Paediatrics Contacts & Links

Programme Support Team

The School is supported by a team of administrators based at Don Valley House, Sheffield.

First point of contact


Programme Support Team


Danielle Peplow 

Programme Support Officer

0114 3991902


Sara Bower

Programme Support Administrator

0114 3991903

Training Programme Directors

Dr Liz Baker



Dr Sue Chatfield



Dr Sanjay Gupta



Dr Angela Oliver



Dr Prithvi Rao



Dr Hannah Shore



Dr Sanjay Suri



Dr Venkat Thiyagesh



Dr Chakrapani Vasudevan



Dr Jessica Oldfield


College Tutors

Airedale NHS Trust

Airedale General Hospital

Dr Annaliese Mawdsley


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Barnsley Hospital

Dr Rajeev Gupta


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Dr Sally Pollard


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Dr Pamela Ohadike

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bassetlaw District General Hospital

Dr Lovlin Joseph


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Dr Nigel Brooke


Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Dr Shimona Basu


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Hull Royal Infirmary

Dr Vishal Mehta


Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

Dr Arnab Seal


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dr Sean O'Riordan


Dr Talat Mushtaq


Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dewsbury District Hospital

Dr Vijay Sharma


Pinderfields General Hospital

Dr Matthew Pye


Pinderfields General Hospital

Dr Kathryn Deakin


Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Dr Vijaya Hebbar


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Dr Satish Shekhar


Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust

Scarborough General Hospital

Dr Sheik Shekhar


Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Dr Laura Flemons


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jessop Wing

Dr Helen Dyson


Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Rotherham District General Hospital

Dr Imran Bashir



York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

York Hospital

Dr Sarah Snowden


Senior Team

Head of School of Paediatrics

Dr Karin Schwarz



Deputy Postgraduate Dean

Dr David Eadington



Business Manager

Lisa Austin


Trainee Representatives

Paediatric Trainee Representatives


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

In order to build continuity, the Paediatric School Trainee Representative will hold the role for the ST Levels they have applied to complete (i.e, ST1 - ST3).  They may of course, choose to step down from their role at any point if they wish.  If a trainee does give up their role, the Paediatric School will follow the application process to appoint a new trainee to the role. 

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

If you wish to contact your local Trainee Rep you will find their details below:


South Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Helen Newsome


Hi, I'm Helen and I am an ST3 in South Yorkshire. I moved to Sheffield to pursue my interest in paediatric emergency medicine after a year as an expedition doctor and undertaking the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I started my training in the East of England and undertook my F2 in Wellington, New Zealand. It can be daunting moving to new places and I am keen to support others moving into the region.

As a proudly 'out' gay person with dyslexia, I am passionate about diversity at work. My dyslexia has meant that I have found some of the MRCPCH exams harder than most and I am very happy to share my experiences and advise others where I can. 

Email Helen Newsome


ST4 - ST5

Anjum Grewal



Hi, I am Anjum. I am your level 2 school representative. I believe in team work and collaboration. Being the co-chair for South Yorkshire trainee forum I am already actively involved in helping improve training locally. I am here to listen to you and raise your concerns.

 I have worked across various cultures and health systems. I have trained in paediatrics in India, then worked as a registrar in Northern Ireland prior to joining run through training in South Yorkshire in 2015.

I have worked part time in the past and am currently full time. I fully understand the pressures of being a parent, a junior doctor and a diploma student all at once.

 Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way.

Email Anjum Grewal


ST6 - ST8  

Kate Renton


“I’m Kate, and I am undertaking GRID training in Paediatric Palliative Medicine. This is based across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

I have trained in South Yorkshire for almost all my training and have rotated through all the District General Hospitals in the region. As such, I believe I have a good understanding of the challenges trainees face.

I currently work full-time but have a family so I can appreciate the challenges of juggling both in an aim to achieve good work-life balance. I’m keen to be a voice for trainees in the region to try and make a difference and improve training opportunities for all.

Please get in touch if there is anything I might be able to help you with.”

Email Kate Renton


East Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Tom Main


Hello, my name is Tom. I am an ST2 trainee in East. I have worked in Hull, Harrogate, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Children's. 

I've previously worked overseas and am planning to an OOPE in 2018.

 Please get in touch with any issues. I have set up a level 1 trainee WhatsApp group that I can add you to. I am particularly keen to bang the drum for the relatively small and widespread east Yorkshire trainee crew!

Email Tom Main

ST4 - ST5

David Finn


Hi, my name’s David Finn and I’m an ST5 trainee based in the East. I’ve worked in most hospitals in the East and also in Leeds. I am starting PICU Grid training in Leeds in August.

As trainee representative I hope I can raise any concerns you may have about training in the region and am happy to talk honestly to senior staff within the school when others may feel timid about doing so. I am happy to talk to people on your behalf, but also to help you to address these issues yourselves. One thing I feel very strongly about is ensuring trainees throughout the deanery have equal opportunities to help them achieve their career aspirations as I have had.

We are all here to help make training in the region as best as it can be so please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any great ideas!

Email David Finn


ST6 - ST8

Michael Hayes


West Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Aoife Hurley


"Hello I'm Aoife, currently an ST2 trainee based in West Yorkshire and level 1 representative. 

It's a difficult time to be a doctor, especially a paediatric trainee and I'm keen to work with people to find out what we can do to improve training. Whilst its part of the role, we aren't just for service provision which is often a difficult balancing act and something that can always be improved. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any thoughts, ideas or suggestions!"

Email Aoife Hurley


ST6 - ST8

Shanawaz Hussain


Hi, I’m Shanawaz.  I am currently a grid trainee in paediatric neurology in Leeds.  

I started my training in South and I am now working in West Yorkshire.  I believe I have a good understanding of the challenges that trainees face across the region.  

As I have young family, I am acutely aware of the particular the challenges of balancing work and family commitments.  

As the trainee representative I am happy to be contacted about any issue you wish to discuss and hope I can represent your views and concerns with the school.

Email Shanawaz Hussain



Regional Advisors
Medical Staffing Departments

Airedale NHS Trust

Jack Lewis

01535 294420



Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lindsay Storey

01226 730000 



Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alyson Coatesworth

01274 365438



Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Jackie Goodwin

01484 355028



Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sue Michael

01302 553 255



Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Andrea Richardson

01423 553791



Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Joey Robson

01482 674067



Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jenn Scrivener

0113 206 4063



Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Becky Turner

01924 543643



North Lincolnshire & Goole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Laura Anderson

01472 874111 ext 7164



Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lead employer for all Paediatrics trainees working in South Yorkshire

0114 2717207



Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Melanie Blanchard

0114  2711791



York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Georgina Michulitis

01723 342580


Rota Coordinators

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Rota Co-ordinator - Emma Oxtoby



York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Scarborough Hospital

Rota Co-ordinator - Kath.Smith@york.nhs.uk


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

General Paediatrics - Vikas Gupta (ST1 - ST8)

Neonatal Unit

ST1 - ST3 - Kathryn Green


ST4 + - Joanna Preece



North Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Scunthorpe Genereral Hospital

Amy Tuplin - Rota Coordinator

Email: Amy.tuplin@nhs.net  Tel: 03033 305903 / 03033 306999



The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Pinderfields Hospital

Louise Stainburn - Temporary Medical Staffing Rota Co-ordinator




Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

General Paediatrics

Sally Pollard - Sally.Pollard@bthft.nhs.uk

Neonatal Unit

Sam Oddie - Sam.Oddie@bthft.nhs.uk

CDC/Community Registrar (Daytime Issues)

Stella Yeung - Stella.Yeung@bthft.nhs.uk


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Ellis Moss - ST1 - ST8


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Rota Co-ordinator - Paula Beadle



Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Neonatal Service

ST4+ - Kathryn Johnson


ST1 - ST3 - Lawrence Miall


Deployment Team  



Sheffield Childrens Hospital

ST1 - ST3 Lucy Hinds

ST4 - ST8  Astha Soni

PICU Lara Jackman


Dr Michelle Horridge

Dr Rohini Sahay

Mr Murthi

Georgina Hanson (HR)

Embrace Dr Fatemah Rajah


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jessops Hospital

Dr Porus Bustani


Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

SHO Rota Co-ordinator - Nigel.Brooke@dbh.nhs.uk

Middle Grade Rota Co-ordinator - Nagendra.Rao@dbh.nhs.uk

Bassetlaw Hospital

SHO Rota Co-ordinator - lovlin.joseph@dbh.nhs.uk

Overall Rota Co-ordinator - Susan.Tutar@dbh.nhs.uk


Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Rotherham District General Hospital

Maria Scott (Medical Staffing)

Dr Eisawl Nagmeldin

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Barnsley Hospital

Stacey Elsworth (Medical Staffing)