North West School of Surgery - Paediatric Surgery



Welcome to Paediatric Surgery Training
in the North West


Paediatric Surgery deals with the disease, trauma and malformations of childhood years (foetal period to teenage years and young adults).


Paediatric Surgery Training Programme Diretcor


Miss Fiona McAndrew

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
East Prescot Road
L14 5AB



Training Rotation


The trainees have either their first two years at Alder Hey Hospital or at Manchester Children’s Hospital, then their next two years at the other hospital. The final two years (ST7, ST8) are split between Manchester Children's Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital depending on training/subspeciality needs.


Paediatric urology training will be two 6 month blocks; one in ST4-5 and one in ST6-7. 


Both sites provide basic and advanced training in general paediatric surgery and urology. Between them they can provide both basic and specialised training e.g. bladder exstrophy, short bowel management oncology and stone management services.


Educational Opportunities


There is a joint regional educational programme and in addition, each hospital runs weekly teaching sessions. All sites have access to a well resourced medical library and weekend access to allow personal reading and literature review.


Research and Audit


Research along clinical lines will be developed according to the individual's needs and interests. Basic science research is available at the University of Manchester and University of Liverpool. Clinical research by review of cases is encouraged. Each ST trainee will be expected to complete an audit cycle in each year of the programme. 


Teaching and Leadership


In addition to opportunities in both hospitals HEE NW runs multiple opportunities for teaching/education and research opportunities.


Leadership courses: Medical Leadership Fellowship (part time), Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership

Education course: PG Cert in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Education Fellowship


Hospitals on the Paediatric Surgery Rotation


Site Trust Sector
Alder Hey Children's Hospital Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust West
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust East

GMC Programme Code: MER955 (West Sector) & NWD932 (East Sector).


Paediatric Surgery Curriculum


external link icon For the most up to date syllabus and curriculum, please visit the ISCP website

external link icon JCST Certification Guidelines


HEE North West Programme Support for Paediatric Surgery


Angela McMahon, Programme Support Officer

Angela McMahon is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place.

Tel: 0161 268 9513



National Paediatric Surgery ST3 Recruitment


National Recruitment for ST3 Paediatric Surgery is managed by HEE Yorkshire and the Humber.

external link icon Click here to go to HEE Yorkshire and the Humber's Recruitment website

external link icon Click here to go to the National HEE Recruitment Website (includes Timelines, Guidance, Competition Ratios etc.)

external link icon ST3 Person specifications

external link icon JCST: Surgical selection in the UK


HEE North West Links


Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email:

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | Email:

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

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email:

Careers advice

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


Page Last Updated 11 April 2019

Paediatric Surgery