North West School of Emergency Medicine



Welcome to the North West School of Emergency Medicine


HEE North West MapThe North West School of Emergency Medicine is a specialty school of postgraduate medicine based in the North West of England.


The School of Emergency Medicine encompasses the northwest of England, from Lancaster in the north, the Wirral to the west and Crewe in the south. We are a single school with equal training opportunities across the region but the training rotations are divided into Mersey and North Western (Greater Manchester). The school is responsible for EM trainees in ST3 – ST6; trainees in CT1 & 2 are part of the ACCS Training Programme.

Further information regarding the North West School of Emergency Medicine can be accessed by the following link:


Key Contacts


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Dr David Ross,
Associate Dean for Emergency Medicine

Based at HEE's North West Office, Regatta Place

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Dr Richard Parris,
Head of School of Emergency Medicine

Based at Bolton Teaching Hospital

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Dr Neill Hughes,
Deputy Head of School and TPD for ST4 and Higher North Western Trainees


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Dr Sarah Langston,
TPD for ST4 and Higher Mersey Trainees


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Dr Catherine Jackson,
TPD for ST3 North Western Trainees & SuppoRRT Champion


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Dr John Gilbert,
TPD for ST3 Mersey Trainees



North West School of Emergency Medicine Training Programme Management Team

All general enquiries relating to education/training should be directed to


Programme Support Business Manager

Natalie Dawson

Programme Support Coordinator for ACCS & Emergency Medicine

Lindsey Robinson

Programme Support Officer

Gillian Johnson

Programme Support Administrator



Lead Employer Contacts

All trainees in the North West are employed by a single 'Lead Employer', Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (formerly known as St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust). For any HR or payroll enquiries please contact the lead Employer team.


Lead Employer Payroll Team

Useful Contacts

SuppoRTT Champion – Dr Catherine Jackson -


NHS England – 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 | Email:

Policies and Procedures

Revalidation | Form R | 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 17 April 2024