Contacts and STC Information

The function of the Specialty Training Committee (STC) is:

  • To advise and support HEE NE in implementing Postgraduate Medical Education relevant to their Specialty
  • To collaborate with HEE NE in the local administration and delivery of specialist training (i.e. Specialty training programmes, recruitment and selection) within the regulations and guidelines of their College or Faculty
  • To deliver, through an appropriate panel the ARCPs
  • The STC meetings take place twice per year.

Dates for your diary:


STC Dates:

Thursday 15th April 2021- pm

Thursday 14th October 2021 - pm

Annual ARCPs:

Thursday 8th July 2021 (ARCP reviews)

Friday 9th July 2021 (ARCP feedback)

STC Members:  
Andrew Hawthorne County Durham and Darlington
Colin Doig GIM Training Programme Director
Allyson Ashwell LET
Kevin Whitfield  South Tees
Nadia Stock AIM Training Programme Director
Kate Armitage North Tees (DWDN Lead)
Allan Anthony County Durham and Darlington
Andrew Macnair South Tyneside
Charlotte Routh Northumbria (Quality Lead)
John Craig Cumbria
Mike Jones  
Shahid Wahid South Tyneside and Sunderland
Sophie Rutt South Tyneside and Sunderland
Amit Kashyap County Durham and Darlington
Trainee Representatives  
Carina Dowson  
Kay Protheroe  
Elizabeth Tarala  


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