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Welcome to the North West School of Surgery


Our aim is to be an outstanding School of Surgery that delivers personalised educational programmes for all our trainees and supports our trainers to deliver these programmes. 


We have active regional educational programmes in all specialties. We have a trainee forum/committee that meets twice a year and individual specialty training committees with trainee 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

Head of the North West School of Surgery


Head of the North West School of Surgery


Ms Alison Waghorn

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
The Royal Liverpool Hospital
Prescot Street
L7 8XP


Tel: 0151 706 3412


Associate Head of the North West School of Surgery


Mr Nadeem Khwaja

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT


The remit of the Associate Head of School of Surgery is to support regional educational programmes and local teaching programmes in all surgical specialities.


Associate Postgraduate Dean for Surgery


Prof Pramod Luthra

Health Education England, North West Office
Three Piccadilly Place
M1 3BN


Tel: 0161 625 7639


HEE North West 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.


Role Name Email Address Telephone Number
Programme Support Manager for Surgery Ashley Barrett 0161 625 7689
Programme Support Co-ordinator for Surgery Laura Griffiths 0161 625 7678
Programme Support Officer for Surgery
      Providing administrative support for:
      Cardio-thoracic Surgery
      Core Surgical Training
      Paediatric Surgery
      Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Angela McMahon 0161 625 7602

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery
      Providing administrative support for:
      General Surgery
      Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery
      Otolaryngology (ENT)
      Plastic Surgery
      Vascular Surgery

Ian Griffiths 0161 625 7675
Programme Support Assistant for Surgery Sam Toner 0161 625 7690


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


East Sector Lead Employer (until 30 September 2018)


The East Sector covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria (the former North Western Deanery area).

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
General Enquiries Email Address
General Enquires Telephone Number 0161 604 5554
HR Admin Officer (Surgery) Kalpana Patel  Tel: 0161 604 5840


West Sector Lead Employer (and East Sector Lead Employer from 1 October 2018)


The West Sector covers Cheshire & Merseyside (the former Mersey Deanery area).

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Employment Services Officer (Surgery) Rachel Murphy Tel: 0151 290 4209
Employment Services Administrator (Surgery) Jade Dearden Tel: 0151 478 7674
Employment Services Assistant (Surgery) Sam Fairhurst Tel: 0151 430 2385
Email Address


Meetings and Events


For more information please contact


External Event




Younger Fellows' Meeting - Inspiring the Next Generation

ORGANISER: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh | Please visit website to book

VENUE: Manchester

The meeting is open to any surgeon with their CCT and up to 10 years post CCT regardless of which College he/she is affiliated with. The theme of the meeting is “Inspiring the next generation”. It is free and carries 2 CPD points.






Training Programme Directors Half Day

VENUE: HEE's Manchester Office






North West School of Surgery Trainee Representatives Meeting

VENUE: HEE's Liverpool Office


External Event




Professionalism in Medicine: Creating a Healthy Team Culture

ORGANISER: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | For further information, please call 0161 275 7502 or email:

VENUE: CTF Building, Grafton Street (behind Stopford Building) University of Manchester






North West School of Surgery Board Meeting

VENUE: HEE's Manchester Office




link icon National Specialty Recruitment

link icon Local Recruitment (Academic Clinical Fellows only)

link icon ISCP (Surgery e-portfolio)

link icon Surgical Scousers (Liverpool University Medical Undergraduates)

link icon Surgical Scalpel (Manchester University Medical Undergraduates)

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


Study Leave | Email:

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | 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 7 September 2018


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