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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Lead Employer Service

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the Lead Employer for over 13,000 medical professionals. The service supports doctors, dentists and public specialists throughout their training, overseeing all employment and wellbeing matters across eight NHS England regions (North West, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Thames Valley, South West & London, South East, Yorkshire and Humber).

Working alongside host organisations, NHS England educators and partners, the Lead Employer model is focused on improving the working lives of trainees, by helping them to succeed in their chosen career paths and this is carried out through their five primary work areas:

Employment Services, Case Management, Workforce Information, Payroll Services and Health Work and Wellbeing.

The Lead Employer model offers several benefits to all stakeholders, including:

  • A full trainee employment life cycle
  • Continuous management and support
  • Equitable treatment of trainees
  • Improved governance
  • Economies of scale savings for the local health economy
  • Overview of regional good/bad practice
  • Development of expertise and regional employment support
  • Regional training and reporting
  • Greater ability to deliver change across the local health economy

Please visit the Lead Employer website to learn more about the service.

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