Associate Deans

Dr Rachel Elliott

Based at: St Mary’s Hospital, Block C1, Portsmouth

Since starting as a GP educator in 2005, Rachel has sampled the full spectrum of GP posts, from trainer, salaried GP, Locum GP, retained GP, partner, flexible careers GP, TPD, patch AD and Head of School in Wessex, to Primary Care Dean for both Thames Valley and Wessex and Four Nations COGPED Vice chair. She has now returned to the role she loves as Patch Associate Dean in a job share with Bryony Sales for one day a week.

She is also a Professional Support and Wellbeing Case Manager and Training Programme Director.

Aside from these professional roles she is married with two children in their 20s and keeps chickens, which she does not need encouragement to tell you all about.

Dr Bryony Sales

Based at: St Mary’s Hospital, Block C1, Portsmouth

I am a programme director for the Foundation Year 2 doctors who undertake a rotation in GP as well as for the ST1/2 GP training years. I completed my GP training on the Portsmouth VTS scheme in 2013. I then undertook a Wessex GP Fellow job (ST4) in Quality Improvement and Medical Education, which has allowed me to develop my interest in medical education. I now work as a GP Partner at The Portchester Practice. I am currently completing a Medical Education Masters at the University of Winchester.

Having trained in London at Imperial College, I have enjoyed my training and living in Wessex and would recommend it to all. When not working, I enjoy travelling and a spot of wine tasting.