Meet, work and learn at the Education & Conference Centre, Nottingham. We’re home to cutting-edge facilities, stimulating courses, flexible meeting rooms, an inspiring lecture theatre and an outstanding support team, all on a vibrant hospital campus in the heart of the UK.

About us


With strong links to The University of Nottingham, regional Trusts, Royal Colleges, local Primary Care and our sister centre at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, the Education & Conference Centre at the City Hospital has a powerful reputation for healthcare training and events. We’re an exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical and charitable organisations and have particular strengths in GP education.

Team Member

How we work


Nottingham University Hospitals is the UK’s largest acute hospital, incorporating the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, The Ropewalk, Kingsmill Hospital, Kingsmill Treatment Centre and Newark Hospital.

On the City Hospital campus, The Education & Conference Centre facilitates the education, training and development of health professionals. We’re a bright, modern conference, exhibition and training venue, just minutes from Nottingham city centre, delivering exceptional support, service and value.

“Our requirements were met to a high standard and all of your staff were most welcoming and helpful. Please convey our thanks to all those who were involved with the day.”

East Midlands Breast Screening Quality Assurance Reference Centre

The team


The Education & Conference Centres, at both the City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre, are run by the same highly skilful, experienced team. From developing specialist training courses to ensuring your next conference runs smoothly, we’re here to help.

Dr Adrian Blundell
Director of Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr Caroline Brown
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr Mark Ehlers
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Medical Education

Alison Lawley
Manager of Medical Education, Education and Conference Centres

With considerable knowledge of medical education and training Alison provides the quality and strategic management of education and training programmes to support junior doctors and consultant trainers at the Education and Conference Centres at the City and QMC.  Alison has managed the refurbishment and investment proposal of the City facility with the support of Trust colleagues, the ECC’s Council stakeholder members and Health Education England.

Sarah Hutton
Conference and Operations Manager

Sarah manages our conference bookings and day-to-day operations, making sure the centre is maintained to a high standard. She also provides personal support for specialist meetings, events and conferences.

Stephanie Hyde
Finance Administrator

Stephanie provides financial support for both of our Education & Conference Centres, liaising with the NUH finance department, sponsors and meeting organisers.

Jane Churm
PG Administrator/Events

Jane provides personalised administrative support and organises specialist events and conferences tailored to your requirements. She’s the main contact for course organisers, delegates and sponsors, and provides on-site support on the day.

Toni Armstrong
PG Administrator/F1

Toni is the coordinator for the 1st year Foundation programme for doctors in training. She organises and administers junior doctors’ curriculum related activities including teaching programmes, meetings, inductions, assessments, clinical exams and related documentation and supports the Foundation Programme Directors for F1 trainees.

Sarah Swift
PG Administrator/F2

Sarah is the coordinator for the 2nd year Foundation programme for doctors in training. She organises and administers junior doctors’ curriculum related activities including teaching programmes, meetings, inductions, assessments, clinical exams and related documentation and supports the Foundation Programme Directors for F2 trainees.

Jane Churm
PG Administrator/CMT and CST

Liza is the coordinator for the core medical and core surgical training programmes. She organises and administers curriculum related activities including teaching programmes, mock PACES examinations and inductions, and supports the College Tutors from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons.



“I thought I would just drop you a line to thank you for the attention and friendliness which you all put into our training evening last week. The event was well received by our GPs who enjoyed the evening and praised the venue. We will certainly be booking again. Please pass on my thanks to those involved.”

Final Year Teaching Administrator, Primary Care, Medical School, QMC

What’s new


Our new-look Education & Conference Centre has been developed with the support of the Trust’s senior management team. Its fresh, modern redesign features light, spacious public areas, a robust new technology infrastructure and outstanding learning and meeting spaces.

Which all means we can welcome even more guests, offer improved access and host inspiring exhibitions, as well as provide an incredible environment for the specialist teams based here.



Each year we aim to raise thousands of pounds for charities and our Trust Funds, which promote and advance medical education and research. Of course, we’re always looking for people to get involved and help us raise more. Whether you’d like to take part in one of our activities or you’re organising your own, let us know.


The Trust Fund’s objectives are the promotion and advancement of postgraduate education, study, general knowledge and medical research, embracing all allied professional services.

The Trustees meet annually to consider applications for funds to further these objectives. If you’d like to make a donation or apply for funds, please get in touch with Alison Lawley at Alison.Lawley@nuh.nhs.uk.


The City Education and Conference Centre Trust Fund is to improve facilities and multiprofessional education in the Trust. Funds have been used to develop the Clinical Skills Centre, the Library Resources Centre staff and more recently the refurbishment of The Education and Conference Centre at the City. We plan to hold more charity events in the future to build up the fund again.

Pudsey Bear


Always a great cause, Children in Need is a brilliant opportunity to work together, have fun and raise money for a really deserving charity. If you’d like to take part in our next event, just get in touch.