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Department of Medical Education


The Department of Medical Education at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the educational welfare and support of our learners during their placement with us. We are responsible for the provision of medical education programmes including Postgraduate Clinical placements, Undergraduate medical student placements, student Physician Associate training. With the majority of our senior clinical staff being recognised as Clinical Supervisors by the GMC we take pride in our Educational and Clinical supervision of our learners.


In supporting our Supervisors in their roles with local faculty development, supervision support, professional support, promoting educational roles (both in the trust and regionally) the experience our trainees get whilst learning and working with us is of the highest quality.


Based in a purpose built Education and Training Centre on the hospital site we provide large group teaching space, small tutorial rooms, a clinical skills suite and high fidelity simulation.

The medical education team work in conjunction with colleagues to provide multiprofessional learning.


We hope you find the information on this site useful in your day to day activity within the hospital. It is hoped that over time the content will be boosted by our teams to keep the information current and relevant.


The information is based on the contributions of team members whom have worked within the specialties. It may be out of date and there may be some inaccuracies. Where guidelines or clinical advice has been included please ensure this is the current, most up to date information. The latest policy and guidelines should be accessed via the document library, accessed through the intranet homepage.


If you have any comments or aware there are any errors / omissions please let the Medical Education Team know or email


I'd like to express my thanks to all those that have contributed to this work, especially to Dr Eleanor Woolley who in 2017/18 worked tirelessly in its compilation.


Dr Ian Benton

Director of Medical Education

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