West Midlands South Foundation School

Welcome to the West Midlands South Foundation School. 

The Foundation Programme is a 2 year programme of broad-based general training which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training. 

The West Midlands South Foundation School covers a large geographical area spreading from Hereford in the West to Nuneaton in the East. It comprises of five Trusts in two regional areas:

Hereford and Worcestershire

Coventry & Warwickshire

Each two year rotation comprises of a series of six 4 month placements in a wide variety of specialties and health care settings. All rotations include a community placement (e.g. General Practice, Psychiatry, Palliative Care). The rotations are designed to enable the doctor to experience multiple specialties, gaining the experience needed to fulfill the Foundation syllabus. The School constantly works to improve the quality of placements and actively seeks feedback from Foundation doctors for this purpose.

Linked application at programme level

Not applicable at allocation to programme stage

Support study for abroad

West Midlands South Foundation School does not support or accredit doctors who wish to undertake their F2 year outside the UK.

Contact information

Head of School: Dr Emma Wales 
Foundation Programme Co-ordinator: Lyn Brogan
Postgraduate Dean: Dr Russel Smith
Education Quality and Performance Manager: Jason Mistry

Coventry & Warwickshire
Trust / Site

Clinical Tutor/Training Programme Director                        

PG Coordinator

George Eliot Hospital Dr Suzy Matts
Mr Kishore Makam
Kay Harrison
Emma Pratt
South Warwickshire General Hospitals Dr Rathinavel Shanmugam
Mr Richard Morrell

Judith Morris

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick

Dr Marius Holmes
Dr Tanya Potter
Dr Alison Franks (F2)
Dr Rashmi Manjunatha (F1)

Ruth Cottrell


Hereford and Worcestershire
Trust / Site

Clinical Tutor/Training Programme Director

PG Coordinator

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals

Alexandra Hospital

Worcester Royal Hospital

Dr Beth Williams

Dr John Robinson

Dr Taruna Bindal (F1) 
Dr Alag Raajkumar (F2)






Anne Hilson / Susan Hague

Jenny Murray / Sarah Page


Wye Valley NHS Trust Dr Joanne Connell (F1)
Dr Kaustuv Das (F2)
Helen Pryce


Page updated: 5 December 2018