North West School of Medical Specialties

 

Welcome to the North West School of Medical Specialties

 

SoM LogoThe School of Medicine comprises of Internal Medicine Training (from August 2019 - previously Core Medical Training) plus specialty training delivered through 28 sub-specialty programmes.

 

Please see each specialty page to obtain further information (links to the individual specialty pages can be accessed through the menu on the right of this page). The table below includes key contacts at HEE. Training Programme Directors contact details are listed on each of the specialty pages.

 

If you have a generic query please email medicine.nw@hee.nhs.uk

 

 
Head of the School of Medicine

 

Name Contact
Dr John Anderton john.anderton@lthtr.nhs.uk

 

 
Postgraduate Associate Dean

 

Name Contact
Mr Ray Clarke raymond.clarke@hee.nhs.uk

 

 
School of Medicine Trainee Representatives

 

Name Contact
Dr Usman Adam 2484adam@gmail.com
Dr Vinay Kumar vinayb96@yahoo.co.uk

 

 
HEE North West Lead Employer

 

From 1 October 2018 St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the Lead Employer for the whole of the North West region.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Website www.sharedservices.sthk.nhs.uk  
Employment Services Officer (Medicine) Jayne Ashton Tel: 0151 478 7675
Employment Services Administrator (Medicine) Phillipa Flatley-Robinson Tel: 0151 478 7675
Employment Services Assistant (Medicine) Charlotte King Tel: 0151 478 7675
General Queries Email: lead.employer@sthk.nhs.uk Tel: 0151 426 1600
Payroll Email: leademployerpayroll@sthk.nhs.uk Tel: 0151 290 4658

 

 
HEE North West School of Medicine Training Programme Management Team

 

Specialty School Team (Piccadilly Place Three, Manchester)

Specialty Programme Support Manager Programme Support Coordinatator Programme Support Officer/Administrator Tel
Acute Internal Medicine Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7700
Allergy Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Audio-vestibular Medicine Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Cardiology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7700
Clinical Genetics Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Clinical Neurophysiology Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7700
Clinical Oncology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Clinical Pharmacology Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Core Medical Training Karen Winterbottom Mandy Taylor Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Dermatology Karen Winterbottom Mandy Taylor Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Diabetes & Endocrinology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Gastroenterology Karen Winterbottom Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Genito-urinary Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Geriatric medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Haematology Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7676
Immunology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Infectious Diseases/ Combined Infection Training/ Tropical Medicine Erin Scobie N/A 0151 479 2504
Medical Oncology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Neurology Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7676
Nuclear Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Occupational Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Paediatric Cardiology Claire McGovern Liz Housby Tazeem Akhtar 0161 625 7676
Palliative Medicine Karen Winterbottom Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Rehabilitation Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Renal Medicine Karen Winterbottom Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Respiratory Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Emily Gray 0161 625 7679
Rheumatology Karen Winterbottom Liz Housby Jenny Black 0161 625 7685
Sports & Exercise Medicine Claire McGovern Mandy Taylor Sam Toner 0161 625 7604
Stroke Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby N/A 0161 625 7679
North Western General (Internal) Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Becky Kenyon 0161 625 7359
Mersey General (Internal) Medicine Claire McGovern Liz Housby Becky Kenyon 0161 625 7359

 

 
Links

 

Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board - www.jrcptb.org.uk

National Recruitment - www.imtrecruitment.org.uk www.st3recruitment.org.uk

Local Recruitment - www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/content/welcome-recruitment-north-western-deanery

GMC - www.gmc-uk.org

ePortfolios (medicine e-portfolio) - www.nhseportfolios.org/Anon/Login/Login.aspx

 

 
Return to Training

 

For Trainers and Trainees

Many trainees take a period of absence from training for a number of reasons. This can include parental leave, OOP and sickness. Returning to training after a period of absence can be a daunting and difficult time for trainees. Time out of clinical practice can impact on a clinician’s confidence and skills whatever stage of training they may be at. To help support trainees the School of Medicine have developed the following ‘return to training’ guidance for trainees and trainers in the North West:

Return to Training in the School of Medicine

Appendix A – Pre-Absence Form

Appendix B – Return to Training Form

 

For Trainees

To support trainees returning to clinical practice, the School of Medicine provide refresher days (usually two per year). The days focus on clinical practice and seek to prepare trainees returning to the medical registrar role and acute take. The days include concise clinical updates from specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory, stroke and neurology, along with clinical skills sessions including chest drain insertion, central venous cannulation and simulation based acute medical scenarios.

For details of the next refresher day please email medicine.nw@hee.nhs.uk

 

For Trainers

Two half day sessions on Return to Training are available to TPDs. The dates and location are detailed below. Further information regarding the programme, timings and how to register will be added shortly. (4 CPD points will be awarded).

Dates: 22nd March 2019 and 27th September 2019

Venue: Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

 
HEE North West Links

 

Study Leave | Email: studyleave.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | Email: revalidation.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Leadership courses (Medical Leadership Fellowships, Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership)

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email: facultydevelopment.nw@hee.nhs.uk

Careers advice

Intra-LETB Transfer Policy for transferring between sectors within HEE NW (on Policies and Procedures page)