Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Trainee Representatives

Trainee representation is a key element in the development and monitoring of the Foundation Programme, and representatives play a valuable role in providing feedback and helping shape new initiatives. 

At the beginning of each new training year each Trust will appoint a minimum of one F1 and one F2 Trust Trainee Representative, of the appointed Trust Trainee Representatives, each year one F1 and one F2 will be selected to become the Regional Trainee Representative.

In total, there will be three F1 and three F2 Regional Trainee Representatives, two in EY, two in SY and two in WY.

In order to build continuity, the F1 Trainee Representative will hold the role for the entire two years of their Foundation training in NHSE YH, moving to become the F2 Trainee Representative in their second year. They may of course, choose to step down from their role at the end of F1 if they wish. If a trainee does give up their role in F1, the same application process will be used.

Please note that the posts are unpaid, honorary roles. YHFS is however, able to reimburse travel expenses for those Trainee Representatives who are required to travel to local and national meetings. Details on how to claim reimbursement will be sent on appointment.

Please see job descriptions for both roles, the application form, policy and template reports below. 

Trainee Representative - Attendance at Committee Meetings

The three YH Foundation School Committees (EY, SY and WY) meet quarterly. All Regional Trainee Representatives are expected to attend, bringing trainee feedback from their colleagues for discussion. The Regional Trainee Representatives will collate feedback from the Trust Trainee Representatives and take to the relevant Foundation School Committee.  

Please speak with your Trust or Regional Trainee Representatives if you have anything (positive or negative) you wish to be raised at the YHFS committees. This is your opportunity to have your feedback heard!

The school will also be recruiting to the role of simulation representatives; you cannot apply for both a Foundation representative and simulation representatives post.


All job descriptions and applications forms can be found below. 



Foundation Trainee Representatives - Contact Details

Trust Trainee Representatives 2023-24

North East Yorkshire:

F1 Hull Sophia Wakefield 
F1 Hull Aaditya Dayal
F1 York Vacancy Vacancy
F1 Scarborough Harish Shivakumar
F1 Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Vacancy Vacancy 


F2 Hull Jaimee Gundry
F2 York Bethany Rose
F2 York Peter Mason
F2 Scarborough Vacancy Vacancy
F2 Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Vacancy Vacancy


South Yorkshire:

F1 Barnsley Jamie Henderson
F1 Doncaster Rachael Elliott
F1 Rotherham Sophie Miles
F1 Sheffield James Drinkald
F1 Sheffield                                         Ansaam El-Sherif


F2 Barnsley                                    Kitty Price  
F2 Barnsley Joseph Marks
F2 Doncaster Vacancy Vacancy
F2 Rotherham Kofi Antwi
F2 Sheffield Susmit Das
F2 Sheffield Anna Nicholls


West Yorkshire:

F1 Leeds Leena Choudhari
F1 Airedale Frederika St John
F1 Bradford Basel Taweel
F1 Calderdale & Huddersfield Rutti Patel
F1 Mid Yorks                                    Abbie Mckinley
F1 Mid Yorks Rebecca Cooper
F1 Mid Yorks Ruby O'Loughlin TBC
F1 Harrogate Juliette Cocks
F1 Harrogate Jessica Dudley


F2 Leeds Sumaiya Rehman
F2 Leeds Thomas Hordon
F2 Airedale Rosalind Webster   TBC
F2 Bradford Samuel Quesne TBC
F2 Calderdale & Huddersfield          Fadel Jesry
F2 Mid Yorks Rebecca Houghton TBC
F2 Mid Yorks James Guinan
F2 Harrogate Nathaniel Shatwell
F2 Harrogate Darya Pospyelova
F2 Harrogate Hira Rizwi TBC


Foundation School / Regional Representatives 2023-24

North East Yorkshire:

F1        Hasiraman Kaur Surinder Singh
F2 Githmi Mithra Palahapelia Gamage

South Yorkshire:

F1    Limeng Zhu               
F2 Anya Ertmann

F2 Prabhav Singhal

West Yorkshire:

F1     Aarti Patel                  
F2 Thomas Hordon


Academic Fellow Representatives 2023-24

F2 Alexander James Harper
F2 Matthew Odhran Knight


Simulation Fellow Representatives 2023-24

North East Yorkshire:

F2 William Hardie

South Yorkshire:

F2 Alice Rolph        

West Yorkshire:

F2  Hawwa Iqbal              
F2 Holly Nicole Hellawell