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Vascular Surgery:
Yorkshire & the Humber


This information was provided by:

Ms Louise Hitchman, ST3

1. Who is the training programme director?

Mr David Russell

2. Please list all the hospitals in your deanery (Vascular Centres)


Hull Royal Infirmary / Castle Hill Hospital

Leeds General Infirmary / St James Hospital

The York Hospital

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Royal Hallamshire / Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Bradford Royal Infirmary

3. Please list all the hospitals which provide General Surgery rotations for Vascular trainees, as well as the pattern of rotations

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Others may be available on request

4. How is the deanery subdivided? Where do trainees generally live? 

Not subdivided

Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, York, Beverley

5. How easy is it to commute to different sites?

                                                               Easy across            Easy across            Only appropriate              Not easy

                                                               all sites                   most sites               in some sites                     at all


Public Transport


Car parking availability

6. How are rotations are allocated?

Allocated at the end of each year

Trainees have the opportunity to give preference for rotations

7. Is there dedicated endovascular training available?


Yes there are endovascular training lists available and the deanery will support attendance to courses

8. How frequent is deanery teaching and where is it held?


ASPIRE residential course is held yearly for each training grade

9. Is there an established research infrastructure for trainees?

Journal Club

Trainee Collaborative

Clinical Trials Unit

Research Meetings/Presentation Days

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Post

NIHR Clinical Lecturer Posts also available

10. Are there affiliated medical schools?

Hull York Medical School

Leeds Medical School

Sheffield Medical School

11. Are there any Out of Programme Opportunities available in your region?


There is an opportunity to take OOP for opportunities such as research. These are organised and applied for on an individual basis.

12. Are there currently any less than full time (LTFT) trainees in your region?


13. Do any hospitals in the region have on-site childcare facilities?



14. Are there any other facts about your deanery that should be mentioned?


page updated April 2022
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