Workforce, training and education
East of England
The Lead Employer
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Lead Employer for General Practice trainees in the east of England is St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. GP trainees will be employed for the duration of their General Practice training by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This will give trainees consistent terms and conditions for their employment, although trainees will need to comply with the work place policies in each post that they work.

The Lead Employer will handle any employment issues and provide a contract of employment to cover the duration of GP training. Each trainee will receive an offer of employment from the Trust before starting their first post and  should receive a contract of employment within eight weeks of their start date. All absences including sick leave, maternity leave etc must be reported to St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as their employer. This is a trainees' responsibility as otherwise it may lead to them being paid incorrectly.

The offer of employment is separate from the allocation of a place on a training programme which they will receive from HEE. The contract of employment sets out the main terms and conditions of service including pay, annual leave, notice periods and the details of the out of hours work that you will be expected to carry out.

St Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will contact trainees in regard to completing pre-employment checks, occupational health information, the Disclosure & Barring Service (previously CRB), relevant commencement of employment forms, bank details and immigration status.


Shared Services Website

As your employer St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust want to ensure you can access all of the information you need and keep in touch with the developments and the benefits open to you as an employee. In order to access our policies and processes please visit:

Host Trusts and GP practices can now access rotation and management information via the ESR system (including confirmation that pre-employment checks are complete, any health restrictions, attendance management issues etc).

If you require any further information or clarification of any of the Lead Employer policies and processes please direct any queries to or call the LE Helpdesk 01514787777

Contact Information

Contact Information

Tel: 0151 478 7777

For a full contact list, please visit their webpage.

Medical Indemnity

All information regarding Medical Indemnity can be found on the Lead Employer Website:

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