Combined Infection Training ST3.

Combined Infection Training in Yorkshire and the Humber 

This training programme offers dual training opportunities in Medical Microbiology, Virology, General Internal Medicine.

In order to assess your suitability for this training programme please refer to the Person Specifications on the Specialty Training website.

The expected duration of this training programme is 5 years subject to satisfactory progression. The actual duration may depend on the circumstances of individual trainees.

Trainees in this specialty have the option to train in General Internal Medicine which would result in them having dual accreditation at the end of their training


In Yorkshire we run the following types of infection posts currently as Core infection training and higher specialist training posts

Infectious diseases/Medical Microbiology (ID/MM)

Pure Medical Microbiology (MM)

Infectious Diseases (ID)/General internal medicine (GIM)

Infectious diseases/Virology (ID/V)

We also advertise academic fellow posts from time to time across East/West Yorkshire


Trainees in CIT will have the opportunities of working in the larger centres of Leeds, Bradford and Hull or the smaller but experience rich hospitals in Harrogate, York and Halifax/Calderdale

Between all centres, virtually every medical subspecialty is covered and opportunities for training are therefore vast within a small compact geographical area.


Yorkshire is a delightful place to live and work. The local population is very friendly and house prices/rentals are much more reasonable than other areas of the country which is important to think about when thinking of a longer term appointment and the possibility of staying on as a consultant in a region.

Yorkshire has much going for it. Within easy reach are several National Parks and the Coast and the city centres are culturally rich with a large selection of pop concerts (Leeds FD arena), theatre, opera, orchestral works and musicals regularly performed by the country’s leading musical institutions (e.g Opera North and The Leeds piano competition etc.).

If further information is required please feel free to contact either

Dr Penny Lewthwaite TPD in ID ( )

Dr Nicola Young TPD in MM (


Physician recruitment in 2021

Please read the below news article published by the Royal College of Physicians to see how the change in the IMT (formally CMT) curriculum affects your current training and future applications to specialty recruitment posts.

A full guidance document entitled “Physician Recruitment – Indicative Guidance Regarding...” is also available from


Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process

The National Recruitment Office for Infectious Diseases is The Royal College of Physicians.

For information about the recruitment process, including timelines and information about how to apply, please visit their website.

Applications Open:  At 10am, Wednesday 29 January 2020

Applications Close:  At 4pm, Wednesday 19 February 2020


Interviews dates and times are to be confirmed.


Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber has the following vacancies:


Start Date


Indicative Vacancies




August 2021 ST3 1 MM


August 2021 ST3

1 in Virology

1 in ID/ Med Micro


Start Dates:

This recruitment process is for posts commencing between August 2020 and December 2020. The start date of individual posts will be confirmed during preferencing.

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time.


Programme Information

Training Locations

A list of the trusts and training locations within the training programme is provided below:



Hospital Sites

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Airedale General Hospital
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Barnsley Hospital
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Bradford Royal Infirmary
St Luke’s Hospital
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust  Calderdale Royal Hospital
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Bassetlaw Hospital
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Montagu Hospital
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Harrogate District Hospital
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Castle Hill Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Chapel Allerton Hospital
Leeds Dental Institute
Leeds General Infirmary
Seacroft Hospital
St James’ University Hospital
Wharfedale Hospital
Mid Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust Dewsbury and District Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital
Pontefract Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Goole and District Hospital
Scunthorpe General Hospital
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Hospital
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust The Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Jessop Wing
Northern General Hospital
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Weston Park Hospital
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Scarborough Hospital
The York Hospital