Neurosurgical training remains a run through training scheme. Entry is at the ST1 level with ST1/ST2/ST3 the initial stage, ST4/ST5 the intermediate stage and ST6/7/8 the final. A national neurosurgical selection committee has been set up to appoint and allocate trainees.
ST1 trainees will rotate through Neurology, Neuro-Intensive Care and Neurosurgery. ST2 shall spend a period of up to 4-6 months in another surgical speciality or Accident & Emergency.
The remaining years ST3-8 are entirely Neurosurgical. The final years (ST6-8) incorporate a year of special interest training.
There are two training programmes in the Yorkshire region. The West Yorkshire training programme is based entirely at the Leeds General Infirmary
The East /South Yorkshire programme is split between Hull Royal Infirmary and The Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield.
Teaching and Learning:
The programme provides training in all aspects of Neurosurgery covering most sub-specialities. The programme follows the new neurosurgical curriculum outlined on the ISCP website (www.iscp.ac.uk). There is a regular Neurosurgical academic programme besides informal teaching. There is access to well stocked and resourced postgraduate and medical school libraries.
Study leave is available through the Yorkshire School for training courses and meetings.