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Post Graduate Team

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Dr Sarah Rafferty

Chief of Education, Director of Education

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Sarah is responsible within SASH for the profile of medical education, developing the faculty (trainers, supervisors and tutors) and the local strategy for medical education and training, ensuring that high quality medical education and training is provided.

Tina Suttle-Smith

Strategic Medical Education Manager

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I provide leadership in the development and implementation of the Trust’s undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programmes in line with local and national professional standards.

I deliver a range of high quality and cost effective educational services within the Trust, analysing and evaluating activity and performance, in order to continually improve the quality of medical education in all service areas.

Tina manages the Postgraduate Education Centre and has line management responsibility for Centre staff.

Vikki Bates

Deputy Medical Education Manager

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I support the Strategic MEM and the work of the College Tutors in running and managing the SaSH Doctors in training educational programmes.

I oversee the management of our governance processes to assess the educational and clinical progress of our Doctors in Training.

I manage the PGEC and have responsibility for the facilities that we provide.

Maria Jaques

GP Medical Education Officer

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I provide administrative and organisational support to the GP Programme Directors and GP trainees who are on the GP programme at the Trust for three years, as well as the GP Tutor who provides continuing professional Development for all GPs in the Crawley and East Surrey CCG areas.

I support the implementation of the national requirements for the delivery of the GP curriculum by The Royal College of GP, HEKSS and the GMC.

I provide pastoral support to the trainees and organise their teaching programmes, hospital rotations and placements in local training GP practices.

Claire Parsonage

Undergraduate Medical Education Officer

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I provide administrative and organisational support to the three Sub Deans of BSMS, SGUL and Imperial and to the medical students, arranging their induction and teaching programmes.

I also support the dental students at the Trust and arrange regional dental courses and provide administrative support to the Dental Faculty including Mouth Care Matters and the simulation suite.

Sonia Przybyska

Foundation Medical Education Officer

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I provide administrative and organisational support to the Foundation Programme management team for both FY1 and FY2 Drs.

I monitor their core competencies and assessments, provide guidance on the use of e-portfolio, and obtain regular trainee updates from the foundation supervisors.

I provide pastoral support and care to all 60 trainees.

Sarah Keeler

Medical Education Receptionist

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I manage the room bookings in the PGEC for educational events for both Trust employees and also HEKSS and Royal College regional educational events.

I ensure that registers are available for each educational event and I record attendance for Consultants and Drs in training appraisals.

Pip Sedgwick

Medical Education Officer

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I provide administrative and organisational support to the Specialty Drs at core and higher level across eight College specialties.

I support the implementation of their College curriculum requirements, by assisting with the organisation of their teaching programmes and providing support to their college tutors. I support any portfolio and study leave queries.

I ensure feedback is monitored and improvement plans are put in place.

Lynsay Norris

Study Leave Medical Education Administrator

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I manage the study leave requests and expense claims for Doctors in Training, Dental students, Physician Associates and Consultants.

Using e-expenses I support the Strategic Medical Education Manager in the final sign off and agreement of these monthly.

Stephen Blacklock

Simulation Technician

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I support the delivery of high quality simulation sessions in the Newman Simulation Suite here in the PGEC.

I also manage the simulation Suite, create videos and social media content for SASH Education Campus.

Clare Leonard

Medical Education Administrator

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I support the delivery of high quality Medical and Dental education in the Post Graduate Education Centre, through the organisation, co-ordination and management of educational learning events.

These learning events will include curriculum teaching for both Trust Doctors in Training and also regional specialty events for HEKSS and the Royal Colleges.

Angus Rafferty

 Welfare Dog

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I support the doctors working in Trust and all staff as a well-being dog. Once a week I visit staff with a CISM team member to provide stress relief. 


Bethany Clements

Medical Education Apprentice

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I support all the PGME functions spending time assisting my Foundation, Dental, GP, Specialty and Undergraduate colleagues.

I also assist with study leave and provide afternoon cover for the PGEC reception. 

Online Learning Feedback

Having an online learning site is a new and exciting way of learning and the PGEC would be grateful for any feedback about your experiences.

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SASH Education Campus
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Trust Headquarters
East Surrey Hospital

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