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North West School of Surgery


For information about individual specialties within the North West School of Surgery, please click on the links in the menu on the right hand side (or towards the bottom of the page if viewing this page on a mobile device).

 

Welcome to the North West School of Surgery

 

HEE North West MapOur aim is to be an outstanding School of Surgery that delivers personalised educational programmes for all our doctors in training and supports our trainers to deliver these programmes.

 

We have active regional educational programmes in all specialties. We have a doctor in surgical training forum/committee that meets twice a year and individual specialty training committees with doctor in surgical training representatives, that meet at least twice a year. We aim to develop the specialty training programmes/posts in keeping with changing curriculum requirements. We work closely with the SACs to ensure fair assessment and career progression. We enjoy good relationships with all the UK colleges. They have been very supportive of educational days for both surgical educator and medical students interested in surgery.

 

With the two former deaneries merging (Mersey and North Western) some of our training programmes are across both sectors, and others are separate. Please see each specialty page to get further details (links to the individual specialty pages can be accessed through the menu on the right of this page). The Training Programme Directors contact details are on each of the specialty pages. There is a specific area to help surgical educators from all specialties. If you are interested in joining the North West School of Surgery, or would like any further information, do contact us and we will endeavour to help you with your inquiries.

 

Best Wishes,
Alison Waghorn
Immediate past Head of the North West School of Surgery

Nadeem Khawaja
Head of the North West School of Surgery

 

Key Contacts

 

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Dr Joanne Rowell,
Associate Dean for Surgery

Based at HEE's North West Office, Three Piccadilly Place
Email: joanne.rowell4@nhs.net
Tel: 0161 268 9714

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Mr David van Dellen,
Head of School of Surgery

Based at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Email: david.vandellen1@nhs.net

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Ms Ambareen Kausar,
Associate Head of School of Surgery

Based at Royal Blackburn Hospital
Email: ambareen.kausar@elht.nhs.uk

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Mr Jon Ghosh,
Associate Head of School of Surgery

Based at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Email: jonathan.ghosh@nhs.net

 

School of Surgery Training Programme Management Team

 

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

 

Programme Support Manager for Surgery

Ashley Barrett

Email: england.surgery.nw@nhs.net
Tel: 0161 268 9520

Programme Support Co-ordinator for Surgery

Jennifer Sneade

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

Programme Support Officer for Surgery

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery

Programme Support Assistant for Surgery

Abigail Drever

Email: england.surgery.nw@nhs.net
Tel: 0161 268 9520

General enquiries can also be emailed to the School of Surgery Programme Management Team on the following email address: england.surgery.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

 

JCST Contacts

Committee and Trainee Services Manager for the North West of England

Rebecca Matthew

Email: RMatthew@jcst.org
Tel: 020 7869 6215

General Contacts

 

Meetings and Events

North West School of Surgery Induction for New Starters

15 February 2024

Venue: online, virtual meeting

 

For more information please contact england.surgery.nw@nhs.net

 

Links

link icon National Specialty Recruitment

link icon Local Recruitment (Academic Clinical Fellows only)

link icon ISCP (Surgery e-portfolio)

link icon ISCP/JCST Youtube Channel

link icon Surgical Scousers (Liverpool University Medical Undergraduates)

link icon Surgical Scalpel (Manchester University Medical Undergraduates)

link icon JCIE (Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations)

link icon JCST (Joint Committee on Surgical Training)

link icon The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

link icon The Royal College of Surgeons of England

link icon The Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

link icon Inter-Deanery Transfers

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 and 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

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


Page Last Updated 1 November 2023