North West School of Emergency Medicine


Welcome to the HEE NW School of Emergency Medicine



The School of Emergency Medicine encompasses the northwest of England, from Lancaster in the north, the Wirral to the west and Crewe in the south. We are a single school with equal training opportunities across the region but the training rotations are divided into Mersey and North Western (Greater Manchester). The school is responsible for EM trainees in ST3 – ST6; trainees in CT1 & 2 are part of the ACCS Training Programme.

The Team:

Head of School: Richard Parris                Email:      

Training Programme Directors:      

Training Grade Name Email
ST1 Mersey (ACCS) John Gilbert
ST1 Northwest (ACCS) Catherine Williams
ST3 Mersey  Sarah Langston
ST3 Northwest Catherine Jackson
ST4+ Mersey  Richard Hughes
ST4+ Northwest Sarah Langston
TPD Simulation Mersey Annemarie Brown
TPD Simulation Northwest Kirsten Walthall
Return to Training Champion Catherine Jackson
Training Reps :    
ST3 Mersey

Sarah Langston 

Joseph Walsh  

ST4-6 Mersey

Tom Hendricks 

Zoe Christie  

ST3 Northwest Ruairi Kearney  
ST4-6 Northwest

Patricia Van den Berg

Markus Arnold  

EM Leaders  Name Email
Contact for EM Leaders advice: Neill Hughes
Annemarie Brown
Tom Wiles
Richard Parris
Name Trust / Role Email
Taylor, Richard  Southport 
Santhosh Keshavamurthy  Wirral 
Sanjoy Bhattacharyya 
Swires-Hennessy, Kate  Macclesfield 
Raywood, Sarah  Bolton  
Potier, Katherine  North Manchester 
Parkinson, Liz  Arrowe Park 
McLeish, Sally   Alderhey 
Iceton, Andrew  Blackpool
Haynes, Geoff  RMCH  
Gili, Nick  Oldham 
George, Binu  Aintree 
Devlin, Erin  Salford 
Das, Souvik  Stockport 
Darlington, Carol  Leighton 
Amin, Omar  MRI 
Ali, Ahmed  Salford 
Alam, Zafar   Lancaster 
Adebowale, Adebola   Warrington 
Abdulraheem, Adham  SMUHT 
George, Binu Aintree Hospital
Abela, Nikola Alder Hey Hospital / PEM Lead
Parkinson, Liz Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Mittal, Rajnish Chester
Alam, Zafer Lancaster
Darlington, Carol  Leighton
Swires-Hennessy, Kate Macclesfield
Amin, Omar  MRI
Potier, Katherine North Manchester
Gili, Nick Oldham
Wilson, Nicola RMCH
Bhullar, Sukhbir Royal Blackburn Hospital
Williams, Cath Royal Bolton Hospital
Brown, Ann Marie  Royal Liverpool Hospital
Walthall, Kirsten Preston
Imtiaz, Afzal Royal Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
Devlin, Erin Salford Royal
Taylor, Richard Southport and Ormskirk
Das, Souvik Stockport
Adebowale, Adebola Warrington Hospital
Langston, Sarah Whiston Hospital
Ameh, Victor Wigan
Jackson, Catherine  Wythenshawe


The Support Team:

Natalie Dawson: - Programme Support Manager

Lindsey Robinson: - Programme Support Co-ordinator, ACCS & Emergency Medicine

Gillian Johnson: Programme Support Officer

Darren Farrell - Programme Support Administrator

The Support Team email address:-

The School aims to provide easily contactable and approachable leads who will respond to your queries. Virtually all correspondence from the school will be via e-mail, so it is essential that you provide us with an up-to-date e-mail account that is checked regularly.

School Structure:

The Associate Dean, Head of School, TPDs for EM and ACCS, and the support team meet twice a year for the school executive board meeting where the strategic plans are discussed, policies are agreed and the plans for the year ahead are agreed.

Specialty Training Committee:

There are 2 STCs, annually. These committees consist of the Head of School, the EM TPD's, the Trust Specialty Training Lead (TSTL) from each training site, sub specialty programme leads and the trainee representatives. The STC meets twice yearly to discuss and disseminate the School’s strategic and educational programme.


Return to work information can be found in the attached documents

SuppoRTT Information and Contacts

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Training Sites, Training Rotation information, TSTLs Information and Lead Employer Information can be viewed in PDF documents attached.