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Recruitment to Core Surgical Training is coordinated nationally. For information about recruitment please see our CST recruitment page.

Core Surgical Training

Core Surgical Training prepares trainees for higher surgical training. The two year programme follows the ISCP curriculum which includes generic skills applicable to all surgeons and prepares trainees for their choice of specialty.

Trainees are required to apply for their choice of (uncoupled) higher surgical specialty training via a competitive application process part way-through their second year of Core Surgical Training.

Rotations are generally organised around one of the three sub-regions (West, East, or South) however trainees may rotate throughout the region if required by the Training Programme Directors. Trainees are appointed to two year themed rotations and spend twelve months within the theme specialty and twelve months within affiliated specialties.

Trainees rotate on the first Wednesday of August and the first Wednesday of February.  

The following hospitals are included on the Core Surgery rotation:

West South East
Airedale General Hospital Barnsley General Hospital Castle Hill Hospital
Bradford Royal Infirmary Doncaster Royal Infirmary Hull Royal Infirmary
Calderdale Royal Hospital Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield  Scunthorpe General Hospital
Harrogate District Hospital Rotherham General Hospital Scarborough General Hospital
Leeds General Infirmary Sheffield Children's Hospital York District Hospital
St James' University Hospital    
Dewsbury and District Hospital     
Pinderfields General Hospital    

For more information about these hospitals and links to the trusts, please see our training locations page.


The Core Surgical Training webinars can be viewed by the following links:

Core Surgical Training Recruitment Webinar Monday 31 October 2022

Core Surgical Training Recruitment & the Portfolio Assessment Wednesday 2 November 2022  


Training Programme Directors

There are three Training Programme Directors for Core Surgery: Mr Nehemiah SamuelMr Adam Barlow, Ms Emma Collins

Curriculum Delivery Approver: Mr Nehemiah Samuel

The Educational Facilitator for Core Surgery is Mr Graham Radcliffe


Your Training Programme Director will change for each placement according to the table below:

Ms Emma Collins Mr Nehemiah Samuel Mr Adam Barlow
Airedale General Hospital Bradford Royal Infirmary Castle Hill Hospital
Calderdale Royal Hospital Barnsley General Hospital Hull Royal Infirmary
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Northern General Hospital Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby   
Harrogate District Hospital Royal Hallamshire Hospital Scunthorpe General Hospital
Leeds General Infirmary Sheffield Children's Hospital Scarborough General Hospital
St James' University Hospital Rotherham General Hospital York District Hospital
Dewsbury and District Hospital   Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Pinderfields General Hospital    
The Training Programme Director responsible for all academic trainees (ACFs) is Ms Emma Collins.

Trainees should register their placements on ISCP within one month of taking up their post, selecting the TPD for the placement from the table above and the AES and CS allocated by their trust. Your AES and CS will change for each placement and will be identified in the Work Schedule that you receive before commencing the post.

College Tutors

RCS Surgical Tutors are located in each hospital/trust:

Airedale General Hospital: Mr James Tyler
Bradford Royal Infirmary: Mr David Dickson
Calderdale and Huddersfield: Miss Tamsyn Grey
Harrogate District Hospital: Mr John Simpson
Leeds Teaching Hospitals: Mr Jim TiernanMr Alistair YoungMr Andrew Robson; Miss Emma Collins; Miss Bhanu Lakshminaravan
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals: Miss Rupa SarkarMr Muhammad Elmussareh

Hull University Teaching Hospitals: Mr Richard Pinder
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole: Mr Daniel Omonbude
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals: Mr Andy Kordowicz

Barnsley District Hospital: Miss Alison Payne
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals: Mr Sashi Yeluri
Northern General Hospital: Mr Veeraraghavan Chidambaram-Nathan
Rotherham General Hospital: Mr Andrew Legg
Royal Hallamshire Hospital: Mr Sanjeev Pathak
Sheffield Children’s Hospital: Mr Richard Lindley

Chesterfield Royal Hospital: Mr Harjeet Narula