Specialty Training

“The training I’ve had here has consistently been first class wherever I’ve worked around the region. I also can’t emphasise enough how great I’ve found the pastoral support" Specialty Trainee Geriatrics.                        

Health Education England currently have vacancies for Programme Directors working across the North east and Cumbria.

The Training Programme Director is responsible for leading and co-ordinating the training of specialty trainees within the specialty training programme.  This will include managing the programme for the future and ensuring it can adapt to meet the future needs of the NHS.  If you believe you have the skills and enthusiasm to excel as a programme director  please click on the relevant link below.

Training Programme Director for Plastic Surgery advert and job description

Training Programme Director for Urology advert and job description

Urology Taught Course Lead advert and job description

Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology advert and job description

Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine advert and job description

Training Programme Director for G U Medicine advert and job description

Health Education England, North East have a policy and procedure for appointing Training Programme Directors, please click here for the policy.


Learn more through these webpages about medical training in the region’s NHS trusts and why trainees choose to live in the North East and North Cumbria.

Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.