Core Surgery


London and South East (LaSE) Recruitment manage the recruitment for Core Surgical Training across England, Scotland and Wales.

Working alongside The Royal College of Surgeons England, The Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow and The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh we manage a centralised process aimed at delivering a fair and consistent process for all applicants.

For further information about Core Surgical training please click here.

Information and resources on Improving Surgical Training - click here 

Animation – What is improving surgical training - click here

For careers advice please visit the Health Careers Website.

Please note that the Prospectus supplementary handbook, post numbers and guidance can be found on the Oriel Website

Please refer to the HEE Guidance regarding COVID-19 and how it impacts on recruitment.

Head of School

Ms Celia Theodoreli-Riga is the Head of School of Surgery.

Deputy Head of School

Mr Dominic Nielsen is the Deputy Head of the London Postgraduate School of Surgery. Mr Nielsen is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital in London. His clinical interests are foot and ankle surgery and complex lower limb trauma. He is a keen advocate of surgical education and was previously the Training Programme Director for Higher Orthopaedics in South London.

Post Information

Indicative post numbers for the next recruitment round can be found on the Oriel advert under the document tab. Where possible we try and give an indication if a region will have any posts to enter in to the round but please be aware that these numbers are subject to change.

The final post numbers will be released around the time of interview and you will be given a minimum of 5 days to select your preferences. When preferences are opened you will be able to download a spreadsheet detailing the post information below. Should you have any questions about rotations of specific posts please direct these to the recruiting local HEE Office or Deanery in the first instance, contact details can be found here

Useful Information and Links

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