Throughout this website and all accompanying documentation, we will refer to all bodies across the UK to which candidates apply for places on ST3 programmes as regions. This is for simplicity because there is variation in the terms for these organisations.
Additionally, in some specialties regions cluster together for recruitment so the term region can be used to represent a cluster of regions.
In this section you can find summary information about each region as well as links to more detailed information.
Postgraduate medical training in England is overseen by Health Education England (HEE). There are 13 local teams within HEE which correspond to regions of the country. This section of the website has a page for each region with summary information about each.
The notable exception is in London and the South East where there are four training regions but recruitment is managed by a single team.
Outside of England, the following bodies are responsible for medical education and training:
- Northern Ireland is handled by the Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).
- Scotland is NHS Education for Scotland (NES).
- Wales is the Wales Deanery (School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education).