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.
In the north east and north Cumbria, all Foundation, GP and Specialty doctors in training have a single Lead Employer model meaning you remain with the same employer throughout the entirety of your training. Find out more here.
Although this may differ from year to year, we anticipate having vacancies in the following specialty programmes:
Group 1 specialties (with general internal medicine)
Group 2 specialties
You can visit the School of Medicine website to find out more about each specialty programme.
At NHSE 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.
The warmth of welcome in our area is famed throughout the UK; whatever your background, NHSE NE will ensure you get the best from your training and make the most of your contribution to healthcare.
In the 2023 GMC National Trainee Survey, our doctors in training once again rated the North East #1 overall and also as #1 in 7 out of 18 of the longstanding indicators the GMC uses to evaluate training.
For more information, please visit our website,
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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…
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.