Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Chair of Training Interface Group: Ms N Timoney

College Contact: Nadia Permall, Speciality Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 3

Length of fellowships: 12 month option to extend to 24 months

Commencing: Four months after the point of offer

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

Training Centres

There are currently 8 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.

Fellows are appointed annually to advanced training positions in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. The numbers appointed are regulated by workforce force planning.


Lead Trainer 

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mr I Sharp

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Mr M Devlin 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr A Smyth

Mr P Hodgkinson

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Ms N Timoney

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Ms V Beale



Advertisements will be posted on NHS jobs and Oriel. If they are not listed and you would like to find out the next opening dates please email us, or phone us on 01454 252610.


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 with them to the interviews 2 references. One of the references must be from your Training Programme Director.


Interview are held on an ad hoc basis, please contact the recruitment team for more details on specific recruitment timelines