School of Surgery Training Programme Directors
List of Training Programme Directors
Below is a list of the Surgical Training Programme Directors (TPDs) in the North West. In some specialties there is one TPD per sector, in others one TPD oversees both sectors.
The East Sector covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria. The West Sector covers Cheshire and Merseyside.
|Specialty||East Sector (North Western)||West Sector (Mersey)|
incl. Congenital Cardiac Surgery
|Core Surgical Training||Chris Grocock|
|General Surgery||Caroline Bruce|
|Neurosurgery||Ankur Saxena||Ajay Sinha|
|Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery||Anne Begley|
|Otolaryngology (ENT)||Sean Loughran until 1 August 2019
Samit Ghosh from 1 August 2019
|Paediatric Surgery||Fiona McAndrew|
|Plastic Surgery||Srinivasan Iyer||Zahid Hassan|
|Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery||Jaysheel Mehta||Cronan Kerin|
|Urology||Lynsey McHugh||Rono Mukherjee|
|Vascular Surgery||Jonathan Ghosh|
Meetings and Events for TPDs
*NEW* - added 30 May 2019
Information and Resources for TPDs
Administrative Support for Training Committees
Clinical Supervision of Doctors in Training at Out-Patient Clinics
*NEW* - added 7 November 2018
There are three 'Clutural Awareness for Surgeons' modules available on the JCST/ISCP Youtube channel:
Doctors in Difficulty (DiD)/Doctors and Dentists Review Group (DDRG)
Please see the Trainees Requiring Extra Support (TRES) section.
*NEW* - added 27 November 2018
4.9 There will be occasions when a trainee progresses more rapidly than the expected rate of progress and in such cases, the award of an ARCP Outcome 6 can be bought forward. However, this can only occur if:
- the trainee has gained all the relevant competences required within the curriculum
- the trainee has completed all the necessary examinations and assessments
- the trainee has spent the minimum time in training as required by the EU directive on the recognition of professional qualifications
The early achievement of CCT needs to be planned via the ARCP process and would not normally be advanced by more than one year.
JCST's Requesting change to provisional certification date flowchart *NEW* - added 22 May 2019
Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives
*NEW* - added 13 August 2018
If you are claiming expesnes relating to attendacne at National Selection, you should claim directly from HEE using the expense claim form on our policies and procedures page (under heading “Expenses Claim Form”).
Any other TPD related expenses should be claimed from you own trust, who will then re-charge HEE.
Managing Less Than Full Time Trainees
Study Leave Top-Slicing
Time Out of Training (TOOT)
Training Support Network
*NEW* - added 6 June 2019
Information on specialist support services for trainee doctors who are experiencing difficulties which may affect their ability to train.
What Constitutes Exceptional Circumstances?
Please see the Resources for Educational Supervisors section.
HEE North West Links
Page Last Updated 17 June 2019