North West School of Surgery - Neurosurgery



Welcome to Neurosurgery Training in the North West


Neurosurgery encompasses the diagnosis assessment and surgical management of disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, central nervous system and spinal cord.



Neurosurgery training in HEE North West is divided between two sectors and each have their own Training Programme Director. Please select one of the following for further information on each sector:

East Sector (North Western) – Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria (former North Western Deanery)


Educational Opportunities


There is a structured Northern regional teaching programme which is compulsory. This includes trainees from units in Manchester, Preston, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull.


Audit and Teaching


All trainees should be actively involved in audit on an ongoing basis and be in a position to demonstrate this at annual appraisal and ARCP interviews.


Teaching and Leadership Opportunities


Teaching of less experienced medical colleagues, medical students, nurses and other paramedical staff is an integral part of the post and all trainees are expected to be involved in this.


Neurosurgery Curriculum


external link icon For the most up to date syllabus and curriculum, please visit the ISCP website

external link icon JCST Certification Guidelines


HEE North West Programme Support for Neurosurgery


Angela McMahon, Programme Support Officer

Angela McMahon is based at our Manchester office at Three Piccadilly Place.

Tel: 0161 268 9513



National Neurosurgery ST1 & ST3 Recruitment


National Recruitment for ST1 & ST3 Neurosurgery is managed by HEE Yorkshire and the Humber.

external link icon Click here to go to HEE Yorkshire and the Humber's Recruitment website

external link icon Click here to go to the National HEE Recruitment Website (includes Timelines, Guidance, Competition Ratios etc.)

external link icon ST3 Person specifications

external link icon JCST: Surgical selection in the UK


Neurosurgery ACF Recruitment


Recruitment to Neurosurgery Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) posts in the North West is managed by HEE North West.

Click here to go to HEE North West's Recruitment website


HEE North West Links


Training Support Network

SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training)

Study Leave | Email:

Out of Programme (OOP) information

Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

Policies & Procedures

Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | Email:

Leadership courses (Medical Leadership Fellowships, Postgraduate Module in Medical Leadership)

Education courses (PG Certificate in Workplace Based Postgraduate Medical Education Fellowship) | Email:

Careers advice

Intra-LETB Transfer Policy for transferring between sectors within HEE NW (on Policies and Procedures page)


Page Last Updated 20 June 2018