Lead Employers


Health Education North West has two lead employers who employ medical and dental trainees across Greater Manchester, Cumbria & Lancashire and Cheshire & Mersey. Services provided by the lead employers include recruitment, payroll, employment, Occupational Health and other HR services.


Lead Employer

Employs Trainees in

Contact details


Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust





Greater Manchester Cumbria & Lancashire



Website:  http://www.pat.nhs.uk/education-and-research/lead-employer.htm

General Enquiries:

By e-mail:  LeadEmployer@pat.nhs.uk

By phone:  0161 604 5554


Recruitment Enquiries:

By e-mail:  helpdesk.recruitment@pat.nhs.uk

By phone:  0161 604 5553


Payroll Enquiries:

Telephone Number:  0161 918 4432

Fax Number:  0161 720 2786

E-mail:  Nwdeanery.payrollhelpdesk@pat.nhs.uk



St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Cheshire and Mersey

North Wales


Isle of Man

Small number of trainees across other parts of the North West e.g. Wigan and Central Manchester



Website: http://www.sthk.nhs.uk/workwithus/lead-employer-service

HR Direct: www.leademployer.sthk.nhs.uk

General e-mail enquiries: lead.employer@sthk.nhs.uk




Salary Scale / Basic Pay

Refer to latest NHS Employers' M&D Pay Circular 

Other Policies & Guidance

Click here for Mersey (St. Helens & Knowsley) Lead Employer policies.

Click here for North Western (Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) Lead Employer policies.

Click here for LETB policies including link to Junior Doctors’ Terms & Conditions of Service.




BMA Code of Practice


Please note that in line with National changes there may be changes to Terms and Conditions, Hours of Work and National Salary Scales with these currently being scheduled to take effect from August 2016. Please also note that your Lead Employer who will communicate with you as this is required. Further information can also be obtained from the NHS Employer and BMA websites.