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Yorkshire and Humber

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery ST3

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Yorkshire and the Humber

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery deals primarily with injuries, congenital and acquired disorders of the bones, and joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles.

Most Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons contribute to an emergency trauma workload dealing with bony and soft tissue injuries admitted through A & E departments. The vast majority of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons also have a specialist elective interest in orthopaedic conditions, often based on an anatomical region of the body including the following:

  • Lower limb joint reconstruction (hip and knee replacements and associated procedures)
  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery (bony and soft tissue)
  • Ankle and foot
  • Upper limb (shoulder and elbow)
  • Upper limb (hands)
  • Spine
  • Bone tumour surgery
  • The surgery of childhood
  • Rheumatoid surgery
  • Complex trauma surgery.

There are two rotational training programmes within the Yorkshire and Humber LETB.  The two rotations are jointly managed by the TPDs for the Leeds and Sheffield schemes. This allows trainees to move between programmes if this is beneficial to their training.

In order to assess your suitability for this training programme please refer to the national Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website.

The expected duration of this training programme is six years subject to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees.

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process

The National Recruitment Office for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

For information about the recruitment process, including timelines and information about how to apply, please visit the national Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Recruitment webpage.


The vacancy numbers for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery will be published on the National Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery recruitment webpage.

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time.

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Trainees rotate on the first Wednesday of October. Some trainees may also rotate on the first Wednesday of April. 

Training Locations

A list of the trusts and training locations within the training programme is provided below:


Hospital Sites

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Airedale General Hospital
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Barnsley Hospital
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Bradford Royal Infirmary
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust  Calderdale Royal Hospital
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate District Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Pinderfields Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scunthorpe General Hospital
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Hospital
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust The Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern General Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Scarborough Hospital
The York Hospital