Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Sub-Specialty Training Posts Advanced Training 9

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 17 November 2017
Closing date 8 December 2017
Invitations to interview expected 3 January 2018
Interview dates 26 January 2018.

Health Education England supports the Training Interface Group in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery with recruitment to Advanced Training Fellowships (Sub-specialty Training).

We are currently recruiting 9 fellows that will have the opportunity to undertake 12 months of advanced training starting from the 22nd of July 2018.

The centres listed below are currently approved for training but are currently under review and a confirmed list will be published to candidates at time of invitation to interview.

  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital (Whiston) & Royal Liverpool Hospitals
  • University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust

These posts are suitable for existing surgical trainees in Plastic Surgery or Specialist Breast within General Surgery. 

Please refer to the person specification, to check the eligibility criteria, prior to submitting an application.  Full information to assist with your application is available under the resources tab.

The JCST website offers further information about the Oncoplastic Training Interface Program.

  • Who do I contact for further details regarding the fellowships?

    For further details regarding the recruitment process and how the fellowships are allocated please contact Health Education England (Severn) by:

    For further details regarding the fellowships please contact the the JCST.


  • Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my application or the application process?

    Health Education England (Severn) supports applicants with any questions regarding the application process including problems completing or submitting an application.


    Telephone Hotline: 01454 252610 (available 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday)

    Email: SEVRecruitment.SW@hee.nhs.uk (reply within 24 hours)

  • How do I check if I am eligible to apply for the fellowship posts?

    There is a person specification for the fellowship that states the eligibility criteria required.

    It is important that you include all relevant information to ensure your application is not filtered from the process during the longlisting checks.

  • When will the posts start?

    The posts are for a period of 12 months starting on the 22nd of July 2018 or nearest working day.

  • How will I indicate the location I would like to undertake the fellowship?

    Candidates will have the facility to indicate the training locations they would like to consider. We will provide candidates with a list of the training centres available with a request to rank them in order of preference.  

    We recommend candidates rank as many options as possible to increase the opportunity of receiving an offer.

    Following the interviews suitable candidates will be matched to training placements based on their rank at interview.

  • My CCT date is during the fellowship will it need to be deferred?

    It is a mandatory requirement for trainees to defer their CCT date if it falls within the period of the fellowship. It is important to agree this with your Training Programme Director prior to applying as trainees cannot take up a post without this agreement. The six months period of grace cannot be used within the period of the fellowship.

    Confirmation from your training programme director will be requested as part of the statement of support and this will be required at interview.

    If a CCT date is after the fellowship has been completed their is no requirement for the CCT date to be deferred.

  • Will I retain my NTN?

    Trainees will retain their current Training Number and their current training provider will remain responsible for undertaking the annual ARCP process.

  • Can I count this time towards my training?

    To enable the training in this post to be accredited a minimum of twelve months must be undertaken. The SAC in the parent specialty will also review assessments upon completion of the fellowship.

  • How do I apply for Out of Programme Experience (OOPT)?

    You will need to contact your current Health Education training provider to seek approval. This is carried out by the completion of an OOPT Form, which is usually available on your local LETB* website.

    This allows your local Health Education Office and the Royal College to track your training.  The posts do not have GMC approval and this will need to be applied for as part of the OOPT process.


    * formerly known as Deanery.

  • Will I need GMC approval to cover this period of training?

    Yes. You will need to apply for GMC approval to cover this training once you have accepted the post.