London and KSS Foundation Schools

Welcome to the London and KSS Foundation Schools pages; a collaboration between North Central & East London Foundation School, North West London Foundation School and South Thames Foundation School.

The three Schools are managed by a central administrative team based in HEE offices in London but have three distinct indenities which can be explored by clicking on the relevant areas below, along with information relevant across all schools which can be found in the joint school and programme information section.

Covid 19 Response Updates

We wish to thank you for your hard work and understanding during these exceptional times.  Our team is working closely with our trusts to ensure that support is available for you, even if circumstances result in major changes to your medical surroundings and situations.

If you find yourself in a worrying situation, please look after yourself first and discuss matters with your supervisor or Foundation Programme Training Director. There are also many other sources of help available in your trusts and more widely, and additional information via the weblink below.

Please keep safe and continue to do a fantastic job.

Best wishes

Dr Keren Davies, FSD NCELFS
Dr Anthea Parry, FSD NWLFS
Professor Jan Welch, FSD STFS

Information relating to HEE's response to Covid-19/Coronavirus can be found on the LPMDE Website:



North West London Foundation School

North West London Foundation School

The North West London Foundation School (NWLFS) is run by Health Education NW London, incorporating Foundation Training Programmes within linked NHS Trusts. The Foundation Programme is a two-year generic training programme designed for medical school graduates. The programme forms the bridge between medical school and core training. It is designed to give Foundation Doctors a range of experience before choosing an area of medicine in which to specialise and delivers an integrated educational programme with defined outcomes.

The Foundation School co-ordinates the allocation processes to Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 and supports the delivery of Foundation Training and the development of Foundation Doctors.

NWLFS is committed to providing high-quality Foundation Training in all our linked Trusts and works within the General Medical Council Standards for Training for the Foundation Programme. Further information on all aspects of Foundation training can be found on The Foundation Programme website.

More about the NWLFS:

North Central and East London Foundation School

North Central and East London Foundation School

The North East Thames Foundation School (NETFS) has now merged with the North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS) to form the North Central and East London Foundation School (NCELFS) .

It is a foundation school of Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL) linked to UCL Medical School(UCLMS)and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Barts).

More about the NCELFS:

South Thames Foundation School

South Thames Foundation School

The South Thames Foundation School was established in 2007 following the merger of the former South East Thames and South West Thames Foundation Schools. It is a collaboration between HE Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) and HE South London (HESL); GKT School of Medical Education, King’s College, London (KCL), St George’s University of London (SGUL) and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). HEKSS has day-to-day administrative management and strategic overview of the School, covered by a service level agreement with HESL.
The school manages all F1 and F2 trainees in NHS trusts in the South London and KSS regions (approximately 1700) and is based in two offices in Stewart House and London Bridge. Professor Jan Welch is the Director of the South Thames Foundation School and is based at London Bridge.
Two Associate Directors, Dr Paul Reynolds for Brighton and Dr Mark Cottee for Tooting, provide local leadership. A team of managers and administrators support the director/associate directors.

More about the STFS: