Plastic Surgery ST3.
Plastic Surgery in Yorkshire and the Humber
Plastic surgery is a broad, varied and exciting field of surgery. Primarily concerned with the restoration of form and function, plastic surgeons manage conditions affecting all areas of the body and all age groups, from neonates to the elderly.
Although most consultants participate in on call rotas and maintain a broad base of skills, most develop a specialist interest in one or more of the following areas:
- Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
- Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery (including craniofacial abnormalities)
- Breast Surgery
- Hand and Upper Limb Surgery
- Burns surgery
- Skin and soft tissue tumours
- Lower limb trauma
- Aesthetic surgery
- Academic Plastic Surgery
- Paediatric Plastic Surgery
One of the most fulfilling aspects of plastic surgery is the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in other surgical specialties. Plastic surgeons often operate alongside surgeons working in Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Breast Surgery.
Plastic surgery is also closely allied to Aesthetic Surgery; the techniques learnt as part of reconstructive training can readily be applied to alter parts of the body to improve their appearance.
Plastic Surgery is the most diverse of all the surgical specialties operating on all age groups from the newborn to elderly, male and female and as you can see from the sub-specialties throughout the body. As a result there is a field of Plastic Surgery to welcome almost any surgical trainee.
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 National Recruitment Office for Plastic Surgery is London Shared Services.
For information about the recruitment process, including timelines and information about how to apply, please visit their website.
Round 1 applications are now closed
The vacancy numbers for Plastic Surgery will be published on the National Recruitment Office's website.
This recruitment process is for posts commencing in 2020. The start date of individual posts will be confirmed during preferencing.
All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time.
Trainees rotate annually in October although rotations may take place at other times depending on the needs of trainees and the training programme.
A list of the trusts and training locations within the training programme is provided below:
|Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Bradford Royal Infirmary|
|Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust||Castle Hill Hospital|
|Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust||Leeds General Infirmary|
|Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust||Pinderfields Hospital|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Northern General Hospital|