North West School of Ophthalmology

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North West School of Ophthalmology


Welcome to the North West School of Ophthalmology

 

HEE North West MapThe ophthalmology programme offered by Health Education England, North West will give you an unparalleled exposure to the full range of ophthalmic disease and its management.

In addition to your clinical and educational supervisors, you will also have the support of a trainee mentor to help you through the early stages of training. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in international ophthalmology training initiatives.

Ophthalmology training in NHS England - North West is divided between two sectors and each have their own Training Programme Director. Please select one of the following for further information on each sector:

 

Key Contacts

 

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Dr Alistair Thomson,
Associate Dean for Ophthalmology

Based at HEE North West's Liverpool Office, Regatta Place
Email: alistair.thomson3@nhs.net

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Ms Jane Ashworth,
Head of School of Ophthalmology

Based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Email: jane.ashworth@mft.nhs.uk

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Mrs Anshoo Choudhary,
Ophthalmology Training Programme Director for Cheshire and Merseyside

Based at Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Email: anshoo.choudhary@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

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Mr Kenneth Yau,
Ophthalmology Training Programme Director for Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Email: kenneth.yau@mft.nhs.uk

 

School of Ophthalmology Training Programme Management Team

 

The North West School of Ophthalmology Training Programme Management Team are based at HEE's Manchester Office and also look after Medical Ophthalmology (although Medical Ophthalmology ARCPs are conducted by NHS England's South West office).

 

Programme Support Manager for Surgery

Programme Support Co-ordinator for Surgery

Jennifer Sneade

Email: england.ophthalmology.nw@nhs.net
Tel: 0161 268 9588

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery

General enquiries can also be emailed to the School of Ophthalmology Programme Management Team on the following email address: england.ophthalmology.nw@nhs.net

 

 

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

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Contacts

Deputy Head of Education and Training

Vanna Fadda

Email: vanna.fadda@rcophth.ac.uk
Tel: 020 3770 5340

General Contacts

ARCP information can now be found on the Ophthalmology ARCP page.

 

National Ophthalmology Recruitment

National Recruitment for ST1 Ophthalmology is managed by NHS England - South West. As of 2023 there will be no recruitment at ST3.

 

external link icon Click here to go to NHS England - South West's Recruitment website

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

external link icon ST1 Ophthalmology person specification

 

HEE North West mapOphthalmology in North West England

Sector: Cheshire and Merseyside
Vacancies: 1
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST1
Programme Length: 84 months

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED

HEE North West mapOphthalmology in North West England

Sector: Greater Manchester and Lancashire
Vacancies: 3-5
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST1
Programme Length: 84 months

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED

 

Links

link icon National Specialty Recruitment

link icon Local Recruitment (Academic Clinical Fellows only)

link icon Royal College of Ophthalmologists

link icon The Royal College of Ophthalmologists' e-portfolio

link icon NHS North West Leadership Academy, Mentoring Scheme

 

HEE North West Links

Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email: england.studyleave.nw@nhs.net

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training | Email: england.ltft.nw@nhs.net

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R | Email: england.revalidation.nw@nhs.net

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

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email: england.facultydevelopment.nw@nhs.net

Careers advice

Inter-Deanery Transfers

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


Page Last Updated 3 November 2023