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John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 6, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU


  • Ashok Handa
    Ashok Handa

    Professor of Vascular Surgery and Director of Teaching in Surgery


  • Surgical Tutor's Office - NDS Team of the Year 2019

Jackie Heap

Assistant Surgical Course Administrator

I started working for the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences in 2003, where I worked as the Course Administrator for the Year 5 (2nd Year clinical) students in the ENT Department, arranging the course teaching sessions and course attachment information on behalf of Oxford University Medical School. I worked there until October 2018.

In 2007, I also began working in the Surgical Tutor's Office. I work with Lucy Tipping and Professor Ashok Handa. Here I assist with the delivery and administration of the Year 4 (1st Year clinical) and Year 6  (3rd/Final Year clinical) surgical courses. We currently have approximately 360 students per academic year.

I assist with the administration of the teaching programmes. I oversee the submission and marking of the 4th Year student's case studies, approximately 180 per year. I ensure the compulsory paperwork for both year groups is submitted on time and I am involved in the Year 4 OSCE Examination and the 6th Year 2nd BM Examination - including arranging the Revision Course, prior to the 2nd BM Exam. I deal with enquiries and arrange placements for any Work Experience students and Elective students that are referred to our office.