Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Chair of Training Interface Group: Mr M Ragbir

College Contact: Megan Warde, Specialty Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 7

Length of fellowships: 12 months

Commencing: 22nd July

Parent Specialties: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery

Training Centres: 

  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Manchester Royal Infirmary; Christie Head & Neck Cancer Centre
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary & Southern General Hospital
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Hull Royal Infirmary; East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Castle Hill Hospital
  • Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust; John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Manchester & Penine)
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Freeman Hospital; Newcastle/Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Selly Oak Hospital

7 fellows are appointed annually to advanced training positions in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. There are currently 10 centres approved for training and trainees have the opportunity to preference which of the centres they would consider training within as part of the application process.




Are posted in annually around January on NHS Jobs, Health Education South West and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees. Current vacancies can be seen on the Sub-Specialty Training Posts section of the website.


The window for application is usually 4 weeks in length. It is important to check the closing date as late applications are not accepted. All applications are completed online through the national system, Oriel.


As part of the recruitment process candidates will be required to bring two references with them to the interviews; one of these must be from the Training Programme Director.


Are usually held in March each year.