New August starters will begin on the first Wednesday of the month and ST 4+ trainees will rotate on the first Monday in September.

Each trainee during their 5 year programme will spend 1 year at the RVI (Newcastle), 1 year either at James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough) or Freeman Hospital (Newcastle) and 3 years rotating between 3 of the District Training Units every year.  Usually trainees will remain in either the Southern Rotation with JCUH being the central unit or the Northern Rotation with Freeman being the central unit and the RVI is the focal point through which all trainees rotate.  Trainees will be encouraged to undertake research during their programme with the possibility of counting 1 year towards their training.

Possible training sites include:

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

North Tyneside General Hospital
Wansbeck General Hospital

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Freeman Hospital
Newcastle Diabetes Centre
Royal Victoria Infirmary

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

South Tyneside District Hospital  

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sunderland Royal Hospital

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The James Cook University Hospital  

Friarage Hospital

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Of Hartlepool
University Hospital of North Tees

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Darlington Memorial Hospital
University Hospital of North Durham 

Rotations can be anywhere within the region and trainees will be allocated to a unit which best meets the individuals training requirements.

Information for Current Trainees

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Potential Applicant

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