Your training

We are one of nine acute trusts which work within the Northern Deanery Foundation School.

Our trainees come from all over the world. We offer not only excellent training facilities but also encourage trainees of all ages and background to apply. There is an onsite junior doctors’ mess for trainees to utilise. We are also committed to helping those with families complete their training as well as encourage staff to take part in our healthy workforce schemes.

Simulation suite

We have invested in a revolutionary state of the art simulation suite, to provide you with an enhanced experience and opportunity to improve your skills. You’ll get to practice your medical skills on our life size simulators which are programmed to mimic medical conditions and respond to drugs and treatments. Your access to the simulators will increase your confidence and expertise. Access to high tech multimedia facilities ensures you are up to date with all current medical technologies.

We have introduced simulation to enhance patient safety. Simulation is also being used to support the trust’s work to address NCEPOD recommendations for managing the deteriorating patient. A number of projects have been successfully developed and implemented.


Respect for each other and our patients is at the heart of everything we do. So much so that that we are leading the way in the North East for foundation programme satisfaction. Ninety-nine per cent of our trainees have reported that they felt valued as a team member while training with us. See for yourself on the Northern Deanery website.

A further 89% of our trainees said they felt they had sufficient opportunity to meet their learning needs (and complete SLE/WBA) and 100% felt that their foundation training in this trust has helped them to develop the skills needed to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Brilliant input educationally and clinically from both the medical consultants on the ward. An experience that will never be forgotten and will build on my future learning and career.

F1 – orthogeriatrics.

IT and library facilities

North Tees and Hartlepool Knowledge and Information Service (KIS) provides library and information services to staff and students at North Tees Hospital (NTE) and Hartlepool Hospital (HAR) as well as supporting Trust staff working within the community. Information services are delivered from one library site based at North Tees Hospital.

  • Access to the Knowledge & Information Service is available 24/7using a swipe card system. The library is staffed from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
  • The library has 6 PCs and provides 6 dedicated study areas equipped with hubs for mobile device use. Free WiFi is available. Self-service issue for issue/return for books and self-service iPad loan (12 devices).
  • Our purpose is to help you access relevant, up-to-date, evidence-based information to support your day-to-day work, research and professional development.
  • Our aim is to make information available electronically, so that you can access it where and when you need it including at the point of care.
  • Access a wide range of online resources using your OpenAthens account:
    – BMJ Best Practice
    – ClinicalKey
    – Dynamed
    – KnowledgeShare
    – Links to Regional and National resources

We also have a wide selection of print books covering aspects of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Management, Health and Wellbeing, as well as student set texts and exam books. Search the library catalogue to find print and ebooks. Any book or journal article not held within the library can be requested for you.

We offer a friendly, efficient and responsive service and we are keen to tailor our services to better meet your needs.

New Library Catalogue

We have a new and improved library catalogue offering access to a wide range of print and e-book resources.

Access the new library catalogue here.

Use the discovery tool to search for a specific book or to browse for items.

You can limit your search to resources held by North Tees library or you can access collections held at seven other North East NHS Trusts.

There are over 30,000 print books and thousands of latest edition e-books to choose from as well as a host of other resources.

Existing library members can access their library account by logging in with their library membership card (barcode number) to update personal information, check the number of items currently on loan, view dates for return and request books.

The first time you log in to your account using the new catalogue click the ‘set/reset password’ button to create a new password

New features include:

  • Improved search tools for easy refinement when searching.
  • Access to a wide range of North East Health Library resources.
  • Automatic book renewals, to help save you time and to enable you to keep. items longer unless they are requested by another borrower.
  • Create your own person lists of items or ‘virtual bookshelf’.
  • Manage and update your personal information.

Not a library member yet? Simply click on the link below, complete the registration from and e-mail it to the library at

Contact Information

Debbie Elliott
01642 624790

Carl Higgins
Library Officer
01642 624789

Out of all the rotations I have had surgery is by far the best. I have really loved every minute and I am looking forward to pursuing a career in surgery.

F2 – surgery – urology.


You will complete a fixed two year rotational programme. We know from feedback that this offers a much more rounded experience.

Trainee testimonial