Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Surgical Training Regions

Our large region spreads from Scarborough to Chesterfield and Halifax to Hull, embracing Leeds and Sheffield and a population of over 5 million people. Within it are urban conurbations and many rural areas (the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, and the East Coast). There are numerous cultural and sporting opportunities, and historic sites. Further details can be found on 'Welcome to Yorkshire', Peak District and ' Yorkshire Dales' websites.  

The School of Surgery provides training across Yorkshire and the Humber in the following hospitals.


Training Facilities

The School of Surgery recognises that curtailed work hours and the transition to a more senior led service has implications for skills acquisition of trainees nationwide. It is therefore paramount to supplement skills learnt in the operating theatre with practice on simulators which are provided around the region. Skills training sessions are included as part of the teaching programme of many subspecialties in the school.

Below you will find a list of available facilities within Yorkshire and the Humber’s hospitals:



Virtual Reality Simulators 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals – Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Angiography


Mid Yorkshire Hospitals – Cystoscopy + PCN, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy


Bradford Teaching Hospitals – Angiography , Endoscopy, Laparoscopy


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals – Angiography, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopy


Doncaster and Bassetlaw – Laparoscopy, Endoscopy


York Hospitals – Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Angiography


Hull Royal Infirmary – Angiography, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy

Simulation Suites
(Non-technical Skills)

St James’ University Hospital


Leeds General Infirmary


Bradford Royal Infirmary






Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Hull Royal Infirmary



Laparoscopic Box Trainers

All Trusts

Dry Clinical Skills Laboratory

All Trusts

Wet Clinical Skills Laboratory

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Bradford Teaching Hospitals


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


The availability of simulators is being constantly reviewed and added to. Please contact the Medical Education Centres at individual trusts for information on current provision of equipment and courses.