The APM Trainees’ Committee is for specialty and specialist registrars and aims to represent, information-gather and aid networking. We have a recently formed Facebook group, where we hope to facilitate formal and informal  networking and social events, as well as discussions about issues relevant to training, for example the SCE and eportfolio. Search for “APM Trainees” to join in.

The Trainees’ Committee coordinates activities and sends representation to meetings of the other APM Committees and the Specialty Advisory Committee. There are also representatives for each region, forming a clear structure for SpRs and StRs to get help or advice should they need it, as well as for the Trainees’ Committee to gather information about regional variations.

Opportunities for Trainees

Twice a year, the Trainees’ Committee facilitates the running of a study day in a different location, usually run by local registrars (your chance to score management points on your CV!). This is usually accompanied by a meeting where the Trainees’ Committee introduces itself and invites questions. A dinner is organised the night before.
Joining the Trainees’ Committee or becoming a Regional Representative is another excellent way to become actively involved and boost the management section of your eportfolio.

Committee Members

Dr Rebecca Lennon Chair
Dr Sharon Twigger Regional Reps Coordinator
Dr Ros Marvin Website Officer
Dr Anthony Williams Ethics Representative
Dr Lucy Ison Junior Representative
Dr Claire MacDermott Professional Standards Representative
Dr Simon Etkind Science Representative
Dr Felicity Dewhurst Workforce Representative
Dr Rebecca Lennon BMA Junior Doctors Committee
Dr Anna Bradley SAC (England)
Dr Isobel Jackson SAC (Northern Ireland and Wales)
Dr Jo Prentice SAC (Scotland)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Palliative Medicine Speciality Trainees

This fantastic piece of work was complied by Dr Anna Sutherland and Dr Katrien Naessens, both trainees in Palliative Medicine. They surveyed the trainee cohort to gather hints and tips for other trainees on aspects of their training, such as courses, research, teaching, leadership and management, the SCE, PYA and consultant interview preparation. They have complied the results in this FAQ document, with the aim of sharing these experiences and signposting to resources for all, but especially those starting out in Palliative Medicine.

Resources for Trainees

Regional Representatives



Eastern Zoe Helman
KSS London Tash Lovell
Mersey Daniel Monnery
North West Helen Jones
Northern Kerry Waterfield
Oxford Victoria Bradley
South West + Severn Peninsula Lally Cox
Trent Cat Vincent
Wessex Mark Banting
West Midlands Sharon Twigger
West + East Yorkshire Rebecca Owen
South Yorkshire Claire MacDermott
Northern Ireland Rachel Campbell
Republic of Ireland Clare McAleer
Scotland Joanna Prentice
Wales James Grose
Academic Rep Chloe Chin