SuppoRTT Champions


What is a SuppoRTT Champion?

SuppoRTT Champions are based a secondary care trust and Specialty School in London & Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Their role is to provide leadership and to ensure that the SuppoRTT strategy is fully implemented and results in a high-quality supported return to training for all.

The SuppoRTT Champion:

   -  Oversees the return-to-training process;

   -  Provides Postgraduate Doctors in Training (PDTs) and supervisors with guidance regarding the relevant policies and available resources.

The PDTs first point of contact is their educational supervisor (ES) or training programme director (TPD) throughout the return-to-work process. However, if additional guidance and support is required PDTs, educators and other staff can contact their local SuppoRTT Champion and the SuppoRTT team.


More information

SuppoRTT Champion’s role description - TBA.



Trust Champions

Who is my Trust SuppoRTT Champion?*

North Central East London

Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - Caroline Curtin

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust - TBA

Barts Health NHS Trust - Rifca Le Dieu

East London NHS Foundation Trust - Lida Panagiotopoulou

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust - Sadaf Bhayat

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Corrine Quah

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Tara Bader

North East London NHS Foundation Trust - Sonali Gupta

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Salman Sajid

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Sarah Needleman

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - Mary Campbell

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Kunal Babla

Whittington NHS Trust - Michela Rossi


South London

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust - Nima Hashemi

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - Sohail Yousaf

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - Michele McCarthy and Nicola McDonald

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Mohamed Hammadeh (Queen Elizabeth Hospital) & Suzanne Faulkner (University Hospital Lewisham, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital)  Teresa Sealy (University Hospital Lewisham)

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  - Daniel Bailey

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Rebecca Hogdkinson

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust - Akim Kassim

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Ruth Cairns

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust Vinita Goveas 

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Rosy Wells


North West London

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust -  Stephanie Veeraswamy & Gina Waters

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust -  Alison Conway

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (Chelsea site/ West Middlesex Hospital site) -  Michelle Hayes & Anuradha Sharma 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust -

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust Ashiya Ali

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust - (Harefield Hospital)- Francesca Caliandro

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Ritu Gupta and Jide Menakaya 

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust -

West London Mental Health NHS Trust - Susanna Martin


Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust - Anneliese Lawn

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Urmila Singh

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust - TBA

East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust - Ratan Alexander

Frimley Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Michelle Carr  

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership - Ivana Pristicova

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Emma Townsend

Medway NHS Foundation Trust - Ginny Bowbrick

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Emma Glasgow

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust - Louisa Chrisman

Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust Aaron Vallance

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Alister Seaton 

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - TBC

Sussex Community NHS Foundation TrustLiza Neville

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust Mary Campbell, Sam Vaughan and David Beattie




*The above listed Champions are up-to-date as of 22.02.2024.

School Champion

Who is my School SuppoRTT Champion?*


Anaesthesia - Anna Fowler

ICM & ICU - Charlotte Anderson 

Clinical Oncology - Sarah Needleman

Clinical Radiology - Kate Hawtin  & Samira Rostampour

Dental - Helen Tippett

Emergency Medicine - Lucy Bingham

Medicine and Medical Specialities - Jonathan Birns

Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Kathryn Thompsett

Occupational Health - Lisa Curran

Ophthalmology - Dhanes Thomas

Paediatrics - Trisha Radia

Pathology  - Priya Bhagwat

Psychiatry - Alison Conway  

Public Health - Jane Leaman

Surgery - Clare Rees

Foundation - Fionnuala Crummy

General Practice    

North West London - Sarah Divall

North East & Central London - Sarah Divall

South London -  Niro Amin & Farwa Hasan


Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Anaesthesia - Rosanna Cobb 

Clinical Oncology - Sarah Needleman

Clinical Radiology - Briony Burns

Dental - Helen Tippett

Emergency Medicine - Amanda MorriceNandita Parmar & Helen Cannon

Medicine and Medical Specialities - Viral Patel

Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Rebecca Mallick

Occupational Health - Lisa Curran

Ophthalmology - Dania Al-Nuaimi

Pathology - Priya Bhagwat

Psychiatry - Martin Schmidt

Paediatrics - Catherine Wynne

Surgery - Shirley Chan

Foundation - Paul Reynolds & Harriet Partmore

General Practice -  Pavan Uppal


*This list is up to date as of 15th Apr 2024