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

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North West Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery

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.

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Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (OMFS) training in NHS England – North West is 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, Merseyside and North Wales (former Mersey Deanery)


There are 23 training posts ST3-ST7 across the NHS England – North West region.


Key Contacts

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Mr Sherif Bayoumi,
OMFS Training Programme Director

Based at North Manchester General Hospital


NHS England – North West Programme Support for Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Programme Support Administrator for Surgery

Ian Griffiths

Ian Griffiths is based at our Manchester Office at Three Piccadilly Place
Tel: 0161 268 9575


Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery 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 Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery ST1 and ST3 Recruitment

National Recruitment for ST3 OMFS is managed by NHS England – South West


external link icon Click here to go to NHS England – South West'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 Person specifications

external link icon JCST:Surgical selection in the UK

HEE North West mapOral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in North West England

Sector: East (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria)
Vacancies: 1
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST3
Programme Length: 60 months

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED

HEE North West mapOral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in North West England

Sector: West (Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales)
Vacancies: 2
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST3
Programme Length: 60 months

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED

HEE North West mapOral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in Wales

Sector: North Wales rotation (North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside)
Vacancies: 1 - please contact HEIW for information
Start Date: 7 August 2024
Grade: ST3
Programme Length: 60 months
Please note these posts are recruited to Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and not NHS England, but some placements are within NHS England's Cheshire and Merseyside footprint.

Apply via Oriel

Applications CLOSED

Please Note

For doctors appointed to ST1, training during ST1 and ST2 follow the Core Surgical Curriculum. For the details of tracks for ST1/2, please see the track detials on the Core Surgcial Training pages).

Please Note

Two ST3+ posts are Welsh NTNs and recruited at national recruitment through Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW - formerly the Wales Deanery) as ‘North Wales rotation’ but these posts are within the Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales rotation.


From August 2022 HEIW are also recruiting an ST1 run-through post as 'North Wales rotation' - this will be based in North Wales for ST1/2 before running through into the Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales rotation from ST3.


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 2019-20.


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 doctors aiming for specialty training in OMFS share support and and information.


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 3 November 2023