Recruitment to Core Surgical Training is coordinated nationally. For information about recruitment please see our CST recruitment page.
Core Surgical Training
Core Surgical Training prepares trainees for higher surgical training. The two year programme follows the ISCP curriculum which includes generic skills applicable to all surgeons and prepares trainees for their choice of specialty.
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.
Rotations are generally organised around one of the three sub-regions (West, East, or South) however trainees may rotate throughout the region if required by the Training Programme Directors. Trainees are appointed to two year themed rotations and spend twelve months within the theme specialty and twelve months within affiliated specialties.
Trainees rotate on the first Wednesday of August and the first Wednesday of February.
The following hospitals are included on the Core Surgery rotation:
|Airedale General Hospital||Barnsley General Hospital||Castle Hill Hospital|
|Bradford Royal Infirmary||Doncaster Royal Infirmary||Hull Royal Infirmary|
|Calderdale Royal Hospital||Northern General Hospital, Sheffield||Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby|
|Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield||Scunthorpe General Hospital|
|Harrogate District Hospital||Rotherham General Hospital||Scarborough General Hospital|
|Leeds General Infirmary||Sheffield Children's Hospital||York District Hospital|
|St James' University Hospital|
|Dewsbury and District Hospital|
|Pinderfields General Hospital|
For more information about these hospitals and links to the trusts, please see our training locations page.
The Core Surgical Training webinars have now been published on the HEE YouTube channel.
The webinars can be viewed via the following links:
Core Surgical Training Recruitment Webinar Monday 31 October 2022
Core Surgical Training Recruitment & the Portfolio Assessment Wednesday 2 November 2022
There are three Training Programme Directors for Core Surgery: Mr Nehemiah Samuel, Mr Adam Barlow, Ms Emma Collins
Curriculum Delivery Approver: Mr Nehemiah Samuel
The Educational Facilitator for Core Surgery is Mr Graham Radcliffe
Your Training Programme Director will change for each placement according to the table below:
|Ms Emma Collins||Mr Nehemiah Samuel||Mr Adam Barlow|
|Airedale General Hospital||Bradford Royal Infirmary||Castle Hill Hospital|
|Calderdale Royal Hospital||Barnsley General Hospital||Hull Royal Infirmary|
|Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||Northern General Hospital||Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby|
|Harrogate District Hospital||Royal Hallamshire Hospital||Scunthorpe General Hospital|
|Leeds General Infirmary||Sheffield Children's Hospital||Scarborough General Hospital|
|St James' University Hospital||Rotherham General Hospital||York District Hospital|
|Dewsbury and District Hospital||Doncaster Royal Infirmary|
|Pinderfields General Hospital|
|The Training Programme Director responsible for all academic trainees (ACFs) is Ms Emma Collins.|
Trainees should register their placements on ISCP within one month of taking up their post, selecting the TPD for the placement from the table above and the AES and CS allocated by their trust. Your AES and CS will change for each placement and will be identified in the Work Schedule that you receive before commencing the post.
RCS Surgical Tutors are located in each hospital/trust:
Airedale General Hospital: Mr James Tyler
Bradford Royal Infirmary: Mr David Dickson
Calderdale and Huddersfield: Miss Tamsyn Grey
Harrogate District Hospital: Mr John Simpson
Leeds Teaching Hospitals: Mr Jim Tiernan; Mr Alistair Young; Mr Andrew Robson; Miss Emma Collins; Miss Bhanu Lakshminaravan
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals: Miss Rupa Sarkar; Mr Muhammad Elmussareh
Hull University Teaching Hospitals: Mr Richard Pinder
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole: Mr Daniel Omonbude
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals: Mr Andy Kordowicz
Barnsley District Hospital: Miss Alison Payne
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals: Mr Sashi Yeluri
Northern General Hospital: Mr Veeraraghavan Chidambaram-Nathan
Rotherham General Hospital: Mr Andrew Legg
Royal Hallamshire Hospital: Mr Sanjeev Pathak
Sheffield Children’s Hospital: Mr Richard Lindley
Chesterfield Royal Hospital: Mr Harjeet Narula