Updates for FP 2019

Information for applicants from the EU

You will be aware that the UK is in the process of leaving the European Union.  This means freedom of movement will be affected.  However, the NHS will continue to welcome and value staff and trainees from Europe as it does the whole world. 

From 30 March 2019 the UK will have left the European Union. If an agreement is reached with the EU, then EU citizens and their family members will be able to move to the UK until 2021 on the same basis as you could do today, with the same rights to work and study freely, as you currently do. For EU citizens who already live in the UK, you are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  All EU citizens who have lived in the UK for more than five years continuously will be eligible for ‘settled status’ (equivalent to indefinite leave to remain).  If you have lived in the UK for less than five years you will be eligible for ‘pre-settled status’ and can upgrade this to ‘settled status’ when you have been here for five years.  As the Prime Minister announced on 21 January, this process will be free to all from 30 March 2019. Any payment made for an application before this date will be refunded. More information on the settlement scheme can be found here:

In the event that an agreement is not reached, there will be a transition period once free movement ends and before the UK’s new immigration system begins in 2021. During this transition period, newly arriving EU citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa, but they will not be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  If you want to stay in the UK for longer than three months, you can apply from within the UK for ‘European Temporary Leave to Remain’, which will be granted for a further 36 months, subject to identity, criminality and security checks.

More information will be available soon on the process to register and how the UK’s Future Immigration System will work.  To keep up to date, please regularly visit


2018 F2 Career Destination Survey Report 

The 2018 F2 Career Destinations Survey Report is now available here:

Further analysis and research of career choices is being undertaken by UKMED.

For queries, please contact

Foundation Programme (FP) Assessment Procurement

HEE are seeking to procure a provider organisation(s) [Provider or Providers], to provide a robust and relevant assessment method for applicants to the UK Foundation Programme (UKFP).

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation for the FP Assessment.

Further information please follow the link below: -

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 15 February 2019 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Foundation Doctors' Advisory BoardFDAB 2

The last FDAB meeting was held on 5th November 2018, presentations shared at the meeting can be viewed below:

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at Mary Ward House, 5 - 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

UKFPO Bulletin

The UKFPO send out regular bulletins containing upcoming events and important news, if you wish to receive our bulletin please email

UKFPO Leadership Fellow

The UKFPO is delighted to announce a training secondment opportunity to all current F1 Trainees. The knowledge and skills acquired through this post will provide leadership experience and it is anticipated that at the end of the secondment, the Fellow will be equipped to identify him / herself as a leader and to promote and disseminate learning in leadership to others.

The application window will open on Monday 13th May 2019 at 9:00am and close at midday on Friday 17th May 2019.

Leadership Fellow - Applicant Guidance

To apply click here