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Our Education and Training Facilities

Keele University Medical School has been training students since 2002, initially in partnership with Manchester University, and as a standalone course since 2007. Royal Stoke University Hospital is the main Teaching Hospital for the Medical School. Approximately 130 students are admitted to the medical school annually and trained to be doctors with a Keele University medical degree. All students spend two-thirds of their clinical training at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Teaching is carried out with a variety of modern teaching methods including problem based learning, seminars, lectures and traditional bedside teaching. Students are exposed to the wide variety of conditions seen and treated at UHNM.


UGMS1, situated on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site, was opened in 2003. It houses academic and support staff and contains teaching rooms and a lecture theatre, together with a student common room, changing facilities and the Student Support service.

The Clinical Education Centre is situated on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site. It provides training for nurses, midwives, doctors and other health professionals. It has more than 20 seminar rooms with the most advanced network of audio-visual kit linking all the rooms and the skills laboratories.

The skills laboratories provide a safe learning environment where nursing, midwifery, medical and other healthcare students can practice a range of hands-on procedures such as giving injections, taking blood, resuscitation and safe handling of patients.

The Postgraduate Medical Centre adjoins the Library, Education and Resource Centre and is based on the County Hospital site. Registered as a charity, the Centre provides meeting and educational facilities for all Trust staff as well as General Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners.  

The centre is open from 08:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and is also available outside these hours and at weekends by prior arrangement.

Arranged around an attractive courtyard garden, the centre comprises two lecture theatres, a concourse for dining/exhibition stands, 10 seminar rooms and specialist training rooms for dental, clinical and surgical skills and a 12-place IT training room. With its own dedicated free car parking area next to the post graduate centre for delegates (staff with a permit may park in the staff designated staff areas​), wifi facility and central location, the centre is well placed to accommodate local, regional and national conferences and courses.


A course administration package is offered by the centre to assist any health professional who would like to run a course in their specialist area but would prefer not to handle the administration process. The package includes financial planning, faculty organisation, design and circulation of literature, administration of delegate booking and registration fees, evaluation and attendance certificates. 

Further details about any of the services or facilities are available from the reception team – telephone 01785 230634 (Ext 4634 on County Hospital site).

Staff at UHNM have access to a comprehensive, professional library and knowledge service provided by 2 libraries, one at each site. The Health Library for North Staffordshire (Health Library, CEC, Royal Stoke) is located at the Clinical Education Centre, on the Royal Stoke site. It is a joint NHS / HE library. The Health Library at County (Health Library, PGMC, County) is based within the Post-Graduate Medical Centre at the County (Stafford) site. The Library Service supports NHS staff and students on placement across NHS organisations within Staffordshire, together with healthcare students at Keele University. You can access a wide range of healthcare specialist resources both in print and online and use the pleasant study environments and IT facilities. Library staff offer a number of services to ensure that you can access the information you need to support education, research, CPD and ultimately patient care.

Please visit the Health Libraries’ web pages: click here​

The Healthcare Careers and Skills Academy is based on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site. It was set up through collaboration between University Hospitals of North Midlands, Advantage West Midlands, North Staffordshire Regeneration Zone, Stoke on Trent College, Jobcentre Plus and the Learning and Skills Council/Skills Funding Agencies.

The Academy delivers a successful curriculum for all levels of staff from a variety of occupational groups: support staff, administration and clerical, nursing and medical etc.  We help to equip staff with the skills they need to deliver changes and improvements and are committed to assisting all staff to develop to their full potential.

Organisational development, leadership and management programmes, management skills workshops, skills for work workshops, induction programmes, facilitated e-learning sessions, vocational qualifications, support, advice and careers guidance, mentoring/coaching and personal development.