Mersey Training School

Mersey Training School (Liverpool)

Training School Lead:

Dr Tim Andrews

Department of Pathology, 5th Floor Duncan Building, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP


Tel: 0151 706 4483 (secretary)

Training School Deputy:



Kellie O’Hara

Email: Kellie.O’

Tel: 0151 706 4483

Contact person for arranging Cellular Pathology taster sessions:

Any of the above may be contacted

No. of trainees per school / deanery:

5 (Mersey)

ST1 rotations:

  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH)
  • Arrowe Park Hospital (APH)

Trainees spend 60% of the year at RLUH and 40% at APH, excluding block teaching weeks and induction period. It may also be necessary for trainees to attend Whiston Hospital for autopsy experience.

ST2-5 rotations:

  • RLUH
  • APH
  • Countess of Chester
  • Whiston Hospital (St Helens & Knowsley)
  • Warrington Hospital
  • Leighton Hospital Crewe
Training programme for ST1’s:

An induction (2 weeks) and PM introduction (2-3 weeks) take place at RLUH prior to the first block teaching week in Bristol.

There is an ST1 specific teaching programme in protected time on a Monday afternoon (2-5pm).  This usually takes place at RLUH and trainees are released from APH to attend.

Cluster for your school:

Northern – Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds

Health Education England (Deanery) for your area:

Health Education North West (formerly Mersey Deanery)

Natalie Dawson,

Programme Support Manager for ACCS, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Pathology & Psychiatry, Health Education North West, Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Summers Road, Liverpool, L3 4BL


Tel: 0151 479 2615


Head of School or TPD:

Dr Carol Ross – Training Programme Director (Mersey)

Department of Pathology, Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5DR


Tel: 0151 430 1824