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 and 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 Narasimha Murthy
Foundation Programme Co-ordinator:
Postgraduate Dean:
Professor Andy Whallett
Education Quality and Performance Manager: Jason Mistry

Coventry & Warwickshire
Trust / Site
Clinical Tutor/Training Programme Director PG Coordinator
George Eliot Hospital Dr Matilda Beckley 

Postgraduate Medical Education Manager - Kay Harrison
Postgraduate Medical Education Co-ordinator for International Medical Graduates - Emma Pratt

Postgraduate Medical Education Co-ordinator - Ria Taylor

South Warwickshire General Hospitals Dr Zaki Gaballa
Mr Richard Morrell

PG Centre Manager - Judith Morris

Deputy PG Administrator Manager - Robert Knell

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick Dr Rashmi Manjuantha (FY1)

Dr Murthy Buddhavarapu (F2)
Marie Midgley

Foundation Programme lead - Ruth Cottrell 
Hereford and Worcestershire Trust / Site Clinical Tutor/Training Programme Director PG Coordinator
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals   Anne Hilson
Sarah Page
Alexandra Hospital Dr Ahmed Babar  (F1)
Dr Munir Ahmed (F1)
Dr Alag Raakumar (F2)
Anne Hilson
Susan Hague
Worcester Royal Hospital Dr Beth Williams Sarah Page
Wye Valley NHS Trust Dr Hermantha Balehithlu (F1)
Dr Christian Nayar (F2)
Helen Pryce