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STEP Programme


Sally Ogden (Lead for online resources)

Emily Hoyle (Step 1 Co-ordinator)

Frankie Patino (Step 1 Co-ordinator)

Alex Cleator (Step 2 Co-ordinator)

Isobel Salter (Step 2 Co-ordinator)

Jenny Loughnane (Step 3 Co-ordinator)

Frances Callaghan​ (Step 3 Co-ordinator)

Postgraduate Education at Alder Hey:

Lindsay Brunt

Helen Blackburn

Advance Platform Administrator:

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Trainee Representative:

Dr Thomas Leyland

Royal College Regional Lead: Dr Rosaline Garr

Student discount card: TOTUM (formerly NUS)

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North West School of Paediatrics

The North West School of Paediatrics is one school but has two sets of rotations (Cheshire/Mersey and Greater Manchester/Lancashire). Once allocated to one of these rotations, trainees rotate only within their region.

Some more information and contact details are below. 

North West School of Paediatrics Trainee Handbook

Author: Dr Phil Neill

Edited and Updated by Dr Helen Manning and Dr Anna Power.

(To open click on underlined title)

Head of North West School of Paediatrics: Colin Morgan 

Associate Head of North West School of Paediatrics: Ruth Gottstein

Mersey Deanery Training Programme Directors (TPD)

TPD ST1-3: Dr Nasim Mahmood

TPD ST4-8: Dr Ian Kilroy

Greater Manchester and Lancs TPDs

TPD ST1-3: Dr Sunil Bagewadi

TPD ST4-8: Dr Guy Makin


Programme Support Manager: Emma Woods 0151 479 2573

Programme Support Co-ordinator:

Caron Owens 0151 479 2586

Programme Support Administrator for Cheshire & Mersey:

Jennifer Tomley

HENW Trainee Representative: Dr Jess MacWilliams

LTFT, SuppoRTT champions and Careers: Dr Fulya Mehta 

SuppoRTT Trainee Representative: Dr Laura Wade/ Dr Michelle Keane

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Cheshire and Mersey Paediatrics


Mersey EDI representative:

Khaled Hadi

North West EDI representative:

Maria Hadjicosta

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Lead Employer

General enquiries: 0151 426 1600

 Payroll: 0151 290 4658

**Include 'Paediatrics, Cheshire and Mersey' in subject line** 

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Professional Bodies


Doctors' Association UK:


Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association:

Medical Defence Union:

Medical Protection Society:


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Doctors Welfare

Insight Wellbeing at Work:  

0800 027 7844 or 0300 555 0120

The Lead Employer’s Employer Assistance Programme provider (EAP) Insight Healthcare offers confidential 24-hour helpline access, session-based counselling, legal and financial advice and various other specialist services.

HENW Trainee support network: (click on directory for list of services)

BMA Counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students (NB don't have to be BMA member to use):

Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors, medical students plus partners and dependents, 0330 123 1245.

Doctors’ Support Network:

The DSN is a confidential, peer support network for doctors and medical students with concerns about their mental health. As a registered charity, they aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma and influence the agenda regarding physician health.

Hope 4 Medics:

HOPE provides support and advice for doctors with a disability or chronic illness. The site was created by a doctor as a sign-posting service direct to relevant services and advice.

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