Our Education & Learning Service supports Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, Undergraduate Medical Education and Multi-professional Education and Training.

We provide state-of-the-art conference facilities in the Education Centres located both at the Royal Liverpool and at Broadgreen.

Facilities include two large lecture theatres and several seminar rooms throughout both venues. We offer a wide range of both internal and external courses, events and teaching including the weekly Hospital Grand Round.

See our Academy site for the latest upcoming courses.

In addition, we offer a Clinical Skills and Simulation Service for all healthcare practitioners to learn, practice and perfect their clinical skills.

We have a MASTER Unit​​ ​at Kent Lodge providing a variety of surgical training and education courses for a range of surgical trainees and consultants. In addition, our Library and Information Service ​is open to all staff and students incorporating an IT area and quiet study room.

Our services underpins the education and training agenda by enabling all NHS staff to have the relevant skills and knowledge to make evidence based decisions leading to excellent patient care.

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

About Us

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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

Working experience in New Zealand: Dr Daniel Watkin story Read More

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

Clinical Skills and Simulation provide a variety of programmes for medical and nursing students, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals designed to meet training as well as service needs. Our portfolio ranges from basic to more complex clinical procedures utilising low medium and high fidelity simulation and... Read More

Improvement Academy

The Royal Liverpool Improvement Academy will bring together a number of existing strands of work as well as new approaches to improving processes that directly impact on patient care. This aligns to the strategic initiatives of the RLBUHT around Quality, Efficiency and Productivity [QEP] The work of the academy will be facilitatory in... Read More

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 2020 - 2021 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 2020 and 2021, we would like to know how we have helped you and would... 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 LUHFT and free to download onto your mobile device from the App store or Google play store. Just search for RLEMH. The App provides healthcare professionals with guidance on a variety of acute conditions that... 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

Our document request service is an easy and convenient way to get access to items (books and journal articles) not available in our stock or online. We have links with other local, national and international Libraries to obtain any items for you. In addition to the ‘Request an item’ service on the hub, we also have a webform of our own.... 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 a guide to get started below: A guide to our SPSS Statistics learning videos - Smart Vision Europe ( Read More

Medical Education Facilitators

Our Medical Education Facilitators Jo Baker and Dawn Bullen offer an additional layer of support for student doctors, FY1/FY2s and PAs whilst on placement. You will see them on the wards, clinics, and in lectures to ensure your environment delivers safe and effective learning. They are always happy to assist with any problems or concerns.... Read More


Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) is the largest teaching hospital in the Cheshire and Mersey area. LUHFT offers training opportunities to a wide variety of doctors in training. This education is supported by a team of educational and clinical supervisors within the clinical setting, who work closely with the... Read More

Practice Development Unit - PEFs

New website coming soon! In the meantime why not check out our PEF teaching sessions for 2022. This timetable includes teaching sessions as below: Multi-professional Clinical Supervision WorkshopCoaching WorkshopSupporting Healthcare LearnersPractice Assessor WorkshopPractice Supervisor Workshop To request your place, simply email the... Read More


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

The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's (LUHFT) Clinical Sub-Dean’s/Undergraduate Departments are based in the Education Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and within the Clinical Sciences Building at Aintree Hospital. The Departments are staffed by teams which aim to provide medical students with the best... Read More