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Lead Employer Trust for Junior Doctors

The Lead Employer Trust (LET) is hosted by Northumbria Trust. It operates under a service level agreement to 11 host Training Trusts in the North East and Cumbria.

The LET is based at Health Education North East based at Waterfront 4, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle. NE15 8NY. The LET has a dedicated helpdesk for all general enquires which is 0844 8797258.

The LET is responsible for the recruitment and employment of the Specialty Doctors in training. In addition, the LET employs some of the dental and public health trainees, although the majority of dental trainees are employed by individual practices. All specialty trainees, including GP Registrars from August 2015,  are employed by Northumbria Trust for the duration of their training programme which may vary depending on specialty. Trainees will rotate around the host Trusts in the North East as appropriate to their training needs.

The LET has its own in house Human Resources, Payroll and recharge teams. Contact details for these are all available on the Health Education North East website. All teams work in specialty specific areas to ensure improved customer service for trainees.

There are 2 websites that you may find helpful - "Find Your Place" and "Recruitment - HENE".


Please visit our dedicated Find Your Place recruitment website which gives full information on training in the North East.

All trainees will receive a statement of their main terms and conditions of service, which outlines the relevant policies and procedures to be followed as an employee. A copy of any relevant policy can be obtained by request to the Helpdesk as above.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

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