Step 1: Eligibility Application

You will need to submit an eligibility application BEFORE the main application round in October 2018 to have their eligibility to apply for UKFP 2019 confirmed.


Please note that the Eligibility Application window for FP 2019 has now closed.



All applications should be submitted through Oriel (national online application system). Applicants can access Oriel via Applicants are advised to start their applications early to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary sections of the application form and to gather evidence in support of their application.

The Oriel applicant portal is compatible with Internet Explorer 11, Safari 7+, Google Chrome 30+, Firefox 24+ and Edge. Applicants are advised to use one of these browsers when using the website and preferably the most up to date version of that browser. 

Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 – 10. 

If at any point you find yourself getting stuck in a ‘loop’ or if there appears to be an error on the system, please try to access the site from a different web browser, for example, Google Chrome, or deleting your internet browser history in the first instance. For technical queries please contact the technical helpdesk via


25th June 2018 (09:00 BST) – 8th August 2018 (12:00 BST)

Eligibility application window open on Oriel.

20th August 2018

Eligibility status confirmed to applicants.

20th August 2018

Applicants who need to undergo the UKFPO’s national clinical assessment will be given information about payment details.

20th August 2018

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) online booking window will open on Oriel.

3rd September 2018 (12:00 BST)

Deadline for eligibility applicants to book their SJT slot through Oriel.

27th September 2018

Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for SJT.

23rd – 25th October 2018

The national clinical assessment will be held on these dates.

1st November 2018

Latest PLAB 1 sitting date to allow sufficient time for PLAB2 and to obtain provisional registration with the GMC.

1st November 2018

Clinical assessment outcomes will be issued to applicants.

A high-level timeline can be found on page 5 of the Eligibility Applicant Guidance.