The Specialty Training Committee (STC) is a sub-committee of the School of Surgery Board who meet a minimum of 3 times per year.  The purpose of the committee is:

  • To advise and support HEE NE in implementing postgraduate medicial education relevant to their Specialty
  • To collaborate with HEE NE in the local administration and delivery of specialist training (ie SpR programmes, recruitment and selection) within the regulations and guideines of their College or Faculty)
  • To deliver, through an appropriate panel, the Annual Reviews of Competence Progression (ARCPs).


Mr Matthew Kennedy STC Chair
Mr Paul Gallagher Head of School
Mr Anthony Paterson Training Programme Director
Mr Michael Nugent Quality Lead / Trust Representative - Sunderland
Mr Simon van Eeden SAC Representative (External)
Mr David Farr Trust Representative - James Cook
Mr James Adams Trust Representative - RVI
Mr Robert McCormick      Trainee Representative
Ms Lori Jefferson Lead Employer Trust - HR Officer
Mrs Angela Johnson HEE NE Recruitment Manager
Mrs Nicola Robinson HEE NE Programme Manager
Ms Jennifer Kerr HEE NE Programme Officer


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