North West School of Emergency Medicine


Welcome to the HEE NW School of Emergency Medicine



The School of Emergency Medicine encompasses the northwest of England, from Lancaster in the north, the Wirral to the west and Crewe in the south. We are a single school with equal training opportunities across the region but the training rotations are divided into Mersey and North Western (Greater Manchester). The school is responsible for EM trainees in ST3 – ST6; trainees in CT1 & 2 are part of the ACCS Training Programme.

The Team:

Head of School: Richard Parris                Email:      

Training Programme Directors:      

Training Grade Name Email
ST1 Mersey (ACCS) Tim Wharton  
ST1 Northwest (ACCS) Jon Argall  
ST3 Mersey  Sarah Langston  
ST3 Northwest Cath Williams  
ST4+ Mersey  Richard Hughes  
ST4+ Northwest Neill Hughes
TPD Simulation Mersey Annemarie Brown
TPD Simulation Northwest Kirsten Walthall

Return to Training Champion Catherine Jackson
Training Reps :      
ST3 Mersey Effie Evans

ST4-6 Mersey Tony Lee  
ST3 Northwest Trishan Bali  
ST4-6 Northwest Chris Wheeler
EM Leaders  Name Email
Contact for EM Leaders advice: Neill Hughes
Annemarie Brown
Tom Wiles
Richard Parris
















 Trust Speciality Training Leads for Emergency Medicine
Name Trust / Role   Email
George, Binu Aintree Hospital

Abela, Nikola Alder Hey Hospital / PEM Lead
Parkinson, Liz Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Mittal, Rajnish Chester
Alam, Zafer Lancaster
Darlington, Carol  Leighton
Swires-Hennessy, Kate Macclesfield

Amin, Omar 

Potier, Katherine North Manchester

Gili, Nick Oldham

Wilson, Nicola RMCH
Bhullar, Sukhbir Royal Blackburn Hospital

Williams, Cath Royal Bolton Hospital
Brown, Ann Marie  Royal Liverpool Hospital
Walthall, Kirsten Preston

Imtiaz, Afzal Royal Victoria Hospital, Blackpool

Devlin, Erin Salford Royal
Taylor, Richard Southport and Ormskirk
Das, Souvik Stockport
Adebowale, Adebola Warrington Hospital
Langston, Sarah Whiston Hospital
Ameh, Victor Wigan
Jackson, Catherine  Wythenshawe


The Support Team:

Natalie Dawson: - Programme Support Manager

Lindsey Robinson: - Programme Support Co-ordinator, ACCS & Emergency Medicine

Gillian Johnson: Programme Support Officer

Sally Rylands: - Programme Support Administrator

The Support Team email address:-

The School aims to provide easily contactable and approachable leads who will respond to your queries. Virtually all correspondence from the school will be via e-mail, so it is essential that you provide us with an up-to-date e-mail account that is checked regularly.

School Structure:

The Associate Dean, Head of School, TPDs for EM and ACCS, and the support team meet twice a year for the school executive board meeting where the strategic plans are discussed, policies are agreed and the plans for the year ahead are agreed.

Specialty Training Committee:

There are 2 STCs, annually. These committees consist of the Head of School, the EM TPD's, the Trust Specialty Training Lead (TSTL) from each training site, sub specialty programme leads and the trainee representatives. The STC meets twice yearly to discuss and disseminate the School’s strategic and educational programme.

Useful Links

From August 2021 a new curriculum for trainees doctors will go live

More information about  2021 curriculum  can be found: here 

RCEM members will be provided with a new ePortfolio platform (Kaizen).

For further information about the new ePortfolio, data migration  and Exams and Curriculum transitions please click: here

RCEM Data Migration to Kaizen August 2021


Which exams are changing in August 2021?

Please use the link below for 2021 examination changes.


Return to work information can be found in the attached documents


For all Lead Employer Queries, please contact the Lead Employer Helpdesk -  0151 478 7777

or visit the new Lead Employer website here



Training Sites, Training Rotation information, TSTLs Information and Lead Employer Information can be viewed in PDF documents attached.