Whilst I carry a broad portfolio of responsibilities the strategic area that I lead on is Higher Specialist Training. I Chair the Committee, which develops policies and guidelines, which inform specialist registrar training.
I am a Geriatrician at Bolton, though unusual in that I was a trainee GP (now called GP registrars) in Cheetham Hill before this, being one of only two hospital seniors I know who passed the MRCGP examination.
I have been an Associate Dean since 2011 and in that role have a special interest in Careers, I lead on issues around less than full time training and am involved in managing doctors in difficulty level in Speciality training.
I come from a primary care dental background having been a partner until recently in two practices, I came out of clinical practice in 2012 and continue to be a partner in an enhanced training practice.