Helping you pass exams

MRCPCH Clinical Exam Revision and Teaching Sessions

We have been running teaching and revision sessions within the region prior to each round of clinical exams in the weeks leading up to the clinical exam.

These are mainly Consultant/Registrar delivered and have proven very popular and successful. Our passing rate is usually above the national average.

I started to be involved with this programme since 2011, shortly after passing my clinical. I am proud to say that this programme is free for all and benefits everyone. In the past, we have had trainees having difficulty to go to a particular hospital to practice their exam especially if they have not worked in that particular hospital. This programme allows everyone to have equal opportunity in passing their clinical exam.

We thank many Consultants and Registrars whom spent a lot of their own time in making this programme successful. We always welcome any consultant or registrar to join our team to continue this great tradition.

To join or to help, contact



2016-current Satyam Veeratterapillay and Caroline Harris

2011-6 Zheyi Liew, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

MRCPCH Theory Exam Revision and Teaching Group

Starting this year, Hannah Tumelty, ST3 has organised a revision group for the theory components of MRCPCH.

The idea is for those who are approaching their exam to regularly meet up. Consultants and registrars will be asked to volunteer to support the sessions.

To join or to help, contact Hannah Tumelty

First session: Thursday 11th August 2016

Northern Deanery Clinical Exam pass rate


HEE NE Trainee support service

Between 2010-15, the commonest reason for failure to progress through ST training is exam failure. The trainee support service is a professional and confidential facility for all medical and dental trainees. Trainees can self refer and help can include forms of cognitive behaviour therapy.

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MRCPCH Question Setting Group

Question setting groups are held to generate questions for the MRCPCH examinations. These meetings last for a day and members are invited accordingly by region/deanery and by grade.

The meeting usually commence with a 20 minute presentation by the College question writing facilitator explaining how this process works. There will be time for questions and answers. Then participants will work on computers in small groups of 2-3 to write new questions. There will be plenty of support and help available for those new to the question writing process. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed by the College.

They are hosted by Dr Mithilesh Lal, Principal Regional Examiner.

Question setting group - future dates TBC

15 September 2016