People - General Practice

Professor Hilary Diack
Head of Primary & Community Care Education

Responsible for the entire Department of Primary & Community Care Education, Professor Diack leads nationally as Chair of HEE GP Deans, developing national policy in support of the delivery of the Primary Care arms of the 5 Year Forward View and NHS Long Term Plan. Previous roles include: Head of GP School, Associate GP Dean for West Surrey and Induction & Refreshers, Senior Tutor of the New Teachers' Course. A very familiar figure in GP Training throughout Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Professor Chris Warwick
Head of GP School & Deputy Head of Primary & Community Care

As Head of the GP School, Professor Chris Warwick is responsible for quality management of the GP Speciality Training Schemes across the region, supporting Trainees,Trainers and Programme Directors. Involved in leading regional recruitment to GP Training and has responsibility for the communications strategy. Prof Warwick is Deanery lead for the Paramedic Practitioner programme, Post CCT fellowships and Physician Associate placements. His MA research was into learning needs of International Medical Graduates in KSS.

Dr Mohan Kanagasundaram
Associate GP Dean for Simulation & Communication, GP

Dr. Kanagasundaram is responsible for the development of the Simulated Patient Surgery Project to provide support across KSS for GPStR training and experience, particularly of the CSA.   He also runs focused CSA training for GPStRs who are found to need that extra support. In addition Dr Kanagasundaram supports the CPD school in the running of the Appraisal Development Centres.

Nathan Nathan Nathan Nathan
Associate GP Dean

Nathan's role includes

Organising training programmes for General Practitioners referred to the Deanery for development of performance where concerns have been identified. He is responsible for facilitating practitioners to meet their action plans recommended by GMC/NCAS or PCT following assessment of their performance.  Finally, he supports PCT’s in managing concerns relating to Practitioner performance by working with PAG Groups.

Dr Mary-Rose Shears
Associate GP Dean - East Sussex

Dr Mary-Rose Shears is responsible for the quality assurance of training practices and professional development of GP trainers in East Sussex.  Additionally she supports the Trainees and Programme Directors in East Sussex and Mid Sussex.  Recently she has become the Broad Based Training Co-ordinator and is organising the teaching programme and faculty development for this new pilot. Dr Shears is HEE KSS GP School Lead of Trainees in need of Additional Support, as well as for the GP retention scheme, Internation GP recruitment.