Wales Training School

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) North & South Wales

Wales logo May 20191

Training School Lead:Dr Hywel ThomasConsultant Pathologist & Training Programme Director for HistopathologyDepartment of Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW


Secretary:   – Tel: 02920 745316

Training School Deputy: N/A
AdministratorMiss Ceri TurnbullDepartment of Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW – Tel: 02920 743696
Contact person for arranging Cellular Pathology taster sessions/prospective trainee information: North & South Wales :

Dr Huyam Abdelsalam, Consultant Pathologist

North Wales – Dr Chloe Durrell – ST2,

No. of trainees per school/deanery: North -1, South – 15
ST1 rotations:

  • Training programme for ST1’s:
  • Training during the first year is delivered by fortnightly long specialty specific blocks with weekly autopsy sessions.
  • Trainees also attend 3 block teaching weeks which take place in Bristol, Southampton and Buckinghamshire.
  • South Wales – 1month specialty based teaching at the start of he attachment. Weekly teaching from consultants in the region from each speciality.
  • North Wales – Teaching for ST1 fortnightly rotation through each speciality followed by monthly consultant attachments. Weekly teaching with Liverpool ST1.
SST1-5 rotations:

  • Glan Clwyd Hospital BCUHB, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire
  • Neuropathology rotation: Whiston Hospital Liverpool
  • Paediatric rotation: Alder Hey Hospital Liverpool
  • The department is centralised and covers all of North Wales (including Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Bangor Hospital), no travel is required.
Cluster for your school:Southern cluster – Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol, Oxford and Southampton, Bucks.
Health Education England (Deanery) for your area:Elenor WilliamsTŷ Dysgu, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ,  Tel: 03300 585 005Email:


Head of School:Head of School: vacant post at present

Training Programme Director – TPD:

Dr Hywel Thomas

Consultant Pathologist and Training Programme Director for Histopathology

Department of Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW


Tel: 02920 745316 (secretary Mrs Farida Esufali)