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North Yorkshire



Airedale General Hospital

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

Harrogate District Hospital

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Hull Royal Infirmary

Leeds General Infirmary

Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield

Scarborough General Hospital

Scunthorpe General Hospital

York District Hospital

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Rotation Highlights

The North Yorkshire deanery in fact encompasses North, East and West Yorkshire which means this large deanery has a huge amount to offer. With 2 Major Trauma Centres and a large number of DGHs, all sub-specialties are well represented here. There are currently 68 trainees across the North region, making it one of the largest deaneries. As a result of this, the deanery has embraced equality and diversity and everyone is made to feel welcome with trainees from all backgrounds, genders, sexuality and LTFT trainees being represented here!

Over the last few years, it has been our pleasure to see the dedication of our exceptional trainers be recognised at a national level with 2 winners of national TOTY by Ms Sally Hobson and Ms Laura Deriu and a close runner up of national TOTY with Mr Graham Radcliffe in the last 4 years.

The deanery continues to prioritise training and currently runs regular bootcamps for incoming ST3s as well as ST5/6 bootcamp focussed around non-technical skills. All trainees are released from clinical duties as standard for deanery teaching on a weekly basis (Fri PM) and for biannual mock FRCS examinations. Trainees are encouraged by the TPD staff to undertake additional OOP experiences and are supported with the facilitation of this wherever possible. With a number of prestigious surgeons and events running in our region, as local trainees we are also given priority and sometimes full funding to attend internationally recognised courses such as those run by Professor Giannoudis in Leeds. Not to forget, the region also hosts a registrar’s day annually to showcase our research and to enjoy a black tie evening event with our colleagues (and friends)!

As a large geographical area, this deanery does have its challenges. However, the quality of training delivered and the support for trainees appears to far outweigh any drawbacks from longer commute times with some individual placements. As a result, the number of local trainees who choose to remain in the region to continue their consultant career is incredibly high which is a testament to the region and the people who work here. We are immensely proud of our region and would welcome anyone to come and join us!


Sam Sharkey

Hello! My name is Sam Sharkey and I am an ST5 on the rotation. I was elected to be the regional rep for 2023-2025.

North Yorkshire
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