Dr Paul Reynolds, Foundation School Director
Dr Paul Reynolds is a Consultant Physician for the Elderly and was appointed to work in Tunbridge Wells in 1993, aged 32. He dually accredited in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in 1993 and continues to be involved with the Acute Medical On-Call rota and Stroke Thrombolysis rota.
He trained at Guy’s Hospital qualifying in 1985 and was awarded his Full Blue for Rugby for Guy’s Hospital in 1982. After qualifying he did his House Officer jobs at Pembury Hospital and then Guy’s Hospital, before undertaking his postgraduate medical training in Wessex, getting his MRCP in 1988. He worked as a Senior Registrar in Southampton and Bournemouth in Geriatric Medicine and Cardiology. Following his appointment to Tunbridge Wells in 1993, he became Clinical Director of Medicine for Tunbridge Wells in 1997, before being appointed Associate Medical Director for Medicine and Emergency Medicine for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells when the two Trusts merged in 2000. He continued in this role until 2007.
In 2007 after 10 years of Medical Management, he chose to change his career path and formerly moved into Medical Education, with him becoming RCP College Tutor for Tunbridge Wells, then Clinical Tutor and STFS FTPD in 2010. Since then he has been the Foundation year One TPD and has helped his Trust to run and re-organise their Foundation Programmes to achieve the challenges of the Broadening of the Foundation Programme.
Vanessa Davis, KSS Foundation School Manager and SE Region Foundation Programme Manager
Vanessa Davis started with NHSE (formally HEE) in December 2021 and has been instrumental in managing the separation on the South Thames Foundation School and setting up the KSS Foundation School, which became a school in its own right in 2023.
Vanessa oversees the South East Foundation programme working with colleagues in the Wessex and Oxford Foundation Schools as well as leading the KSS Foundation team.
Prior to joining NHSE, Vanessa worked in PGMDE as a MEM within an NHS Trust and has over 14 years’ experience in the public sector in a variety of roles.
Vikki Bates, Foundation Education Programme Manager (F1)
Vikki Bates joined us from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in April 2022, she brings a wealth of experience from being in postgraduate medical education at her trust.
Charlotte Porter, Foundation Education Programme Manager (F2)
Charlotte Porter has been with HEE since 2018 working first in the Wessex PGME team, and most recently as Business Management Support Officer with the PGME business team and as PA to Professor Jo Szram. Charlotte, along with Vikki will be managing the Foundation Programme in KSS.
Mariana Marr, Foundation Education Programme Officer (F1)
Mari joined us from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in November 2022, where she worked in non-clinical roles on the wards and in the Pharmacy Department at the trust.
Lizzy Young, Foundation Education Programme Coordinator (F1)
Lizzy Young joined the team after working in Local Government for seven years, she joins the team with a wealth of administrative and customer service experience.
Natalie Moniz, Foundation Education Programme Coordinator (F2)
Natalie Moniz started in East Sussex Healthcare Trust as a domestics assistant for 2 years. Natalie then completed her accounting apprenticeship with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, working there for the last 3 and 1/2 years before coming over to HEE.
Harvey Booker, Education Programme Coordinator (F2)
Harvey Booker has been with NHSE for several years, working in Local and Regional Business, Quality, Commissioning and most recently in Postgraduate Medical Education. Previously Harvey held a number of administrative posts in the gas and water industries.