Managing concerns about postgraduate doctors and trainers


Please see the overarching local policies page for the following documents:

  • Management of trainer concerns
  • Investigation of concerns


The following are School documents in relation to managing and escalating concerns:


Accessing help

If you are a postgraduate doctor or a trainer and you need support or are concerned about either a trainer or a postgraduate doctor, please contact your local training programme:


  Durham & Tees Valley GPTP North Cumbria GPTP   Northumbria GPTP
Support for postgraduate doctors in difficulty

Email Chris Alderson


Phone 0191 2754743 where you will be directed to an appropriate TPD

Email Emma Clark 


Phone 0191 2754798

or email:

Natalie Hawkrigg (LTPD)





Link to our website for Trainee Support Programme
Support for trainers in difficulty

Email: Trainer support lead via Training Co-ordinator Karen Chambers

Phone 0191 2156708

Reporting a concern about a postgraduate doctor

If the postgraduate doctor is already part of the TSP contact the link TPD named in the report.

If the postgraduate doctor is not already part of TSP, or you're not sure, contact Michelle Taberham who will direct your concern to the appropiate TPD.

Reporting a concern about a trainer As above but alternatively email:  Debra Peacock (TPD)

Email Tanya Johnston (TPD)


Karen Chambers