Subspecialty Training Post In Breast Imaging (ST4/ST5)

Applications are invited from candidates interested in subspecialty training in Breast Imaging at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

This post based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield offers a unique opportunity to obtain comprehensive training in breast imaging. This fellowship is part of the Yorkshire & Humber School of Radiology and will be coordinated by the specialty Lead for Breast Imaging in Sheffield – Dr Olga Hatsiopoulou. RCR core curriculum breast imaging experience is required for entry at the ST4 level, and 6 months of breast imaging experience is desirable, but not essential, for ST5 entry, together with a clear demonstration of a career focus towards breast imaging. The program will cover all aspects of both diagnostic imaging and breast intervention, leading to level 2 competency in breast radiology and Certificate of Completion of Training. Sheffield has an excellent track record in training breast radiologists, having trained 11 registrars to consultant level breast imaging posts in the past 8 years.

Training in breast imaging will comply with the standards specified in the breast sub section of the Royal College of Radiologists 2015 curriculum in clinical radiology.  

The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in original research & the Academic Section of Radiology has an extremely active programme of research.

Further information can be obtained from Dr O Hatsiopoulou ( or Dr R Batty, Training Programme Director for Radiology (

Please note:  The post is open to holders of an NTN (National Training Number) or equivalent.

The post is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently wish to train flexibly. The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and/or programme has the required educational and dean’s approval.

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for this post will follow the timeline below:*

Applications Open
17:00 on 11 May 2018      
Application Deadline
16:00 on 10 June 2018
From 11 June 2018
5 July 2018
Offers Released          
Date tba

*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change.


Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system.

For guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 4th April 2018. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

Applicants for this post will be required to meet the relevant Clinical eligibility criteria for the appropriate specialty and level listed at:-

It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

Please note: By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber DOES NOT accept or confirm that applicants meet all eligibility requirements. This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of core competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the national person specification. This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.

Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.


Shortlisting will take place following the completion of longlisting. Where possible we aim to give applicants at least one week's notice to attend an interview. However, unforseen delays in shortlisting mean this is not always possible.


Interview Dates and Venue

The interview date is to be confirmed and will be published when available. The interviews for this post will take place at Health Education England, 4th Floor, Don Valley House, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ.

View the interviews page for further information about the venue and for directions.

Documents Required at Interview

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.

Please bring the following original documents:

  • Original passport AND 1 COPY of the signature/photgraph page
  • Evidence of your current immigration status AND 1 COPY
  • Evidence of your GMC registration and Licence to Practise AND 1 COPY
  • Your primary medical degree certificate AND 1 COPY
  • Your postgraduate degree certificates (if applicable) AND 1 COPY

These documents will be checked against a checklist and the photocopies will be retained on your recruitment file. If you are appointed to a training post, these documents will be transferred to your trainee file.

Interview Format

The interviews will consist of a single panel interview with both academic and clinical components. The interview panel will be made up of academic and clinical panel members.

The panel may wish to review your portfolio so you should bring this with you to the interview.

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.


All offers will be made using Oriel. Oriel can be accessed at 

Please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank for further information about receiving and responding to offers.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, including weekends and bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the UK Offers System. No other form of response will be accepted.


Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.