Trainee Executive Forum


Trainee Executive Forum




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The Trainee Executive Forum provides an opportunity for specialty and foundation medical and dental trainees in the North East and North Cumbria to offer feedback or ideas and raise any concerns regarding the quality of their education and training.

It is a group chaired and run by trainees, with a direct link to the Postgraduate Dean. Trainee representatives are self-nominated and/or elected from within their School/Directorate, and represent the views of all trainees, not exclusive to their own specialty/programme. 

Its purpose is to increased involvement of trainees in the development of strategies and processes and to help HEENE consider the impact of those strategies on training to enhance recruitment, retention and the overall experience of trainees in our region. 

There are also additional trainee representatives opportunities to get involved in other committees. Further information on these opportunities can be found here.

Meeting Arrangements

During the COVID-19 pandemic, regular weekly meetings by skype will be held - every Wednesday evening at 7pm.  Diary invites and information on how to dial in will be sent. These meetings are open to all trainees - email for further information. In addition to this weekly webinars will take place every Friday at 2pm.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns arising from the webinars, do not hesitate to get in touch via the inbox (alternatively the HEE fellows, Matt ( and Paddy (, are always happy to discuss issues on a more informal basis in the first instance if you would prefer).

In normal circumstances, the TEF meets quarterly at HEENE Headquarters, Waterfront 4, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8NY.

Dates of future meetings

Friday, 11th September 2020



Contact Information

For more information or if you would like to join the Trainee Executive Forum, please email us at

If TEF members would like to add an agenda item to a TEF meeting, requests should also be emailed to this address. 

To get in contact with a specific TEF representative to highlight any training issues, please email with the name of the representative and we will put you in contact. This list of representatives will be updated over time, and is not a comprehensive list of all TEF members, but those who have given permission for their names to be shared. 

Please note, TEF members represent ALL trainees, not only trainees within their specialty/training programme.





Ishaana Munjal

Radiology ST2

Krishna Kishore Dogiparthi

Emergency Medicine ST3

Hayley Coleman

Public Health ST3

Heba Saeed

Psychiatry CT1

Ben Shillitoe

Paediatrics ST6

Priya Shekar

Anaesthetics ST4

Chikita Jhowry

Paediatrics ST5

Wissam Ahmed

Core Medical Trainee CT2

Sunil Bhopal

Paediatrics ST5

Patronella O’Neill

Foundation Trainee F2

Monika Wassermann

Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST3

Kristine Smith

Foundation Trainee F2

Laura Jones

ACCS Acute Med CT1

Abisola Asuni

Restorative Dentistry ST3

Cara Hall

Emergency Medicine ST5

Matt Tuck

ACCS Anaesthetics CT3

Noel Renton

Emergency Medicine ST5

Tricia Walker

T&O ST6/ Management Fellow

Matt Gray

T&O ST4/ Management Fellow

Paddy Williams

T&O ST7/ Management Fellow

Your Views, Our News

Trainee Update Webinar (every Friday 2pm)

Please find the links to each week’s Trainees Update Webinar below. If you would like to watch these live with the ability to submit questions then these occur every Friday at 2pm. Alternatively, follow the links below and you will be able to watch the recorded webinar on demand.

Webinar links below:-

17th April 2020

24th April 2020

1st May 2020

15th May 2020

22nd May 2020

Meeting Papers

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 20th May 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 6th May 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 29th April 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 22nd April 2020 

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 15th April 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 8th April 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 1st April 2020

Extra Ordinary Meeting - 25th March 2020

TEF Summary Slide - 14th February 2020

TEF MIM - 14th February 2020

TEF Summary Slide - 8th November 2019

TEF MIM - 8th November 2019

TEF Summary Slide - 13th September 2019

TEF MIM - 13th September 2019