North West School of Psychiatry

 Welcome to the School of Psychiatry

The North West School of Psychiatry oversees postgraduate training in psychiatry across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The School offers core psychiatry training, as well as higher training in six psychiatry specialties, with dual specialty training schemes available.

 

For further details about the programme, please visit the School’s website at www.schoolofpsychiatry.net 

 

Please note, if you have a query regarding National recruitment, you will need to contact the Recruitment team on psychiatryrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk 

 

 

Head of School

 

 


Dr Raghu Paranthaman

Email: raghupathy.paranthaman@gmmh.nhs.uk

Site: Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust 

 

 

 

Associate Head of School

 

 


Dr John Stevens

Email: john.stevens@merseycare.nhs.uk

Site: Mersey Care 

 

Programme Support Team

 

 

Natalie Dawson, Programme Support Manager

Psychiatry.NW@hee.nhs.uk

0151 479 2574

Health Education England                                      

1st Floor, Regatta Place,

Liverpool

L3 4BL

Sarah Mrozek Programme Support Coordinator

Teresa Guy, Programme Support Administrator 

Training Programme Directors

 

 

Core Psychiatry  
Dr Emily Mountain Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust  
Dr Seri Abraham                                  

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Academic Clinical Fellows 

Dr Matthew Appleyard

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 

Dr Declan Hyland  

 

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

 

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dr Rachel Elvins   North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  
Dr Adam Dierckx Core Psychotherapy 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
   
Dr Neelo Aslam   Regional
Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities    
Dr Mischa Mockett Regional
Forensic Psychiatry  
Dr Simon Plunkett Regional
General Psychiatry  
Dr Nanda Dayalan  Cheshire & Merseyside 

Dr Catrin Evans 

Manchester
Dr Tarun Khanna  Lancashire 
Medical Psychotherapy 

Dr Swapna Kongora

Dr Adam Dierckx - Key contact 

Regional
Old Age Psychiatry 
Dr Anna Richman Cheshire & Merseyside 
Dr Jay Palle Manchester & Lancashire 
Lead Employer Contacts
Lead Employer Helpdesk 

 

Trainee Representives 

 

Core Psychiatry 
Dr Claire Marie Hossein Greater Manchester CT Representative 
Dr Hassan Mallick Lancashire CT Representative
Dr Laura Middleton Mersey CT Representative
Higher Psychiatry 
Dr Catarina Rodrigues dos Santos Greater Manchester ST Representative ( Maternity leave covered by Dr Samuya Singh )
Dr Leo Scott Mersey ST Representative
Forensic Psychiatry
Dr Mindy Reeves North West Forensic ST Representative
CAMHS Psychiatry
Dr Stephen Adams North West CAMHS ST Representative
General Adult Psychiatry
Dr Amina Rashid North West General Adult ST Representative
Dr Sarah Abdelsayed North West General Adult ST Representative
Dr Lori Black  Mersey General Adult ST Representative
Old Age Psychiatry
Dr Victoria Jones  North West Old Age ST Representative
Equality & Diversity 
Dr Victoria Ozidu Equality and Diversity Representative

 

Links for Support & Health & Welbeing 

 

 

If you are a trainee experiencing difficulties, please follow this link: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/tres 

for further support information from the lead employer shared services  

 

The updated NW SuppoRTT Guidance Document is now available on our website here: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/supportt-process 

 

Please click on the following link for the Royal College of Psychiatrists 'Covid-19: Guidance for UK Psychiatric Trainees':  

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/about-us/responding-to-covid-19/covid-19-and-psychiatric-training