Head of School Dr Andy Mellon Sunderland
Deputy Head of School (Quality Assurance) Dr Yincent Tse Newcastle
Deputy Head of School (TPD Lead) Dr Lorna Gillespie Sunderland
Training Programme Director (ST1-3) Dr Emma Riley Newcastle
Training Programme Director (ST4-5) Dr Mark Burns Middlesbrough
Training Programme Director (ST6-8) Dr Ruth Barron Middlesbrough
Regional Adviser Dr Neil Hopper Sunderland
Deputy Regional Adviser Dr Yincent Tse Newcastle
Regional Academic Adviser Dr Andrew Gennery Newcastle
Flexible Training Coordinator Dr Sharmila Jandial Newcastle
Community Training Coordinator Dr Nicola Cleghorn Stanley Primary Care Centre
Specialty Programme Coordinators

Adele Simpson (ST1-3)

Job share Monday - Wednesday


Kelly Baxter (ST4-8)

Job share Wednesday morning, Thursday & Friday

Health Education England - North East Office
School Manager Chris Quinn Health Education England - North East Office
Specialty Business Manager Julie Khan Health Education England - North East Office
LET HR Officer Keith Taylor Health Education England - North East Office
LET Payroll Officer Paula Peacock Health Education England - North East Office
Trainee Representatives for School Board

Dr Michael Lee (ST1-3)

Dr Caroline Harris (ST4-5)

Dr Sangeeta Tiwary (ST6-8)



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