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Our leaders

At HEE, we work nationally and locally. You can view our overarching structure on the HEE page. Our leaders below make up our senior management team.


Nigel Burgess

Interim Local Director

Nigel Burgess is the interim local director for Health Education England in north central and east London. Previously he was Head of Workforce Transformation across the same area, providing leadership of the workforce and education planning and workforce development portfolios.  As well as specialising in this field over the past few years, including periods at both acute provider and regional level, Nigel worked as national programme lead for the European Working Time Directive and has held senior roles in HR and general management. Nigel’s career has spanned the NHS, the private sector and local government.

Dr Sanjiv Ahluwalia

Postgraduate Dean

Sanjiv has broad experience in medical education and its management. He has previously been a training programme director, associate director and head of speciality school for general practice and primary care. He has played a significant role in the strategic development of multiprofessional education in north central and east London. Sanjiv continues to work as a general medical practitioner in a deprived community in north London. He is also completing a doctorate in education from the Institute of Education. His research interest includes the role of medical education in improving patient care. He has published extensively in speciality and educational journals and is editing a book on specialty training in general practice.  

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