Foundation Programme Directors

The Deanery has established a network of Foundation Programme Directors who spend a minimum of one session per week working on improving service and education matters for the Foundation Trainees within their Trust.

Programme Director

Acute Trust

Primary Hospital Site(s)

Dr Helen Coutts (FPD Lead)

Dr Thanos Konstantinidis (FY1)

Dr Sukhbir Bhullar

East Lancashire Trust Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Blackburn Hospital

Burnley General Hospital

Dr Adrian McKenna (FY1)

Dr Hanadi Sari-Kouzel (FY2) 

DrMarium Khan

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Victoria Hospital


Dr Jennifer Ruddlesin (FY1 Lead)

Dr Natalie (FY2 Lead)


Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Bolton Hospital

Steve Benington (Foundation Programme Director for MFT)



Dr Kuldip Bakaya (Ass. FPD for Wythenshawe)


Dr Clare McGettigan (Ass. FPD for NMGH) 


Dr Kate Kirkpatrick (Ass. FPD for MRI)


Dr Kanwa Ekwegh (Ass FPD FY2 Teaching & Community Placements)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester Royal Infirmary



Wythenshawe Hospital


North Manchester General Hospital 


Manchester Royal Infirmary



Manchester Royal Infirmary 


Dr Chera Arunachalam (Ass. FPD)


Mr Vinod Varughese (Ass. FPD) 

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Preston Hospital

Chorley District General

Dr Sunday Ajayi (FY1)


Dr Raul Kakar (FY2) 


Colin Cutting (FY1)


Dr Corinne Rimmer (FY2)

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Furness General Hospital

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Dr Shahid Mirza (FY1)


Dr Debarati Dutta (FY2)


Serena Tolhurst-Cleaver (Salford)


Katie Hobson (Ass. FPD Salford)


Sanjeet Kamath (Ass. FPD Salford)


Sotonye Tolofari (FY2 Tutor Salford)


DrRamesh Ekambaram (Ass. FPD Fairfield Gen )

Nothern Care Alliance Group

Fairfield General Hospital 



Royal Oldham Hospital 


Rochdale Infirmary 


Salford Royal Hospital

Dr Elizabeth Shackley


Dr Mousumi Sadhukhan


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Lucy Coates (FY1)


Dr Roopa Krishnamurthy (FY2) 

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Tameside General Hospital

Dr Alison Quinn (FY1)


Dr Felvira Godinho (FY2

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Dr Raj Kumar


Dr Rob Jones

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree Hospital


Dr Ian Riley


Jennie Granger 

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Countess of Chester Hospital


Dr Micayla Telfer

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Macclesfield District General Hospital


Dr Susan Hignett


Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leighton Hospital



Isle of Man

Nobles Hospital



The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Broadgreen Hospital


Dr Katie Scott

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport & Formby District General Hospital

Dr Sarah Langston


Dr Paul Stockton

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals

Whiston Hospital


Professor James Barrett

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Arrowe Park Hospital

Dr Thej Narayana 


Dr Alex Gomez

Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust

Warrington Hospital



Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

Alder Hey Hospital


Dr Kate Wood (FT Lead)


Mersey Care NHS Trust

Mersey Care


  Linda Watkins 

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s Hospital