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LNR - Foundation School Director

Dr Rachel Parry commenced in post in August 2018 as Foundation School Director for LNR.  Dr Parry is responsible for the overall management of foundation training delivered across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Dr Parry was previously a GP Programme Director in the East Midlands.   Dr Parry is on maternity leave until Spring 2022 and her post will be covered by Dr Winston Rennie for the day to day operational work and Dr Tanu Singhal for the Academic Foundation training support.                  

Trent - Foundation School Director 

Dr Charlie Mackaness  commenced in post in August 2018 as Foundation School Director for Trent, having previously undertaken the role for LNR since 2014.  Dr Mackaness is responsible for the overall management of foundation training delivered across Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Prior to becoming Associate Foundation School Director, Dr Mackaness was a Foundation Training Programme Director at her base hospital here in the East Midlands.

Foundation Schools Account Manager

Denise Barber is the Foundation Schools Account Manager with lead responsibility for foundation training within the East Midlands. She is responsible for developing and maintaining both the LNR and Trent foundation schools and its programmes in conjunction with colleagues within and external to HEE EM. 

HEEM Staff

Assessments & Revalidation Co-ordinator

Darren Kemp  (0116 478 8715) can be contacted with any queries you have regarding the annual ARCP process as well as the Foundation e-Portfolio system.

Recruitment and Programmes Team

The team leads on all aspects of Foundation Recruitment for the LNR and Trent Foundation School, covering both academic and national recruitment processes. Further information about foundation recruitment can be found at our Foundation Recruitment pages.   The team can also be contacted with queries regarding programme allocations as well as deferring training, inter foundation school transfers, less than full time training, training extensions and meeting requests with Drs Mackaness and Parry. Please contact via

Faculty Support

Nicola Barbosa (0116 478 8655) is the Medical Education Co-ordinator for foundation training, supporting the Foundation School Directors and the Foundation Schools Account Manager.