St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides the full range of acute inpatient, outpatient, day case, and emergency services to the local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Liverpool, extending to over four million people including the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man with the Regional Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.

The Trust was named best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014).

Results for the Patient Friends and Family Test are amongst the highest in the country, with extremely positive feedback received from patients.

Cancer services rated 4th best in the country (Macmillan Cancer Support 2014).

Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014).

Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014).

Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014).

    Placement opportunities

    Students have supported access to the hospital environment and learning opportunities.

    In addition, within the Education and Training Centre, Nightingale House, students have a dedicated common room with swipe card access and 24/7 access to the Library.

    Facilities in Nightingale House include a the student common room, lecture theatre, seven seminar rooms, computer centre, four clinical skills rooms and two simulation suites.


    Clinical skills provision

    The undergraduate team aim to map all the learning objectives with the learning opportunities available across the Trust. Clinical skills sessions are organised as appropriate.

    Students are encouraged to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team. They receive teaching from the medical education pharmacist (CP3/CP4), attend laboratory sessions (CP2/CP3), phlebotomy clinics (CP3/4), undertake drugs rounds with staff nurses (CP4) and also work alongside radiographers (CP2), dieticians (CP2), Cardio-respiratory technicians (CP2/CP3), physiotherapists/occupational therapists (CP2), endoscopy nursing staff (CP2/CP3/CP4) and specialist nurses (CP2/CP3/CP4).

    We provide a great deal of bedside teaching (CP2/CP3/CP4) which always receives excellent feedback from our students.

    What's unique?
    • Large, dynamic and supportive Undergraduate Education Team
    • State-of-the-art Technology Enhanced Learning/Simulation equipment and facilities