Honorary Lecturer

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool values its close relationship with local clinicians and GP practices and the significant contribution they make to the teaching and research agenda of the University of Liverpool. 

In recognition of this, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences will confer honorary academic titles on NHS clinicians who work to further those aims of the university. 

Available HCAA titles are:

  1. Honorary Clinical Fellow (HCF)
  2. Honorary Clinical Lecturer (HCL)
  3. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (HSCL)
  4. Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HCAP)
  5. Honorary Clinical Professor (HCP)

Honorary Clinical Lecturer (HCL)

Honorary Clinical Lecturer is the title that most GP Tutors will aim to achieve. It recognises NHS Clinical Staff, General Practitioners or others working in a clinical setting who are engaged with the University of Liverpool’s teaching agenda and is awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Medicine.

Individuals must have provided placements for student doctors for a minimum of three years and have completed a satisfactory quality visit. This must include undertaking one or more defined teaching activities, for a minimum of 20 hours per annum. Some of the relevant defined teaching activities for GP Tutors are:

  • Bedside teaching session (separate to the delivery of service ward rounds)
  • Administration / organisation / management of teaching for students
  • Educational Supervisor review and case discussion meetings
  • Portfolio case discussion as part of attachment to GP practice

GP Tutors will need to submit an application form and HLS Letter of Support (which Dr Matthew James, the Schools Supratheme Lead for Patient in the Community Setting, is required to complete and sign).

Title holders will be entitled to refer to themselves as Honorary Lecturer of the University of Liverpool.

Please see more details on the application process and documents: 


If you have further queries regarding this process click here.

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