F1 to F2 Matching
Previous consultations with students and trainees have shown that the local preference is for uncoupled programmes with knowledge of geographical location for the two years. When trainees commence F1 training in the Peninsula, they are therefore aware of the full location and programme details of their F1 post and the trust location of their F2 post.
If you need a further explanation of how posts are linked please contact us. At the time of matching to individual F2 programmes (during your F1 year), we will try to accommodate F2 trust swaps where possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. F1s will receive an email regarding this in December each year. To access our F1-F2 Matching Policy please click on the link below:
F1 - F2 Matching Policy Updated August 2012
Policy Equality Impact Assessment
Ranking F2 Preferences: Process Updated August 2012
Please read the F1 to F2 matching policy carefully to ensure that you understand matching is not based on your application score but on maximising 1st choice and then top 10 choice preferences. The process currently takes place in February each year.
F2 posts for August 2013 are published below - please note all posts are subject to change. Please approach individual Trusts with any specific queries.
F2 posts 2013
Exeter Job Descriptions
North Devon Job Descriptions - to be provided
F2 trust pool swaps process
The F1 to F2 swaps process for 2013 has now closed.
Prior to matching to individual F2 programme trainees are given the opportunity to try to swap their F2 trust pool. The rules of the swaps process are as follows:
The Foundation School’s ability to accommodate swaps will depend on a matching swap being identified.
- A maximum vacancy rate will be set for any individual trust to prevent the process having a potentially significant effect on patient safety.
- Once a swap has been agreed, the decision is final.
- In order to be considered for a swap you must complete an application form.
- Trainees can request up to four choices of swap in order of preference.
- Priority for swaps will be given initially to requests on the grounds of special circumstances and then applicants will be matched randomly following the closing date for requests. Special circumstances are:
A. Significant family responsibilities - most commonly responsibility as the primary carer for a young, school-age child (as confirmed by a birth certificate or equivalent) or for a seriously ill partner or first degree relative (as confirmed by a doctor’s note).
B. i) Chronic illness (physical or psychological) for which local follow up is an absolute requirement (as confirmed by an Occupational Health report).
ii) Disability for which local follow up is an absolute requirement (as confirmed by an Occupational Health report).
C. Terminally ill first degree relative living locally (as confirmed by a doctor’s note).
D. Educational reasons as supported by current Foundation Programme Director, for example, where it is recommended that a trainee experiencing difficulties remains in the same trust in order to benefit from the continued support of the local education team. Educational reasons do not include a request to transfer on the basis of wanting to complete a particular specialty offered by a trust.
- Applications can be emailed or posted by the closing date (2014 date to be advised).
- Swaps can be made only through the Peninsula Foundation School and not between individual trainees.
- Swap requests cannot be withdrawn following the closing date.
Once matched to a programme, please note that the Foundation School does not allow swaps; for more information please access the Foundation School Swaps Policy.
If you have any queries please contact Jane Bunce on 01752 676175/ email@example.com