In the North East and North Cumbria, we are consistently proven to deliver excellence in postgraduate medical training and career development.  We have been ranked number one in England for overall satisfaction for six years running in the GMC annual training survey.


Our aim is to produce doctors who are well equipped with the necessary competencies to progress to post-foundation training. We are committed to providing the very best care we can for our patients. This goes hand in hand with training our doctors of today and tomorrow.


We want you to be the very best that you can be and we will do our best to help, support and guide you if you choose us for your training.  If you choose north Cumbria for your foundation training you can receive a £7,000 payment as part of the targeted enhanced recruitment scheme.

I have loved this place ever since I moved here for university. The people have been so friendly and welcoming from day one and you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer. I have spent most of my time studying and working in James Cook hospital, I feel it offers all the excitement and variety of a tertiary specialist hospital whilst maintaining a very friendly district general hospital feel.

I have felt very supported working in the hospitals here. Northumbria trust deals with a lot of general medicine which I feel is important to get experience in as a new doctor.

The deanery and hospitals here are really keen to take into account trainees experiences, they frequently ask us for feedback and they actually do respond to it, which does make a change, it feels like your voice is being heard.” 

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