Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Paediatric Surgery ST3 - Round 1.

Paediatric Surgery in Yorkshire and the Humber

Paediatric surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases, trauma and malfunctions of the childhood years, spanning the foetal to teenage period.

Specialist paediatric surgery includes:

  • neonatal surgery (mostly the surgery of congenital abnormalities)
  • major intestinal surgery of infants and children
  • major trauma surgery
  • children’s cancer surgery
  • paediatric urology

Common procedures include:

  • head and neck surgery (cysts, tumours, etc.)
  • thoracic surgery (oesophageal, lung and bronchial anomalies)
  • abdominal surgery
  • operations of kidneys, bladder and ureters
  • correction of external genitalia
  • treatment of anorectal anomalies
  • treatment for trauma

Paediatric Surgery training in the UK takes place in a number of consortiums in order to provide broad exposure to paediatric surgery. Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is part of the Northern Consortium which also includes Health Education East Midlands and Health Education North East. 

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 six 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 Paediatric Surgery is Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

For information about the recruitment process, including timelines and information about how to apply, please visit the national Paediatric Surgery recruitment webpage.


The vacancy numbers for Paediatric Surgery will be published on the National Paediatric Surgery recruitment webpage.

Start Dates

This recruitment process is for posts commencing in October 2014. The start date of individual posts will be provided during preferencing. 

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

Programme Information

Rotation Details

Trainees may be placed in any of the training sites within the consortium. Trainees rotate on the first Wednesday of October. Some trainees may also rotate on the first Wednesday of April.  For the 2014 rotation these dates will be 7 October 2015 and 6 April 2016.

Trainees may be placed in any of the training sites within the consortium.

Training Locations

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


Hospital Sites

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust The Sheffield Children’s Hospital
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Royal Victoria Infirmary
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Nottingham University Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Leicester Royal Infirmary