North West School of Surgery - Otolaryngology (ENT)

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North West Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the whole range of medical and surgical problems affecting the ear, nose and throat and surrounding anatomical areas.

East Sector
West Sector

Otolaryngology (ENT) training in NHS England – North West operates as a single region and anyone appointed to the north west will rotate around the whole of the north west. However, historically the region was divided between two sectors. 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 and Merseyside (former Mersey Deanery)


Key Contacts

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Mr Samit Ghosh,
Otolaryngology (ENT) Training Programme Director

Based at Royal Oldham Hospital


NHS England – North West Programme Support for Otolaryngology (ENT)

Programme Support Officer for Surgery

Angela McMahon

Angela is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place
Tel: 0161 268 9513


Otolaryngology (ENT) Curriculum

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

Certification Guidelines:

Post-August 2021 curriculum ("new" curriculum)


National Otolaryngology (ENT) ST3 Recruitment

National Recruitment for ST3 Otolaryngology is managed by NHS England – Yorkshire and the Humber.


external link icon Click here to go to NHS England – Yorkshire and the Humber's Recruitment website

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

external link icon ST3 Otolaryngology person specifications

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HEE North West mapOtolaryngology (ENT) in North West England

Sector: N/A - trainees are appointed to the whole North West Region
Vacancies: 5
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST3
Programme Length: 72 months

Applications CLOSED

Please Note

Trainees appointed to ST3 will spend the early years of specialty training predominantly in their chosen sector (Cheshire and Merseyside or Greater Manchester and Lancashire) to gain general competencies and for later subspecialty years, training is delivered across the whole of the NHS England – North West region.


NHS England – 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 | Email:

Policies and Procedures

Revalidation | Form R | 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 NHS England – North West (on Policies and Procedures page)


Page Last Updated 25 October 2022