Our Academy

Our Teaching Centre

Our teaching centre is designed as a dedicated space for delivering undergraduate medical education. We offer three seminars rooms with audio-visual technology and examination couches.

In addition, one seminar room has an interactive whiteboard touch screen, and two of the seminar rooms can be opened up to create a larger teaching space. Students are provided with access to WiFi internet within the centre and throughout the rest of the hospital. We also loan out iPads for students who require them.

Student Common Room:

The student common room has a television, microwave, water dispenser, fridge and kettle.

IT Room:

We have an IT room with 11 computers and a wall mounted TV screen.

Simulation Centre:

Our highly equipped simulation centre features a two bedded ward area, video debriefing room and a wide range of medical training equipment.

Reception & Offices:

Open from 8.00 - 17.00 each day.

Locker room and accommodation is open 24/7 via swipe card access.

Our Founder


The Dudley Group was first recognised as a Teaching Trust in March 2001, when our first clinical sub dean, the late Mr Ronald Patrick Grimley, was appointed to the post. Ron Grimley was appointed vascular and general surgeon to the Dudley Health Authority in 1983. He had more than 40 publications to his name, and he became an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1987. His enthusiasm for teaching helped The Dudley Group achieve teaching hospital status in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and he was the first clinical sub dean.

Ron worked tirelessly to gain our teaching status. He was an enthusiastic educationalist and inspiring mentor, with a special dedication for teaching undergraduate medical students. The Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre for medical studies was officially opened by Professor William Doe, Dean of The University of Birmingham medical school, in March 2006.

 Our Academy Staff

The teaching academy directory is offered as an easy reference guide to the specific staff members, consultants and academy teachers/tutors at the Dudley Group.

Please click here to view our full staff directory.

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News & Events

06/08/2020 / Recent News

Experiences of a FY1 doctor at The Dudley Group

Future foundation year one and two doctors can gain an insight into life at The Dudley Group from Aadil’s experiences, covered in this video by the RGUC media team.Aadil attended...
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28/07/2020 / Recent News

Clinical Teaching Fellows showcase work at virtual conference

Every year, Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTFs) are invited to the Birmingham Conference at the University of Birmingham medical school, where they are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for the...
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25/02/2020 / Recent News

What are Human Factors? Why should they matter to you and your patients?

Working alongside Dr Calthorpe, our patient safety lead, the RGUC Media Team have recently completed the design of an infographic poster dealing with human factors and the role they play...
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23/01/2020 / Recent News

Tomorrow’s Clinicians app goes LIVE!

A new digital learning app to enhance the understanding of clinical skills in an innovative way has been launched. Tomorrow's Clinicians, developed by the RGUC Media Team under the iClinical® platform,...
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20/08/2019 / Recent News

Learning resources shortlisted for innovation awards

Meridian Awards - July 2019 A learning package developed in-house was recently short-listed for a regional innovation award. Funded by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), ‘Human factors...
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11/07/2019 / Recent News

Association of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting

Some of our clinical teaching fellows attended the Association of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow to present the research undertaken this year in the academy. The conference...
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The Digital Media Team

The Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre has an award winning, in-house team of dedicated and hard working media professionals, responsible for developing content to enhance the learning experiences of our medical students and foundation year doctors.

The team has a broad skill set, knowledge and experience of a variety of different software packages and programming languages which includes those listed below. Highly motivated, they enjoy creating a range of educational media productions in the knowledge that what they produce will go a long way in helping to inform and educate healthcare professionals of the future.

Education Video & Media Manager

Ed has more than 15 years experience in producing media content for medical education across both public and private sector organisations. He is primarily involved in overseeing the development and production of video and animation content for undergraduate and postgraduate learning resources, using a range of professional full HD and 4k camera systems to capture visually engaging and informative content. Ed also spends his time undertaking stills photography, developing lectures, writing scripts, managing our social media channels and proof reading text for print and online content.
Ed's workload is split across the following software packages
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe InDesign

Our Location

Russells Hall Hospital

The hospital is easily located, situated about two miles southwest of Dudley town centre and about two-and-a-half miles east of Kingswinford.

Transport Directions

By Car

There is one main road entrance to the hospital site via the island where the A4101 Pensnett Road splits to become the A4101 Kingswinford Road.
Find out more about car parking.

By Rail

The nearest railway stations to Russells Hall Hospital are at Cradley Heath, Dudley Port and Stourbridge.

 By Bus

The terminus is located outside the main entrance and there are also stops nearby in Pensnett Road and Kingswinford Road.

Buses to Dudley, Kingswinford and Stourbridge run frequently throughout the day.

For more information, log on to www.netwmtravelmap.com, click on Points of Interest and select the hospital you require from the list. When you click on the red star icon, the website will show surrounding bus stops, details of bus numbers and links to timetables. Alternatively, call Traveline on 0871 2002233.