North West School of Surgery - Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

North West School of Surgery

Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

Please note

This page contains information about Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) within the North West School of Surgery. Please see the HEE North West SuppoRTT pages for general guidance and information about SuppoRTT.

Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

The School of Surgery guidance and documentation has now been replaced by a single National guidance document. This guidance can be found on the Supported Return to Training - SuppoRTT Guidance and Process page.

North West School of Surgery SuppoRTT Champions

The North West School of Surgery has four SuppoRTT Champions who work with the School, Trust SuppoRTT Champions, Trust Specialty Training Leads and LTFT Leads to ensure that postgraduate doctors in surgical training and trainers are aware of the RTT process and that every postgraduate doctor in surgcial training has access to relevant RTT activites (RTT-A) including speciality specific return to training days.


SuppoRTT Champion Trusts covered

Danielle Wharton

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Whiston Hospital


East Cheshire NHS Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (Salford only)
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Su De

Consultant ENT Surgeon at Alder Hay Children's Hospital


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nicola Barnes

Consultant General Surgeon at Wythenshawe Hospital


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Emma Davies

Consultant General Surgeon at Royal Lancaster


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (except Salford)
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Specialty SuppoRTT Leads

Specialty Sector Specialty SuppoRTT Lead
Cardio-thoracic Surgery Both Bilal Kirmani
Core Surgery C&M TBC
General Surgery C&M Joanna Seward
GM, L & SC Nicola Barnes and Emma Davies
Neurosurgery Both Helen Raffalli-Ebezant
Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery Both Stuart Clarke
Otolaryngology (ENT) Both Bethan Fon Jones
Paediatric Surgery Both Sarah Wood
Plastic Surgery Both Samantha McNally
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery C&M Danielle Wharton
GM, L & SC Vicky Sinclair
Urology C&M Kaylie Hughes
GM, L & SC Ann Crump and Emma Foster
Vascular Surgery Both Jonathan Ghosh

C&M = Cheshire and Merseyside

GM, L & SC = Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria

Page Last Updated 9 August 2022