The following process will be used to allocate trainees ST4 and above (dates are indicative and dependant on national recruitment process).
- Preferences request early January – 4 week reply period
- Preference Re-request if sites have not been selected by any trainee – early February
- Trainees who have allocated to a placement with a significant commute or that may require re-location will have this confirmed during March
- TPDs will allocate remaining placements once ST3 appointments are available (May)
- Trainees informed of placements (late May)
- Placement commencement September
Due to National Recruitment Timescales, Junior Doctor Contract requirements there is insufficient time to obtain and accommodate ST3 trainee’s preferences.
If a trainee is to be placed in a site with a significant commute the TPDs will endeavour to confirm placement as early as possible to enable the trainee to plan.
The following factors will be considered when placing trainees
- Advice from Occupational Health
- Specific training needs for those on an outcome 3
- Trainees previous placements
- Fill rates across all base units
- Training requirements (with priority given to mandatory PYA requirements that are site specific training needs, it is anticipated these will be small in number)
- Preferences of trainee
- Personal circumstances of trainees
Sites you can rotate to:
Trainees rotate the first Monday in September and can be placed in any of the following hospitals within the region:
- Cumberland Infirmary
- Darlington Memorial Hospital
- Freeman Hospital
- James Cook University Hospital
- North Tyneside General Hospital
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- Royal Victoria Infirmary
- South Tyneside General Hospital
- Sunderland Royal Hospital
- University Hospital of North Durham
- University Hospital of North Tees
- Wansbeck Hospital
We have developed a Trainee Handbook on all of the hospitals across the region and the training they provide.