Welcome to the Yorkshire School of Ophthalmology website. The school covers Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Specialist Registrar rotations occur in the following hospitals: -
- Bradford Royal Infirmary
- Calderdale NHS Trust - Halifax & Huddersfield Hospitals
- Harrogate District Hospital
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Leeds General Infirmary & St James's University Hospital
- Scarborough General Hospital
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
- Scunthorpe General Hospital
- Wakefield; Pinderfields & Clayton Hospitals
- York District Hospital
The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery serves a population of 5.12 million which ranges from a large number of inner city conurbations with a multi cultural population to rural communities covering the Yorkshire Dales. Within the Deanery there is the Leeds & Bradford Medical School, the Sheffield Medical School and the Hull & York Medical School.
The website is designed to introduce you to the Yorkshire Training Scheme and for you to take the opportunity to explore the different hospitals you could work in and the type of training which is available. We have a number of job descriptions available for you to browse as well as links to the appropriate hospitals to enable you to find out more information about individual Trusts.
The Deanery offers training for the full seven years ST training. As part of your core training all specialties have to attend the Tuesday Teaching Programme and the Compulsory Study days which are arranged for your year of training. Less than full time training and inter-Deanery transfers are also welcome. There is also an opportunity to train in Medical Ophthalmology. The School has the highest number of Trainees outside of London and two rotations; one based around Sheffield and the other based around Leeds. Within each rotation all sub-specialties are covered. The School had developed a number of innovative teaching opportunities including two cataract simulators, cataract wetlab, cadaver based study days on strabismus and oculoplastics.
Most of our hospitals are within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Peak District and Lake District. There is an extensive motorway network and rail links serving the rest of the country. There is a wide range of cultural and sporting activities available and the opportunity to visit many historic cities within the Yorkshire and Humber region. To find out more information please visit Yorkshire Visitor , Peak District and The Yorkshire Dales websites.
Within Yorkshire itself there is a wide range of expertise available and I am sure you will enjoy your seven year training programme here. We hope you will decide to apply for a training programme in Yorkshire and the Humber, please contact us if there are any particular questions by going to the Regional Adviser or Deputy Regional Adviser for advice.