The GP Training Team

The Programme Director is Dr Rachel Edwards, and she is supported by 2 Primary Care Medical Educators, (PCME's), Dr Naveed Riyaz and Dr Jane Harvey.


Jane runs the ST1&2 Hospital Teaching Programme and Naveed organises the ST3 Hospital Teaching Programme


Rachel co-ordinates the Tracks and placements and is available for any problems that arise during the 3 years 




The Educator Team

Rachel Edwards

Training Programme Director


Born and brought up in Manchester, I returned here to do my GP training, having completed Medical School in Birmimgham. I joined Lockside Medical Centre in 2000, initially as a Retainer, before becoming a partner in 2007.

I have been a GP trainer since 2010 and have supervised STs, foundation year doctors and extension trainees. I am a CSA SOX supervisor and became Training Programme Director in 2018. I am really enjoying getting to know the trainees and supporting them on the next stage of their journey to becoming a GP.

Outside of work, I am very involved in my local rural community and enjoy spending time with my family.



Dr Jane Harvey


Primary Care Medical Educator


Trained at Manchester Medical School

Qualified 1990

Worked in Manchester, Liverpool, Oldham and Tameside

Also some training in O and G and Community Gynae

Partner at the Davaar Medical Centre in Dukinfield



Naveed Riyaz

General Practitioner, Trainer and Educator


Naveed is a GP Principal at Ashton Medical Group and Primary Care Medical Educator overseeing the teaching programme for the GP ST3 year.


He has a diverse portfolio, having spent time on Tameside & Glossop CCG Governing Body leading on Urgent Care, before moving to Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, working as a Clinical Director for the Ashton Neighbourhood. He remains lead for Urgent Care for both the CCG and Trust.


Place of study

University of Aberdeen


Date first licensed to practice



Special Interests

Epilepsy, Men's Health, Diabetes, Teaching


Career Path

2000-05 University of Aberdeen Medical School

2005-07 Foundation training, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

2007-10 Tameside GP Programme

2010-     GP Partner at Ashton Medical Group