North West School of Surgery - Urology, East Sector (North Western)

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North West Urology

Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria

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Information on this page relates to the East Sector of NHS England – North West (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria).

For information on the West Sector (Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales), please click here.


Key Contacts

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Mr Euan Green,
Urology Training Programme Director
for Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Based at Salford Royal Hospital


Overview of Urology in the East Sector

The urological training programme aims to provide very high quality training in all aspects of urology. Alongside the generality of urology there are opportunities to get experience and training in more specialised areas. All the curriculum defined urological sub-specialities are offered within the training posts. Trainees will have the opportunity to spend time learning at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital to develop paediatric experience.


Training Rotation

Trainees rotate every 12 months (starting August) through a series of posts to acquire urological knowledge, skills and experience. These are predominantly around Manchester and travel/commuting time is minimal (usually less than 1 hour) with all placements (if you live within Manchester).


Educational Opportunities

A comprehensive, exam-focused training programme has been developed which runs over a recurring 2 year period jointly with our Mersey colleagues. This is fully funded. It provides training in knowledge/communication skills and team-working/interaction and simulation. Time is allocated according to the amount of information required for FRCS Urol exam. The training programme has been developed following feedback from the StRs and is felt to be one of the best in the UK.

There is a practice ‘mock' FRCS Urol exam held under exam conditions every year for all trainees. The North West has a high rate of Gold medal winners for the FRCSUrol.


Research and Audit

Opportunities exist to undertake clinical research. A minimum level of research activity has been set out for the North West. You will be expected to review published papers and undertake some research during your 5 years.

Opportunities also exist to undertake a more detailed period of study leading to an MD or PhD. This requires taking time out from the programme for 2-3 years.

There are opportunities to take part in local, regional and national audits.



external link icon North West Urology Trainee's Website

external link icon ISCP (Surgical e-portfolio)

external link icon The British Assocoation of Urological Surgeons

external link icon The European Association of Urology


Hospitals on the Urology East Sector Rotation

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Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Blackburn Hospital East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Preston Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal Hospital Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

GMC Programme Code: NWE1020 (was NWD914) and NWE1110 (run-through - was NWD4107)


Page Last Updated 2 November 2023