Our team is formed by consultants who represent the College and the Deanery, ensuring that the BLSA training programme meets the college curriculum requirements. Their roles are outlined below.
Regional Advisor and Deputies
The Regional Advisor represents the College at a regional level. They appoint the college tutors, and are involved with approving the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) outcomes and advising the college on training programmes and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) dates.
The Head of School is a Deanery role and has overall responsibility for ensuring that training pathways meet the requirements present in the College curriculum.
Dr Sadler is the Regional Advisor for the School. He is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The Royal London Hospital.
Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Cordery is the Deputy Regional Advisor and is a Consultant Anaesthetist based at Barts Heart Hospital.
Training Programme Directors
The Training Programme Director is a Health Education North Central & East London (HENCEL) role and is responsible for making sure every training pathway meets the College curriculum requirements. They are responsible for placing you on the spreadsheet every three months. They also have a role in recruitment, assessment, career advice, out of programme approval and pastoral care.
Training Programme Director (TPD)
Dr Wantman is the Training Programme Director for Intermediate and Higher Training. He is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal London Hospital.
Training Programme Director (Core Training / ACCS)
Dr Hancox is the Training Programme Director for Core Training and ACCS. She is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal London Hospital.
Anaesthetic Training Co-ordinator
Lucy Hamer, our Training Co-ordinator, on most occasions will be your first point of contact with the School. Lucy will be able to answer many of your questions and happy to point you in the right direction if she is unable to help. She is pivotal in our communication links with you, the trainee, and with the rest of the School.
Barts Heart Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Malvern May
Basildon & Thurrock University
Other Regional Advisor and Consultant Lead Roles include:
Pain Regional Advisor
Intensive Care Medicine Regional Advisor
Dr Victor Mendis - Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, based at Broomfield Hospital.
Dr Gonzalo de la Cerda - Consultant in Intensive Care at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University NHS Trust
There are three trainee representatives for BLSA - Currently Ching Ling Pang, Lydia Fletcher and Toby Reynolds. Their role is to act as a conduit between the trainees and the school, and represent BLSA at various meetings and events across London. They also provide a pastoral role for trainees and organise schoolwide social events. Feel free to contact them with any of your questions / concerns via
Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Representatives
There are two LTFT Representatives; currently Oliver Boney and Natasha Kennedy, together they represent all trainees who are undertaking LTFT training, as well as being part of the wider Trainee Representative team.