SAS Trust Leads, Tutors and Specialty Leads


Each Trust within the North West has been encouraged to establish an SAS Lead/Tutor. The contact details for all established leads can be found below. The SAS Trust Lead/Tutor is a point of contact for all SAS doctors and is there to support and offer guidance on career related issues, education and development and the use of SAS CPD funding at a local level. Your SAS Trust Lead should be your first point of contact if you have any queries relating to these areas. 

You can click on the appropriate Lead/Tutor's name to send them an email. If your trust does not currently have an SAS Lead/ Tutor, please contact or your medical education department for information/ guidence. 



SAS Trust Leads and Tutors





Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 


Anu Shrotri



Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 



Shams Tabrez



Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 


Praveen Rao



Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Ami Shah



Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Shobha Somashekar



Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Kyaw Tun



The Christie NHS Foundation Trust


Kantappa Gajanan



Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Thirunavukkarasu Viswanathan



East Cheshire NHS Trust


Mandira Hazra



East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


 Sanjoy Bhattacharyya



Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Nilika Perera



Isle of Man Nobles Hospital


Suddhadjit Sen


Lancashire & South Cumbria  NHS Foundation Trust




John Mulingha




Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dharmendra Mittal



Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Sanjay Ghotkar



The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals


Shabbir Ashraf



Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust


Linda Watkins



Palliative Medicine


Helen Bonwick



Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Janine Griffiths



Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Oxford Road/ Trafford General



Subir Datta


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Wythenshawe



Raghu Pabbineedi



Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust


Ali Kazem



University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust


Amit Kochar



North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Tessa Myatt


Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Josh Thorp



Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust


Anney Roy



Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust


Sandy Thomson



Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust


Jo-anna Robson



St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Brajkishore Jha



Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Madapura Shashidhara



Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care

NHS Foundation Trust


Javaid Bhatti



The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust


No Lead



Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Shobha Somashekar



Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Indiver Daryanani



Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


Ahmed Shalaby




SAS Specialty Leads



College/ Faculty SAS information

HEENW SAS Specialty Lead



Emergency Medicine



FASSGEM regional rep for the NW – James Park


Badal Sarin


Jo Robson




RCP SAS Committee regional rep for the NW – Fahad Yousaf



Palliative Medicine:

Helen Bonwick (Cheshire & Merseyside)

Charlotte Barber (Greater Manchester)

Alison Bacon (Lancs & South Cumbria)



Ani Bhandare

Tarig Algladi


Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Priti Wuppalapati

Ayesha Ajmi




RCOphth SAS Committee regional rep for Mersey – Lesley Kaye





Dr Jayden Lee




RCPath doesn’t have a SAS Committee at present, but published a strategy for SAS doctors & LEDs in Feb 2020





RCP SAS Committee regional rep for the NW – Dr Waseem Zulfiqar


Anney Roy



RCR doesn’t have a SAS Committee at present but published a report on Harnessing the Experience of SAS Doctors in Jan 2020





General Surgery - Ali

Trauma & Orthopaedics - Suddhajit Sen

Urology - Praveen Rao

Plastic Surgery-Kantappa Gajanan



Clinical Informatics

Gurkaran Samra









Do you have any suggestions for this page? Please email


Page reviewed September 2020