Contacts and STC Information

Specialty Training Committee

The Specialty Training Committee (STC) exists to:

  • advise and support HEE NE in implementing Postgraduate Medical Education relevant to their Specialty
  • collaborate with HEE NE in the local administration and delivery of specialist training (i.e. SpR Programmes, recruitment and selection) within the regulations and guidelines of their College or Faculty to deliver, through an appropriate ARCP panel.


List of future dates:

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Tuesday 6th February 2024


Name Trust
Dr Geetha Janakiraman TPD - South Tees
Dr Iain Goff Northumbria
Dr Ish Atchia Northumbria
Dr Graham Raftery Sunderland 
Deputy – Dr Vadivelu Saravanan QE
Dr Olwyn Jones QE
Dr Arthur Pratt Academic Rep
Prof John Isaacs Academic Rep (deputy)
Dr Kate Chapman South Tees
Dr  Alice Lorenzi  NUTH
Dr Nishanthi Thalayasingham NUTH
Dr Hanaa Rajabally Durham 

Dr Martin Rynne 

North Tees
Christian Collins HRO
Dr Muzna Babiker Trainee Rep
Dr Rebecca Alexander Trainee Rep
Dr Faye Cooles Trainee Rep
Dr Jessica Weightman BSR Trainee Rep (unelected)

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.