The North East and North Cumbria is a beautiful and vibrant place to live with outstanding training opportunities. From world-class NHS facilities and clinicians to stunning landscapes, towns and cities, our region has got it all.
The NHS in the north east is one of the highest performing NHS regions in the country. Across the region we have a clear vision for healthcare:
‘The NHS in the north of England will be the leader in excellence in health improvement and healthcare services’.
Health Education England in the North East and North Cumbria covers a large geographical area extending across Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and into North Yorkshire at its most Southern point.
The 2021 GMC Trainee Results reveal that once again the North East and North Cumbria are top of the class for postgraduate medical training. The North East was ranked 1st for training in the UK overall and 1st in 11 out of 18 of the longstanding indicators the GMC uses to evaluate training and in the top 3 for the other 7 indicators. The North East and North Cumbria has also been number one for overall satisfaction for seven out of the past eight years. For more information, including 5 year trend analysis please visit our survey page.
In the GMC IMT survey we were in the top quartile for overall satisfaction and top ranked for local and regional teaching, induction, study leave, work load and curriculum coverage.
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 2021 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 2021 will receive a £7000 TERS payment. This payment is taxable just the same as other salary benefits.