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 The Yorkshire and Humber region is exciting, diverse and, geographically, one of the largest Deaneries. The Deanery covers the counties of North, East, South and West Yorkshire together with North Lincolnshire and includes some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK.


The deanery has a single training programme, but there are two geographically distinct rotations. You can express a preference for one or other rotation and, in response to training needs, you'll be able to move throughout the region.

If you require further information, email Alison Downey
(BSoT rep for this region) or use her Twitter feed

Training Units

 The two training rotations are shown below:

  North Rotation   South Rotation
  Airedale General Hospital, Keighley
  Bradford Royal Infirmary
  Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
  Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
  Harrogate District Hospital
  Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
  St James's University Hospital, Leeds
  York District Hospital
  Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
  Rotherham General Hospital
  Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

The Training Programme Director (TPD) for Yorks & Humber is Mr Derek Rosario, based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield. If you wish to contact the TPD, please click here to send an email

Training Programme

Trainees in the deanery have exposure to all subspecialities during their rotation, including the opportunity for a 6-month rotation to the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit.

Robotic-assisted surgery is done in a number of hospitals.

There is no specific paediatric urology rotation but opportunities for experience are available in the deanery.

Achieving indicative numbers has not been an issue in the deanery. 


Teaching Programme

Trainees are required to attend mandatory, monthly training days which are protected.

The training programme rolls over two years and covers the FRCS syllabus; many sessions are led by experts in the field (of which there are many in the deanery). Simulation training days are also provided, depending on ST level, for female/reconstruction surgery and laparoscopic nephrectomy.

The Medical Education Simulation Hub (MESH) is based in Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and boasts a range of simulation training including TURP, URS and a laparoscopic mentor. Trainees are able to book sessions in the simulation suite at a time that suits them.

An annual mock viva takes place in March for every trainee, to help prepare for the viva section of the FRCS Urol.


Research and Audit

There is a strong emphasis on research and academic work in Yorkshire & Humber, with the opportunity for PhD or Masters' programmes within the region.

The Yorkshire Urology Audit Group meeting takes place every year in November, and all trainees are strongly supported to submit audit or research projects for poster/podium presentation.

Attendance at international meetings such as BAUS or EAU is appropriately supported with study leave.


The Bottom Line

The deanery combines superb shopping, entertainment and a lively pub/club culture with stunning countryside and coastline.

Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque areas in the UK. It includes two of the UK's twelve National Parks - the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales - whilst a third, the Peak District, borders the region to the south west.

As well as the attractions of cities such as Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield, you'll have easy access to numerous smaller cities and towns including York, Harrogate and Hull.

You can also visit typical market towns such as Settle, Thirsk and Penistone, or take a trip to the coast to visit long-established seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey.

Click here to see contacts, hospitals and administrative information for this region

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