Foundation programme recruitment 2015


15 / 7 / 2015 1pm

Oversubscription and reserve list

In October 2014, the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) confirmed that there were more applicants to the 2015 foundation programme than places available. Final oversubscription numbers were confirmed in January 2015 to be 399. Applicants who did not provide proof of their right to work in the UK were withdrawn from the national process. 

Since March, the UKFPO has been working closely with medical schools to ensure pastoral support is available for those placed on the reserve list. On 15 July 2015 the UKFPO confirmed that all applicants to the 2015 foundation programme had been allocated to foundation schools.

Primary list allocation

In March 2015, the UKFPO announced that 7,086 applicants were successfully allocated to foundation schools - over 95 per cent of applicants. More than 90 per cent of applicants got in to one of their top five schools. 

Further allocation rounds

Three further allocation rounds took place on 28 May, 30 June and 15 July. These rounds sucessfully allocated all remaining applicants a place on the programme. 

On 28 May 2015, the UKFPO confirmed that another 133 applicants had been allocated to foundation schools in the first batch of the three allocation rounds.

On 30 June, the UKFPO announced that a further 152 applicants had been allocated to schools on the programme in the second batch of allocation rounds. 

On 15 July, it was confirmed that the final 40 applicants had been allocated places on the programme.

We understand that individual employers won’t be affected in terms of significant increases to their F1 cohort as the remaining applicants have been allocated across the U.K.

This signals the end of the allocation process, foundation schools, Postgraduate deaneries and local education and training boards will now liaise with employer organisations to fill any vacancies that arise between now and the August changeover.  

Welcome to the medical team – guidance

Our welcome to the medical team guidance is aimed at new doctors in the NHS. The welcome pack is intended to supplement inductions carried out locally. The pack gives new employees an introduction to the NHS and some insight into what their working day will involve. It will also highlight information on issues such as career development, pay and benefits and staff well-being.

2015 Applicant's Handbook

The Applicant’s Handbook is written by the UK Foundation Programme Office to answer questions about the national application process for both the foundation programme and the academic foundation programme.

For more information please see the UKFPO website.

Latest Tweets

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Sounds great, what next?

Register Now

Not now, I will register later

Log In