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Medical Education Leaders

The National Association of Clinical Tutors was originally founded in 1969 to further the interests of what were then called District Clinical Tutors nationally and to help and support them in their work. Our membership has grown since then to encompass the variety of leading educators involved at the local level in the management and delivery of postgraduate medical education across the UK.

Through our courses, workshops and conferences,  we provide opportunities for our members and others to improve their skills and knowledge in the field of PGME.

Medical Education Leaders UK liaises on behalf of its members with many national bodies involved in Medical Education. We communicate our knowledge of these to our membership through a long established information cascade system.


Stephen Lord | Chair 

Dr Stephen Lord is a cardiologist in the North East of England.  He started his career in Education as a trainee organising finals and supporting colleagues preparing for this and for postgraduate exams.  As a consultant Stephen has worked as a foundation tutor and Associate Dean.   He runs simulation courses for cardiac trainees and for nurses.  Stephen has been the local representative for NACT (now Med Ed leaders UK) in the Northeast for the last 5 years.

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Ilana Langdon | Vice Chair

Miss Ilana Langdon Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal United Hospital Bath and Associate Dean Quality, HEE south west.  Ilana joined Royal United Hospitals Bath in 2002 as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgery, specialising in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. She has always had an interest in medical education and training and became what would eventually be known as a specialty tutor for trauma and orthopaedics very soon afterwards. Ilana has been an advanced trauma life support instructor since 1996 and the course director. and is also the training programme director for core surgery training (T&O) and the first associate director of medical education for quality in the south west, where she was heavily involved in the rapid advancement of quality management in PGME. Being the Director of Medical Education at the Royal United Hospitals Bath presented her with new and exciting challenges, as well as complex interactions with the senior trust leadership team, particularly in light of the covid challenges. In 2022, she was appointed Associate Dean for Quality, particularly focusing on Severn and enjoys the wide variety of work and the opportunities to work with lots of different teams to effect change and improvement in all sorts of areas and challenges.

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Marc Davison | Honorary Treasurer

Dr Marc Davison qualified from University College and Royal Free Medical School in 1997 where he gained his MBBS and a BSc in Psychology along the way. He pursued his anaesthetic training in London before becoming a Consultant Anaesthetist at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2007.  He has had a long standing interest in Medical Education and has completed both practical and theoretical courses in this field including a Certificate of Medical Education from the University of Dundee. Since becoming a Consultant, he has held a variety of different roles in Medical Education; clinical and educational supervisor for doctors-in-training, mentor for new consultants and Foundation Training Programme Director responsible for over 100 foundation doctors in the Trust.  Currently he is Director of Medical Education and Associate Medical Director for his Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Oxford and Honorary Treasurer of Medical Education Leaders UK

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Marwan Bukhari | Joint Honorary Secretary

Dr Marwan Bukhari is a consultant rheumatologist at University hospitals of Morecambe bay who has been in education since 2001 . He started organising the national British society for rheumatology courses on how to survive as a consultant rheumatologist on the transition from training to consultancy. He was then RCP tutor for his trust for five years, following on he then developed a national role on educating fellow rheumatologists on proceedings from meetings. He was then ADME for his trust before becoming DME in 2021. He is careers lead for rheumatology in the north west , specialist foundation tutor and lectures internationally on rheumatology issues.

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Sarah Rafferty | Joint Honorary Secretary

Dr Sarah Rafferty is Deputy Dean for secondary care and Associate Dean for Quality and Clinical Leadership at NHSE KSS.  She has been a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) for 11 years, and became Director of Medical Education at SASH in 2013. In this role, she managed the educational environment for medical students, postgraduate doctors, and dentists in training. Sarah represents education at the executive board level, and supports the education and development of all staff across SASH which she describes as both a pleasure and a privilege.  Sarah’s experience of working with the executive team at SASH encouraged her to apply for the role as Associate Dean for Clinical Leadership, which allows her to facilitate leadership development work across the region whilst creating a leadership development strategy for the KSS Deanery.

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Helen Cattermole | Assistant Honorary Secretary

Miss Helen Cattermole is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She did her undergraduate and early postgraduate training in Birmingham and Leicester, moving to London for higher surgical training, before completing her training in trauma surgery in Edinburgh and Leeds. She has clinical interests in trauma, and in metastatic bone disease, and spent 15 years with the Royal Army Medical Reserves. Educationally, she has held a number of roles including clinical and educational supervisor, College Tutor, Core Surgical Training Programme Director, Guardian of Safe Working and Director of Medical Education, achieving successful service and training transformations in each role. Her current educational roles are with Health Education England as an Associate Postgraduate Dean with the School of General Practice, and as Head of the Generalist School, implementing the Enhancing Generalist Skills programme in the region. She also holds a national role with Health Education England as Clinical Advisor to the Enhancing Generalist Skills Programme and is Vice-Chair of the Core Surgical Training Committee of the JCST. She has a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee and is currently studying for a PG Cert in Clinical Practice, Management and Education using her learning from the ‘enhance’ programme.


Ed Briggs | Editor “Clinical Tutor”

Dr Ed Briggs trained and worked in the West Midlands for much of his career.  He is currently a consultant Anaesthetist in Queen’s Hospital, Burton, part of the University of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  Educationally, he has been a Foundation Training Programme Director, ACCS Training Programme Director and Director of Medical Education.  He was lead Director of Medical Education in the West Midlands for several years before joining the East Midlands Deanery as an Associate Dean; with a portfolio covering education and training with a focus on fellowships, study leave, technology enhanced learning, leadership and faculty development.


Simon Frazer | Education Advisor

Dr Simon Frazer is a consultant in paediatrics and medical education in Yorkshire. Alongside his clinical practice he works as a professional educator, delivering a wide range of faculty development, coaching, mentorship and leadership programme as the Director of DoctorsTraining.  Simon is the education advisor to Medical Education Leaders UK.  He has an active interest medical education and is a practising ILM qualified executive coach. He led the education services in an acute trust for 8 years as the Director of Education and also worked as the deputy medical director at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has led a number of initiatives including regional induction passports and faculty development in Yorkshire & Humber.  He has experience leading the development and implementation of the RCPCH trainee portfolio and representing his college developing a revalidation portfolio with the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges.  He has sat on a number of assessment and revalidation committees at the RCPCH.  Simon has provided leadership in the implementation of high fidelity multi-professional simulation and human factors training within his own trust that runs several regional and national courses.  He has a passion for education and a unique perspective of the wider health service workforce in his role working in an integrated multi-professional education service.

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Anita Rodgers | Executive Manager

Anita trained in secretarial and administration management and has worked in various industries including recruitment and construction.   She was appointed in September 2020 in the role of Administrative Assistant, progressing to Membership Secretary in February 2021 and then became the Executive Manager in January 2022 responsible for event planning, finance and the day to day running of the organisation with the support of the Officers and Council.


Michelle Atkins | Membership Secretary

Michelle grew up in South Africa and started her secretarial career in transport infrastructure and has been involved in various industries including forestry and education.  She joined in September 2021 as Administrative Assistant and progressed to Membership Secretary in January 2022 responsible for managing the membership and supporting the smooth running of the office.

Our Council Representatives

Region Council Representative Trust
North London Dr Orhan Orhan Chelsea & Westminster
South London Dr Cathy Mathews Lewisham & Greenwich
Kent, Surrey & Sussex TBC TBC
East of England Vacant
Thames Valley Ms Jill Ablett Royal Berkshire
Wessex Dr Lynn Poynter University Hospitals Dorset
South West Dr Steve Harris Somerset
Yorks & the Humber Mr Dan Beral Doncaster & Bassetlaw
North East Prof Sam Dearman North Cumbria Integrated Care
North West Dr Sahena Haque Manchester Univ
East Midlands Mr Mark McCarthy Univ Hospitals of Leicester
West Midlands Prof Helen Steed Royal Wolverhampton
Wales Dr Ricky Frazer Velindre Univ
NHS Scotland Drs Helen Freeman/Ian Hunter NHS Education for Scotland
Northern Ireland Dr Joanna Turner NIMDTA
Foundation Dr Sara Evans Royal United Hospitals Bath
Foundation Dr Shum Dev Guy’s & St Thomas’
LED – North & Scotland Prof Sujesh Bansal Manchester Univ Hospitals
LED – Midlands, East, South East & Wales Dr Anshoo Dhelaria East & North Hertfordshire
LED – South, South West & Ireland Mr Sam Anand Oxford Univ Hospitals
SAS Dr Andy Bolton NHS England Yorks & Humber
Psychiatry Dr Jeremy Mudunkotuwe & Dr Roshelle Ramkission Surrey & Borders Partnership & Pennine Care
Defence Lt Col Thanesan Ramalingam Defence Medical Deanery
Defence Wing Cdr David O’Reilly Defence Medical Deanery
Trainee Rep Dr Diluxshy Elangaratnam Bucks Healthcare
Trainee Rep Communications Dr Melanie Coulson Imperial College Healthcare

Co-opted Members

COPMeD Prof Jonathan Corne
COGPeD Dr Rachel Roberts
ASME Prof Sandra Nicholson
NAMEM Ms Sinead Doherty


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Contact the Team

Our Address:
L15 Bletchley Business Campus
1-9 Barton Road

Phone: 01908 272 898

Email: office@mededleaders.co.uk