North West



Manchester Foundation Trust

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary

  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

  • WythenshaweHospital

  • Trafford General Hospital

Stepping Hill Hospital

Northern Care Alliance

  • Salford Royal Hospital

  • Royal Oldham Hospital

  • North Manchester General Hospital

  • Fairfield General Hospital

  • Rochdale Infirmary

Royal Bolton Hospital

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

  • Preston Royal Infirmary

  • Chorley and South RibbleHospital

East Lancashire Hospital Trust

  • Blackburn Royal Infirmary

  • Burnley General Hospital

Morecombe Bay Hospitals Trust

  • Lancaster Royal Infirmary

  • Furness General Hospital

  • Westmorland General Hospital

  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Tameside General Hospital

Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh

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Rotation Highlights

The North West deanery boasts a variety of specialist and trauma centres with rotation through the regional children’s and spinal teams. Operative numbers are abundant with high quality trainers throughout. We have very high retention of trainees to consultant posts who understand your training needs. We currently host 61 trainees (capacity 72) with a choice of sub-speciality and placement at ST7 & 8.

Research within the region has a strong track record and is undergoing a restructure to continue to improve opportunities via our local clinical and academic links at the University of Manchester. Our annual research day showcases ongoing work and is followed by the trainees’ ball. This year has seen the addition of academic run through posts with protected research time.

The educational programme has undergone a revamp to address trainees needs, from general T&O rotations early on with written exams and case discussions progressing to specific exam and viva preparation later. Our exam success has been outstanding this year, with a 100% pass rate (13 candidates).

The NW deanery link with Edge Hill University to deliver Medical Leadership and Medical Education modules towards PGCert in Education or Leadership.

Our TPD and Head of School are highly engaged to deliver the best training for you, especially in these challenging times.


James Kennedy

I am an approachable and enthusiastic individual with an interest in Hand & Wrist surgery. I am currently a ST7 in the NW region having undertaken CST in the NW and FY / University in LNR.
I have strong research ties from my BSc at the University of Leicester and my position on the North West Orthopaedic Trainee Research Collaborative Committee.
My drive for teamwork and collaboration stems from my time in rugby and the RFU (after playing was halted by too much time on the wrong side of the drapes) and has been developed through the training programme and leadership qualifications undertaken at Edge Hill University.
I aim to represent the region through communication and networking within the trainee body, aiming eventually to provide high-quality care as a day 1 consultant with continuing involvement in education and research.

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