What is Foundation training?
Foundation training is a 2 year programme designed to act as a bridge between medical school and specialty training. It creates the opportunity to gain experience working in a number of different specialties and was introduced in 2005 to replace the Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) year.
The training is supported by a curriculum which describes the progress required to satisfactorily complete each stage.
- The first year (F1) is required for all UK graduates and some others (as determined by the General Medical Council, GMC). Successful completion also results in progression from provisional to full registration.
- In the second year there is a focus on consolidating and developing F1 competencies but with a greater emphasis on training in the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient irrespective of the clinical setting.
Follow this link to Meet The Foundation Team
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber has three Foundation Schools.
Details of the Foundation Programmes for each HEYH Foundation School can be found on the individual school pages:
Foundation Chooser Website
You can find collated information on all three Foundation Schools within Yorkshire and the Humber on the Foundation School Chooser Website.The information is collected by current F1 trainees and helps you choose the most suitable Foundation School for you.
GP End of Placement Questionnaire
If you are a Foundation Year 2 trainee and reaching the end of your placement, you must complete the GP End of Placement Questionnaire . This is a mandatory requirement for F2 sign off and helps us to improve future foundation training in GP.