Trusts are responsible for the placement of their F2 trainees in to approved GP practices.

Trusts should work with practices and consult with GP Patch ADs to make allocations and notify HET once placements are confirmed via a template spreadsheet. The placements will then be recorded to support practice payment. HET will continue manage and support the practice payments.

Trusts are responsible for:

  • Making GP F2 allocations based on data supplied by HET.
  • Contacting practices to discuss the allocations and ensure they have capacity and availability.
  • Working with Patch ADs to ensure that the matches are appropriate.
  • Ensuring that the trainees' commute to and from the Practice is a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • Notifying the trainees of their GP F2 allocations.
  • Notifying HET of the completed GP F2 allocations.
  • Keeping HET updated with any changes or concerns. 

When making placements, trusts will be expected to take steps to fully utilise capacity and try to avoid practices/trainers being fallow all year, as well as ensuring that trainees are spread as evenly as possible throughout available practices. Where this cannot be avoided, trusts should also notify both practices and HET if they are unused within the initial allocation 16 weeks ahead of start date. These practices will remain as reserves to support any changes in circumstances that may occur throughout the year.

If you would like to know more about what is involved during a GP placement, please look on the London and KSS Foundation Website for further details.