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Inter-Foundation School Transfers (IFST)

A process exists for F1s who are currently part of a 2-year Foundation Programme, but require to move to another location within the UK for F2 or prior to commencing F1. The process has been designed to support transfers across Schools in cases where individual circumstances have changed since initial allocation or application. More details can be found on the UKFPO website. There are certain criteria that must be met for an IFST. Transfers will only be allowed if circumstances have changed.

The window for requesting transfers for August 2021 is currently closed and will re-open for August 2022. Details will be available later in the training year. Only applications on the grounds of exceptional circumstances can be requested at this time. The IFST application form can be found on the UKFPO website.

Transfer requests for those currently allocated to or working in Scotland will be considered by a panel within the Scottish Foundation School.

Completed IFST forms should be sent to sfas@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

For information about Inter-Regional Transfers (transfers within Scotland), please click here


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