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East Midlands

LNR Foundation School


If you want to undertake your Foundation Training in the East Midlands, the LNR Foundation School is the perfect place to train. Centred around Leicester, Northampton and Kettering, you'll benefit from a superb training programme in one of the UK's most vibrant and thriving regions.

When you train here you'll benefit from a 2 year linked programme, strong career support and training that gives you broad experience in different areas and locations. Keep reading to find out more about Foundation Training in the East Midlands.

LNR Foundation School covers the areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, the school delivers over 300 foundation training opportunities, each of which is based around one of three geographical areas - Leicester, Northampton and Kettering.

The LNR training programmes are based around 3 acute and 2 mental health trusts; these include a mixture of large and smaller hospital sites as well as opportunities to train in GP placements. Cross-trust rotations are the cornerstone of all of our training programmes; this means that you are likely to work and train in different hospital locations in your F1 and F2 year. We believe this, coupled with the challenges presented by the rural, suburban and urban communities that these hospitals serve, affords all our trainees with an extensive range of learning opportunities.

foundation_map.jpgA linked programme and carefully designed rotations give you a great work/life balance

One of the main advantages of Foundation Training in the East Midlands is that you'll join a two year linked course. This provides the stability of knowing exactly where you will be based for two years meaning you don't face a long commute or the prospect of moving home.

The unique geography of the region also means that you can benefit from placements at different facilities without having to travel long distances to reach them.

And, once you have completed your Foundation Training in the East Midlands you will find that there are a huge number of opportunities available for you to further your career. With dozens of specialty training programmes you can continue to develop your career in the region and you'll benefit from unrivalled career support from a dedicated team.

You'll benefit from a broad range of experiences and learning opportunities

The LNR Foundation School covers the areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland and offers over 300 foundation training opportunities. With a mixture of large and smaller hospital sites you'll get broad and invaluable experience in the rural, suburban and urban communities that these hospitals serve.

As well as a great mix of hospital experience, you'll also benefit from:

  • Community placements - for example in general practice, public health or psychiatry
  • At least two days high-fidelity simulation training
  • Psychiatry training with simulated patients

You'll also have a choice from a suite of courses that match your career aspirations from paediatric life support to teaching and surgical skills.

"My experience as a trainee at LNR has been excellent. What stands out for me is the ample opportunities to engage with supportive senior colleagues, both clinically and academically. In my role as Foundation Rep I was pleased to see the desire from the school to continually improve the Foundation programme" - Maslah Amin, Foundation Trainee

Sport, culture, countryside, arts and music - the East Midlands has something for everyone

The East Midlands gives you a great work/life balance. The geography means you never face a long commute to work and in your spare time you'll be spoilt for choice.

If you're a sports fan then Premiership football, the British Grand Prix and top-class rugby are on your doorstep. Music fans can enjoy some of the country's leading concert venues while you can also enjoy the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India and the largest Caribbean festival outside Notting Hill.

The East Midlands also boasts some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. Spend a day cycling around Rutland Water, wander Northamptonshire's canals - and sample the hospitality of the old navigational inns along the way - or simply take a picnic to one of Northampton's 170 parks and open spaces.

And, you're also conveniently located for the rest of the UK and beyond. It's just 46 minutes from Northampton to London by train and the local East Midlands and Luton airports serve over 100 destinations.

For more information on LNR and Foundation Training in the East Midlands get in touch:


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