Postgraduate medical education


Our role is to support education and training of all the doctors in the Trust. This includes foundation year doctors, core trainees, staff grades, associate specialists and consultants.

We continually develop the academic programme for the foundation programme and core medical trainees providing high quality teaching to meet their curriculum needs. Hospital-wide we arrange the grand round which is a great platform for teams to bring interesting cases or advances in the field to a multispecialty and multidisciplinary audience. We also provide an array of courses across different grades of doctors.

The team is supported by two postgraduate medical education fellows who are doctors in the middle of their specialty training with an interest in medical education. During their post they get the opportunity to undertake further qualification in medical education including a PGCert, diploma or masters.

Who’s who?

Director of Medical Education
Dr Orhan Orhan (Consultant Physician

Junior Doctors Coach
Dr Fiona MacAuslan

Return to Training Support Champion
Dr Michelle Hayes 

Foundation Programme staff

Foundation Year 1 (FY1) Training Programme Director
Dr Hannah Skene (Consultant in Acute Medicine)

Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Training Programme Director
Dr Julian Collinson (Consultant Cardiologist)

Deputy Foundation (Year 1 and 2) Training Programme Director
Dr Kathleen Bonnici

College tutors

IMT tutor
Dr Mahmood Wahed (Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist)

SAS Tutor
Dr Rosalind O’Shaughnessy

  • General Surgery: Dr Rupen Dattani 
  • Anaesthetics: Dr Gabriela Frunza 
  • Infection Control: Dr Nabeela Mughal 
  • Paediatrics: Dr Kyriaki Alatzoglou 
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Dr Keith Duncan 
  • Emergency Medicine: Dr Claire Emerson
  • Clinical Radiology: Dr Ioanna Papadopoulou
  • Medical Oncology: Dr Samir Alwan 
  • Neonatology: Dr  Cheryl Battersby 
  • HIV/GUM: Dr Sheel Patel 
  • Geriatrics: Dr Phillip Lee  
  • GPVTS: Dr Tim Rees, Dr Jane Harrop-Griffiths and Dr Katherine Paterson

Foundation programme for new doctors


The Trust provides high quality clinical care for patients in a modern environment. We provide a full range of services for people living locally as well as clinical specialties for patients from further afield including HIV and sexual health, burns, intensive care and children’s A&E.

Job details

How to apply for jobs

To apply for FY1 and FY2 jobs, visit the Imperial College London website and follow the relevant links.

Mandatory training

When you start work at the Trust you are required to complete a mandatory induction programme for new doctors. This programme consists of watching online videos and then further online e-learning modules.

The modules covered include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Dementia
  • Equality and diversity
  • Fire safety
  • Health and safety
  • Blood transfusion
  • Infection prevention (clinical)
  • Infection prevention (non-clinical)
  • Information governance
  • Liquid nitrogen dispensers
  • Moving and handling
  • Patient safety exam
  • Pharmacy and medicine management
  • Preventing radicalisation
  • Safeguarding children levels 1 and 2
  • Safeguarding adults levels 1 and 2
  • Basic life support (BLS) adults
  • Basic life support (BLS) children
  • VTE (venous thromboembolism)
  • Working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Workplace-based assessments
  • How to give good feedback
  • Health record keeping
  • Doctors’ consent to treatment


Our facilities include:

  • Lecture theatre which seats approximately 8 people (including facilitator)
  • Seminar room which seats approximately 6 people (including facilitator)

Both rooms are following COVID-19 protocols and are equipped with AV equipment for lectures and seminars. The rooms are available for use by Trust staff between 9am and 5pm, however, arrangements can be made with individual departments for early morning teaching sessions.

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