Successful Applicants to Severn Foundation School

Once successful applicants are matched to the school the next stage in the process is to identify your group and programme preferences via the online application system Oriel.

All Severn Foundation Programmes detailed on Oriel (the national application system) are available as a single Programme List in pdf format below. Please note this is an indicative list and programmes remain subject to change. It also includes our FPP and SFP programmes.

Post list F1 2024 - F2 2025 (all posts are subject to change)


To make ranking the programmes a less time consuming process, our programmes are split into two groups.

The "Severn - North" group contains 199 programmes, with rotations in Gloucestershire and Swindon as well as a proportion of rotations in Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

The "Severn - South" group contains 168 programmes, with rotations in Taunton and Yeovil as well as a proportion of rotations in Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

The group preferencing window will open after the allocation to school has been announced. Applicants will be asked to rank the two groups in order of preference. Applicants will be allocated to group based on their Preference Informed Allocation rank.


Applicants will be allocated to programme based on their Preference Informed Allocation rank. There are 367 programmes of linked F1 and F2 posts within the Severn Foundation School, split between the North (199) and South (168) groups. You are required to rank ALL PROGRAMMES in your Group in order of preference by 12:00 midday (BST) on TBC. If you have not ranked your preferences by this time, you will be randomly allocated to a programme.

Please note that allocation to foundation school and programme is subject to the following:

  • Successful completion of your medical undergraduate degree (where applicable)
  • Satisfactory pre-employment checks
  • Satisfactory references
  • Successful completion of national clinical assessment (where applicable)

Useful information

Information on the acute Trusts, including Trust Profiles and Foundation Doctor Testimonials, is available here.

Information on General Practice placements is available here.

Information on Psychiatry placements is available here.

Information on Specialised Foundation Programmes in the Severn Foundation School is available here.

The following has been designed to provide applicants with useful information about the Foundation School:

General Information about how Training is organised in Severn Foundation School

Queries regarding Terms and Conditions (including accommodation and pay bandings) should be directed to individual Trusts.

For the General FP application process, Severn will not be using interviews to allocate applicants to programme.  Successful applicants will be asked to rank programmes online, then allocated using the score by which they were allocated to Foundation School.

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Linked Applicants

For linked applicants, the link will be maintained only up to the Group-Matching stage assuming applicants rank the Groups in exactly the same order.

Contact Us

If, having read the information available, you have further queries or questions please email the Severn Foundation School.


 All application guidance, including eligibility and special circumstances is available on the UK Foundation Programme website. For a more detailed timeline, please refer to the 2024 Applicant Handbook.

12 September 2023

Registration on Oriel opens. Applicants can register at any time during the application window until 12:00 midday (BST) on Wednesday 4th October 2023. Eligibility applicants will have already registered as part of the eligibility application process. All programmes available to view on Oriel.

20 September 2023 - 04 October 2023 (12:00 midday BST)

National application period: complete the online FP application form. This form will include applications for up to two Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) Units of Application, the Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP), SJT Reasonable Adjustments and and application for Pre-Allocation due to Personal Circumstances (a separate form is also required for Pre-allocation).

Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. Applicants are advised to start their application early to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary sections fully and to gather evidence in support of their application.

Friday 10th November 2023 Interviews for Research SFP posts (Severn and Peninsula)

10 January–9 February 2024

SFP national offers and cascade offers process. Successful SFP applicants will receive offers. All offers must be accepted or declined on Oriel by the stated deadline. Applicants will have 48 hours to respond to offers.

21 February- 01 March 2024

Foundation Priority Programme (FPP) offers and cascade process.

07 March 2024

Applicants informed of foundation school allocations

07-13 March 2024 (12:00 midday GMT)

Group preferencing window

18 March 2024

Group match results released

20th March 2024

Severn Foundation School Welcome Event

18 - 27 March 2024 (12:00 midday GMT)

Programme Preferencing Window – deadline at 12:00 midday. Applicants will be invited to rank available programmes in order of preference on Oriel.


Applicants to complete an online Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP) form to ensure information is shared with the foundation school to ensure sufficient reasonable adjustments are arranged where necessary and appropriate in time for the start of programme to support training.

7 March - 12 July 2024

Online references collected. Referees will be asked to provide references as part of the standard pre-employment checks.

11 April 2024

Applicants will be notified of their match to programme results. Applicants will receive an email containing information about which programme they have been matched to by their allocated foundation school.

Week commencing 29th July 2024

Commencement of the 2024 UK Foundation Programme. Newly appointed F1 doctors are required to attend a period of pre-employment shadowing of the F1 doctor you will be taking over from before the start of the programme. Employers will provide details of local arrangements.

Wednesday 07 August 2024

F1 begins