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, Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre at the HEE NW Radiology Academy. 

Further information regarding the School of Radiology can be accessed by the following link: - this site is administered by the ST1 Academy Lead. 




Head of the North West School of Radiology



Dr Jana Suntharanathan


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL




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-ST2 & ST study leave lead

Dr Trupti Kukarni


TPD for ST3-ST4 & Rotations/Educational supervision lead Dr Dhivya Paravasthu  
TPD for ST5-ST6 (Interim) Dr Jana Suntharanathan  
Associate TPD FRCR Teaching ST2+ Dr Yousef Alwan  



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


Programme Support Co-ordinator for Radiology Sarah Mrozek 0151 479 2574
Programme Support Administrator for Radiology Teresa Guy 0151 479 2568
Academy Programme Support Officer  Samantha Truesdale 0151 479 2568

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

School of Radiology Academy - Edge Hill enquiries 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


11 October 



Radiology Autumn Board 



   12 October



Radiology Autumn STC



30 November


Radiology Winter Assessment Panel 



7 December



Radiology Winter Feedback Panel



19 April



Spring STC








The Royal College of Radiologists    
NWSOR website (for trainee information)    
Less Than Full Time Training Information    
Inter-Deanery Transfers    
Lead Employer (St Helens and Knowsley)

SuppoRTT- Pre/Post Leave Support



Trainee Support services & wellbeing


Useful Contacts

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

SuppoRTT Champion - Vamsi Rachapalli -

Please note applications for LTFT need to go to Dr Paravasthu for approval 


RCR and Kaizen Registration

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


Page last updated 28/01/2021