Foundation Information for GP Practices

NHS North West is committed to maintaining a four month placement in General Practice.

Up to date Foundation information can be found here Foundation website

Foundation curriculum and assessment information can be found here:Foundation Curriculum & Assessment information

Foundation Trainee Portfolio login:  Horus Portfolio Login

Guide to Foundation Programme Training in General Practice

The Simple Guide to Foundation Programme Training in General Practice is intended to be exactly that. Every practice is different and will offer different learning opportunities for their Foundation Doctor. This guide provides a framework for Foundation training in GP that you can build on and adapt to suit your circumstances.

FY2 Simple Guide

This guidance was revised in response to the changes in the ways of working in GP and reflects changes to the Foundation Curriculum which came into effect from August 2021.

The content of the guide draws from a combination of the:

  • Experiences of GP Clinical Supervisors of Foundation Doctors during recent years.
  • experiences of NHS England (NHSE) Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (previously Health Education England - HEE) (North-West) team working on the Foundation Programme national guidelines and directives

Longitudinal Integrated Foundation Training (LIFT)

The document below provides a quick guide to LIFT, which has been shown to provide better educational supervision, pastoral care, work-life balance, career planning and job satisfaction.


Becoming a Foundation Supervisor in General Practice

If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Supervisor within General Practice (FY2 Supervisor), please refer to our 3-Step Trainer Journey page -

Becoming a Foundation Learning EnvironmentIf you are interested in becoming a Foundation Supervisor within General Practice, your practice will also need to be approved as a suitable learning environment. For further information regarding the learning environment approval process, please see our web page below:

Further Information and GuidanceYou can find information on Foundation Programme Directors and Administrators on the following links -


FPAs/PG Centres: