Successful Applicants to Severn Foundation School

Congratulations on your allocation to the Severn Foundation 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 programmes.

Programme List ordered by F1 Trust - updated 10/03/2023

Programme List ordered by Group - updated 10/03/2023


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

The "Severn - North" group contains 197 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 151 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 opens on Thursday 09 and closes on Wednesday 15 March 2023 (12:00 midday GMT). Please rank the two groups in order of preference. Applicants will be allocated to group based on the highest score to highest available preference, i.e. the highest scoring applicant gets their first choice of group, the next highest scoring gets their highest ranked group that is available and so on.

Group match results will be released on Monday 20th March 2023.


Applicants will be allocated to programme based on the highest score to highest available preference, i.e. the highest scoring applicant gets their first choice of programme, the next highest scoring gets their highest ranked programme that is available and so on. There are 348 programmes of linked F1 and F2 posts within the Severn Foundation School, split between the North (197) and South (151) groups. You are required to rank ALL PROGRAMMES in your Group in order of preference by 12:00 midday (BST) on THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2023. If you have not ranked your preferences by this time, you will be randomly allocated to a programme.

A Histogram of Application Scores is available to download: Histogram of Scores 2023. This details the scores of applicants allocated to Severn on 09 March 2023 (excluding those pre-allocated due to personal circumstances).

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 Trainee 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 2023 Applicant Handbook.

06-29 July 2022

Eligibility application window. If your medical school is outside the UK, or if you qualified from a UK medical school prior to 02 August 2021, you must register on Oriel and submit an eligibility application and supporting documentation. Please refer to separate guidance available on the UKFPO website.

25 August 2022

Registration on Oriel opens. Applicants can register at any time during the application window until 12:00 midday (BST) on Tuesday 20 September 2022. Eligibility applicants will have already registered as part of the eligibility application process. All programmes available to view on Oriel.

07–20 September 2022 (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.

03–07 October 2022 (12:00 midday BST)

SJT booking window for those with approved reasonable adjustments

10–13 October 2022 (12:00 midday BST)

SJT Online Booking Window. Applicants can book their SJT date, time and location online themselves through Test spaces will be available on a first come first served basis. Applicants are advised to book their test at the earliest opportunity. There will also be the option for applicants to sit the test remotely. Applicants will be able to amend their test booking up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled test date and time, although they should be advised that if they cancel at the last minute, the availability of alternate slots may be limited.

16 November 2022

Interviews for Education and Leadership & Management SFP posts (Peninsula)

07–20 December 2022

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – Test Window 1.

TBC Interviews for Research SFP posts (Severn and Peninsula)

11 January–10 February 2023

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.

19-23 January 2023

Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – Test Window 2.

22 February-03 March 2023

Foundation Priority Programme (FPP) offers and cascade process.

09 March 2023

Applicants informed of foundation school allocations

09-15 March 2023 (12:00 midday GMT)

Group preferencing window

20 March 2023

Group match results released

2030 March 2023 (12:00 midday BST)

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.


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

13 April 2023

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.

24/25/26 July-01 August 2023

Commencement of the 2022 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 02 August 2023

F1 begins