HEE NE covers a large geographical area extending across Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and into North Yorkshire at its most southern point.
IMT rotations include the following hospitals:
Cumberland Infirmary (Carlisle), Wansbeck Hospital (Ashington), Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (Cramlington), North Tyneside General Hospital (North Shields), Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead), Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle upon Tyne), Freeman Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne), Sunderland Royal Hospital (Sunderland), South Tyneside Hospital (South Shields), University Hospital of North Durham (Durham), Darlington Memorial Hospital (Darlington), University Hospital of North Tees (Stockton-on-Tees), James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough).
Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme
From August 2018 doctors in specialty and foundation training posted to North Cumbria University Hospitals received a targeted enhanced recruitment scheme (TERS) payment of £7000 for a 12-month placement (adjusted pro rata for placements of shorter duration). This initiative received very positive feedback and improved fill rates at North Cumbria University Hospitals.
It has now been agreed that the scheme will also be provided in 2019 due to the generous support of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. Therefore, foundation doctors and doctors in specialty training commencing a 12-month placement there after August 2020 will receive a £7000 TERS payment. This payment is taxable just the same as other salary benefits.