North West School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Welcome to Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Head of School

Dr Liz Haslett
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.  FY3 8NR              Email: 

Postgraduate Associate Dean


Email Address

Professor Pramod Luthra

Training Programme Directors

TPD Grades Region Contact
Dr Elizabeth Martindale ST1-2 NW
Dr Victoria Sephton Mersey
ST3-5 NW
Dr Ash Alam Mersey
Dr Liz Haslett ST6-7 NW
Dr Helen Ribbans Community Sexual & Reproductive Health


Deanery Support

Specialty School Manager Emma Woods
Program Support Co-ordinator Caron Owens
Program Support Officer Denise McCracken


HR Contact

St Helens and Knowsley:


Key Links

Royal College of Obstetrcians & Gynaecologists -

Curriculum -

National Recruitment -

Local Recruitment -



Specialty Leads and Other Contacts

College Tutor / District Tutor/TSTL Region
Sally Pennington Arrowe Park / Mersey Email
Julia Alcide Barrow / NW Email
Uma Chetan Blackpool / NW Email
Judith Kundodyiwa Bolton-Salford / NW Email
Jo Davies Chester / Mersey Email
M Smith Christie / NW Email
Ruth Smith East Lancs / NW Email
Shantha Narasimhan Lancaster / NW Email
Sian Taylor Liverpool Womens / Mersey Email
Kiran Jilani Liverpool Womens / Mersey Email
Shanthi Pinto Leighton / Mersey Email
Jyotsna Acharya Macclesfield / Mersey Email
Ritu Dalmia Oldham / NW Email
Swapna Patankar Pennine / NW (Bury,NMGH,Oldham Rochdale) Email
Annabel Grossmith Preston / NW Email
Niranjani Ramachandran Southport / Mersey Email
Rachel Owen Stepping Hill / NW Email
Rebekah Samangaya St Mary’s / NW Email
Nathalie Smilovici Tameside / NW Email
Nigel Holland Warrington / Mersey Email
Nidhi Srivastava Whiston / Mersey Email
Syma Ahmed Wigan / NW Email
Andrea Pilkington Wythenshawe / NW Email
Bindu Singhania St Mary’s / NW Email
Eva Myriokefalitaki Christie / NW Email
Tom Aust – Education Lead Arrowe Park/Mersey Email
Amanda Bellis – Simulation Lead Wigan/NW Email
Fiona Crosfill – Ultrasound Lead Preston/NW Email
Victoria Sephton – LTFT Warrington/Mersey Email
Dharani Hapangama – Univ Rep Liverpool Womens/Mersey Email
Ed Johnson – Univ Rep St Mary’s/NW Email
Devender Roberts – RCOG Rep Liverpool Women’s/Mersey Email
Mark Davies - Scan Southport/Mersey Email
Rebekah Samangaya -ATSM St Mary's/NW & Mersey Email
Linda Watkins – DME Liverpool Women’s Hospital Email


ATSM Preceptors

Gynaecology ATSM WIS Preceptor (Northwest) Preceptor (Mersey)
Benign abdominal Surgery: open and laparoscopic 2.0

Andy Pickersgill,  (Wythenshawe) 

Kevin Thomas (Ormskirk)

Urogynaecology and Vaginal Surgery 2.0

Eric Mutema (Blackpool)

Lorraine Dinardo (Chester)

Subfertility and Reproductive Health 2.0

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

Richard Russell (LWH)

Oncology 2.0

P. Martin-Hirsch (Preston)

Rob MacDonald (LWH)

Acute Gynaecology & Early Pregnancy 2.0

Fiona Clarke

Penny Robshaw (LWH)

Advanced Laparoscopy for the excision of benign disease 2.0

Tom Aust (Arrowe)

Abortion care 1.0 Mr. Amu (Oldham)

Ash Alam (Arrowe)

Colposcopy 1.0

P. Martin-Hirsch (Preston)

B DeCruze (LWH)

Hysteroscopy 1.0

Andy Watson(Tameside)

Nigel Holland (Warrington)

Paediatric & Adolescent gynaecology 1.0

Tom Aust / C Williams (LWH / AlderHey)

Sexual Health 1.0

Helen Ribbans:

Vulval Disease 1.0

Ursula Winters (St Marys)

John Kirwan (Liverpool)

Obstetric ATSM
Advanced Antenatal Practice 2.0

Bindu Singhania (St Mary’s)

Karen McIntyre (Leighton)

Fetal Medicine 2.0

Mr. Chan (St Marys)

Umber Agarwal (LWH)

Labour Ward Lead 2.0

Sam Bonner (St Marys)

Libby Shaw (Arrowe)
Obstetric Medicine 2.0

Andrea Pilkington (Wythenshawe)

Mark Clement Jones (LWH)

Advanced Labour Ward Practice 1.0

Sam Bonner (st Marys)

S Alldred (Warrington)


Trust Information for Trainees

North West and Mersey

Arrowe Park                        Trust information Arrowe Park

Trust Information Blackpool

Bolton Trust Information Bolton and Salford
Chester Trust Information Chester
Christie Trust Information Christie
East Lancashire Trust Information East Lancs
Trust Information Leighton
Macclesfield Trust Information Macclesfield
NMGH Trust Information NMGH
Oldham Trust Information Oldham
Royal Lancaster Trust Information Royal Lancaster
St Marys Trust Information St Marys
Southport and Ormskirk Trust Information Southport and Ormskirk
Stepping Hill Trust Information Stepping Hill
Tameside Trust Information Tameside
Warrington Trust Information Warrington
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust Information Wigan
Wythenshawe Trust Information Wythenshawe









13th December 2019 ROBuST Course

28th FEBRUARY 2020 Perineal Trauma

9th MARCH 2020 Advanced Labour Ward

17th -19th MARCH 2020