North West School of Radiology



Welcome to the North West School of Radiology


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


The purpose of the North West School of Radiology is to plan and deliver a course of study for specialist registrars and specialist trainees in preparation for the examinations of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It offers educational advice in the workplace and is often called upon to provide guidance and direction in training matters.


The training period consists of 5 years with years 1-3 spend in core training and years 4 and 5 in subspecialty/ higher training.  An additional 12 months of training is added for Interventional & Neuro Interventional Radiology.


ST1 training will include a 4 month teaching block rotation at the North West Radiology Academy.

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


Key Contacts


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Dr Fiona Clarke,
Associate Dean for Radiology

Based at HEE's North West Office, Regatta Place

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Dr Dhivya Paravasthu,
Head of School of Radiology

Based at Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

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Dr Trupti Kulkarni,
TPD for ST1-ST2 and ST Study Leave Lead


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TPD for ST3-ST4 & Rotations/Educational supervision lead

Email: TBC

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Dr Vamsi Rachapalli,
TPD for ST4 – ST5 and Management & Leadership


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Dr Yousef Alwan,
Academy and Curriculum Lead



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Dr Rosie Cadwallader,
TPD for Interventional Radiology




North West School of Radiology Training Programme Management Team

All general enquiries relating to education/training should be directed to 
All teaching and Academy enquiries should be directed to


Programme Support Business Manager

Kaleigh Fennah
Tel: 0151 479 2505

Programme Support Officers

Teresa GuyTel: 0151 479 2568

Samantha Truesdale - Tel: 0151 479 2534

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 - Vamsi Rachapalli -

Please note applications for LTFT need to go to Dr Sara Meredith: and Dr  Debra Harris:


RCR and RISR Registration

All Radiology trainees must register with the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), and obtain a RISR ePortfolio. This must detail all placements, supervisors and WPBAs as detailed against the RCR curriculums. All contact and guidance information can be found:


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