The population served is over 7 million and there are approximately 943 surgical consultants providing clinical services and training across the newly integrated HEE NW joining North West Deanery and Mersey Deanery at 41 sites.
The core function of the School is to manage the quality of training, ensuring that trainees have access to the highest standards of teaching at all stages of their careers. The School has a lead role in trainee recruitment, assessments and appraisals, preparation for examinations, practical skills training and the development of non-technical skills. The School has close links to the Manchester Medical School and other Universities in the region who provide health related education and facilities for research. The Region has an excellent reputation in surgical research and trainees are encouraged to become involved in the academic aspects of surgery. In addition, there are opportunities to gain specific training in Medical Education and Medical Leadership.
Training and teaching has to comply with the requirements of the surgical curriculum so the School works closely with the Royal Colleges and Specialty Advisory Committees at all levels.