Postgraduate Medical Education Department

The Postgraduate Medical Education Department at East Cheshire NHS Trust is committed to promoting excellence in healthcare, education and training for doctors.

Macclesfield Hospital is a recognised hospital for doctors in training and has a wide spectrum of trainees. We are affiliated with the University of Manchester School of Medicine for undergraduate medical students.

A recent annual assessment visit from Health Education North West described us as a "trust that values education, supervision and the welfare of doctors in training grades".

We encourage trainees to get involved in education by teaching others, entering our annual presentation competition or leading and developing simulation scenarios.

We administer and deliver the following services:-

  • Foundation Programme
  • GPVTS teaching
  • Support for SAS doctors (professional development and medical education)
  • Undergraduate Medical Education Programme (in association with Manchester Medical School)
  • Dental Section 63 courses
  • Simulation and clinical skills (see photos below)
  • Trainer accreditation for consultants and SAS doctors
  • Study leave for all trainee doctors
  • Junior doctor induction
  • Grand Round multi-disciplinary lectures

The Department is led by:-

 Dr Sue Tebby-Less, Postgraduate Clinical Tutor

 Dr Mary Higgins, Associate Postgraduate Clinical Tutor


 Wendy Barker, Medical Education Manager (  


New Alderley House and library 


Trainees tell us that they are ‘welcome, well supported and pleased with their experience’.

Trainees have ‘no problem recommending the trust to other trainees who are considering


The Simulation and Clinical Skills suite at Macclesfield Hospital

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