Anaesthesia STC


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. SpR Programmes, recruitment and selection) within the regulations and guidelines of their College or Faculty
  • to deliver, through an appropriate panel the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

The Committee meets two times a year.


Name Role
Dr M Tremlett Chair / Regional Advisor
Dr G Lear Head of School
Dr A Rafi Training Programme Director Core / Quality Assurance
Dr S Robb Training Programme Director ST3-ST4 / Quality Assurance
Dr C Fairbairns Training Programme Director ST3-ST7
Dr A Dodds Regional Advisor in Pain
Dr C Izod Training Programme Director - ARCP Lead
Dr K Bell Training Programme Director Trainees with differing needs
Dr S Nair College Tutor Northumbria Hospitals
Dr T Mackie College Tutor Northumbria Hospitals
Dr C Woods College Tutor Freeman Hospital
Dr Z Eke College Tutor Royal Victoria Infirmary
Dr H Dawson College Tutor Royal Victoria Infirmary
Dr P Ricketts College Tutor Queen Elizabeth Gateshead
Dr K Fordy College Tutor Sunderland
Dr A Duggie College Tutor Durham
Dr O Shalby College Tutor North Tees & Hartlepool
Dr J Thimappa College Tutor Darlington
Dr R Thompson College Tutor James Cook University Hospital
Dr S Eason College Tutor Carlisle
Dr I Whitehead ePortfolio Lead
Mrs K Cockbain Programme Officer
Vacant Human Resource Officer (Lead Employer Trust)




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