Guardians of Safe Working
What is a Guardian of Safe Working?
Guardians of Safe Working are in place to ensure that issues of compliance with safe working hours are addressed in line with the 2016 junior doctor contract. The introduction of the Guardian role helps to protect both patients and doctors by ensuring that colleagues-in-training are not working unsafe hours. Acting as a champion of safe working, the Guardian receives your exception reports and escalates any discrepancies as necessary to enable a decision and relevant action to take place.
Who are the Lead Employer Guardians of Safe Working?
We have two Guardians of Safe Working Hours for our colleagues in specialty training, who are responsible for monitoring arrangements under the 2016 junior doctor contract.
If, during your placement, you are based within a hospital trust, you will fall under the Guardian of that trust and will be informed of this during your local induction.
Colleagues-in-training within General Practice, Public Health and Palliative Care Hospices fall under the remit of the Lead Employer Guardian, Dr Peter Arthur.
Mr Michael Chadwick is the designated Guardian for St Helens and Knowsley and overarching Guardian for Lead Employer in relation to colleagues in specialty training within acute trusts and other organisations with 10 or more colleagues.
Exception reports which initially reached the local trust's Guardian can be escalated to Mr Chadwick at; email@example.com or via phone on 0151 478 7777.
Dr Peter Arthur is the designated Guardian for colleagues in GP Practice, Public Health and host trusts with less than 10 colleagues -in-training and hospices. You can reach Dr Arthur via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 0151 478 7777.
For colleagues who fall under the remit of Dr Arthur, you will receive separate login details for the Lead Employer allocate system in order to submit exception reports, if necessary. If you do not receive this information within four weeks of commencement of your training programme, please notify email@example.com
Champions of Flexible Working
HEE is committed to providing the necessary advice and assistance to colleagues-in-training who wish to transition to less-than-full-time training to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible, whilst also supporting those who have already transitioned to LTFT training.
This has led to the introduction of the role of LTFT Trust Champions in each trust.
These champions will have an overview of all LTFT colleagues-in-training within their trust and will be available to advise and assist any colleague within that trust regardless of grade and specialty on any concerns they have over the LTFT process and the LTFT experience. This role is designed to improve existing support for LTFT training rather than replace existing support to individual colleagues-in-training.
You can find a list of the Champions of Flexible Working via region below:
- North West
TRUST Name Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation
Gurinder Tack firstname.lastname@example.org Bhavna Pandya Bhavna.email@example.com Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation
Fulya Mehta Fulya.firstname.lastname@example.org Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation
Dr Kate Goldberg email@example.com Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Carole Kennedy Carole.Kennedy@boltonft.nhs.uk Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation
Keerthy Raju keerthy.Raju@cwp.nhs.uk Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation
Joanne Seward Ltftlead.firstname.lastname@example.org East Cheshire NHS Trust Susan Tebby Lees email@example.com East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust Anuradha Kurvey Anuradha.firstname.lastname@example.org Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS
Adam Dierckx Adam.Dierckx@gmmh.nhs.uk Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Dr Richard Morgan Richard.Morgan@lancashirecare.nhs.uk Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation
Karen Kidner email@example.com Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation
Sarah Sibley firstname.lastname@example.org Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Kirsty MacLennan Ltft@mft.nhs.uk Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Fiona Craig Fiona.email@example.com Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Joanna Scott Joanna.Scott@mcht.nhs.uk Nobles Hospital Adrian Dashfield Adrian.Dashfield@nobles.dhss.gov.im North West Borough Healthcare NHS
Naghma Malik Naghma.Malik@NWBH.nhs.uk Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust Mohammed Zahir Mohammed.firstname.lastname@example.org Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Ankur Khanna email@example.com Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University
Julia Henderson Julia.Henderson@rlbuht.nhs.uk Holly
firstname.lastname@example.org Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Rachael Hopper Rachael.email@example.com Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Beth Glackin firstname.lastname@example.org St Helen's and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust Vanessa Theiss Vanessa.Theis@sthk.nhs.uk Sarah
Sarah.Williams2@sthk.nhs.uk Stockport NHS Foundation Trust David Baxter David.email@example.com Tameside Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dr Helen Purves firstname.lastname@example.org The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS
Helen Innes email@example.com The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Dr Helen Banks Helen.Banks@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Lesley Ottewell Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS
Richard Briggs email@example.com Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust Alison Quin Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org
- East Midlands
Trust Name Email Address Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT Iain Dods email@example.com Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT Dr Vishnu Gopal firstname.lastname@example.org Kettering General Hospital NHS FT Syed Jafri email@example.com Lincolnshire Partnership NHS FT Dr Nicky Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT Caroline Marshall Caroline.Marshall@nhft.nhs.uk Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Caroline Brown Caroline.Brown2@nuh.nhs.uk Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT Dr Tuhina Lloyd Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT Dr Ursula Ngwu email@example.com University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Nainal Shah firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Midlands
Trust Name Email Address The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Dr Riya Basu email@example.com Birmingham And Solihull Mental Health NHS FT Dr Riya Basu firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham Woman's & Children's Hospital NHS FT Anju Singh email@example.com Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Sophie Carter Sophie.Carter@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk Coventry And Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Dr Ather Malik Ather.Malik@covwarkpt.nhs.uk University Hospital Derby & Burton Hospitals NHS FT Dr Klara Garsed firstname.lastname@example.org Midlands Partnership NHS FT Dr Vasu Krishnan Vasu.email@example.com Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Melanie Bloor firstname.lastname@example.org Shrewsbury And Telford Hospital NHS Trust Julian Chilvers email@example.com South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Rathinavel Shanmugam Rathinavel.Shanmugam@swft.nhs.uk The Dudley Group NHS FT Dr Elizabeth Pudney firstname.lastname@example.org The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Helen Steed email@example.com University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Kate Shields/Lesley Williams firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Trust Marie Midgley firstname.lastname@example.org University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Maggie Babb Maggie.Babb@uhnm.nhs.uk Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Dr Toni Brunning email@example.com Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust Dr Emma Parry firstname.lastname@example.org Wye Valley NHS Trust Dr Jayne Clarke Jayne.email@example.com
- East of England
Trust Name Email Address
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS FT
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Mrs Sarah Reynolds
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS FT
Dr Kunle Ashaye
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Joanna Simpson
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS FT
Dr Nisha Nathwani
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Dr Shelby Webster
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT
Dr Alex Brightwell
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT
Dr Nita Agarwal
Essex Partnership University NHS FT
Dr Abu Abraham
North West Anglia NHS FT
Miss Janine Nethercliffe
Southend University Hospital NHS FT
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
West Suffolk NHS FT
- Thames Valley
Trust Name Email Address Berkshire Healthcare FT Dr Sanjoo Chengappa Sanjoo.Chengappa@berkshire.nhs.uk Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Vicky Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org Central & NW London NHS FT Alex Bailey email@example.com Frimley Health Foundation Trust Dr Clare Galtrey firstname.lastname@example.org Milton Keynes University Hospital FT Amit Kalla/Janet Costa Oxford Health NHS FT Dr Jessica Gibson Jessica.Gibson@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
- London and the South East
Trust Name Email Address Barts Health NHS Trust Rifca Le Dieu email@example.com Chelsea & Westminister Hospital NHS Trust Anuradha Sharma Anuradha.Sharma@chelwest.nhs.uk Guy's & St Thomas' NHS FT Anna Goodman Anna.Goodman@gstt.nhs.uk King's College Hospital NHS FT Dr Dan Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org London North West Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Priya Kumar email@example.com Royal Free London NHS FT Sarah Needleman firstname.lastname@example.org Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT Dr Katie Potter email@example.com The Royal Marsden NHS FT Jaishree Bhosle Jaishree.Bhosle@rmh.nhs.uk
Guardians of Safe Working Reports
Below are our Guardian of Safe Working reports from April 2022 - December 2022, in addition to our timetable for Guardians of Safe Working yearly publications:
|Workforce Council||Period Covered|
|May||January to March|
|September||April to June|
|November||July to September|
|March||October to December|