GP training programme directors

GP training programme directors (TPDs) are tasked with ensuring that individual training programmes are sufficiently broad and balanced to meet the requirements for a GP specialty trainee to achieve a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

They oversee delivery of GP curriculum in hospital posts and co-ordinate educational programmes for trainees.


Changes to ESR generated PDP implementation [PDF, 175 KB]

e-Portfolio PDP guidance [PDF, size: 522 KB]

GP School transfer form [Word doc, size: 628 KB]

Medical background questionnaire for doctors trained outside the UK [Word doc, size: 174 KB]

NHS GP Health service briefing pack [PDF, size: 2 MB]

Remedial extensions policy [PDF, size: 133 KB]

Simulation webpage

Thresholds for the management of trainees requiring additional support [PDF, size: 122 KB]

Trainee support for Primary Care trainees [PDF, size: 334 KB]

Safeguarding children policy

As GP trainees work with children and young people, GP trainers are required to ensure their trainees have maintained their knowledge and competencies in keeping children safe from harm.

It is expected that all trainees will have completed the safeguarding children training (level 2) annually. This policy would need to be followed accordingly.

Child protection maintaining your skills [PDF, size: 179 KB]

Contact details

To contact your local programme directors or faculty administrators please see their contact details below:


East Kent

Dr Andy Charley, Patch Associate GP Dean for East Kent

Eastern and Coastal Kent

Ms Jane Arnott

Dr Akosua Aidoo

Dr Emma Hill

Dr John Launer

Dr Ginika Lazz-Onyenobi

Dr Greg Manson

Dr Monica Sangha

Faculty Administrator – Anita Raines

West Kent and Medway

Dr Tariq Hussain, Patch Associate GP Dean for West Kent


Dr Parag Pandya

Dr Purnima Sharma

Faculty Administrator –


Dr David Harris

Dr Sugina Hesketh

Dr Shobha Ravindra

Tunbridge Wells

Dr Richard Estall

Dr Mark Hambly


Dr Tim Colbert

Mr Peter Milburn

Dr Katie Stone


East Surrey

Dr Cathy O’Leary, Patch Associate GP Dean for East Surrey

Crawley and East Surrey

Dr Anita Raina

Dr Pavan Uppal

Dr Radhika Vohra

Dr Pippa Woolner

Faculty Administrator –


Dr Imran Ahmad

Dr Kate Dale

Dr Hana Patel

West Surrey

Dr Andy Cochrane, Patch Associate GP Dean for West Surrey


Dr Neman Khan

Dr Saba Khan

Dr Khalid Wyne

Faculty Administrator – Alison Roser


Dr Naomi Craft

Dr Richard de Ferrars

Dr Philip Wilcox

Faculty Administrator – Tara Keenan


Dr Debra Harper

Dr Geoff Mayer

Dr Felicity Smee

Faculty Administrator – Donna Stevens


East Sussex

Dr Raya Al-Jawaheri, Patch Associate GP Dean for East Sussex


Dr Alex Morton

Dr Win Phag-Udom

Dr Caroline Smith

East Sussex

Dr Rachel Austin

Dr Nicola Beck

Dr Joshua Getty

Dr Mark Jones

Dr Craig Namvar

Faculty Administrator – Tina Scott

Mid Sussex

Dr Lara Belle

Dr Stefano Capozzi

Dr Hugo Wilson

West Sussex 

Dr Sadhana Brydie, Patch Associate GP Dean for West Sussex


Dr Michael Banna

Dr Dawn Thompson

Dr Jo Parsonage


Dr Jim Riches

Dr Stuart Shaw

Dr Sangeetha Sornalingam

Faculty administrator – Chrissy Aluko