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Primary Care Dean

Justin Burdon

0191 275 4774

Senior Business Manager

Hazel Ellis

0191 275 4774

School Manager

Rachel Hardy

0191 275 4690

PA to Director and Business Manager & Programme Support Administrator

Victoria Champion

0191 275 4774

Programme Support Coordinator

Ashleigh McLackland

0191 275 4656

Head of Continuing Practice

Iain Lawther

0191 275 4627

Associate Director - Continuing Practice (GP Tutors)

Ellen Osborne

0191 275 4745

Associate Director - Continuing Practice (Appraisal & Revalidation)

Di Jelley

0191 275 4745

Programme Support Administrator (Continuing Practice)



Associate Director - Quality & GP Specialty Training (Trainer reappointment)

Robin Douglas

0191 275 4677

Programme Support Coordinator - Quality

Tammy Armstrong

0191 275 4677

Associate Director - Assessment & ARCP

Alison Bonavia

0191 275 4690

Associate Drector - Recruitment & Specialty Training

Rob Carter

0191 275 4683

Lead Training Programme Director -  Durham & Tees Valley GP Training Programme

Rubi Vijayakumar

0191 334 0234

Lead Training Programme Director - Northumbria GP Training Programme

Steve Proctor

0191 215 6710

Lead Training Programme Director - North Cumbria GP Training Programme

Natalie Hawkrigg

01228 814 881

Associate Director – Faculty Development



Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.