Dr Alison SykesFoundation Programme Director
I graduated and trained, as a Less Than Full Time Trainee, in Leeds, where I began as a consultant in Emergency Medicine in 2010. I came across to the North West in 2015 , having lived here since 2001, whilst continuing to work on the ‘other side’. My responsibilities as Foundation Programme Director include the organising the placements and pastoral needs of some trainees. My interest in Medical Education began in 1995 after the publication of Tomorrow’s Doctors when we organised the first international conference, as medical students, in response to this. Since then I’ve always been involved in the development and delivery of medical education. Being the Foundation Programme Director allows me the chance to effect change and improvement not just in the placements arena but hopefully in helping other doctors find a way to ‘make it all work’.
Dr Vinod VarugheseAssociate Foundation Programme Director
Dr Chera ArunachalamAssociate Foundation Programme Director
Nicky HendersonFoundation Programme Coordinator
This includes: The organisation of the Foundation Teaching Programme for FY1 and FY2 Doctors. Arranging Foundation Programme tracks. Coordination of Foundation events including Foundation Careers day/Awards/Recruitment/ARCPs. Diary Management for the Foundation Director and Associate Directors. Online learning portfolio (Horus) management. As well as offering general team support, support to trainees and a whole lot more…