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Programme Director for North Manchester & Primary Care Medical Educator - GPST3

Name: Gill Tonge


Practice Address:Peterloo Medical Centre,133-137 Manchester Old Road,Middleton,M24 4DZ

Website: www.peterloomc.co.uk
Tel No:0161 643 5005

Email: click here to email Gill Tonge directly

Trained in Rochdale on the then Rochdale VTS became GP Principal in 1996 at Peterloo Medical centre and been there ever since. I spent sometime on the Bury and Rochdale LMC which included representation on Cervical cytology steering group, Maternity Liaison service and Teenage Pregnancy Task group.

I have also had an interest in Sexual Health which initially started as a CMO post at the then Palatine centre and ended in being a GPwSI.

I became a GP trainer in 2002, found I really enjoyed teaching and took on the role of RCGP NWE Faculty course director for Sexual Health. This then developed in to PCME for Pennine in 2008 and my newest role is Programme Director for the patch.

I have a fantastic Husband, Mike and a gorgeous (yes I am biased) daughter Georgia. We also have a mad chocolate Lab puppy called Coco (better not forget the two rabbits too!).

We all love the out of doors especially the Lake District and are keen Skiers, be it on Lake Windermere or on the snow. We are currently all learning to Snowboard (Ouch!).

For some crazy reason I have also agreed to do the Great North Swim next year, which will be a real challenge for me as they have been unable to clear all the fish (esp. Pike) out of Lake Windermere (I will be the one swimming with socks on!).
Gill Tonge
Gill Tonge

Programme Director for Bury & Primary Care Medical Educator - GPST3

Name: Alison Jayne Caldwell

Qualifications: MBchB, FRCGP, Postgraduate Certificate GP Education

Practice Address: Peterloo Medical Centre
133-137 Manchester old Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4DZ

Tel No: 0161 643 5005 (surgery)
Email: Click here to email Alison Caldwell directly

Career to date – Liverpool University qualified 1994, GP training Mersey Deanery, Partner at Peterloo Medical Centre since 1998, Trainer since 2004, RCGP Course organiser Cardiology 2004-2008, PCME ST3 Pennine since 2009, PD Pennine since 2011.

Current GP and any other job – Partner, trainer , PCME and PD, member of deanery GP school board.

Educator roles and responsibilities – trainer, PCME ST3 Pennine with Dr Gill Tonge, PD Pennine,

Interests – walking, cooking, eating, want to start playing saxophone again (need to find more hours in the day)
And perhaps something fun?

Treated Frankie Detorri in hospital when he fell from his horse at Haydock (lovely guy!)
Alison Caldwell
Alison Caldwell

Programme Director for Oldham

Name:Dr Raj Khiroya

Qualifications: Mb Ch B, DRCOG, MRCGP
Practice Address: 141 Argyle St,Heywood,Lancs,OL10 3SD

Tel: 01706 366135
Fax: 01706627706
Email: Raj Khiroya
Website: Argyle Street Medical Centre


Career to date

GP principal since 1998
GPEF (GP Education Facilitator, University of Manchester)
GP Training Programme Director, Pennine (Oldham)

GPEF role involves the quality management of undergraduate training in GP practices, including teaching/training, practice visits and dealing with complaints/concerns from practices and students.

PD role involves the quality management of GPST training in Pennine including GP practices and hospital tracks. This includes monitoring the quality of teaching/training, practice visits and dealing with complaints/concerns from practices, hospitals and ST's.

I am very happily married and we have three lovely children.
My hobbies include mountain biking, walks and a general enjoyment of watching most sports. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Raj Khiroya
Raj Khiroya

Programme Director for Rochdale

Name: Parm Mamman

Qualifications: MRCGP, DRCOG, CIDC, MB ChB

Practice Address: Castleton health Centre, 2 Elizabeth St, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HY

Tel No: 01706 658905
Email: Parm Mamman

Hello folks,
I emigrated from London to attend Manchester Medical School in the mid 1980’s (yes, I know some of you may not even have been born then!)

I worked in Teaching & District General Hospitals, but trained for General Practice at the Royal Oldham Hospital and in Rochdale at a practice that I’m still in!

As one of the Pennine Programme Directors, I help look after training practices in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton. In addition, I help maintain, oversee & develop GPST on our patch with the other PD’s and educator team.

In spare time, I run a taxi and ATM service for my kids. In my spare, spare time, I try to enjoy mild off road biking, dragging my teenagers onto a badminton court and agreeing with most things on the TV program “Grumpy Old Men”.

If you have any enquiries about GP training on our patch, please contact me or one of the other Educators.
Parm Mamman
Parm Mamman

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