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About Us

No place like MESH

Trust Headquarters and Education Centre at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and the Oakwell Centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital

Led by the Director of Medical Education, Dr Reshad Khodabocus, our responsibility is to fulfil the requirements of the educational contract between the Trust, NHS England (Yorkshire and the Humber) and the medical schools of Leeds and Sheffield universities.

We do this by ensuring that junior doctors and medical students are educated, trained and motivated to play their part in a first class, modern health service. Through education we aim to improve the quality of patient care.


Our Facilities


Housed in the Trust Headquarters and Education Centre, a purpose built centre providing multidisciplinary education, training, conference, meeting and exhibition facilities.

Opened in 2011 the Education Centre is designed to welcome those with special needs and provides disabled toilets, baby changing and a lift to all floors. A light and airy atmosphere welcomes users to our seven Seminar Rooms, accommodating groups of 12 to 30 people with a number of rooms having flexible partitions to enable larger groups and exhibitions to be considered.

The Seminar Rooms are housed on the ground floor along with a 170 seated cinema-styled, tiered lecture theatre with state-of-the-art projection facilities, including triple projection and video conferencing controlled by a computerised lectern.

The Lecture Theatre is also fitted with hearing loops. All our rooms are well equipped with audiovisual equipment which provides projection facilities with interactive whiteboards, flipcharts, and a mobile video conferencing unit. A number of our rooms are equipped with built-in recording equipment.

An Audiovisual Technician can be arranged to help with all your technical requirements. He can offer you advice and provide suitable equipment giving you the best solution to meet your needs.

We always aim to be as flexible as possible and would welcome the opportunity to arrange for you to visit the Centre prior to your meeting to discuss your individual requirements.

  • Our Lecture theatre has the capacity to seat 170 delegates and is fitted with hearing loops.
  • Our 7 Seminar Rooms can accommodate groups from 12 to 30 people. Flexible partitions enable larger groups and exhibitions to be considered.
  • 3 Simulation Suites feature high fidelity equipment allowing exceptional learning opportunities.
  • Undergraduate skills rooms featuring teaching aids and equipment to assist in the continued education of Medical Students.
  • Staff library with a comfortable seating area, a quiet area to study and friendly staff on hand to assist with enquiries.


The Oakwell Centre for Learning and Development is a modern, multi-disciplinary training / conference / meeting facility with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment (PC or laptop and LCD projector in every room, PACS facility, videoconferencing facilities, wireless access). The Centre’s décor and furnishings are maintained to a high standard and a team of friendly staff are on hand to assist with your event. Room bookings are made via the receptionist, who will also book any hospitality required for your event after discussion regarding menus, dietary requirements, budget etc.

  • A large lecture theatre accommodating 80 delegates.
  • The largest seminar room can accommodate 40 delegates.
  • With 6 other seminar rooms of various sizes for individual or syndicate booking.
  • The Clinical Skills Laboratory is primarily used for medical student teaching.
Message from our Director

Over the last 10 years, we have been fortunate to acquire a state of the art education centre and have developed a highly respected multi-professional team of creative and educational staff, with a core team supported by a wider medical education admin and managerial family. Our simulation facilities have been massively extended and are now in almost continual use in order to provide the safest possible training and patient care. We have been able to welcome new roles of staff, particularly Physician Associates for whom we provide an integral part of their training and will be welcoming student PAs from next year. We have also developed a Matron in Medical Education, who has created an Engagement process to reach out to junior doctors, assisted by a Clinical Leadership Fellow whose remit includes developing trainee wellbeing and pastoral support.

The pandemic has affected us all in various ways but on a positive note has also allowed us to invest in and improve our use of videoconferencing, remote teaching and development of a wider variety of communication methods, including podcasts, many of which will be available through this website.

This is an opportunity for me to publically thank the medical education staff for their continued excellent dedicated work which is so well regarded by trainees and trainers, past and present. This new website is a continued expression of the dedicated and excellent performance of the MESH team and we hope it will be useful, informative and fun to use.



The four core values we are committed to embedding into the work and service we provide

1 Caring: Ensuring quality of care is at the heart of everything we do
2 Improving: We always look for ways to improve what we do
3 Respect: Showing value and respect for everyone and treating others as they would wish to be treated
4 High standards: Taking responsibility for providing the best services and patient experience

The Medical Education & Simulation Hub is committed to embedding the four core values set by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust into the work and service we provide. We care about your experience at MESH and will do all we can to ensure you have a positive training experience with us. We take responsibility for providing the best experience at MESH so whether you’re a medical student, nursing practitioner or senior clinician, we are determined to provide you with high quality education. We show value and respect for everyone who visits our Education Centres; we treat others as they wish to be treated. We are always looking at ways to improve what we do, we regularly collect and act upon feedback to ensure what we provide in the future is even better than before.

Graduate Testimonials

What do our students and delegates think

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Highly commended and well-organised placement with good support from the clinical lead. Students enjoyed varied timetables, rotating around different specialities. 

(General Medicine, Year 3 student)

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Highly rated placement covered a good variety of ward work and time in acute units, well supported by doctors at all levels. Lots of opportunities to practice clinical skills provided good preparation for future F1 roles 

(Respiratory Medicine – Year 5 student)

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Students appreciated greater independence and responsibility for patient care, assessing and examining patients and discussing management plans. 

(Acute and Critical Care Placement, Year 4 student)