North West School of Surgery - Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

North West Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery


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Welcome to Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Training in the North West



Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (OMFS) is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. 



Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery training in HEE North West is divided between two sectors, Greater Manchester and Lancashire ‘Eastern Sector’ and Liverpool and North Wales rotation or ‘Western Sector’. Please select one of the following for further information on each sector:

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

West Sector (Mersey) – Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales (former Mersey Deanery)


There are 23 training posts ST3-ST7 across the HEE NW region.



Please Note
Two ST3+ posts are Welsh NTNs and recruited at national recruitment through the Wales Deanery as ‘North Wales rotation’ but these posts are within the Liverpool and North Wales rotation and considered just the same as the other STs with North West NTNs. Please contact the TPD for further information.



OMFS Training Programme Director



Miss Anne Begley

Aintree University Hospital
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Aintree
Lower Lane
L9 7AL




OMFS 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 OMFS



Ian Griffiths, Programme Support Administrator

Ian Griffiths is based at our Manchester office at Three Piccadilly Place.

Tel: 0161 268 9575




National OMFS ST1 and ST3 Recruitment



National Recruitment for ST1 (run-thorugh) and ST3 OMFS is managed by HEE South West.


external link icon Click here to go to HEE South West's Recruitment website for OMFS ST1

external link icon Click here to go to HEE South West's Recruitment website for OMFS ST3

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

external link icon ST1/ST3 Person specifications

external link icon JCST: Surgical selection in the UK



Interested in Training in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery?



Register On-line NOW!

The Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (OMFS) and the British Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons (BAOMS) invites those, in the UK, interested in training in our specialty to register their interest on-line. We especially recommend registration to those with dual medical and dental qualifications (required for higher training in OMFS) and who are applying for CT and ST posts in 2017-18.


This registration is NOT an application for any training post.

Those registering are sent up-to-date information on recruitment and the specialty. 

To register click the link at – from the surgeon with the head-light or directly at


Junior Trainee Programme in OMFS

Those who register their interest in OMFS will receive information about the JTP OMFS. This is a mentoring/supervision programme designed to run in parallel to others training posts or studies.


Junior Trainee Group in OMFS

The JTG is the group within BAOMS where trainees aiming for specialty training in OMFS share support and and information.



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 and 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 29 January 2020