Local Swaps

Local Swap Process.pdf172.46 KB
Categorisation of specialties.pdf76.78 KB
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Local (within Trusts) Swap Process:

This process permits foundation doctors to apply to swap either a single rotation or their whole 1 year programme with another foundation doctor within the same Trust. Full details and an application form can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Please note that the following applies to all F1 and F2 2016-17 local swap requests:

Educational balance:

All programmes are designed to be educationally balanced and provide exposure to a range of specialties during the two years of the programme. STFS guidance for maintaining educational balance is set out below.

Your two year programme should contain no more than:

  • 8 months in a surgical specialty
  • 8 months in a community specialty
  • 4 months in a psychiatry placement

You cannot repeat a community specialty (e.g. GP, community paediatrics) but it may be possible to repeat one medical, surgical, or other sub-specialty, depending on availability of posts.

You can find a guidance document which categorises specialties by medical, surgical, other, and community on the right had side of this page.