Core Surgical Training
Core Surgical Training prepares trainees for higher specialty training. This two-year programme follows the ISCP curriculum which includes generic skills applicable to all surgeons and prepares trainees for their choice of specialty. The curriculum is currently different for any trainees that joined the programme before August 2017 (links to the curriculum documents are available on right side of page).
Trainees are required to apply for their choice of (uncoupled) higher surgical specialty training via a competitive application process part way-through their second year of Core Surgical Training.
Entry into Core Surgical Training is coordinated nationally by Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex. View more information on how to apply.
Rotations are generally organised within one of the three localities (East, West or South) however trainees may rotate throughout the region if required by the Training Programme Directors.
Each programme provides twelve months within a specific subspecialty theme and twelve months within affiliated subspecialties.
Trainees rotate on the first Wednesday of August and the first Wednesday of February.
The hospitals included on the Core Surgery rotation are as follows:
|Airedale General Hospital||Barnsley General Hospital||Castle Hill Hospital|
|Bradford Royal Infirmary||Doncaster Royal Infirmary||Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby|
|Calderdale Royal Hospital||Northern General Hospital, Sheffield||Hull Royal Infirmary|
|Dewsbury and District Hospital||Rotherham General Hospital||Scarborough General Hospital|
|Harrogate District Hospital||Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield||Scunthorpe General Hospital|
|Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||Sheffield Children's Hospital||York District Hospital|
|Leeds General Infirmary|
|Pinderfields General Hospital|
|St James's University Hospital|
There are three Training Programme Directors for Core Surgery. Your Lead TPD will depend on your current placement according to the distribution below:
|Mr Michael Ho||Mr Andrew Williams||Miss Karen Maude|
|Barnsley General Hospital||Airedale General Hospital||Castle Hill Hospital|
|Calderdale Royal Hospital||Bradford Royal Infirmary||Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby|
|Dewsbury and District Hospital||Northern General Hospital, Sheffield||Doncaster Royal Infirmary|
|Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield||Harrogate District Hospital|
|Leeds General Infirmary||Sheffield Children's Hospital||Hull Royal Infirmary|
|Pinderfields General Hospital||Rotherham General Hospital|
|St James's University Hospital||Scarborough General Hospital|
|Scunthorpe General Hospital|
|York District Hospital|
|All Academic trainees (ACFs)|
View full details of all hospitals.