Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber


Neurosurgery training is a run-through training programme. Entry is at the ST1 level with ST1/ST2/ST3 the initial stage, ST4/ST5 the intermediate stage and ST6/7/8 the final. A national neurosurgical selection committee appoints and allocates trainees. 

ST1 trainees will rotate through Neurology, Neuro-Intensive Care and Neurosurgery. ST2 spend a period of up to 4-6 months in another surgical speciality or Accident & Emergency. 
The remaining years ST3-8 are entirely Neurosurgical. The final years (ST6-8) incorporate a year of special interest training.

National recruitment is coordinated by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber and admits trainees to ST1, 2 and 3.

Trainees start or rotate on the first Wednesday of October.  

The hospitals included on the Neurosurgery rotation are as follows:


North South
Leeds General Infirmary Hull Royal Infirmary
  Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield


View full details of all hospitals


Useful links:

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Leeds Neurosurgery (A departmental site by the team based at LTHT)


Training Programme Director

Training Programme Director: Mr Nick Phillips

Deputy Training Programme Director: Mr Sinha Saurabh