North West School of Radiology

 Welcome to the School of Radiology

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

 The purpose of the HEE NW 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.

ST1 training will include a 4 month teaching block rotation at Edge Hill University at the Radiology Academy. 

Further information regarding the School of Radiology can be accessed by the following link, but please note that HENW are not responsible for the content of this site:



Head of the North West School of Radiology


Dr Alistair Craig

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
Preston Road



Associate Postgraduate Dean for Radiology


Dr Fiona Clarke


Health Education England
Regatta Place
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BL



Training Programme Directors


Edge Hill Academy Training Lead

Dr Sue Kearney

TPD for ST1

Dr Dhivya Paravasthu 

TPD for ST2-ST4 Dr Jana Suntharanathan  
TPD for ST5-ST6 Dr John Curtis 0151 529 3235


HEE North West School of Radiology Training Programme Management Team


The HEE North West School of Radiology Training Programme Management Team are based at HEE's Liverpool Office.

Role Name Email Address Telephone Number
Programme Support Manager for Radiololgy  Natalie Dawson 0151 479 2615
Programme Support Co-ordinator for Radiology Kaleigh Fennah 0151 479 2505
Programme Support Administrator for Radiology
Academy Programme Support Officer  Samantha Truesdale

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



HEE North West Lead Employer


From 1 October 2018 St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the Lead Employer for the whole of the North West region.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
General Queries Email: Tel: 0151 426 1600
Payroll Email: Tel: 0151 290 4658



Important Dates




Radiology Spring ARCP

VENUE: Regatta Place, Liverpool




Radiology Finals Panel

VENUE: PP3, Manchester




Radiology Assessment Panel

VENUE: Regatta Place, Liverpool




Radiology Feedback Panel

VENUE: Regatta Place, Liverpool


Useful Links


The Royal College of Radiologists
Less Than Full Time Training Information
Inter-Deanery Transfers
Lead Employer (St Helens and Knowsley)
SuppoRTT Guidelines - Pre/Post Leave Support

Useful Contacts


Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Lead - Emma Reid - 

SuppoRTT Champion - Catriona Farrell - 

Page last updated 17/01/2020