North West School of Surgery - Neurosurgery

North West Neurosurgery

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 and South Cumbria (former North Western Deanery)

West Sector (Mersey) – Cheshire and Merseyside (former Mersey Deanery)

HEE North West Programme Support for Neurosurgery

Programme Support Officer for Surgery

Angela McMahon

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

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

Certification Guidelines:

Pre-August 2021 curriculum ("old" curriculum)

Post-August 2021 curriculum ("new" curriculum)

National Neurosurgery ST3 Recruitment

National Recruitment for ST3 Neurosurgeryis 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

HEE North West mapNeurosurgery in North West England

Sector: East (Greater Manchester and Lancashire)
Vacancies: TBC
Start Date: 3 August 2022
Grade: ST1/2
Programme Length: 84/96 months

Applications open 4 Nov 2021 at 10am

HEE North West mapNeurosurgery in North West England

Sector: West (Cheshire and Merseyside)
Vacancies: TBC
Start Date: 3 August 2022
Grade: ST1/2
Programme Length: 84/96 months

Applications open 4 Nov 2021 at 10am

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 mapNeurosurgery ACF in North West England

Sector: East (Greater Manchester and Lancashire) - University of Manchester
Vacancies: 1
Start Date: 3 August 2022
Grade: ST1
Programme Length: 96 months (36 months as ACF)
Apply via Oriel

Applications close 4 Nov 2021 at 4pm

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 | 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