F2 in General Practice

A GP placement in F2 introduces foundation doctors to work in primary care and to a range of skills that are transferable to a career in any speciality. General Practice enhances generic and clinical skills for any future career.

Aims of GP Placement

General Practice placements in the Foundation Programme provide F2 trainees with:

  • An enhanced understanding and ability to operate across the primary/secondary care interface efficiently
  • An appreciation of the roles of each agency in the extended primary care team and how they all fit together to provide an integrated service to patients
  • An understanding of the implications of illness for the individual, the family, the community and the employer
  • The development of personal life-long learning skills


The employing trust will liaise with the local GP patch office to allocate trainees to a GP practice. Wessex School of General Practice approves all practices taking F2 trainees as suitable for training. Please see the GP School contact page for further information.

Supervisors guide to F2 General Practice

If you are a Wessex GP F2 Supervisor and would like a copy of this PDF guide please contact us at england.foundation.wx@nhs.net and we will email you a copy.