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Postgraduate Services

RLBUHT is the largest teaching hospital in the Cheshire and Mersey area. We are responsible for the education and training of about 140 Foundation grade trainees and in the region of 600 rotational trainees and trust grade doctors each year. 

The Trust's Postgraduate Medical Education team is led by Dr Tom Kennedy, Director of Medical Education with the Foundation Training Programme Directors, Mr Chris Webb & Dr Cecilia Jukka. The Directors are supported by 2 Postgraduate Administrators, and PA to Dr Tom Kennedy, Eileen Hughes. The team is proactively committed to the development and modernisation of Postgraduate Medical Education in line with local and national recommendations and guidelines.

We support Junior Doctors with a variety of programmes including a comprehensive induction. It is our aim to ensure doctors are equipped with the skills needed to work safely within the trust. In regard to research and education, we are fortunate to have excellent links to nearby Liverpool University and the School of Tropical Medicine, which enhances research and training openings to those who seek them. In the future, we will see the expansion of this with the link to Liverpool Health Partners and the Bio Campus adjacent to the new Royal.

This closeness, both geographically and professionally, means we are able to offer a seamless transition for 5th year medical students into foundation training. The Foundation Academic Programme is well established with firm support from the Director of Medical Education and the FTPD to facilitate research and development opportunities for AFP trainees. Teaching and training is well engrained within the culture of the trust with a number of medical student teaching initiatives currently led by Foundation Doctors e.g. FOOT scheme, LOCAS teaching amongst others. 

Foundation Programme, Study Leave, e-portfolio, Educational Supervisors

Please see our list of Frequently asked Questions to find out more.

F1 and F2 Teaching Programmes, CMT Teaching Programme, Rotations, Induction Information etc.

See our Document Library for details of FY Teaching Programmes, rotations & lots more. For some documents e.g. rotations you will need to login to the Royal Liverpool Academy members area to view. If you have not used our members area before, please click here to request access.

Academic Foundation Programme

Our Academic Foundation Programme involves collaboration between clinicians and clinical academics at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the academic departments at the University of Liverpool.

Clinical Attachments
A clinical attachment gives an insight to working within the NHS in the UK and is a great way for doctors to learn about UK clinical practice and NHS procedures. Find out more here.

Study Leave Request?

Make a request for Foundation Dr Study Leave here. Please note, the form will only display within the Hospital intranet. If you are a Consultant, please find a link to the application form in our list of Postgraduate FAQ's

Study Leave Application