The School is supported by a team of administrators based at Don Valley House, Sheffield.
Dr Liz Baker
Dr Sue Chatfield
Dr Sanjay Gupta
Dr Angela Oliver
Dr Prithvi Rao
Dr Hannah Shore
Dr Sanjay Suri
Dr Ragbir Thethy
Dr Chakrapani Vasudevan
Dr Annaliese Mawdsley
Dr Rajeev Gupta
Dr Sally Pollard
Dr Pamela Ohadike
Dr Lovlin Joseph
Dr Nigel Brooke
Dr Shimona Basu
Dr Vishal Mehta
Dr Arnab Seal
Dr Sean O'Riordan
Dr Talat Mushtaq
Dr Vijay Sharma
Dr Matthew Pye
Dr Kathryn Deakin
Dr Vijaya Hebbar
Dr Satish Shekhar
Dr Sheik Shekhar
Dr Anne-Marie McMahon
Dr Helen Dyson
Dr Sarah Snowden
Dr Karin Schwarz
Dr David Eadington
Trainee representation is a key element in the development and monitoring of the Paediatric Training Programme, and representatives play a valuable role in providing feedback and helping shape new initiatives.
In order to build continuity, the Paediatric School Trainee Representative will hold the role for the ST Levels they have applied to complete (i.e, ST1 - ST3). They may of course, choose to step down from their role at any point if they wish. If a trainee does give up their role, the Paediatric School will follow the application process to appoint a new trainee to the role.
Please note that the posts are unpaid, honorary roles. HEE YH is however, able to reimburse travel expenses for those Paediatric School Trainee Representatives who are required to travel to local and national meetings. Details on how to claim reimbursement will be sent on appointment.
If you wish to contact your local Trainee Rep you will find their details below:
Hi, I'm Helen and I am an ST3 in South Yorkshire. I moved to Sheffield to pursue my interest in paediatric emergency medicine after a year as an expedition doctor and undertaking the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I started my training in the East of England and undertook my F2 in Wellington, New Zealand. It can be daunting moving to new places and I am keen to support others moving into the region.
As a proudly 'out' gay person with dyslexia, I am passionate about diversity at work. My dyslexia has meant that I have found some of the MRCPCH exams harder than most and I am very happy to share my experiences and advise others where I can.
Email Helen Newsome
Hi, I am Anjum. I am your level 2 school representative. I believe in team work and collaboration. Being the co-chair for South Yorkshire trainee forum I am already actively involved in helping improve training locally. I am here to listen to you and raise your concerns.
I have worked across various cultures and health systems. I have trained in paediatrics in India, then worked as a registrar in Northern Ireland prior to joining run through training in South Yorkshire in 2015.
I have worked part time in the past and am currently full time. I fully understand the pressures of being a parent, a junior doctor and a diploma student all at once.
Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way.
Email Anjum Grewal
“I’m Kate, and I am undertaking GRID training in Paediatric Palliative Medicine. This is based across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
I have trained in South Yorkshire for almost all my training and have rotated through all the District General Hospitals in the region. As such, I believe I have a good understanding of the challenges trainees face.
I currently work full-time but have a family so I can appreciate the challenges of juggling both in an aim to achieve good work-life balance. I’m keen to be a voice for trainees in the region to try and make a difference and improve training opportunities for all.
Please get in touch if there is anything I might be able to help you with.”
Email Kate Renton
Hello, my name is Tom. I am an ST2 trainee in East. I have worked in Hull, Harrogate, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Children's.
I've previously worked overseas and am planning to an OOPE in 2018.
Please get in touch with any issues. I have set up a level 1 trainee WhatsApp group that I can add you to. I am particularly keen to bang the drum for the relatively small and widespread east Yorkshire trainee crew!
Email Tom Main
Hi, my name’s David Finn and I’m an ST5 trainee based in the East. I’ve worked in most hospitals in the East and also in Leeds. I am starting PICU Grid training in Leeds in August.
As trainee representative I hope I can raise any concerns you may have about training in the region and am happy to talk honestly to senior staff within the school when others may feel timid about doing so. I am happy to talk to people on your behalf, but also to help you to address these issues yourselves. One thing I feel very strongly about is ensuring trainees throughout the deanery have equal opportunities to help them achieve their career aspirations as I have had.
We are all here to help make training in the region as best as it can be so please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any great ideas!
Email David Finn
"Hello I'm Aoife, currently an ST2 trainee based in West Yorkshire and level 1 representative.
It's a difficult time to be a doctor, especially a paediatric trainee and I'm keen to work with people to find out what we can do to improve training. Whilst its part of the role, we aren't just for service provision which is often a difficult balancing act and something that can always be improved. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any thoughts, ideas or suggestions!"
Email Aoife Hurley
Hi, I’m Shanawaz. I am currently a grid trainee in paediatric neurology in Leeds.
I started my training in South and I am now working in West Yorkshire. I believe I have a good understanding of the challenges that trainees face across the region.
As I have young family, I am acutely aware of the particular the challenges of balancing work and family commitments.
As the trainee representative I am happy to be contacted about any issue you wish to discuss and hope I can represent your views and concerns with the school.
Email Shanawaz Hussain
We have a number of vacancies currently available. We are looking for expressions of interest for the following:
Level 1 (ST1 - ST3)
Level 2 (ST4 - ST5)
Level 3 (ST6 - ST8)
Please read the Job Description and send any expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
RCPCH website: ePortfolio page
01302 553 255
0113 206 4063
01472 874111 ext 7164
Lead employer for all Paediatrics trainees working in South Yorkshire
Rota Co-ordinator - Emma Oxtoby
Rota Co-ordinator - Kath.Smith@york.nhs.uk
ST1 - ST3 - Kathryn Green
ST4 + - Joanna Preece
Amy Tuplin - Rota Coordinator
Email: Amy.email@example.com Tel: 03033 305903 / 03033 306999
Louise Stainburn - Temporary Medical Staffing Rota Co-ordinator
Sally Pollard - Sally.Pollard@bthft.nhs.uk
Sam Oddie - Sam.Oddie@bthft.nhs.uk
CDC/Community Registrar (Daytime Issues)
Stella Yeung - Stella.Yeung@bthft.nhs.uk
Ellis Moss - ST1 - ST8
Rota Co-ordinator - Paula Beadle
ST4+ - Kathryn Johnson
ST1 - ST3 - Lawrence Miall
ST1 - ST3 Lucy Hinds
ST4 - ST8 Lesley Peers
PICU Lara Jackman
Dr Michelle Horridge
Dr Rohini Sahay
Georgina Hanson (HR)
Embrace Dr Fatemah Rajah
Dr Porus Bustani
SHO Rota Co-ordinator - Nigel.Brooke@dbh.nhs.uk
Middle Grade Rota Co-ordinator - Nagendra.Rao@dbh.nhs.uk
SHO Rota Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall Rota Co-ordinator - Susan.Tutar@dbh.nhs.uk
Maria Scott (Medical Staffing)
Dr Eisawl Nagmeldin
Liam Musgrave (Medical Staffing)