The Mersey region stretches from Southport through Liverpool and St. Helens, across to the Wirral and to Warrington and Runcorn in North Cheshire, down to Chester, Crewe and Macclesfield in South Cheshire.

The North Western region stretches from Stockport with some posts Macclesfield in the South across Greater Manchester and Lancashire to Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster in the North.

Trainees will gain experience in our world-class research and clinical institutions.

Mersey locations include:

  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University Hospital Aintree
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
  • St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

North Western locations include:

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [including Trafford]
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust [Macclesfield only] /
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note a major reconfiguration of acute services is underway in Greater Manchester as part of the 'Healthier Together' initiative. It is possible that the range of acute medical specialties provided at each Trust site will change during the course of specialty training programmes commencing from August 2016. 

We provide training in a wide range of medical specialties through core and specialty training programmes. The School aims to offer training programmes that meet or exceed national standards so that trainees are trained and assessed by skilled trainers and patients are treated by competent physicians.

Visit the following link to find out about our individual programmes:


Liverpool's skyline is dominated by fabulous architecture, and has many stylish bars, clubs and restaurants, along with eight national museums and galleries.

The city was European Capital of Culture 2008, and many new developments have taken place as a consequence of this, including the development of a major new shopping centre in the city centre.

The sporting talent within Liverpool is immense! Two Premier League football clubs, Aintree and Haydock park racecourses, and many championship golf courses can be found within the City, while just outside Liverpool, world-renowned rugby sides can be seen in St. Helens, Wigan and Warrington.

A little further from the city, Cheshire is the embodiment of breathtaking landscapes and stunning country estates. Fine restaurants, glamorous shops and impressive historical sights - including ruined castles and stately homes - are in abundance.

North Western

North Western has something for everyone: from the coastal town of Blackpool with its Pleasure Beach to Pendle Hill located near Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty; from our top-flight football clubs to the Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry in Salford, from the Trafford Centre and Curry Mile in Manchester to the farmers’ markets and tea-rooms of Lancashire, opportunities abound for outdoor pursuits, cultural activities, rest and relaxation. All of this is tied together with excellent motorway and rail links making us an excellent choice for your specialty training.

Further information on our area, as well as the hospitals within them, is available and can be found by visiting our Location Guide at .