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.                        

A warm welcome from Specialty Training. Within Health Education England  we coordinate and facilitate the training of secondary care specialties within the north east and Cumbria.

We work closely with clinicians in every specialty either through a School structure and / or through a Specialty Training Committee, to provide the highest quality training, supervision and support.  This is evidenced by our being continually ranked as one of the best in the country by trainees in the annual NTS GMC survey.

Our main areas of work include:

  • Supporting trainees in achieving their full potential and becoming the best consultants they can be;
  • Ensuring we successfully recruit to the agreed number of specialty trainees in order to meet the needs of patients in our region;
  • Developing our faculty of clinical educators to design and deliver high quality education and professional development.

All of our training programmes offer you an exceptionally varied training experience.  We have a first class support structure of experienced and knowledgeable staff here to help you and support you during your training.  We have comprehensive policies and processes so you can be assured we conduct our business in a fair and transparent way. All Specialty training programmes are operated in accordance with the Gold Guide and GMC regulatory requirements.

To contact a member of the specialty team please refer to our contact list.

For all HR, Recruitment or Employment queries please contact your relevant HR Officer in the Lead Employer Trust (LET) or telephone the helpdesk 0844 879 7258.

Whether you are considering applying to one of our training programmes, a current trainee, or involved in delivering education and training we hope you find all the information you are looking for and more on these pages (if not, tell us and we will change it!).



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.


At Health Education England North East we aim to offer all junior doctors in training the best education and training experience so they enter their chosen specialty fully prepared to work as a Consultant


This is the place for anyone who contributes to the education of doctors and dentists - trainers, clinical and educational supervisors, tutors, advisors, organisers and managers from Trusts, Schools and Vocational Training Schemes


Revalidation is the General Medical Council’s way of regulating licensed doctors to give extra confidence to patients that their doctors are up to date and fit to practise. 

To find out more about the process visit our revalidation section.