Throughout this website and all accompanying documentation, we will refer to all bodies across the UK to which candidates apply for places on ST3 programmes as regions. This is for simplicity because there is variation in the terms for these organisations.

Additionally, in some specialties regions cluster together for recruitment so the term region can be used to represent a cluster of regions.

In this section you can find summary information about each region as well as links to more detailed information.


Postgraduate medical training in England is overseen by Health Education England (HEE). HEE work across 13 local areas grouped into four regions. This section of the website has a page for each local area region with summary information about each. 

The notable exception is in London and Kent, Surrey & Sussex where there are four local areas but a single team who manage recruitment.

Devolved nations

Outside of England, the following bodies are responsible for medical education and training: