General Practice Education in Health Education England working across the North West

Welcome to the School of General Practice


We are responsible for:

  • Delivering high quality training for general practice
  • Supporting education and continuous professional development of established GPs
  • Supporting our GP educators

The School offices are based in Manchester and in Liverpool. We cover a total of 22 Specialty Training Programmes across the north west. With a total of around 900 GP trainers in over 750 training practices and over 1800 GP STs, we are one of the largest Schools in the UK.

Contact details for the School are -

Manchester (Trainers)

Liverpool (Trainees)


GP Specialty School

Health Education England

3 Piccadilly Place


M1 3BN



GP Specialty School

Health Education England

Regatta Place

Brunswick Business Park

Summers Road


L3 4BL





Health Education England working across the North West was the first in the UK to have a single lead employer for all its GP Specialty Trainees. The organisation providing this service is St Helens & Knowsley Trust. They have a dedicated HR team that deals with all aspects of employment for GP Specialty Trainees.

Their responsibilities include completing all pre-employment checks such as checking your right to work, completing a CRB disclosure and Occupational Health checks amongst others. They are always on hand for advice on contractual matters such as pay, all types of leave such as annual, bank holiday, special, maternity and paternity leave, as well as dealing with disciplinary and grievances to name just a few. Should you ever require Occupational Health support, the relevant lead employer can arrange this for you too.

Contact details:

St Helens & Knowsley Website: