North West School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Welcome to Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Head of School

Dr Liz Haslett
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.  FY3 8NR              Email: 


Postgraduate Associate Dean


Email Address

Professor Pramod Luthra

Training Programme Directors

TPD Grades Region Contact
Dr Rebekah Samangaya ST1-2 NW;
Dr Victoria Sephton Mersey
Dr Ruth Smith ST3-5 NW
Dr Ash Alam Mersey
Dr Liz Haslett ST6-7 NW
Dr Helen Ribbans   Community Sexual & Reproductive Health


Deanery Support

Position/Role Name Contact
Specialty School Manager Emma Woods
Program Support Co-ordinator Caron Owens
Program Support Officer Denise McCracken


HR Contact

St Helens and Knowsley:


Key Links

Royal College of Obstetrcians & Gynaecologists -

Curriculum -

National Recruitment -

Local Recruitment -



Specialty Leads and Other Contacts

  Region Contact
Sally Pennington Arrowe Park / Mersey Email
Sunday Ajayi Barrow / NW


Uma Chetan Blackpool / NW Email

Judith Kundodyiwa

Bim Williams 

Bolton-Salford / NW

Bolton-Salford/ NW



Joanne Davies Chester / Mersey Email
Eva Myriokefalitaki Christie / NW eva.myriokefaliki@christie.nhs,.uk
John Shanks East Lancs / NW Email
Shantha Narasimhan Lancaster / NW Email
Kiran Jilani Liverpool Womens / Mersey Email
Shanthi Pinto Leighton / Mersey Email
jyotsna Acharya Macclesfield / Mersey Email
Ritu Dalmia Oldham / NW Email
swapna Patankar Pennine / NW (Bury,NMGH,Oldham Rochdale) Email
Annabel Grossmith Preston / NW Email
Nira Ramchandran Southport / Mersey Email
Rachel Owen Stepping Hill / NW Email
Rebekah Samangaya  St Mary’s / NW Email
Nathalie Smilovci Tameside / NW Email
Paul Adrinka Warrington / Mersey Email
Nidhi Srivastava Whiston / Mersey Email
Uzma Ghaffar Wigan / NW


Andrea Pilkington Wythenshawe / NW


Martin Maher Regional Ultrasound Co-ordinator Email
SupporRTT Leads  


Vicky Sephton Mersey SupporRTT Lead
Syma Ahmed Manchester SupporRTT Lead
Ted Adams Workplace Behaviour Champion
James Rowland Simulation lead for Gynaecology
Hani Shuheibar Simulation lead for Gynaecology


ATSM Preceptors

Gynaecology ATSM WIS Preceptor (Northwest) Preceptor (Mersey)
Benign abdominal Surgery: open and laparoscopic 2.0

Andy Pickersgill,  (Wythenshawe) 

Kevin Thomas (Ormskirk)

Urogynaecology and Vaginal Surgery 2.0

Eric Mutema (Blackpool)

Lorraine Dinardo (Chester)

Subfertility and Reproductive Health 2.0

Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

Richard Russell (LWH)


Oncology 2.0

P. Martin-Hirsch (Preston)

Rob MacDonald (LWH)

Acute Gynaecology & Early Pregnancy 2.0

Fiona Clarke


Advanced Laparoscopy for the excision of benign disease 2.0

Tom Aust (Arrowe)

Abortion care 1.0


Ash Alam (Arrowe)

Colposcopy 1.0

P. Martin-Hirsch (Preston)

B DeCruze (LWH)

Hysteroscopy 1.0

Hani Shuheibar 

|Vicky Cording

Paediatric & Adolescent gynaecology 1.0

Tom Aust / C Williams (LWH / AlderHey)

Sexual Health 1.0

Helen Ribbans:

Vulval Disease 1.0

Ursula Winters (St Marys)

John Kirwan (Liverpool)

Obstetric ATSM      
High Risk Pregancy 2.0

Bindu Singhania (St Mary’s)

Karen McIntyre (Leighton)

Fetal Medicine 2.0

Mr. Chan (St Marys)

Devender Roberts (LWH) 

Labour Ward Lead 2.0

Sam Bonner (St Marys)

Libby Shaw (Arrowe)

Obstetric Medicine 2.0

Andrea Pilkington (Wythenshawe)

Mark Clement Jones (LWH)

Medical Education  1.0

Judith Kundodyiwa 

Advanced Labour Ward Practice 1.0

Sam Bonner (st Marys)

S Alldred (Warrington)



Trust Information for Trainees

North West and Mersey


Arrowe Park                          Trust information Arrowe Park  

Trust Information Blackpool

Bolton   Trust Information Bolton and Salford  
Barrow   Trust Information Barrow  
Chester   Trust Information Chester  
Christie   Trust Information Christie  
East Lancashire   Trust Information East Lancs  
Leighton   Trust Information Leighton
Macclesfield   Trust Information Macclesfield  
NMGH   Trust Information NMGH  
Oldham   Trust Information Oldham  
Royal Lancaster   Trust Information Royal Lancaster  
St Marys   Trust Information St Marys  
Southport and Ormskirk   Trust Information Southport and Ormskirk  
Stepping Hill   Trust Information Stepping Hill  
Tameside   Trust Information Tameside  
Warrington   Trust Information Warrington  
Whiston    Trust Information Whiston  
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh   Trust Information Wigan  
Wythenshawe   Trust Information Wythenshawe  



 Teaching timetable 2020/2021


Teaching timetable 2020/2021


Teaching timetable 2020/2021



December ARCPs - 9th  and 10th