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The Foundation Programme Curriculum

The UKFPO facilitates the operation and continuing development of the Foundation Programme. The UKFPO is jointly funded and governed by Health Education England (HEE) and the four UK Health Departments.

The new UK Foundation Programme Curriculum 2021 has now been published. The curriculum sets out a holistic approach to care including physical health, mental health and social health and the skills required to manage this in both acute and community settings and for patients with chronic conditions. Foundation doctors must demonstrate that they are competent in the traditional elements of medical training but also in areas such as communication and consultation skills, patient safety and teamwork. The curriculum provides a framework for educational progression that will help them achieve these skills and supports them through the first two years of professional development after graduation from medical school.

The UKFPO have put together a series of resources that will help trainees, trainers and foundation schools to understand what the new curriculum means for them. This includes webinars, podcasts and factsheets. 

For more information please visit the Foundation Programme Curriculum page.