Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber



Welcome to Yorkshire and the Humber

NHS England, working across Yorkshire and Humber, provides all members of dental teams across the region with courses, training and professional development of the highest quality.

Our aim is to help you learn the skills you need, in a friendly environment, and offer expert guidance throughout your professional career.

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“I have a great passion for training and feel we have some of the best training programmes in the country. I am constantly trying to improve the training that we provide and aim to provide a stimulating yet supportive environment in which Postgraduate Doctors in Training (PGDiTs) can thrive. This is an exciting time for all those involved in postgraduate training and we have the opportunity to lead the development of the workforce of the future”.

James Spencer qualified as a dentist from the University of Bristol in 1987. He went on to undertake his specialist Orthodontic Training at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. James is currently an NHS consultant at Pinderfields General Hospital and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Leeds Dental Institute. He was previously theTraining Programme Director for Orthodontics in Yorkshire and Associate Dental Dean with responsibility for Specialty and Core training. As Dental Dean Mr Spencer is responsible for specialty, core and foundation Postgraduate Doctors in Training (PGDiTs) and for the development of the dental workforce. 

He continues to lecture widely in the UK and abroad and is still actively involved in the teaching and training.

NHS England is committed to increasing flexibility in postgraduate dental training. Further details on current options for flexible training are available here. 

Study Leave and Study Day Programme