Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP)

Foundation Priority Programmes (FPP) have been developed to support specific areas of the UK that have historically found it difficult to attract and retain doctors in training through the foundation and specialty recruitment processes. The main aim is to maximise the opportunity for applicants who wish to be located in less popular areas and therefore improve supply for specialty training and beyond. As part of this process, applicants have the opportunity to rank individual priority programmes that have been determined by a specific location as part of the application form. Successful applicants will be offered specific programmes prior to national allocation to foundation schools.

For 2024 Severn is offering 3 Foundation Priority Programmes at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Medical Education - 3 Programmes

3 Priority Programmes will have a Medical Education-themed incentive attached the the F2 year, in addition to the the leadership incentive for the F1 year (as above). During FY2 successful applicants will:

  • be given support to complete a fully funded distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Medical education at Bristol University

  • be able to develop their educational leadership skills by being actively involved in the postgraduate education department

  • be given the opportunity to attend the medical education meeting and be involved in the education away days. 

  • take a lead role in the organisation and quality improvement of the F1 and F2 teaching programme. 

  • have a strategic role in enhancing medical education throughout YDH and improving the offer to their peers.

Please see the full Programme list for details of the rotations - the Programme preference numbers are below.