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:

Tamsin Dunn



Tel: 0161 291 6048

Manchester EM Training Programme Director ST3-6:

Richard Parris


Tel: 01204 390394

Mersey EM Training Programme Director ST3-6:

Richard Hughes


Tel: 0151 529 2529

EM Leaders Programme Name Email
Regional Quality Improvement Project Lead Neill Hughes
Regional Simulation Lead Annemarie Brown
Mersey Leadership Lead Tom Wiles
Greater Manchester Leadership Lead Richard Parris






Return To Training Champion for School of EM:

Catherine Jackson,     email:


         Trust Speciality Training Leads for Emergency Medicine


Trust / Role


Maryanji, Nina Aintree Hospital
Messahel, Shrouk Alder Hey Hospital
Parkinson, Liz Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Mittal, Rajnish Chester
Brock, Caroline Lancaster
Darlington, Carol  Leighton
Bartram, Tom Macclesfield
Godfrey, Joey MRI
Potier, Katherine North
Gili, Nick Oldham
Wilson, Nicola RMCH
Bhattacharyya, Sanjoy Royal Blackburn Hospital
Williams, Cath Royal Bolton Hospital
Brown, Ann Marie  Royal Liverpool Hospital
Walthall, Kirsten Preston
Kidner, Nigel Royal Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
Hughes, Neill Salford Royal
Taylor, Richard Southport and Ormskirk
Das, Souvik Stockport
Adebowale, Adebola Warrington Hospital
Langston, Sarah Whiston Hospital
Abbasi, Ayaz-Ahmed Wigan
Farook, Saleem 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.


Training Reps:


ST3 Christina Mulholland

HST Jemma Hall



ST3 Chris Wheeler

HST Rebecca Riley


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


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



Applications are now open for the Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Pilot.  Please refer to the attachment above titled Opportunities for EM LTFT Project_Guidance_171219 FINAL.pdf 


Applications are via the LTFT Team.  Please note Category 3 on your eligibility form which can be located at the following link:

Please note, the cut-off date for trainees to submit an eligibility request is 23.02.20