The RCR Clinical Radiology and Interventional Radiology Curriculae are delivered at all 3 localities within the school.  This is by way of formalised small group teaching sessions, use of simulation and clinical experience within the various Departments of Clinical Radiology throughout the region.  The latest edition of the RCR Curriculum can be found by following the links for Clinical Radiology and Interventional Radiology.

Funding is also available through the School Curriculum Delivery Budget, to enable trainees to attend additional courses throughout training, to complement the local teaching programme.  Appropriateness for attendance at external courses should be discussed with your Educational Supervisor at the start of each year, and should be guided by the Personal Development Plan for the year.  In order to promote research within the School there are also limited funds available for presenting work at national/international conferences and approval for these should be sought through the Head of School.  It is expected that any abstracts submitted for presentation at external conferences will have been presented at an appropriate setting more locally (eg. Annual School of Radiology Conference), as a pre-requisite for obtaining funding.

The School are introducing a programme of non-technical skills teaching sessions from late 2019. Sessions on a variety of topics will run every 2 months and will provide an opportunity for the senior trainees to get together and take some time out from their busy clinical job to concentrate on other aspects of life in the NHS. It will hopefully alleviate the need for attending generic Deanery courses and expensive external courses. These are principally being co-ordinated by Dr Ian Craven and Dr Rachel Hyland for West trainees. However, East & South trainees are welcome to attend - but please be aware that some sessions will be restricted in numbers due to venue and/or teaching practicalities. Details will be published below, as and when the sessions are confirmed.

The School has also subscribed to STATdx to enable trainees to benefit from access to this on-line resource during the course of their clinical attachments.  If trainees want to obtain a log-in, or have any issues with STATdx access, please contact the following people:

  • East Trainees - The Radiology Department at Hull Royal Infirmary.
  • South Trainees - Fiona Swift, PAs to Dr Batty & Dr Rutherford, Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
  • West Trainees - Carol Bailey or Jane Kaye, Radiology Academy Manager, Leeds General Infirmary.

This page will also give details below of future study days and how to book places. Please note that, unless otherwise stated, you cannot book places on study days through the Programme Support team. Please look for the relevant contact details for each study opportunity by clicking on the blue tabs below.

4th November 2019 - Senior Trainee Non-Technical Skills Session "Job Applications & Interviews"

This is the first of the Academy-run Non-Technical sessions for ST4+ trainees. Please note while this is mandatory for West trainees, other attendees from the East & South schemes are welcome to attend (space permitting).

Venue: Shine, Harehills Road, Leeds. Click for a map/directions on how to find the venue.

Timings: will appear here shortly.

The programme will help answer many of the questions you have including:

  • How do i find out if there are jobs available?
  • Who do I ask?
  • Is it OK to ask to visit before the interview?
  • What do I ask?
  • When do I discuss job plans?
  • Who is on the panel?
  • What is the Management team looking for?

​Please email Jane Kaye (jane.kaye4@nhs.net) asap if you would like to attend. Numbers limited to 30.


11th November 2019 - ST3 IR Simulator Day (Sheffield)

This is aimed at ST3 trainees plus any ST4 trainees who were unable to attend last year's simulation day. Programme is now available at the foot of this webpage.

Organiser: Mustafa.Abbas (ST6, South IR Trainee)

Venue:  Lecture Theatre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. Click for map/directions on how to get to Northern General Hospital.

Timings: 9.30am Registration, 10am to 5pm Course

To register please contact Fiona Swift, PA to Dr Rutherford (South TPD) at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. But any queries about the content of the day should be referred to Dr Abbas.

POSTPONED: 25th March 2020 - Liver Transplant Imaging Study Day

** This study day has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. A revised date will be considered in due course.**

This is one of the annual pan-deanery School Study Day's and will be held at an external venue. 

The study day is primarily aimed at ST2-ST5 trainees to take a comprehensive look at aspects of Liver Transplantations.  A programme is attached at the foot of this webpage and registration is now open - see below. 

Timings : 9.50am to 4pm (Registration from 9.20am)

Venue : Novotel Leeds Hotel, 4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds, LS1 4HR. Click here for a map of the venue and here for details of the hotel & parking

Organiser: Dr Jai Patel, Head of School, and Dr Raneem Albazaz, Consultant Radiologist (Leeds Teaching Hospitals)

To register please email Jane Kaye at the Radiology Academy, Leeds General Infirmary. There are 80 spaces available and attendees must register their place in advance. These will be allocated on a first come/first serve basis, so to avoid disappointment we recommend booking as early as you can.

Any queries about the content of the study day should be directed to Dr Patel.


19 June 2020 - ST2 IR Simulator Day (Hull)

This is primarily aimed at ST2 trainees - but ST3 trainees who were not able to attend the 2019 study day may be able to attend depending on available spaces.

Timings : tbc - but will be a full day event

Venue : Clinical Skills Building, Hull Royal Infirmary.

Organiser: Shahid Seedat

Full details of the programme and how to register will follow in due course.

7 July 2020 - ST1 IR Simulation Day (Leeds)

This is primarily aimed at ST1 trainees - but ST2 trainees who were not able to attend the 2019 study day may be able to attend depending on available spaces.

Timings : tbc, but will be a full day event.

Venue : Leeds Radiology Academy, Leeds General Infirmary.

Organiser: tbc

Full details of the programme and how to register will follow in due course.

2020 Non Technical Skills Study Days at Leeds General Infirmary

As per the information in the introductory paragraphs above, the Radiology West scheme have set up a series of Non-Technical Skills study sessions for trainees. South & East trainees are welcome to express an interest in attending and should email Jane Kaye (Radiology Academy Office, LGI) in the first instance or unless other contact details are recorded against the following planned sessions:

  • Monday 6th January:               Developing a career in medical imaging  (4 spaces available as at 04.12.19)
  • Monday 2nd March:                How do I learn? So how should I teach?
  • Monday 4th May:                    Error/Discrepancy/Duty of candour
  • Monday 6th July:                      Research in radiology
  • Monday 7th September:          Resilience and conflict
  • Monday 2nd November:          NHS structure and finance

As indicated earlier in this page, numbers are restricted to 30 places for each day due to teaching practicalities and venue availability. We will publish the programme for each session as and when it is finalised.