School of O&G Key Contacts



The School of Obstetrics & Gynaecology will support the delivery of excellent and safe patient care by establishing a framework for the partnership between Health Education England North East & Cumbria, the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and LEP Trusts in order to provide high quality education and training in our region.  Overall accountability for the quality of specialty training delivered throught the school rests with the Postgraduate Dean and Director of Specialty Training.


Name Role
Mr Ian Aird Head of School
Dr Therese Hannon Training Programme Director for rotation and recruitment
Dr Seema Sen Training Programme Director for ST1-2
Dr Sarah Gatiss Training Programme Director for ST3-5
Mr Sanjay Rao Training Programme Director for ST6-7
TBC Academic Advisor
Dr Fiona Lloyd SuppoRTT & LTFT Consultant Lead
Dr Hannah Gamblin Trainee Representative
Dr Jemma Yorke Workplace Behaviour Champion
Dr Vedrana Caric Ultrasound co-ordinator
TBC CSRH Training Programme Director
Dr Ehab Hafiz MTI & Part 3 MRCOG Representative
Dr Richard Bellamy Deputy Dean and Director of Specialty Training
Julie Khan Business Manager
Chris Quinn School Manager
Laura Trainer Specialty Co-ordinator
Angela Johnson Recruitment Manager
TBC Human Resource Officer (LET)
TBC Payroll Manager (LET)
TBC LTFT Trainee Rep


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have.

Many of those outlined above form the School Board. The Board will manage the strategic development of generic and specialty core training programmes to ensure that trainees develop competencies relevant to their level of responsibility to allow them to practice safely, to achieve the levels of excellence required for a career in obstetrics and gynaecology and to ensure their trainers have the skills and infrastructure to deliver this objective. The Board shall ensure adherence to good governance arrangements and to high standards of obstetrics and gynaecology education and training.


College Tutors


Name Trust
Dr Jemma Yorke     County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust  (North Durham)
Mr Manos Damigos County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust  (North Durham) (Darlington Memorial)
Dr Alexa Lilley Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Wansbeck and NCESH)

Dr Megan Murdoch

Newcastle Hospital Trusts (RVI)

Mr Isaac Evboumwam

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth)

Dr Sarah Gatiss

Dr Nicola Ramshaw

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust ( Sunderland Royal)
Mr Sanjay Rao South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (James Cook)
Femi Ajibade North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (Carliisle)
Miss Mira Bapir North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (University Hospital North Tees)


The role of the College Tutor is to coordinate training and education in an individual trust. They are also responsible for ensuring safe and effective patient care through training and for fosterong a positive educational environment for learning. College tutors ensure appropriate systems are in place for the clinical and professional supervision of trainees and are there to identify trainees in difficulty and support them at a local level, in conjunction with HEE NE / School / Training Programme Director / Workplace Behaviour Champion

For further information please see the RCOG website


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.