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Yorkshire and Humber

Ophthalmology ST1.

Ophthalmology in Yorkshire and the Humber

This is a seven year training programme in Ophthalmology aimed at doctors who can demonstrate the essential competencies to enter this level of training. The programme is designed to support training for a CCT in Ophthalmology.

The Yorkshire and Humber School of Ophthalmology has two Training Programmes, one based in the South Yorkshire Locality and the other in the West/North East Yorkshire Localities.

This programmes offer wide experience in all aspects of Ophthalmology. Trainees will rotate through hospital eye departments, obtaining training with opportunities both for specialist experience & research, balanced with increasing direct responsibility for patient care and opportunities for expanding surgical experience.

In order to assess your suitability for this training programme please refer to the national Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website.

The expected duration of this training programme is 7 years, subject to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees.

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process

The National Recruitment Office for ST1 Ophthalmology is Severn Postgraduate Medical Education.

The Interviews details are to be confirmed and will be run by our colleagues in the South West offices.

For information about the recruitment process, including timelines and information about how to apply, please visit their website.


Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber has submitted the following indicative vacancies:



Indicative Vacancies

West, North and East ST1 TBC
South ST1 TBC


Start Dates

This recruitment process is for posts commencing in 2024. The start date of individual posts will be confirmed during preferencing.

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time.

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Trainees will complete a number of 6 and 12 month placements thoughout the training programme allowing trainees opportunities for both for specialist experience & research, balanced with increasing direct responsibility for patient care and opportunities for expanding surgical experience.

Rotations generally take place in August or September and February or March although rotations may take place at other times depending on the needs of trainees and the training programme.


Training Locations

A list of the trusts and training locations within the training programme is provided below:


West/North East Yorkshire & the Humber Programme:


Hospital Sites

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Bradford Royal Infirmary
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust  Calderdale Royal Hospital
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate District Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust St James’ University Hospital
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Dewsbury and District Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital
Pontefract Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Scarborough Hospital
The York Hospital


South Yorkshire & the Humber Programme:


Hospital Sites

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scunthorpe General Hospital
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Royal Hallamshire Hospital