The Education Centre is the hub of the hospital for education.
It is the home of our extensive library, our 120 seat Lecture Theatre, Simulation Suite and 13 teaching rooms of various sizes.
The Medical Education team are based in the Education Centre and
led by Dr Lucy Coward, our Director of Medical Education.
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 10 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
roles. Pam works Monday - Thursday.
Nicole Edgell: GPST Programme Coordinator
Nicole is the first point of contact for the GP
trainees. She is 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). Nicole
works closely with the Training Programme Directors and Health
Education East of England.
Lisa Hollebone: GPST Programme Coordinator & Medical
As well as supporting Nicole with GPST Administration, as
above, Lisa provides administrative support in Medical
Education and manages the Travel/Relocation Claims of Trainees.
Lisa works on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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 and
is the Medical Education Administrator for the Quality
Improvement Committee. Gill generally works Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday.
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.
Jenny Gunning & Mary Bishop: Undergraduate
Jenny and Mary 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, an annual careers morning and MEDIC
insight day for local school students and manage the
production of teaching feedback summary reports for all medical
student teaching sessions. In addition, they organise
the administration for Anglia Ruskin University Mentor Update
Elaine Spall: Medical Education Administrator for Teaching
Elaine organises the GP Refresher Course which is held
twice a year, as well as the weekly F1, F2, Medical ST1/ST2 and
Grand Round teaching programmes. Elaine also manages the
production of teaching feedback summary reports for the above
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