Cardiothoracic Surgery ST1 & ST3

Cardiothoracic Surgery in Yorkshire and the Humber

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber offers high quality training across a wide geographical area, which means that training experiences are tailored to meet the needs of our trainees. 

We offer a comprehensive training program. In addition to the broad specialty there are training opportunities to gain experience in aortic surgery, mitral valve repair, AF ablation surgery, oesophageal resections, mesothelioma surgery and major chest wall resections. 

Following significant investment, HEYH is at the forefront of clinical skills and 
simulation. Trainees have access to extensive clinical skills facilities including state of the art high fidelity simulators, manikins and simulated patient environments. 

HEYH has an extensive quality management process which ensures the training delivered to trainees is of consistent, high quality.

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 6 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 Cardiothoracic Surgery is Health Education England Wessex.

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


Vacancy numbers for Cardiothoracic Surgery are allocated nationally by the Specialty Advisory Committee. The vacancy numbers will be published on the National Recruitment Office's website.

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

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Trainees rotate annually in October 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:


Hospital Sites

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Castle Hill Hospital
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
St James’ University Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern General Hospital