Quality Management

STFS Guidance Notes for Lead Visitors.pdf39 KB
STFS Lead Visitor Checklists.doc262.5 KB
STFS LEP Self Assessment for Foundation Faculty visits.doc224 KB
QM of foundation training in STFS Jan 2015.docx57.51 KB


The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent statutory body that regulates undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in the UK. The GMC Quality Assurance of the Foundation Programme (QAFP) framework defines the standards for foundation training and quality assures the delivery of training against those standards.

The South Thames Foundation School (STFS), on behalf of HE KSS and HESL, is responsible for the quality management of the foundation programme; ensuring that local education and training providers are meeting the GMC standards, through robust reporting and monitoring mechanisms, and sharing evidence of educational delivery.

Local foundation faculty groups will be expected to review and maintain the quality standards of foundation training within the LEP and STFS will undertake to verify and validate the process of local quality control.

Any queries regarding this process or foundation quality issues should be directed to quality@stfs.org.uk