Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Trust)

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Your WARD Team

Andy Savva

Andy is a Staff Grade Anesthetist, with an interest in Obstetrics. He helped to introduce WARD in RUH Bath last year, and is now happy to be part of the Taunton team. His favourite colour is blue, he has an Axolotl called Alan, and a Madagascan hissing cockroach called Henry Frampton. 

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Neil Ryan

Neil is an ST4 in Obs and Gynae. He remembers well the challenges of F1/2. He had a brief foray into ENT before settling on O&G as a career. He has done 3 years OOPR and has a PhD, and is now returning to training full time. He was an Army Medical Officer after medical school, and is now in the Army Reserves.

Caitlin Morgan

Caitlin is an ST5 Respiratory Registrar. She trained mostly in London and Kent before moving to Bristol to start registrar training last August. She's taken lots of breaks along the way to work in Malawi and do some COPD research and plans to do some more in the next couple of years'

Frankie Parry

Frankie is ST3 Geriatrics. Interest in pastoral care, the outdoor life and a gin tipple.

Rob Hirst

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

Luke Rutter

Luke is a CT1 trainee in ACCS anaesthetics. This is his second year helping out with WARD. After completing foundation years in Severn, he spent a year out as a CTF in Bristol and love spending my free time playing tennis, hiking and on the beach.

Lydia Acquah

Lydia is an F2 at MPH. She's keen to support junior doctor well-being especially the F1s who are making the all-important transition from student to doctor! Outside of medicine, she enjoys singing (especially Jazz) and has an interest in Philosophy and sewing.

Sommer Lang

Sommer is an ST5 in geriatric medicine at Musgrove. She's seen the amazing work of the WARD team working here over the last year and is excited to get involved and help support her junior doctor colleagues. She grew up in America and firmly believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day- especially if there are waffles!

Ellie Courtney

Ellie has taken a windy route to ST3 in Acute Medicine. She spent some time volunteering in Borneo, trained as a GP in Somerset and worked in palliative care in New Zealand. She thinks that safe working conditions and well-being are so important. Cycling, regular croissants and tag rugby help keep her sane!

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Next Workshop

For F1s: 19th Feb and 3rd March - "Sleep, Nights and Fatigue"

For F2s: 12th March - "Sleep, Nights and Fatigue"

 Location: Academy



Support Available


The PGME Office in Taunton are incredibly supportive, and are a gateway to a wealth of resources. 

Rose Clark is the Alliance Medical Education Manager

Tel: 01823 342432

Doreen Jordan, Medical Education Administrator

Tel: 01823 344731

Chloe Kearle, Medical Education Administrator

Tel: 01823 342435

Iris Hooper, Medical Education Manager for Mental Health Services

Alliance ADME

Anna Baverstock is the trust's ADME for Support and lead for Wellbeing, and is a Consultant Paediatrician. An excellent resource, she can be contact on

James Heal is the trust's ADME for Quality and Leadership, and is an Orthopaedic Consultant. He can be contacted on 


Dr Steve Harris is the SuppoRTT Champion, and a Consultant Anaesthetist. He can be contacted in this capacity on


The F1 Programme Director is Dr Chris Knight, Consultant Paediatrician. He can be contacted on

or on

or via the PGME Office

Occy Health

The Occupational Health Team can be contacted via email on

SAS Tutor

The SAS Tutor is Dr Eleanor Zaremba, and she can be contacted on


The F2 Programme Director is Nic Wennicke, Consultant in Acute Medicine. He can be contacted on

or on

or via the PGME Office

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

The Freedom to Speak up Guardians are Kerry Coles and Catherine Johnson. They can be contacted in this capacity on

Non-Training Specialty Tutor

The Non-Training Specialty Tutor is Vanessa Tuff, who can be contacted on

Alliance DME

The DME is Dr Jason Louis, Consultant in A&E. He can be contacted in this capacity on

Guardian of Safe Working

The Guardian of Safe Working is Mr Paul Thorpe, Spinal Surgeon. He can be contacted in this capacity on

Foundation Pastoral Tutor

The Foundation Pastoral Tutor is Sue Slater, who can be contacted on


Contact the Musgrove Park WARD Team

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