North Bristol


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Your WARD Team

Sukhdeep Gill

Sukhdeep is a post CCT fellow in Orthopaedics. She has an interest in medical education, mentoring, pastoral care and playing the guitar badly.

Megha Agarwal

Megha is a Core Medical Trainee currently working in renal medicine, with an interest in improving the working environment for junior doctors.

Jon Barnes

Jon is an Anaesthetic Registrar who is moving to the UHB Ward team having been instrumental in starting the Swindon WARD Team.

Ivan Kisyov

Ivan is an F3 clinical fellow. He loves skiing, a good festival, a quality chat and always up for an adventure.

Sarah Clements

Sarah is a CT1 clinical fellow in Urology.

Robert Hirst

Rob is an ST3 EM trainee currently working in ICU. He is interested in well-being, the outdoors, and sunny pub gardens.

Skylar Paulich

Skylar is a senior Anaesthetic and ICU trainee living in Bristol. He is a keen kite surfer, sailor and cyclist

Amy Riddell

Amy Riddell is an ST6 in General Internal Medicine and renal, and is also an Academic Clinical Fellow. She is a keen runner and will always try most other outdoor sports!

Emma Jenkins

Emma is a ST7 LTFT anaesthetics trainee. She believes that, as doctors, we should show ourselves and each other the same kindness and compassion as we do our patients. When not at work, she can be found chasing a toddler around Bristol!

Shelley Barnes

Shelley is an Anaesthetic SpR. She is a peer support mentor with HESW, and believes that the lives of junior doctors could be improved dramatically if more focus was given to the physical and psychological impact of training, exams and job applications on trainees wellbeing.

Kate Mead

Kate is an Anaesthetic Clinical fellow and the Post Graduate Medical Education Fellow at Southmead.

She also coordinates the Bristol Pre Hospital Emergency Scheme for junior doctors. She enjoys going to techno parties, 20th century European history, massive Formula 1 fan and her life long dream is to be a make up artist.

Matthew Townsend

Matt is an ST3 Anaesthetic trainee and strongly believes that making time for your life outside work is vital to keeping you happy in work.

Jeremy Batt

Jeremy is an ST7 general and oncoplastic breast surgery trainee. Originally from Bristol, he has done lots of expedition medicine including treking across an icecap in Iceland, to climbing the dizzying heights of Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains and Everest Base Camp. He is usually to be found on a bike training for the next crazy Triathlon.

Alex Taylor

Alex believes strongly in looking after doctors' health and wellbeing to better look after our patients. She works in emergency medicine regularly, expedition medicine intermittently, and adventures and exploring at every other opportunity.

Tom Cope

Tom is an ST6 Anaesthetic Registrar and previously WARD lead for Gloucester. He is a peer support mentor with HESW. When not in work can be found on his bike, in the sea or in the allotment, all of which he finds to be perfect ways of relaxing from work and providing important periods of reflection.

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The PGME is often the first port of call for many issues you face.

They always have tea and tissues!

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Phone: 0117 4148025


The Director of Medical Education is Rachel Royston, Consultant in Palliative Care.

Rachel is passionate about support and wellbeing, and if you feel you need to speak to someone other than your FPD about an issue, you can contact Rachel via the PGME or on



Curtis Whittle is the Foundation Programme Director, and Consultant Anaesthetist.

Curtis is passionate about the training of foundation doctors, and can be contacted for F1 specific issues via the PGME, or on

Occy Health

This department can help with physical and mental health matters affecting your work.

Please contact via the Trust Intranet


Joydeep Grover is the FPD for F2s, and a Consultant Emergency Physician. She can be contacted for F2 specific issues via the PGME, or on

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Matt Aldridge is the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, and can be contacted on



Katherine Finucane is the Director of Medical Education, i and Consultant Dermatologist.

She can be contacted via email at

Guardian of Safe Working

Kathryn Holder is the Guardian of Safe Working. She can be contacted via email on

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