The North East covers a large geographical area extending across Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and into North Yorkshire at its most Southern point. With a strong track record of some of the highest NHS performance and outstanding training opportunities, we believe our NHS trusts are the very best place in the country to undertake your medical training.
We have eight NHS hospital trusts, two mental health trusts and one ambulance trust. With around 100,000 staff, serving a diverse population of three million people in completely contrasting environments, our NHS covers some of the most interesting places to work in the country.
Find out more about each of the Trusts in our region here.
Although this may differ from year to year, we anticipate having vacancies in the following specialty programmes:
Acute internal medicine *
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics *
Endocrinology & Diabetes *
Geriatric medicine *
Renal Medicine *
Respiratory Medicine *
*available as dual accreditation with GIM (General Internal Medicine)
You can visit the School of Medicine website to find out more about each specialty programme, and to see some “day in the life” profiles of trainees in these programmes.
At HEE NE, our commitment to our trainees is simple - we will offer all trainees the highest-quality training, supervision and support. As a trainee here you will work in integrated teams focused on providing the best care to patients, led by consultants who are keen to teach, in busy units with a wealth of clinical experience.
We have an excellent track record in responding to needs of trainees for flexible training, time out of programme and to develop sub-specialty training skills; also, development and training is set up to help trainees achieve a good work-life balance, essential for everyone’s well-being; and we pay one of the highest levels of study leave, have many academic opportunities including research and education, and pay generous relocation expenses of up to £8,000.
The warmth of welcome in our area is famed throughout the UK; whatever your background, HENE will ensure you get the best from your training and make the most of your contribution to healthcare
In the GMC 2015 National Trainee Survey, Health Education North East scored top for the fifth year running for educational and clinical supervision. They also scored highly in several other areas including;
- Overall trainee satisfaction
Flexible portfolio training
The Northern region will be piloting flexible portfolio training posts for new ST3s in 2020. This scheme will protect one day a week, or the time equivalent across the year for professional development in clinical informatics. This fantastic opportunity will be available to applicants in Genitourinary, Endocrine and Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Geriatric, Renal and Acute Internal Medicine.
These national training numbers, which do not require any extra eligibility or interview criteria, offer the opportunity for trainees to engage in project work, for a minimum of one year that can aid their professional development and meet the necessary general professional capabilities required of the modern physician.
For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit the website https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/flexible-portfolio-training
From world-class NHS facilities and clinicians to stunning landscapes, towns and cities - our region has got it all. The quality of life is excellent, the cost of living is low and we have some of the most beautiful cities, coasts and countryside in the UK. Here are just some of the highlights…
- Cost of living: The north east and north Cumbria are two of the best value regions in the UK. With no compromise on the quality of property, culture, cuisine and entertainment, you'll be amazed at how much further your money goes. Find out more…
- Art and culture: Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced. But that's only the beginning of the thriving art and culture scene in our region. Find out more…
- Foodie heaven: What do you do with some of the largest open spaces, cleanest seas and rivers and freshest air in England other than take it all in on a brisk walk? The answer is simple - you use it to produce some of the finest and freshest food in the country. Find out more…
- Going off-road: You don't get puffins everywhere, but you do get them (in their thousands!) at the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland Coast. But puffins aren't the only thing you can see if you go off road - our region is a nature lover's paradise. Find out more…
- A sporting chance: If you think a long night shift is tiring, try sweating it out in the Great North Run, the world's biggest and best half marathon. And if hot-footing it from Newcastle to South Shields is not your thing, our region has a love of sport so strong and steadfast that there’s never a shortage of action. Find out more…
- Star attractions: Did you know that the rural areas of Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have the darkest skies in England? Find out more…
- Travel and transport: No matter where you end up training in our region, you can be sure that with great transport links and infrastructure, living here means you’re never far from what you need. And with some of the lowest commuting times in the country, you'll have more of the day to enjoy for yourself too. Find out more…
- World heritage: The north east and north Cumbria is home to two stunning world heritage sites - Durham Castle and Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall. Find out more…
You can find out so much more about our region on our Find Your Place website. Why not join in the fun with our junior doctor challenge - check out #foundmyplace to find out about our top 50 challenges for you and tweet us your adventures! You can also get involved on our Facebook page, tweet us via Twitter or check out our YouTube page.