North West School of Paediatrics

Welcome to the North West
School of Paediatrics



Where we provide training


Important dates

HEE North West Links







The Deanery School of Paediatrics aims to provide a comprehensive high-quality teaching and education programme for those interested in training in paediatrics. Training in paediatrics in this deanery follows a syllabus set by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and takes account of national guidance by the General Medical Council.


The School of Paediatrics also provides strategic leadership for the recruitment of trainees to paediatric specialties. It arranges for the recruitment and induction of trainees from the Foundation Programmes into Specialty Training posts and arranges for the allocation of trainees to run-through rotations in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 that are appropriate for their training needs.


The School of Paediatrics also oversees the quality of Paediatric training posts in conjunction with the RCPCH tutors, the Postgraduate Clinical Tutors and Directors of Medical Education.


The School of Paediatrics also:

  • Oversees the Higher Specialty Training (Level 3) schemes in general paediatrics and the various paediatric specialties within and ensures that there are educational opportunities to meet the standards required by the RCPCH.
  • Ensures the provision of appropriate courses for examination preparation, the acquisition of essential competencies and general professional development.
  • Gives guidance about the appropriateness of courses to trainees in paediatrics at their various stages of development.
  • Assesses the progress of trainees, maintains appraisal systems for trainees and supervises their summative assessments.
  • Ensures adequate provision of career advice supported by up-to-date information on career opportunities.
  • Ensures that there is provision for potential progression into an academic career and for flexible training

The RCPCH runs examinations, organises courses and conferences, issues guidance on clinical and other issues relating to the welfare of children. It also has a major role in setting and maintaining professional standards. It was founded in 1996 but traces its origins back to the British Paediatric Association, founded in 1928, which acted as a focus for professional activity in the field of paediatrics prior to the formation of the College.





Head of North West School of Paediatrics:

Dr Colin Morgan






Liverpool Women’s Hospital




Associate Head of North West School of Paediatrics: 

Dr Ruth Gottstein






St. Mary’s Hospital




Associate Postgraduate Dean for School of Paediatrics:

Dr Aruna Hodgson     






c/o Regatta Place office, Liverpool.



Training Programme Directors





Cheshire & Mersey

ST1 – ST3

Dr Nasim Mahmood

Cheshire & Mersey

ST4 – ST8

Dr Ian Kilroy

Greater Manchester & Lancashire

ST1 – ST3

Dr Sunil Bagewadi 

Greater Manchester & Lancashire

ST4 – ST8

Dr Guy Makin





Royal College Regional Leads





Cheshire & Mersey

Dr Rosaline Garr


Cheshire & Mersey (deputy)




Greater Manchester & Lancashire (deputy)

Dr Nitin Panwar

Greater Manchester & Lancashire (deputy)

Dr Ranganath Ranganna

Academic Regional Lead

Professor Calum Semple




Less Than Full TIme





LTFT and Careers Lead

Dr Alison Jobling


SuppoRTT Champions

Dr Alison Jobling and Fulya Mehta and



Admin support






Programme Support Manager


Emma Woods

0151 479 2573

Programme Support Co-ordinator


Caron Owens

0151 479 2586

Programme Support Administrator for Cheshire & Mersey

Jennie McAteer

0151 479 2599

Programme Support Administrator for Greater Manchester & Lancashire

Michele Turner-Holmes

0151 479 2586



HEE North West Lead Employer, St Helens & Knowsley NHS 









General queries

0151 426 1600


0151 290 4658



Where we provide training:

For area map of locations click here:  Map

 The Cheshire and Mersey rotation includes the following trusts:


  • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital 
  • Arrowe Park Hospital 
  • Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Glan Clwyd Hospital 
  • Liverpool Women’s Hospital 
  • Macclesfield Hospital 
  • Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Ormskirk Hospital 
  • Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Whiston Hospital 
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital 


The Greater Manchester and Lancashire rotation includes the following trusts:


  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Burnley General Hospital
  • Longsight Health Centre
  • North Manchester General Hospital
  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
  • Royal Blackburn Hospital
  • Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary
  • Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • Royal Oldham Hospital
  • Royal Preston Hospital
  • St Mary's Hospital
  • Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Tameside General Hospital
  • Wythenshawe Hospital


Please find attached the trainee handbook for greater Manchester and Lancashire.

North West School of Paediatric Trainee Guide





 * Please note the ARCP terminology has changed: 

Panel A is now known as an ASSESSMENT PANEL 

Panel B is now known as a FEEDBACK PANEL 


ARCP dates:  

Assessment Panels 

January & July  


Feedback Panels 

February & August 



 Your administrator will email you with your ARCP date and the required documentation you need to complete. 

Trainees do not need to attend the Assessment panel but should keep the Feedback Panel dates free.

If trainees are required to attend the Feedback panel, they will be notified within 1 week of the Assessment panel taken place. 


 Requirements for ARCP. 

For all trainees on the new curriculum, you will now be assessed for ARCPs using the guidance and documentation, noted below, for each level and the new decision aid.  This should be read in full and adhered to for each ARCP. 

This is a guide based on information provided by the College as to the type of evidence that will be expected to be provided for ARCPs.  


Changes to the Educational Superviosr role wef September 2019.  See link: Educational Supervisor role





Decision Aid level 1

Trainees MUST ensure they carefully read requirements for ARCP 

Link: Decision Aid - Level 1


Decision Aid level 2

Trainees MUST ensure they carefully read requirements for ARCP 

Link: Decision Aid – Level 2


Decision Aid level 3

Trainees MUST ensure they carefully read requirements for ARCP 

Link: Decision Aid – Level 3


Form R part A & B

Each trainee MUST complete and return  to as well as uploading to eportfolio, 1 month prior to ARCP date. (no earlier and no later) 


Form R part A ;

Form R part B

Managing the eportfolio for ARCP


Guidance on how you should store your evidence

Link: Managing eportfolio

CCT calculator

This MUST be completed following the instructions and submitted to Paediatrics.nw@hee.nhs.ukalso uploading a copy to your eportfolio, 1 month prior to ARCP date. (no earlier and no later) 


Link: Completion of training date calculator | RCPCH

Entering training posts on eportfolio

Guidance on how to enter your training posts on eportfolio

Link: Entering training posts


 Further ARCP links: 

Royal College of Paediatrics ARCP guidance:

North West ARCP Protocol





Important Dates:



14th and 17th July

Mersey Paediatric Assessment Panel

Venue:  Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Summers Road, Liverpool L3 4BL

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


19th August


Mersey Paediatric Feedback Panel

Venue:  Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Summers Road, Liverpool L3 4BL

Time: 09:00 – 17:00





Manchester Paediatric Assessment Panel

Venue: 3rd floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN 

Time: 09.00 - 17.00




Manchester Paediatric Feedback Panel

Venue: 3rd floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN 

Time: 09.00 - 17.00


School Board

8th April 

Paediatric School Board

Venue: Mersey A&B room, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Time: 10:30 - 12:30


STEP Teaching

2019 - 2020

Contact for STEP Teaching: Lindsay Brunt, Medical Education Facilitator  Lindsay Brunt: :

( 0151 252 5106 (Internal Ext. 2106)    

Link: STEP dates


Return to Training Programme course


12th March 2020

Places can be booked by contacting:

with details of name, programme (Specialty/Foundation) and year of training

Link: SuppoRTT course



HEE North West Links:


Careers advice

Conditions of Joining a Specialty Training Programme

Form R: Form R Part A

              Form R Part B

HEE Privacy notice

Inter-Deanery Transfer Policy

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Medical Leadership Training

North West School of Paediatric Trainee Guide


Out of Programme (OOP) information

Note: for OOPR/OOPT you will also be required to complete this RCPCH form and submit to for approval

Policies & Procedures

Return to Training Guidance


Study leave/email:

SupportRTT – Return to Training Programme

Training Support Network