Core Medical Training

All of the hospitals included in the CMT North East & north Cumbria rotation have busy medical intakes.  Most hospitals within the rotation participate in the training of Newcastle University’s undergraduate medical students.

Health Education England in the North East and north Cumbria covers a large geographical area extending across Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and into North Yorkshire at its most Southern point.

Owing to its large geographical area, the region is subdivided into three with some overlap:

  • Northern Group - includes Cumberland Infirmary (Carlisle); Wansbeck Hospital (Ashington); Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Centre (Cramlington); North Tyneside General Hospital (North Shields); Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead); Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle upon Tyne); Freeman Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne).
  • Central Group - includes Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle upon Tyne); Freeman Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne); Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead); Sunderland Royal Hospital (Sunderland); South Tyneside District Hospital (South Shields); University Hospital of North Durham (Durham).
  • Southern Group - includes University Hospital of North Durham (Durham); Darlington Memorial Hospital (Darlington); University Hospital of North Tees (Stockton-on-Tees); James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough); Friarage Hospital (Northallerton)

ACCS (Acute Medicine)

Trainees on this programme may throughout their training be based at any of the following Trusts/hospitals within Health Education England - North East:

  • Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle upon Tyne); Freeman Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne); Sunderland Royal Hospital (Sunderland); North Tyneside General Hospital (North Shields); Wansbeck Hospital (Ashington); Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Centre (Cramlington); University Hospital of North Tees (Stockton-on-Tees); University Hospital of North Durham (Durham); Darlington Memorial Hospital (Darlington); Cumberland Infirmary (Carlisle); James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough).

Core Medical Training

All trainees rotate every 4 months and will be given 4 or 5 ‘Core’ posts (which include Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine and Acute Medicine) over their two years. Various other non-core specialties are available as follows:

  • Northern Group (haematology and oncology, renal medicine, rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, infectious diseases, medical microbiology and virology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, endocrinology and diabetes mellitus)
  • Central Group (haematology and oncology, haematology, renal medicine, rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, infectious diseases, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, intensive care medicine)
  • Southern Group (haematology, renal medicine, rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, infectious diseases, medical microbiology and virology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, intensive care medicine)

A list of the available rotations can be found herePlease note that rotations are subject to change.

You can find out more about the Core Medical Training programme in the North East and North Cumbria here.

ACCS (Acute Medicine)

Trainees on this programme rotate every 6 months. Year 1 is 6 months each in emergency medicine and acute medicine, year 2 is 6 months each in intensive care medicine and anaesthetics and the third year is higher acute internal medicine. This three year training programme fulfils the requirements for progression to Higher training in GIM, AIM or any of the JRCPTB specialties.

Here at HE North East, our commitment to our trainees is simple - we will offer you the highest quality training, supervision and support.

We work with 11 acute trusts (which include two specialist trusts, providing mental health and learning disabilities services), 13 primary care trusts, 196 general practice training practices, and 60 dental training practices.

People who train with us get much more than just high quality training. In addition to our first-class exam preparation, excellent clinical and academic supervision and the breadth of experience offered, we offer a high calibre of personal support.

You'll gain a breadth of experience in selected and supervised hospital posts throughout the area in large university acute hospitals, community hospitals and district general hospitals to ensure you get the training you need to give you a rewarding future career.

Within these areas you'll have the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally-recognised clinicians and leaders.

We create well-rounded doctors who are ready to become consultants through our leadership and development programmes - and the majority of our trainees secure local consultant posts.

GMC National Trainee Survey 2016 Results

The response rate for the 2016 National Trainee Survey was 98.3% which was a slight improvement on last year.  Overall within England we were ranked number one for 9 out of 15 of the indicators including clinical and educational supervision, supportive environment, handover, and reporting systems and we are ranked in the top 5 for the other six indicators.

For more information, including 5 year trend analysis please visit our national site.

From world-class NHS facilities and clinicians to stunning landscapes, towns and cities - our region has got it all. The quality of life is excellent, the cost of living is low and we have some of the most beautiful cities, coasts and countryside in the UK. Here are just some of the highlights…

  • Cost of living: The north east and north Cumbria are two of the best value regions in the UK. With no compromise on the quality of property, culture, cuisine and entertainment, you'll be amazed at how much further your money goes. Find out more…
  • Art and culture: Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced. But that's only the beginning of the thriving art and culture scene in our region. Find out more…
  • Foodie heaven: What do you do with some of the largest open spaces, cleanest seas and rivers and freshest air in England other than take it all in on a brisk walk? The answer is simple - you use it to produce some of the finest and freshest food in the country. Find out more…
  • Going off-road: You don't get puffins everywhere, but you do get them (in their thousands!) at the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland Coast. But puffins aren't the only thing you can see if you go off road - our region is a nature lover's paradise. Find out more…
  • A sporting chance:  If you think a long night shift is tiring, try sweating it out in the Great North Run, the world's biggest and best half marathon. And if hot-footing it from Newcastle to South Shields is not your thing, our region has a love of sport so strong and steadfast that there’s never a shortage of action. Find out more…
  • Star attractions: Did you know that the rural areas of Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have the darkest skies in England? Find out more…
  • Travel and transport: No matter where you end up training in our region, you can be sure that with great transport links and infrastructure, living here means you’re never far from what you need. And with some of the lowest commuting times in the country, you'll have more of the day to enjoy for yourself too. Find out more…
  • World heritage: The north east and north Cumbria is home to two stunning world heritage sites - Durham Castle and Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall. Find out more…

You can find out so much more about our region on our Find Your Place website. Why not join in the fun with our junior doctor challenge - check out #foundmyplace to find out about our top 50 challenges for you and tweet us your adventures! You can also get involved on our Facebook page, tweet us via Twitter or check out our YouTube page.