Allocation to the Foundation Programme 

Yorkshire & the Humber Foundation School (YHFS) follows the National Process and time line set out by the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO). For further information, details of the timeline and a copy of the applicant’s handbook please visit the UKFPO website.

YHFS is one Unit of Application (UoA), but we use a group matching process to allocate applicants to locality schemes, before they rank their individual programmes.

  • North Yorkshire and East Coast – Grimsby & Scunthorpe, Hull, Scarborough, York
  • South Yorkshire – Doncaster & Bassetlaw, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield
  • West Yorkshire – Airedale, Bradford, Calderdale & Huddersfield, Harrogate, Leeds, Mid Yorks (Dewsbury & Pinderfields)

If you are successful in your application to YHFS, you will then preference your choice of locality scheme and programmes as per the timetable below:


National FP Recruitment dates:

  • Applicants Informed of FS Allocation UKFPO: 12 March 2020
  • Group Ranking Deadline: 18 March 2020 (12 noon)
  • Programme Ranking opens: 23 March 2020
  • Programme Ranking Deadline: 31 March 2020 (12 noon)
  • Applicants Informed of Programme Allocations UKFPO: 9 April 2020

F1 and F2 jobs are linked.  This means that when you list your programme preferences, you will know the F1 and F2 posts and hospitals in each programme.

There are no interviews for the allocation of Foundation Programme trainees.

Whilst the post speciality/placements are an correct at the point of upload to the Oriel system, please note that posts may be subject to change depending on the employing Trust circumstances. Whilst both your employer and HEE will endeavour to provide you with as much notice of any changes, please note this is not always possible.

For 2020, YHFS has 4 Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship Programmes being advertised nationally. For more information please see here

From August 2019, we are also piloting 18 GP longitudinal Integrated Foundation Programmes (LIFT), for more information please see here