Rheumatology ST3.

Rheumatology training in Yorkshire and the Humber

Rheumatology is an excellent career choice for those who enjoy the challenges of clinical medicine.

It offers clinical diversity and career flexibility with opportunities to develop practical skills in joint injection and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The specialty is also ideally suited to the development of subspecialty clinical, academic or educational interests and high levels of job satisfaction are reported by UK rheumatologists.

The expected duration of this training programme is 5 years subject to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees.

Before before beginning your application please read through all the relevant information available on the national recruitment website and associated links. Interviews for Rheumatology will be hosted by London and the South East.

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

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process


Round 2 recruitment for posts starting in February 2019 will begin on Tuesday 31 July 2018. Applications will open from 10:00 on Tuesday 31 July and will close at 16:00 on Thursday 16 August 2018.

National Rheumatology recruitment is co-ordinated by the JRCPTB Recruitment Office. For information about the recruitment process, including about how to apply, please see the ST3 Recruitment website. Please ensure that you read the candidate guide to ensure that you are fully aware of the process involved and any new changes to that process.

All applications will be through the Oriel recruitment portal​.


Round 2 interviews for all vacancies will be run nationally by London and the South East.

The interviews will take place on Thursday 13 September 2018 at Stewart House, London.

For those attending the interviews, please note that any travel expense claims will be dealt with by the region hosting the interviews. Please ensure that you submit your claim as soon as you can after the event to avoid any claims being refused.


Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber have the following Rheumatology vacancies in Round 2:

Grade Region Vacancy Numbers Details
ST3 North/East/West Yorkshire 0-1 tbc Further details to follow
ST3 South Yorkshire tbc There are currently no vacancies in South Yorkshire

Please see the ST3 Recruitment website for further vacancy information.

Start Dates

Round 2 posts will start in February 2019, however, post start dates will be confirmed through Oriel during preferencing and when offers are made.

Deferrals may be granted but are only possible for the reasons listed within the Gold Guide. It is only possible to grant deferrals if you have a ‘statutory’ reason, such as ill health or maternity leave. If you are offered a post but do need to defer, we ask that you contact the recruitment team (specialtyrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk) as soon as possible after accepting your offer.

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

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Please see the School of Medicine webpages for more information about the Rheumatology training programme

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
St Luke’s Hospital
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   Bassetlaw Hospital
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Montagu Hospital
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate District Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Castle Hill Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Chapel Allerton Hospital
Leeds Dental Institute
Leeds General Infirmary
Seacroft Hospital
St James’ University Hospital
Wharfedale Hospital
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Dewsbury and District Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital
Pontefract Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Goole and District 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 Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Jessop Wing
Northern General Hospital
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Weston Park Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Scarborough Hospital
The York Hospital