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Posted November 11th 2022 (3 months ago)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Champions

“The Schools of Surgery for Peninsula and Severn Deaneries are pleased to announce the appointments of Debra Chong, Emma Horrocks and Lotte Hardman as the first Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Trainee Champions. We look forward to working with them in these important matters to support surgical training and trainees across the south west”.


Posted November 1st 2022 (3 months ago)

New TPD for Urology

“The Schools of Surgery for Peninsula and Severn Deaneries are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Richard Pearcy as the next Urology Training Programme Director for HEE south west. Richard is a consultant urologist surgeon at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. We welcome him to the both Schools of Surgery.

We wish to thank Mr Tim Bates for his hard work and commitment to the Urology TPD role over the previous years and we wish him well for the future.”

Posted September 16th 2022 (5 months ago)

New Vascular Training Programme Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tim Beckitt as the next vascular surgery Training Programme Director for HEE south west (Peninsula and Severn Deanery). Tim is a consultant vascular surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. We welcome him to the both Schools of Surgery.

We wish to thank Mr Richard Bulbulia for his hard work and commitment to the vascular surgery TPD role over the last 3 years. Richard will be standing down later this autumn to concentrate on his academic and research interests and we wish him well for the future.”


Posted March 31st 2020 (3 years ago)

Letter from Heads of School - managing postgraduate training during COVID-19

Please see the letter from Heads of Schools regarding managing postgraduate training during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Posted March 20th 2020 (3 years ago)

National Lead Dean Guidance re SL and Covid-19

Dear Colleague

As we prepare for the impact of COVID 19 a number of queries have come to us with regards to HEE’s approach to study leave. Please be advised that the position is as follows:

Impact of Coronavirus On Study Leave for Doctors in Training

Trainees should endeavour to obtain a refund for any pre-booked expenses. If they unable to do so we will honour the claim, but they should provide evidence when they submit their claim that the expense was non-refundable.

All requests for study leave time not taken during the outbreak will be properly considered by the employers and Postgraduate deans and will be subject to the need to maintain NHS services, and training requirements for completion of programmes.

We are asking all parties to be flexible both during and after this difficult time.

HEE will be developing a set of FAQs to help manage the queries that are arising.

If there are unresolved queries please contact us via Study Leave (SW); for our Postgraduate Dean to review.


Posted October 3rd 2019 (3 years ago)

ARCPs - HEE guide for trainees

Please follow the link for an animation providing a short & simple guide for trainees and trainers on how the ARCP process works.


Posted April 28th 2015 (8 years ago)

Relocation Expenses contact Information

Relocation Expenses Trust Contact Information


Please see the table below for contact details within respective trusts relating to Relocation Expenses.


First Name Second name Trust Trust E-Mail Address
Nina Bosssa-Lubugumu RD&E
Susan Roy NDHCT
Debbie Salter TST
Ann Livermore RCHT
Frances Greenwood PHNT
Kelly Ebdon SDHCT





Posted August 19th 2014 (8 years ago)

Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT)

My name is Mo Bajalan, I am the core surgical trainee rep for the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training (AOT). I would like to advertise our organisation and invite senior medical students, foundation doctors and core surgical trainees interested in ENT to join the association.

AOT is an organisation that represents all Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery trainees throughout the UK all the way through their training careers. We are independent, free to join and are run by trainees for trainees.

The AOT puts forward the views of its membership through representation on the councils and committees of ENT-UK, Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology, Education and Training Committee, the Intercollegiate Exam Board, the Royal Society of Medicine sections, the Association of Surgeons in Training, and many other groups.

The benefits most applicable to junior trainees will be the advertising of relevant materials, courses and conferences pertinent to early career development. There are copious opportunities to discuss relevant issues and areas concerning training in discussion groups within the AOT forum as well as designated social media forums.

Once a year, there is an annual AOT conference where alongside an unrivalled academic and social programme, members have the opportunity to present projects at a national conference and nominate themselves to represent the AOT regionally or on one of the committees.

If you are interested in joining the AOT please visit the website on:

Alternatively, if you would like to be added to core trainee mailing list for advertisements and notifications of courses and events please contact the following address:

Many thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from budding ENT enthusiasts in the near future.

Best wishes

Mo Bajalan
Core trainee rep
Health Education England - Wessex

Posted August 13th 2014 (8 years ago)

Three Surgical Trainees Wanted for Mammary Fold Academic Subcommittee

Dear surgical trainees,

The Mammary Fold, the National Breast Trainees Group, is keen to recruit three surgical trainees to form an academic subcommittee, which will be supported by the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) Academic & Research Committee. The three appointed members will have key roles in forming and running a national research collaborative, studying all aspects of breast surgery. This will also be an opportunity to further enhance their research, leadership and management skills, while delivering trainee-led research in breast surgery at a national level.

The successful applicants will have an active role in designing and conducting future studies, facilitating and disseminating other trainee collaborative group projects, as well as the projects of the ABS Academic & Research Committee. Selected trainees will also be expected to liaise with regional representatives and have an active role in co-ordinating local trainee involvement.

Applications are welcome from both academic and non-academic trainees at all levels of training. To apply, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to, along with a short covering letter (250 words) supporting your application. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, the 2nd of September, 2014.

The appointments for the post will be made under the guidance of the ABS Academic & Research Committee. For further enquiries, please email Dennis Remoundos at


(C. Elliott)

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