Meet the Deans

From February 2024, the following clinical leadership will be in place until further notice: 

Postgraduate Deans

Dr Gary Wares 
Regional Postgraduate Dean for London and Responsible Officer for London trainees

​Dr Gary Wares is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. He has an interest in medical leadership and the care of the oncology patient requiring critical care support including patients suffering from the complication of bone marrow transplants.

Gary was appointed to the first Director of Medical Education post in the Trust in 2014 holding the post until 2019. At the same time, he became one of the first Training Programme Directors for the London Intensive Care Training Programme and was responsible for developing  the programme to become one of the largest in the UK.

He was subsequently appointed to Deputy Postgraduate Dean for North Central and East London in October 2017.During this time he co-led the implementation of the Supported Return to Training initiative and led the delivery of the Study Leave reform work.  He was appointed as Postgraduate Dean for North London in May 2020. He maintains an interest in developing medical leadership capabilities in trainees as well as the management of trainees with complex progression or fitness to practice issues. He is also the National Clinical Lead for Sepsis as part of the HEE Infection Management Group.


Professor Geeta Menon
Regional Postgraduate Dean for South London *Currently on secondment to the National Team*

Professor Geeta Menon is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey. In addition to high-volume cataract surgery, she has developed a major interest in medical retina, particularly novel treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She heads the Regional Referral Centre at Frimley for macular disease and she designed and established a Mobile Macular Unit, the first of its kind in the country.

She was appointed Director of Medical Education in 2010 and subsequently the Director of Clinical Education at Frimley Health in 2014 when she developed Integrated Education and this model is being adopted across the region.

In the inaugral post as the Head of School of Ophthalmology since 2011 she set the school in Kent Surrey and Sussex. She has been the Associate Postgraduate Dean for Surrey since 2016 at Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

She is the Clinical Director for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network looking after research in all subspecialties in the region. In 2016 she was awarded the joint Royal College of Physicians and NIHR award for ‘Outstanding Research Leadership in the NHS’. She has been Chief Investigator for 4 and Principal Investigator for over 60 research projects.

She is involved in the VISION 2020 links programme and has set up Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (DRS) in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. Her method of training is used as a trailblazer to develop DRS in Africa potentially averting blindness.

She was appointed Postgraduate Dean for South London in 2018.


Dr Liz Carty
Local Postgraduate Dean for London

Liz is a Gastroenterologist & Physician working in East London,  RCP Fellow, Honorary Clinical Lecturer and Interim Local Postgraduate Dean. She was an associate college tutor, the first education fellow at the RCP, RCP Tutor, TPD for Core Medical Training, DME and Deputy Postgraduate Dean. She was a pioneer of using simulation for educating doctors. She has an MA in education. Her current research interest is in SAS doctors experiences of appraisal. She has published 14 original papers, 16 abstracts, 3 book chapters and a book. 


System Deans

ICB System Dean Trusts
North West London

Richard Bogle

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Imperial School of Medicine
  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • West London NHS Trust
North Central London

Vivienne Curtis

  • Barnet, Enfield and Harringay Mental Health Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • North London Mental Health
  • North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University College London Medical School
North East London

Louise Schofield

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Bart’s Health NHS Trust
  • Bart’s and the London Medical School
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust

South East London

Cleave Gass

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation (incl. Royal Brompton and Harefield)
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • GKT School of Medical Education
South West London

Bhanu Williams

  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Marsden Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • St George’s University of London