Training Placements 

Rotations & Placements

The NWSOR has 3 main training sectors - Lancashire & South Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Cheshire & Merseyside. At recruitment selection, trainees will rank preference of sector. Once in an allocated sector there is little opportunity to swap sectors, so you will need to be prepared to commute if you live outside your allocated sector. 

Rotations can be based at any training site within an allocated sector, there may be educational reasons to be based in another sector and will be discussed if required, this includes sub specialty training centres eg interventional, neuro and paediatrics. 

ST1 includes a 4 month teaching rotation for all sector trainees. ST2 includes a 3 month teaching rotation and simulation training for all sector trainees. During these placements there is no on-call or nights. These will be in either Altrincham Health & Wellbeing Centre, Alder Hey, The Christie or Royal Blackburn. 

Edge Hill University will no longer host the ST1 Academy from August 2024. 

Please also be prepared to commute to Academy Training Centres across the NW region in ST2-ST6 as teaching and education will be held at various sites. 

If you are interested in training in the North West, please ensure that you review the entry requirements for the Clinical Radiology or Nuclear Medicine programmes on the Royal College of Radiologists webpages: 

National Recruitment processes and application timeframes can be found here: 

There is one intake per training year commencing in August at ST1

For queries related to training please email the Programme Support Team: