The Postgraduate Medicine Strategic Advisory Board’s purpose is to provide scrutiny, oversight and critical advice to the developing postgraduate medical portfolio at Manchester Metropolitan University. To ensure that the University works towards enhancing the workforce by developing an offer that is fit for both present and future needs.

Board Members

Richard Preece
Executive Lead Quality, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Dr Preece is the Executive Lead for Quality for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Working closely with partners on a five-year plan, his aim is to improve healthcare services across Greater Manchester to ensure exceptional standards of care are delivered consistently. 

Prior to this appointment, Richard worked as a Medical Director for Allied Healthcare. He has previously worked as an NHS consultant in occupational medicine, practicing in Cheshire and Manchester. He has also held senior positions in Saga Ltd, Atos Healthcare and AstraZeneca UK.

In the past three years, Dr Preece has worked with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to implement the 2014 Care Act. His focus has been on the development of its new inspection and market oversight regime.

Suhail Munshi
Chief Medical Officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Having practiced as a GP for over twenty years, Dr Munshi has made significant contributions to North Manchester’s medical community. In 2015, Sohail set up Northern Health GPPO, a federation which enables all 36 GP practices in Northern Manchester to work together to improve the quality of GP services for patients. The same year, he was a key player in establishing the Manchester Primary Care Partnership, which resulted in GPs across Manchester being able to provide a seven day service for patients.

Sohail recently worked with colleagues to create the Local Care Organisation (LCO). Following the Greater Manchester ambition of medical devolution, this organisation aims to bring healthcare closer to people’s homes, and encourage them to lead healthier lifestyles.

Dr Munshi’s achievements were recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017.

Professor Jacky Hayden CBE
Dean of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Health Education England

Professor Hayden was the first General Practitioner to be appointed as a postgraduate Dean. She has served for twenty-seven years on the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and was awarded the RCGP Foundation Council Award in 2013. In the same year, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, and the CBE for her services to medical education.

Jacky has a particular interest in managing the quality of medical training. She was an inaugural member of Medical Education England, and has served as a lead visitor for both the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) and the General Medical Council (GMC).

Professor Hayden has also been named as one of the Health Service Journal’s top fifty inspirational women in health.

Matthew Makin
Medical Director, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Makin’s background is in Oncology, Palliative Medicine and General Practice, and he holds an academic interest in the treatment of Cancer. Between 2014 – 2016 he was the Executive Medical Director of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) before being appointed as Medical Director of the Penine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in 2016.

Matthew’s research has produced the Morley-Makin approach to Cancer Pain Management, and he also established the North Wales Department of Palliative Care Medicine.  He has worked with National and Welsh government to improve cancer services, particularly in the earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

He is an Honorary Professor of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University.

Jane Mamelok
Director of Postgraduate GP Education, North West Postgraduate Deanery

After twenty-five years of General Practice and leading medical education, Dr Mamelok was appointed as Postgraduate Medical Dean for Health Education England in 2016. She continues deliver medical workforce education and development across the North West, with particular interest in assessment and quality assurance.

Jane has over fourteen years’ experience as a MRCGP examiner, and was a Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA) Clinical Lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2007 – 2013. She has also worked as a CEGPR assessor for General Medical Council since 2013.

Dr Mamelok is an Honorary Civilian Consultant Adviser to the Army. She is also a member of the Defence Medical Services Education Committee. She conducts quality assurance visits to defence training organisations in the UK and overseas.

Paul Baker
Foundation School Director, Health Education England

Based in Bolton, Dr Baker was first a GP registrar before progressing to become a Geriatrician. Along with two colleagues, he founded the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at Salford University, replacing the Deanery teaching programme for a practical course geared towards specialism.

In 2006, Paul became Foundation School Director for the North Western Deanery. This role saw him heading one of the largest schools in the UK, where he was responsible for over one thousand trainees across sixteen programmes and twelve trusts.

Dr Baker hold a particular interest in the quality assurance of training, having written extensively on the subject. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and General Practitioners.

Robert Kirk
Deputy Dean GP Education, Health Education England

Robert Kirk is currently a GP in a 4 partner training practice in Wigan. He is an approved trainer and supervises GP specialty trainees in practice.

Robert is Head of School for GP Specialty Training and is responsible for the overall management of delivery of the GP Curriculum including assessments and ARCP panels.

As Associate Director of Postgraduate GP education he holds several portfolio roles within medical education including the Deanery lead for GP Recruitment and for management of GP trainees in difficulty.

Robert has several national roles including being a member of COGPED (Committee of GP Education Directors) and the COGPED representative on two RCGP committees – QMTS (Quality Management of Training Standards) and the Trainee e-portfolio Development Group.

As National Convenor for Stage 3 (the assessment centre) of GP Recruitment Robert is a member of the National Recruitment Steering Group with responsibility for supporting Deaneries in delivering a consistent and high standard of assessments.

Nihal Fernando, Director of Medical Education
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Nihal has had lead roles at Pennine care NHS Foundation Trust as an educator. He was the site Tutor from August 2008 with an aim of looking after educational needs of all training doctors and consultants in Bury and contributing to the educational environment of the Trust. Nihal became Associate Director of Medical Education in June 2013 and the Director of Medical Education since April 2015.

Nihal works closely with Manchester Metropolitan University to develop education and training for Pennine care staff, which has resulted in his role as a Visiting Professor since 1 June 2017.

In June 2016, Nihal was appointed as Associate Medical Director to support and assist in the delivery of patient care in keeping with ongoing changes within the NHS locally and nationally. He was one of two Deputy Medical Directors in the trust since April 2018.

Davina Deniszczyc
Medical Director Primary Care, Nuffield Health

Dr Davina Deniszczyc is a GP, Charity Director and Medical Director at Nuffield Health.

Davina graduated from her medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2003 and gained

membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007.

Davina joined Nuffield Health as London Clinical Lead GP in 2010 and was quickly promoted to become Professional Head of Physicians, then Wellbeing Medical Director before accepting her current role as Medical Director.

Sandeep Ranote
Medical Director, North West Boroughs Healthcare

Sandeep has worked at North West Boroughs Healthcare since 2006 as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading young people's eating disorder services and as Director of Clinical Networks before taking on the role as Medical Director on 1 April 2018.

She developed the award-winning medical skin camouflage service for promoting recovery in self-harm in partnership with Changing Faces charity and is now collaborating with the University of Manchester on a Research for Patient Benefit Grant to study this intervention further.

In 2014 Sandeep was awarded a fellowship to the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was appointed Trustee to the board for Cheshire Community Foundation in 2017, supporting the work of the third sector across health and social care.

Sandeep is a media spokesperson and advisor for eating disorder charity BEAT and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She currently sits on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Eating Disorder and Child and Adolescent Faculty executive committees and is a contributing author to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' book 'The Female Mind.’

Andrew Maloney
Director Human resources and Deputy Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Maloney is a member of the Executive Advisory Council for the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of the Greater Manchester NHS HR Director Network.

From 2000 to 2004 Andrew worked as the Assistant Director of HR for Sefton Health Authority and Sefton Primary Care Trust, working on HR change management projects that supported the establishment of PCTs across Sefton.

In 2004, Andrew joined The Walton Centre NHS Trust as Director of HR and was part of the executive team that led the organisation to Foundation Trust status. In 2009 Andrew joined Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust as Director of HR and Governance. Andrew is also a NHS Employers representative on the Social Partnership Forum and the NHS Staff Council.

Alison Lea
Associate Medical Director, Royal College of General Practitioners

Alison has been a GP Partner at Millgate Healthcare Partnership in Denton, Manchester since 2007. She still practices clinically here and is Practice Lead for Education and Training. She is Associate Medical Director at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Director for Primary Care Workforce at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. She is also Clinical Lead at the Greater Manchester Training Hub and Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners North West England Faculty.

Margaret Kingston
Group Medical Director, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Margaret qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1996. She did further postgraduate medical training in Nottingham and then in the North West, as a Consultant Genitourinary Medicine at MRI since 2013. Margaret has experience and expertise in medical education, working as an Undergraduate Tutor, Postgraduate Supervisor and Training Programme Director for the region since 2010. Margaret has held a number of posts in education within the trust and has been Associate Medical Director since 2016. Alison undertook an MSc Medical Education at the University of Manchester in 2013. Margaret is also the co-founder of St Mary’s multidisciplinary HIV antenatal clinic, which was set up in 2006 and continues to go from strength to strength. Margaret has been a lead author on the UK national guidelines for the management of syphilis since 2006.

Margaret is a member of the national clinical effectiveness committee within the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, commissioning and developing all national guidelines and working with NICE 2010-present. She has also been a fellow to the Board since 2016.