What is an International Medical Graduate Lead?


An IMG Lead is a senior doctor in the Trust that help and support international medical graduates (IMGs) with:

  • as a focal point of contact for GMC’s Welcome to UK Practice, enhanced IMGs Induction and ongoing support structure
  • training and development needs relating to communication skills and cultural awareness
  • information and direction to further sources of information on career choice and support
  • help with pastoral support for newly recruited IMGs
  • advice and help with challenging professional matters


We have a few Leads based within local Trusts, they are:



Cornwall Partnership

Dr Alind Srivastava

Devon Partnership

Dr Esra Fatima

Gloucestershire Health and Care


Gloucestershire Hospital

Dr Tira Galm

Great Western Hospital

Dr Timea Novak

NHS Royal Devon - Royal Devon and Exeter

Dr Lauren Barker

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Dr Shama Goyal

Royal United Hospitals Bath

Dr Anupam Garg

Torbay & South Devon

Dr Indranil Dey

Plymouth Hospitals

Dr Sarah Wimlett

Somerset Foundation Trust - Taunton

Dr Sathya Cherukuri

Somerset Foundation Trust - Yeovil

Dr Ramya Jonnalagadda

University Hospital Bristol and Weston

Associate Professor Sam Amin


To make contact with the Leads, please email: england.edi.sw@nhs.net.