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Welcome to the School of Clinical Radiology


Head of School

Dr Richard Cooper

Specialty Programme Co-ordinator

David Roxborough

The aim of the Specialty School is to provide the highest quality training, focussed on the service required by the NHS and delivered to explicit standards, so that patient care is delivered by competent doctors.

There are two training schemes in the Northern Region, one based in Newcastle and hospitals in the north of the region and one based in Teesside and hospitals in the south of the region. Training rotations include both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals.

Currently there are 36 Doctors in specialist radiology training based in the Newcastle Rotation and 12 Doctors in specialist radiology training based on the Teesside rotation.

The Northern Region Radiology Training Programme has an excellent reputation for training.  The pass rate for FRCR 1 is 100% and the pass rate for the FRCR 2b exam at first attempt is high.  Most trainees have passed all 6 modules by the end of year 3.  All trainees in the region over recent years have been successful at appointment to the Consultant post or overseas Fellowship post of their choice.

The purpose of these pages is to provide you with useful education and training information, which will assist you throughout your rotations.

GMC Survey Analysis 2012 – School of Radiology Highlights

 Clinical Radiology placed:-

  •  2nd across all Deaneries for clinical supervision.
  • 2nd across all Deaneries for feedback.
  • 3rd across all Deaneries for overall satisfaction



Programme Directors for Radiology core and higher programme.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Health Education North East for two Programme Directors within the School of Radiology.  The Postgraduate School brings local Royal College officers, HENE staff and Trusts together to ensure the effective organisation and delivery of Postgraduate Medical Education in Radiology in the Northern Region.  Please click for the advert and job descriptions for core and higher programme.

The closing date for applications is the  1 May 2014 with interviews to be held at 09.00 a.m. on 8 May 2014 at Waterfront 4. For further information on the post please contact Julia Grierson, Business Manager for Specialty Training.

For all HR, Recruitment or Employment queries please contact your relevant HR Officer in the Lead Employer Trust (LET) contact list or telephone the helpdesk on 0844 879 7258


For generic trainee information (Form R, RITA's, ARCP's, OOPE, Study Leave etc) please refer to:

For further information on specific areas of the training programme, please use the navigation links below:


Contacts ARCPs
Courses Professionalism Days & Faculty Days
ILAs - (Study Leave) Curriculum and Exams
Radiology Portfolio Documents   MDT Assessment tool
School Board School Policies
ST3 Teaching 2013 - 2014 Radiology Rotations
Radiology Student Forum Outline Generic Job Description
Curriculum Mapping - Generic & Specialty Specific  Annual Scientific Meeting 


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Please email David Roxborough with any queries about the training programme or ePortfolio, or ideas about what could be included on the website.