Foundation Programme


"95% of Foundation Trainees would recommend their post to a colleague and/or medical student"

Foundation Training at University Hospitals of Leicester is the best place for Foundation Training in the East Midlands. We offer a wide variety of placements which give exposure to Acute, Specialised and Community Services which will give you an excellent overview of the NHS. We have six Foundation Training Programme Directors who ensure that Foundation Training at UHL is the best that it can be. 

This webpage will act as a guide for our current and prospective trainees. It includes up to date information that can be accessed easily and quickly whilst you are at work. In particular we hope you find this resource useful.We wish you all a lovely couple of years working and training in UHL. 

Foundation School

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust is part of LNR Foundation School which sits under Health Education England East Midlands (HEEM-EM) deanery. For any Foundation training related queries and updates, it is best to review HEEM-EM and UK Foundation programme (UKFPO) website:

Health Education England Working Across the East Midlands (HEE-EM)

UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO)

UHL Foundation support Team

Foundation Training Programme Directors (FTPD)

There are seven FTPDs across UHL including one lead FTPD:

  • Dr Nainal Shah – Lead FTPD
  • Dr Steve Dyer
  • Dr Nahin Hussain
  • Dr Cho Phyu
  • Dr Winston Rennie
  • Dr Biju Simon
  • Dr Tanu Singhal
Foundation Programme Support

For any Foundation programme administration or HORUS related queries your first port of call should be:

Mrs Claire Bush, Foundation programme Co-ordinator (FPC) –, Phone: 01162583603

Ms Julie Jackson, Education Centre Secretary –, phone: 01162502314

Other Useful Contacts

At our three sites you will come across other helpful staff in clinical education centre

Ms Viv Fitzgerald, Education Centre Manager –, phone: 01162502301

Mr Luke Ruffle, Medical Education Manager –


Interim FY1’s

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FY2 Programme

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