Trainee Support

Trainee Support

Educational Supervisor

Your Educational Supervisor should be the first port of call for any problems that arise during your training. You should meet your Educational Supervisor within the first two weeks of an attachment and thereafter at least every three months..

College Tutor

Each hospital has a College Tutor who has overall responsibility for the trainees in the department. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by your Educational Supervisor please speak to your College Tutor.

Your College Tutor is the link between your department and the WSA. If there is a problem that cannot be resolved locally the College Tutor will liaise with the WSA

Professional Support Unit

The Professional Support Unit supports all doctors in training whose performance has been affected for any reason and can be contacted for advice and guidance regarding any issues affecting progression through training. You can be referred to the Professional Support Unit by the School or you can request a referral yourself via e-mail: or telephone 03300 584211. They will invite you to a confidential meeting to discuss your situation or any issues raised and offer appropriate support.

The School Leads for Professional Support are:
Core Trainees - Dr Haitem Maghur,
Specialist Trainees - Dr Val Hilton,

Buddy Scheme

When you first start in Anaesthetics you will be teamed up with a Buddy who will be a more experienced trainee. Your Buddy will be an excellent source of encouragement and advice.

Trainee Reps

There are trainee reps for core, intermediate, higher trainees, and additionally for Less Than Full Time Trainees (LTFT).
See 'contacts' for their contact details.