Careers & Clinical Fellows

Overview The Careers and Clinical Fellows Team (CCFT) is committed to providing high quality career advice and support to all junior doctors who are working in the Trust across all sites. Our objective is to provide a single point of contact platform to support junior doctors making choices at key transitional points during their... Read More

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CCFT Team Members

Dr Chian Chyn Leo Khoo - CCFT Lead Dr Lauren Walker - CCFT Deputy Lead - Careers Dr Oscar Fredy - CCFT Deputy Lead - Clinical Fellows Read More

Contact Us

Need to speak to someone for careers advice and support? CCFT generic email address: For an informal chat about career and clinical support please kindly contact anyone of us: Dr Chian Chyn Leo Khoo - Dr Lauren Walker (Careers) - Dr... Read More


Overview Career management is one of the main core aspects of continuous professional development and is relevant at all stages of your medical career. Our aim is to improve the provision of information for all junior doctors to enable them to make a career decision that is right for them. We are committed to providing high quality... Read More


Career management is one of the main core aspects of continuous professional development and is relevant at all stages of your medical career. Our aim is to improve the provision of information for all junior doctors to enable them to make a career decision that is right for them. We are committed to providing high quality career... Read More


1:1 Confidential, impartial, individual Career Advice session (appointment based) The aim of this support session is to help you reach a well informed and realistic decision about your medical career. It is never an intention to tell you what to do or finding an instant solution. If you would like to meet with us to talk through any... Read More

Careers Champions

Do you want to inspire the young generation? We are constantly looking for senior doctors who have an interest in providing careers information and provide real-life information and advice about their specialty career. Conversations are intended to be informal and will draw on their own career development experience to provide... Read More

Rheumatology Careers story

What do you do? and what is a typical week for you?  I am a consultant in rheumatology and general internal medicine in Liverpool University Teaching Hospitals. I am lucky to have a very varied job plan. A typical week for me looks like this: On Monday I am usually on-call for rheumatology referrals. In the morning I will spend time... Read More

Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine Career Story

What do you do? and what is a typical week for you?  I am an ST4 doctor in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine. Most of my job deals with managing patients with metabolic disease (metabolic bone, lipids and inborn errors of metabolism (AKU)). In other rotations I will also cover nutrition, diabetes, renal stone disease, paediatrics... Read More

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Career Story

Dr Lauren Walker, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (CPT), at the University of Liverpool and honorary Consultant in CPT and general medicine at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   What do you do? and what is a typical week for you?  I’m a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical... Read More

Tae Lee's Career Story

What do you do? And what is a typical week for you? I am a ST5 Dual Anaesthetics and Intensive Care trainee. This means my training years are spent every year or two alternatively in my respective specialities, with this year being my intensive care year at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. There is no typical working week as it’s varies... Read More

Ruby's career story

What do you do? and what is a typical week for you? My name is Ruby Viney and I am one of the Acute Medicine registrars in the Mersey Deanery, rotating through the hospitals within the area including LUHFT. I train less than full time and currently work 70% of the rota so I tend to be in work Monday to Wednesday each week unless I am on... Read More


Workshops Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and BMA BAME North West Team are organising a FREE study day for new International Doctors on 8th April 2022.Click here to learn more details about the event. This is an event aimed at New International Doctors joining the NHS or working for less than 12 months in the NHS, to give a... Read More


There is a wealth of information available from careers websites, college and specialty publications and other sources. The aim of this section is to signpost junior doctors to the most appropriate person and resources to guide and support you with your medical career choices. Useful websites LaSE- Career Planning for Healthcare... Read More

Working abroad/ career break

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Daniel Watkin story

Please could you answer the following questions: What do you do? And what is a typical week for you? I worked in New Zealand as a medical registrar. Despite being a PGY4 (following the foundation programme and a clinical fellow role in acute medicine), I was able to work at the level of a medical registrar in New Zealand, which offers a... Read More

Clinical Fellows

Overview Clinical Fellows /Locally Employed Doctors (LEDs) are immensely important to our workforce, and so we are always looking for motivated individuals from different backgrounds to join our diverse teams. These posts are for doctors that are not currently in any training programme, this may be due to numerous... Read More


Our Trust’s Medical Education Team is committed to promoting career development opportunities for Clinical Fellows and Locally Employed Doctors (LEDs). We will support you to help you meet your educational needs including opportunities to be involved in quality improvement/audit, medical education, research, or leadership/management... Read More


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International Medical Graduates

Overview We have a strong history of employing International Medical Graduates (IMG) from abroad. We understand that settling into a new working environment can be challenging, especially when doctors are relocating from overseas. However, we try to make this transitional process as smooth as possible and we are here to provide help and... Read More

Clinical Skills & Simulation

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Library & Knowledge Service

All staff and students of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT, The Walton Centre NHS FT and the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre can now access our 'Knowledge and Library hub' search box below to search across all of our databases, e-journals, e-books and more. Please login with your Trust OpenAthens username & password. n.b. when... Read More

Library & Knowledge Service Questionnaires 2020 - 2021

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustLibrary & Knowledge Service Questionnaires 2023 Your feedback is important to us. If you are a member of staff or student on clinical placement and have used any of our Services & Resources during 2022 and 2023, we would like to know how we have helped you and would appreciate... Read More


Clinical Decision Support Resource for ALL Healthcare Professionals When you face a challenging clinical question or need to confirm your approach, you can turn to UpToDate for trusted answers based on the latest evidence and best practice. The resource has been associated with improved patient outcomes and hospital performance. Within... Read More

BMJ Best Practice

The latest evidence when and where you need it - even on your phone! Containing 30 specialties, each clinical condition offers step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. This resource can also be used to find out background information on conditions such as their causes, likely complications and prevalence.... Read More

Cochrane Library

Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health. The Cochrane Library gathers and summarises the best evidence from research to help you make informed choices about treatment, therapy or intervention type questions. It is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. Systematic reviews identify, select and synthesise... Read More

BMJ Case Reports

Submit a case report for free! BMJ Case Reports publish real cases worthy of discussion, particularly around aspects of differential diagnosis, decision-making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology. Our Institutional Fellowship Code gives all Trust staff and students on placement the freedom to submit as many cases as they wish... Read More

Helping you put best practice into practice! - Accessible via OpenAthens this resource supports training and best practice in clinical skills and patient care. It contains more than 250 clinical skills procedures, all in highly illustrated step-by-step format. Written by specialist authors and peer reviewed, it's full... Read More


Answering the need for better understanding of human anatomy Provides 3D models (built from real scan data) as well as text, slides and video clips. Featuring 3D Atlas, 3D Realtime and Functional Anatomy and Therapy it provides a comprehensive view of all anatomical regions: You can rotate and add or remove pre-defined layersof... Read More

Royal Liverpool Emergency Medicine Handbook App

The knowledge you need in the palm of your hand! Royal Liverpool Emergency Medicine Handbook App Written by clinicians based in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and free to download onto your mobile device. The App provides healthcare professionals with guidance on a variety of acute conditions that can present in the Emergency... Read More

Renal Drug Database

The ultimate prescribing guide for renal practitioners! The Renal Drug Database - provides pharmacists with trusted and timely information to support prescribing decisions for patients with renal impairment including renal replacement therapy. Over 800 monographs guide the user in how to prescribe, prepare and administer the drug with... Read More

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

The latest clinical evidence, relevant to practice, from a source you can trust Written by nurses for nurses, The Royal Marsden Manual sets the gold standard for nursing care. It provides the procedures, rationale and guidance required by qualified nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focused care with expertise and... Read More

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

The essential evidence-based handbook for safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents Experienced psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists have contributed to the 14th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry, which was published in December 2021. It provides succinct coverage of drug treatment of a wide... Read More

Literature Searching Service

Use the skills and expertise of our Library & Knowledge staff to carry out literature searches on your behalf. Simply complete our online Literature Search Request form. Read More

Document Request Service

Document Request Service If you're trying to locate a journal article, please check first on the Knowledge & Library hub to see if it's available full text. Simply type in the journal article title into the search box at this link - Knowledge and Library Hub - if available, you will be required to login with your NHS OpenAthens... Read More

Advice on Referencing and Critical Appraisal

If you are writing a report, an assignment or a dissertation, your university will require you to reference the resources that you’ve used. Every university has its own variation of the Harvard referencing style. This quick guide from Liverpool John Moores University gives examples of the different types of resources and how to reference... Read More

Literature Search Training Service

If you need to carry out either basic or more complex, robust searches, includingthose for systematic reviews and informing research, we can show you how todevise search strategies to locate the best evidence from the literature by using avariety of Healthcare & Management databases. We offer 1:1 training or smallgroup sessions... Read More


SPSS Statistics is a statistical software suite for data analysis. Please install the software via LUHFT Intranet. Locate the  'software centre' icon on the desktop and install. Smart Vision Europe has provided several guides to get started below: Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics course - Smart Vision Europe ( – LUHFT... Read More

FRCS Trainees - Resources

Below is a list of resources requested from the surgical trainees from the Mersey specialist training and education committee (STEC) Textbooks Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Trauma by Demitrios Demetriades. 2nd ed. 2020 - To access online - click here, then click login and tap on 'Access through NHS in England', you'll be then prompted... Read More


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Practice Development Unit

Welcome to the Liverpool University Hospitals Professional Practice Development Unit webpage! Let us introduce ourselves and give you some insight into how we can provide support and facilitate learning as part of your professional development. We are large, multi-professional team of educators supporting staff and students across... Read More

Practice Education Facilitators

Hours of operation are: Monday to Friday 0800-1600.There is an answer machine service out of hours and messages left out of hours will be dealt with on the next available operational day.Contact details are:#pefteam@liverpoolft.nhs.ukAnswerphones 0151 706 3248 (Royal site) 0151 529 6097(Aintree site) The PEF team are a support and... Read More


Coaching Workshop Multi-Professional Clinical Supervision WorkshopMulti-Professional Practice Group Workshop (MPPG)Nominated Persons Workshop Practice Assessor Workshop Practice Supervisor WorkshopSupporting Healthcare Learners Student Teaching Sessions - These are facilitated monthly across sites for learners on placement in the... Read More

Grow Our Own Nurses

LUHFT is offering Nursing Students an exciting opportunity to join their new “Grow Your Own Workforce” initiative. Successful candidates will have: · The opportunity to undertake most of their clinical placements at LUHFT · Guaranteed employment at LUHFT upon NMC registration · Opportunities to work on LUHFT Nurse Bank and its... Read More


The majority on LUHFT hub placement are already or soon will be coaching wards. Using a coaching approach replicates the changes highlighted within the new NMC Standards. We are now utilising Practice Assessor and Supervisor roles. Coaching allows for larger groups of students to work together delivering total patient care under the... Read More

Top-up Degree Programme for Registered Nurses

This is an opportunity for our registered nurses to top up their qualifications obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies via the CPD process in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University. This is a 2-year part time study which will include modules studying at level 6 and you will need to obtain 120 credits at the end of the... Read More

The Golden Ticket

Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust (LUHFT) The Golden Ticket scheme is a values-based recruitment model which negates interviews and written assessments. It aims to recruit students who know our Trust, share our values and showing exemplary talent. Ward Managers, the ticket guardians, are provided the opportunity to ‘award’... Read More

Online Practice Assessment & Evaluation (PARE)

The Online Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation (PARE) has been funded by Health Education England to provide a healthcare practice placement quality monitoring tool available across healthcare practice learning. Collaboration and standardisation of online practice learning assessment and practice hour monitoring (Apprentice and... Read More

Clinical Supervision

The benefits of clinical supervision have been well documented with evidence suggesting it offers a process of professional support and learning in which staff are assisted in developing their practice through regular discussion with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues. It helps to promote personal and professional development in a... Read More

Chief Nurse Scholarship

At Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust, we wish to strengthen the Nursing profession to make it a career of choice for today’s generation and the next. Over the past three years we have been supporting our nurses to undertake their MSc nursing programmes through the Chief Nurse Scholarship.  Successful scholars have been... Read More

ODP Top up Degree

The trust is supporting several staff to complete a BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Perioperative Practice through completing CPD Modules.  This initiative is part of the trust’s vision to support staff to develop and augment their skills and knowledge base. We have collaborated with Edge Hill University on this project.  Each... Read More

SWAN Chief Nurse Scholarship

At LUHFT we offer training and education opportunities to develop staff to be able to provide the best possible care to our patients. A fantastic opportunity is available for Registered Nurses to help develop their knowledge and skills in end-of-life care and bereavement and shape a promising career within LUHFT. The SWAN Chief Nurse... Read More

Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention RePAIR

The RePAIR (Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention) project has enabled HEE to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors impacting on healthcare student attrition and the retention of the newly qualified workforce in the early stages of their careers. (Health Education England). Covering the four fields of... Read More

Student Nurse LUHFT Induction

Before you enter practice for the first time, you need to view the following Induction videos: Induction to LUHFT Fire Safety Intentional Rounding Speaking Up at... Read More

Multi-Professional Practice Group Workshop (MPPG)

Multi Professional Practice Group (MPPG) Please contact Rosie Schofield ( to request attendance. 2023 13:30 - 14:40 via Microsoft teams: 13th January 13:30 - 14:40 via Microsoft teams: 11th April 13:30 - 14:40 via Microsoft teams: 12th July 13:30 - 14:40 via Microsoft teams: 9th October Read More

Trainee Nurse Associates

We are a small team within the PDU, consisting of Practice Educators and Clinical Educators. Our main goal is to help facilitate the learning experiences for the TNAs during their training by providing the support and guidance to equip them with the skills necessary to become Registered Nursing Associates.  The practice educator's role... Read More

Direct Entry Trainee Nursing Associates

Are not employed by the Trust and are self-funded, therefore, they are supernumerary during their placements in the Trust. Direct Entry TNAs follow the same programme as the Apprenticeship TNAs.  Read More

The TNA Programme

The training to become a Nursing Associate is a fulltime 2-year Foundation degree programme with one of our partner universities. It is a combination of academic and work-based learning, with assessments throughout the two years. Placements will be on a 6-month rotation basis, covering a variety of different clinical areas, and some... Read More

Apprenticeship Trainee Nursing Associates

Apprenticeship TNAs are directly employed by the Trust, and they are included in the staffing numbers while on their hub placements. The NMC requires that they have a minimum of 7.5 hours protected learning time integrated into their programme. They are released from work-based placements for external placements, theory time and... Read More

International Recruitment Service

The International Nurse OSCE Training team were established in April 2021 to support the onboarding of 280 Oversees Nurses during the year. Whilst this was not the first International Nurse recruitment campaign for the Trust, in fact Oversees Recruitment dated back to 1998 and has been creating a diverse workforce from the Philippine’s,... Read More

Practice Development Nurses (PDN)

The Practice Development Nurse (PDN) role was introduced in the Trust last September 2022 to help support and educate health care staff. The PDNs are tasked to provide extensive clinical advice and support to enhance the knowledge base and practical skills of newly qualified nurses, internationally recruited nurses, healthcare assistants,... Read More

Professional Nurse Advocate

1. What is a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA)?2. PNAs in LUHFT3. Why is the PNA role important?4. How do I refer to a PNA?5. How do I become a PNA?6. Useful Links7. Resources for PNAs Read More

What is a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA)?

The Professional Midwifery Advocate role and ‘A-EQUIP’ model was introduced in Midwifery in 2017 in response to the end of the mandatory supervision of Midwives. A-EQUIP is an acronym for ‘advocating for education and quality improvement’. The four functions of the A-EQUIP model are:  Formative (Education and Development) – Knowledge... Read More


Aintree University Hospital Name  Department  Angharad Williams  Critical Care Mandy Murray  Critical Care Priya Bhowmick  Critical Care Heidi Williams  Practice Educator (DMOPS) Kalaizhagi... Read More

Why is the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Role important?

Supports staff Wellbeing  - One of the primary goals of the PNA role is to promote staff wellbeing, foster a sense of value, reduce stress and burnout, and enhance compassion, working relationships, job satisfaction, and staff retention.  - Restorative Clinical Supervision (RCS) assists individuals in slowing down mentally and... Read More

How do I refer?

PNA’s welcome referrals by completing this referral form: Request a PNA session or by scanning this QR code:                   Read More

How do I become a PNA?

Why would I undertake the training to become a PNA?  Undertaking the level 7 accredited Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) training programme offers a professional development opportunity for nurses that will provide skills to facilitate restorative supervision to your colleagues and teams, in nursing and beyond. The training should help... Read More

Useful links

Health and Wellbeing resources/apps/websites:  Occupational Health & Wellbeing ( - On these pages you can find a wealth of information about facilities and services to support staff health and wellbeing as well as relevant policies and useful contacts as a member of staff working for LUHFT.  Shout - UK's 24/7... Read More

Resources for PNAs

PNA National Guidance Documents:  NHS England » Professional nurse advocate A-EQUIP model: A model of clinical supervision for nurses  Professional nurse advocate standards | Publications | Royal College of Nursing (    Training:  The Role of the Professional Nurse Advocate:... Read More

Practice Education Facilitators for Medical Education (MPEF)

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Overview Preceptorship is a widely used term to describe the support offered to newly qualified registered healthcare professionals at the start of their career. It is a period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner (Preceptee) during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor, to develop their confidence as... Read More

User Guides - Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation Please note, the document below is for reference only, to be used as an example, not to be printed for use. Documents should be completed online using the PARE database Preceptorship Document - Template Only (Not to be used) The online Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation... Read More

Roles and Responsibilities

Preceptee: A newly qualified registered healthcare professional undertaking a period of transition within their first post, whilst awaiting, and then on completion of their professional registration. Service/Ward/Line Managers: The Manager is the person ultimately responsible for managing Preceptorship within their service/clinical area.... Read More

Preceptor Resources

Home - elearning for healthcare ( Register your details You will receive a user name. Enter username on site to set up a password Using search box, enter “Preceptorship (prc)”, the module will be under programmes (you may wish to star this as a favourite) Access folder “intro to preceptorsip” and play modules Once you... Read More

Group Programmes and Session Resources

Preceptee Group Allocations You should receive an email from the Preceptorship lead confirming your position on the Preceptorship programme and instructing you of your group allocation.  If you have not received an email, or have been unable to access the content, please contact, or discuss with... Read More

How to Find Us

Learning and Development Department at Aintree Hospital site is number 20 on the map below: Aintree Site Map Kent Lodge in Broadgreen Hospital site is shown by the arrow in the link below: Broadgreen Site map  Shuttle bus serviceThe shuttle service from the Royal site to BGH leaves the Royal site on the Hour and half past the hour... Read More

Contact Us

Preceptorship lead: Vicky Harrison – Working days Mon-Tue, Thurs-Fri   Head of Multi-Professional Education: Lauren O’Brien – Working days Mon-Thur Read More


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Education Resources

Medicines Management[Medicines Management Revision Guide (Applicable to RN / ODP / NA only) The mandatory medicines management training includes a 10 question numeracy assessment; this requires a score of 90% to successfully pass the assessment. You will be required to use a smart phone to download Microsoft Form for the maths... Read More

Group Programmes

For details and a description of each session within the programme (including relevance to specific roles) and supporting resources, please refer to -Preceptorship – Education & Training Session Break-down Preceptorship – Subject Matter Expert (SME) Workshops Group Programmes Cohort 1  Preceptorship Programme September 2022 -... Read More

Student Doctors

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Medical Education & Clinical Teaching

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