranged however it is strongly recommended that shortlisted applicants attend the interview in person. There are no alternative interview dates

For all recruitment enquiries, please email kerry.ferguson@hee.nhs.uk.