Foundation School Director Dr Daniel Farrar
Foundation School Deputy Director
Dr Kilian Hynes
Foundation School Manager
Ms Sabine Schütte
Administrator & Data Manager Miss Tereze Bogdanova
Administrative Assistant Ms Jayshree Naik
If you would like to contact NCTFS please e-mail nctfs@ucl.ac.uk or call 020 3108 9230 in the first instance and your query will be forwarded to an appropriate member of staff.


Postal address:
North Central Thames Foundation School (NCTFS)
UCL Medical School
Royal Free Hospital, Room GF/664
Rowland Hill Street
London, NW3 2PF
The nearest stations are Hampstead Heath (London Overground) and Belsize Park (Northern Line).

Trainee Representatives

NCTFS Management Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To inform the participating Foundation Training Programme Directors (FTPDs) within the NCTFS of the application and allocation procedures for the school.
  2. To inform FTPDs of changes and innovations in the Foundation Curriculum and course directed nationally or locally.
  3. To implement and collate quality assurance of programmes within the NCTFS.
  4. To develop and manage an appeals system on issues such as recruitment and assessment.
  5. To facilitate resolution of issues relating to individual specific trainees within the school, using nationally and/or locally agreed policies where available.
  6. To coordinate exchange of information between the NCTFS and the UCL Medical School, and the other Thames foundation schools.
  7. To act as a forum for discussion of issues raised by FTPDs, trainees and potential applicants to the school.


  • Foundation School Director (Committee Chairman)
  • Associate Dean for North Central Sector   
  • (Rep) Vice-Provost (Biomedicine) and Dean of UCL Medical School
  • Faculty Tutor of UCL Medical School   
  • General Practice Associate Directors (Shared Services)
  • Academic Lead (UCL Medical School)
  • Foundation School Manager
  • Undergraduate Representative
  • F1 Overall Trainee Representative 
  • F2 Overall Trainee Representative
  • F1-F2 Academic Overall Trainee Representative   
  • Directors of Medical Education (DMEs) and Foundation Training Programme Directors (FTPDs) of the linked NHS trusts:

    • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    • Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
    • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet and Royal Free sites)
    • University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
    • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS
    • Whittington Health