North Central Thames Foundation School


Welcome to the North Central and East London Foundation School

The North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS) has now merged with the North East Thames Foundation School (NETFS) 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).

For August 2018, NCELFS is offering training programmes at the following NHS Trusts:

Barts Health NHS Trust

  • The Royal London, St. Bartholomew's and Mile End Hospitals
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Whittington Health

The school co-ordinates the allocation process to Foundation Year 1 (F1) and Foundation Year 2 (F2), and supports the delivery of the Foundation Programme and the development of foundation trainees.

The Foundation Programme is a two-year generic training programme designed for medical school graduates. The programme forms the bridge between medical school and Specialty/General Practice training.

For August 2017 entry NCTFS offered 185 training places across four London Trusts:

NCTFS is committed to providing high quality foundation training in all linked hospitals, and working together towards the GMC standards for training for the Foundation Programme.



The North Central Thames Foundation School is merging with the North East Thames Foundation School from 1st April 2017 following the move of our posts in East of England Trusts to the new Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (EBH) Foundation School. The new organisation will be called the North Central and East London Foundation School.

In addition, North Central and North East are moving out of their university offices in UCL and QMUL respectively to be housed within the London offices of Health Education England (HEE) in Russell Square.

New contact email addresses for the team that will be looking after Foundation in all of London and the South East (LaSE) are as follows:

For any F1-related queries F1.lase@hee.nhs.uk
For any F2-related queries F2.lase@hee.nhs.uk
For any general enquiry that doesn't clearly fit into the above categories FPenquiries.lase@hee.nhs.uk

Allocations to Foundation Schools released (August 2017 entry)

Candidates are informed of their overall score by UKFPO, when they are allocated to a Foundation School. For posts starting in August 2017, anyone applying to this school and scoring 86.57 or above was successful in gaining a place. More

Recruitment to standalone F2 posts for August 2017: (one-year Locum Appointments for Training - LATs)

These are being recruited to on a London-wide basis and NCTFS posts will be among those available to rank as your preferences. Recruitment to these posts for August 2017 opens on Monday 27th February 2017 and closes on Thursday 9th March 2017. Please apply via the link for the vacancies: Advert

Recruitment for entry in August 2017 : Applications will open on 3rd October

Applicants to the Foundation Programme commencing in August 2017 should refer to the guidance and timeline published on the UKFPO website (from June 2016).

Careers “Webinars”

“Webinars” are live, interactive seminars delivered over the web. Please complete the registration form if you would like to book a place for the next 45-minute session (delivered in the early evening so that you can access it from home).