World-class NHS facilities and clinicians mean our healthcare system is a great place to train. Whether you're at the start of your career as a foundation doctor, dentist or pharmacist, or planning your next move in specialty training, finding your place with us is a great decision.  


Choosing the right place to undertake your foundation training is one of the most important career decisions you’ll ever make as this formative training is the cornerstone of your future medical career.


People who undertake their specialty training in the North East and North Cumbria 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 provided, we offer excellent personal support. 


Our GP training programmes offer high quality taught courses with a complete range of experiences in general practice from stunning rural areas to vibrant inner city areas. 


With a strong track record of some of the highest NHS performance and outstanding training opportunities, we believe our NHS trusts are the very best place in the country to undertake your pre-registration pharmacy training. 


The North East and North Cumbria offers outstanding training opportunities in psychiatry. Our psychiatry training programme received top ratings from trainees in the 2018 GMC training survey and our region was rated as number one in 16 of the 18 GMC’s training quality indicators.



Our programmes attract trainees from all over the country thanks to our reputation for high quality training with well-regarded trainers in a part of the country that is welcoming and vibrant.



Our region is recognised as a leader in the delivery of formal, high quality research training and has dedicated integrated clinical academic training pathways.

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