General Surgery ST3.

General Surgery in Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber

General Surgery includes the sub-specialities of transplantation, hepatopancreatico-biliary, breast, endocrine, upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery. Vascular trainees who entered higher specialty training prior to August 2013 also follow the general surgery curriculum.

General Surgery includes both elective and a significant emergency component. There is an increasing adoption of minimal access surgery for both of them, particularly in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery.  The speciality has close links with diagnostic and interventional radiology, diagnostic and interventional gastroenterology and medical and clinical oncology.

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 General Surgery ST3 is HEE London and South East.

For information about the recruitment process please visit their website - London Shared Services General Surgery Webpage.

All applications will be through the Oriel Recruitment portal


Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber vacancy numbers will be displayed on the London Shared Services General Surgery Webpage when available. 

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

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Expected rotation arrangements for this training programme are available on the Health Education School of Surgery, General Surgery Webpage, please click here for more information. 

Training Locations

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

North Rotation


Hospital Sites

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Airedale General Hospital
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Barnsley Hospital
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  Castle Hill Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
St James’ University Hospital
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Dewsbury and District Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital
Pontefract Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scunthorpe General Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Scarborough Hospital
The York Hospital


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Hospital Sites

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Doncaster Royal Infirmary
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Hospital
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust The Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern General Hospital
Royal Hallamshire Hospital