Name Role
Dr Iain Goff Training Programme Director (Chair)
Dr Ish Atchia Lead Trainer for Northumbria
Dr David Wright Lead Trainer for Sunderland
Dr David Coady Lead Trainer for Sunderland
Dr Pamela Peterson Lead Trainer for QE
Dr Sara Vadivelu Deputy Trainer for QE
Prof John Isaacs Lead Trainer for Freeman
Dr Geetha Janakiraman Lead Trainer for South Tees
Dr Richard Reece Consultant- NUTH (STC)
Dr Rachel Duncan Consultant- NUTH (STC)
Dr Ben Thompson Freeman
Dr Arthur Pratt Freeman University Academic Rep
Dr Nishanthi Thalayasingam Trainee Representative
Rebecca Alexander Trainee Representative
Joanne Stronach Specialty Programme Coordinator
Allyson Ashwell HR Officer (LET)


Information for Current Trainees

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Information for trainers and educators

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Potential Applicant

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