Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery ST1/ST3

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) training in Yorkshire and the Humber

The specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry and is recognised within Europe as defined under the medical directives.

The scope of the specialty is extensive and includes the diagnosis and management of facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.

The expected duration of this training programme is 7 Years at ST1 or 5 years at ST3 subject to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees.

Before before beginning your application please read through all the relevant information available on the national recruitment website and associated links

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

The syllabus for competencies can be downloaded from the ISCP website.

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process


Round 2 recruitment for posts starting in February 2019 will begin on Tuesday 31 July 2018. Applications will open from 10:00 on Tuesday 31 July and will close at 16:00 on Thursday 16 August 2018.

National recruitment for OMFS is co-ordinated by Health Education South West. For information about the recruitment process, including about how to apply, please see the National Recruitment Office. Please ensure that you read the candidate guide to ensure that you are fully aware of the process involved and any new changes to that process.

All applications will be through the Oriel recruitment portal​.


Round 2 interviews for all vacancies will be run nationally by Health Education South West. The interviews will take place on Thursday 20 September 2018

For those attending the interviews, please note that any travel expense claims will be dealt with by the region hosting the interviews. Please ensure that you submit your claim as soon as you can after the event to avoid any claims being refused.


Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber have the following Haematology vacancies in Round 2:

Grade Region Vacancy Numbers Details
ST1 West/East Yorkshire tbc ST1 vacancies are not included in round 2 
ST3 West/East Yorkshire 2-3 tbc Further details to follow

Please see the National Recruitment website for further vacancy information.

Start Dates

Round 2 posts will start in February 2019, however, post start dates will be confirmed through Oriel during preferencing and when offers are made.

Deferrals may be granted but are only possible for the reasons listed within the Gold Guide. It is only possible to grant deferrals if you have a ‘statutory’ reason, such as ill health or maternity leave. If you are offered a post but do need to defer, we ask that you contact the recruitment team (specialtyrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk) as soon as possible after accepting your offer.

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

Programme Information

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber has two seperate OMFS training programmes

  • Yorkshire and the Humber (West and East)
  • Trent (East Midlands and South Yorkshire)


Yorkshire and Humber (West/East)

Rotation Details

Expected rotation arrangements for this training programme are available on the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber School of Surgery (OMFS) website.

Training Locations

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


Hospital Sites

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Bradford Royal Infirmary
St Luke’s Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
St James’ University Hospital
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Pinderfields Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The York Hospital

Trent (East Midlands and South Yorkshire)

Rotation details and training locations for the Trent rotation are available on the Health Education East Midlands website.