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Welcome to Medical Education

Welcome to the Medical Education Website.  This department is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education for students, (junior) doctors in training and senior/ career doctors within our Trust.

Medical education is led by a number of consultants within our trust., a strong team of teachers and experienced and well qualified support staff.  Their roles and responsibilities include faculty development and support (including training the trainers) as well as organisation of undergraduate and postgraduate education.

We have strong links with the Universities of Newcastle and Durham for our medical students, the Base Units of the Tees and the Wear within our Medical School, other Trusts within the Northern Region for specialty rotations and Health Education North East (HENE), formerly Northern Deanery, in Newcastle with the support of the Postgraduate Dean. We have a number of objectives.  These include: -

  • To continue to improve the education of medical students within our Trust and to increase the number of medical students we take from the Wear and Tees Base Units, as well as to encourage these students to apply for junior doctor posts within our hospitals.
  • To make sure that our Foundation Doctors are well trained and have a varied and happy experience in the two years of Foundation Programmes across our main hospital sites.  We hope to give our Foundation Doctors a variety of experiences in different specialties, in conjunction with opportunities within our general practices in County Durham and Darlington and our partners in the Mental Health Trusts.
  • To develop high quality basic and higher specialty training rotations across our Trust, in the hope that the education and training we provide for our trainees and trainers will improve the quality of care that we as a Trust provide for our patients, and to give all our junior doctors the experience they require to progress in their careers.
  • To encourage and sustain medical education as part of the multi-disciplinary education/learning department within our Trust, and we will actively encourage multi-professional training events, experiences and courses within our Trust, so that all professionals who support patient care will work together as a team to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients.

Director of Medical Education - Dr. Richard Prescott, Consultant in Elderly Care
Associate Director of Medical Education and Head of Quality & Governance, HR & OD -  
Mrs. Anne Sewell

Learning and Organisation Development Manager - Ms Amanda Form

Undergradaute Lead - Dr. Steve Cowie
Undergraduate Tutor (Wear Base Unit) - Dr. Sally Sadasivam
Associate Undergraduate Tutor (Wear Base Unit) - Mr. Paddy Duffy
Undergraduate Tutor (Tees Base Unit) - Dr. Sophia Wyn Jones
Associate Undergraduate Tutor (Tees Base Unit) - Mr. David Burton
Foundation Tutor -  Mrs. Leigh Simmonds
Foundation Tutor - Dr. Daya Ashok
Foundation Tutor -   Dr. Sally Sadasivam (Joint Role Undergraduate & Foundation)
Foundation Tutor -  Dr. Srikanth Mada
Associate Foundation Tutor  - Mrs. Hazel Townsend
Specialty Tutor - VACANT (Divisional Link for Care Closer to Home)
Specialty Tutor - Dr. Anita Holtham (Divisional Link for Surgery & Diagnostics)
Specialty Tutor - Dr. Deepak Kejariwal (Divisional Link for Care Closer to Home)
College Tutor (Medicine - North) - Dr. Deepak Kejariwal
College Tutor (Medicine - South) - Dr. Jenny Crilley

Please contact if you need further information.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham