Foundation Doctor Advisory Board

Foundation Doctor Advisory Board

The purpose of the Foundation Doctor Advisory Board is to facilitate two way communication between foundation doctors and the UKFPO. This group provides information about how the Foundation Programme is being implemented locally and makes recommendations to the UKFPO for improvement. The group acts in an advisory capacity with no formal reporting structure into the UK Foundation Programme Office.

The group is made up of a F1 and a F2 doctor from each UK foundation school, with the UKFPO providing secretarial support. Meetings are held annually in October/November.

FDAB Feedback Channels

FDAB membership list 2014/15


UKFPO Foundation Doctor Advisor

For 2014/2015 your UKFPO foundation doctor advisor is Dr Simon Thebault. He can be contacted with any questions or queries at

Key Objectives

  • For the UKFPO to share information about developments in the Foundation Programme with foundation doctors
  • For foundation doctors to share information with the UKFPO about what is working well and their recommendations for change
  • To improve communications about the Foundation Programme with foundation doctors.



April 2014


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FDAB Meetings

The date of the next meeting is to be confirmed.

Previous Meetings

Tuesday 24 September 2014

FDAB Meeting 2014 Notes and actions


Monday 25 November 2013

FDAB Meeting 2013 Notes and actions


Overview of the e-portfolio product (Karen Beggs)

Feedback session to improve functionality of the e-portfolio (Stacey Forde)

An ARCP panellist's view (Dr Mike Masding)

Applying to specialty training (Joanne Marvell)

Speciality Selection Test (SST) Pilot (Prof. Alison Carr)

Supervised Learning Events


Tuesday 30 October 2012

FDAB Key notes October 2012

How to make the ARCP work for you (Stacey Forde)

Preparing to apply for specialty (Jonathan Howes)

Curriculum 2012 and SLE feedback (Manjula Das)


Monday 21 November 2011

Recruitment to specialty training 2012 (Elaine Sullivan)

FP Curriculum (Manjula Das)

Management in the NHS (Peter Lees) Digg Reddit Facebook Stumble Upon Follow UKFPO on Twitter