F2 Doctors – The Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme is a two year period of supervised clinical practice for qualified doctors. It is the period of training between someone completing a medical degree and going on to higher training in a medical speciality. The foundation programme consists of a series of clinical posts that are put together to ensure that foundation doctors gain relevant skills and experience. Most doctors in their second year of foundation training (F2) have a post in general practice. The post allows the F2 doctor to follow patients through the entire patient experience, from the presentation of acute and chronic illness, through to investigation, diagnosis and management. All F2 doctors have completed a medical degree and 12 months of clinical experience.

Consultations with F2 Doctors

You may see an F2 doctor either on their own or with another doctor. A GP at this practice will ensure that the F2 doctor is practicing safely and will provide help and support when required. They will also be working with the F2 to ensure that they gain all they can from the learning opportunities presented in this practice.

The practice supports F2 training but you can decline to be seen by an F2 doctor without having to give a reason and your care will not be affected in any way. If you would prefer not to see an F2 doctor please inform the receptionist.