The Education Centre is the hub of the hospital for education.
It is the home of our extensive library, our 120 seat Lecture Theatre, recently opened Simulation Suite and 13 teaching rooms of various sizes.
The Medical Education team are based in the Education Centre and
led by Dr Henna Jaleel, our Director of Medical
We work closely with our Medical HR colleagues, Medical Schools,
Royal Colleges and Health Education East of England (HEEoE) to
ensure high quality education and training for all medical staff at
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We promote
continuous professional development for all grades of doctors and
provide careers support and guidance.
Katie Palmer: Medical Education Manager
Katie is responsible for the day-to-day running of the
Department, and oversees a team of 9 Medical Education staff, as
well as the Library and Reception teams.
Pam Barton: Posts and Placements Medical Education
Pam is responsible for quality assessment of postgraduate
education and trainee support (all grades including SAS Doctors).
She is actively involved in securing Foundation and Core trainee
placements and rotations and works closely with Dr Ayesha Siddiqi
our Foundation Training Programme Director. Pam alongside Dr
Frances Borg, our Careers Lead ensures up to date careers advice is
always available. Pam is also responsible for ensuring that
educators receive the appropriate training to undertake their
Nicole Edgell/Nicola Mason: GPST Programme
Nicole and Nicola are the first point of contact for
the GP trainees. They are responsible for co-ordinating, checking
and administrating programme placements, updating and maintaining
information on Intrepid's programme manager and RCGP ePortfolio
(including updating clinical and educational supervisors). They
work closely with the Training Programme Directors and Health
Education East of England. As a general rule, Nicola works Tuesdays
George Lilley: Medical Education Assistant
George supports the whole team with administration tasks. He is
responsible for tracking Departmental Induction sign off &
attendance at teaching sessions and events and updating iLearn.
George is often seen supporting Dominic Morris and Toby Brittain
with the day to day set-up of the Education Centre.
Gill Parsons: Assistant to the Medical Education
Gill provides operational support to Katie Palmer, processes
trainees' travel & relocation claims and facilitates the MEDIC
Insight Day for school students. Gill is also the Medical Education
Administrator for the Quality Improvement Committee.
Halina Riseley: Medical Education Administrator
Halina is responsible for study leave as well as
organising monthly GP mini masterclasses. She is also
responsible for administration support for the Southend Medical and
Dental Society. Halina works Tuesday to Friday.
Eva Plant and Jenny Gunning: Undergraduate Administrators
Eva & Jenny jointly provide administrative support for
all medical students on placement at Southend Hospital, ensuring
that training and educational needs are met, in line with
medical school requirements. They also support and facilitate work
shadowing opportunities and manage the production of teaching
feedback summary reports for all trainee and medical student
teaching sessions. As a general rule, Eva works Monday - Wednesday
and Jenny works Wednesday to Friday.
Jo Warwick: Medical Education Administrator
Jo organises the GP Refresher Course which is held three times a
year; the weekly F1, F2, Medical ST1/ST2 and Grand Round teaching
programmes and organises the administration for Anglia Ruskin
University Mentor Update and PEC meetings. Jo also organises
an annual careers morning for local school students applying to
Sue Wilkinson: Foundation Programme Coordinator
Sue supports our Foundation Doctors. She coordinates the
Preparation for Professional Practice course for our incoming F1
Doctors and also plays a key role in the Doctor's Annual
Induction Day every August. She deals with
all Foundation ePortfolio queries and year end sign