Our Doctors in Training are employed by the LET. Please see relevant information and useful links below
The Lead Employer Trust (LET) is hosted
by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The LET is commissioned by Health Education England in the North
East and North Cumbria, to employ all postgraduate doctors and
postgraduate learners across the region for the duration of their
It operates under a service level agreement to 11 host Training
Trusts in the North East and Cumbria.
We encourage you to watch this short 2 minute video introduction the LET and
review their Welcome Booklet for key
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.
There are 2 websites that you may find helpful - "Find Your
Place" and "Recruitment - HENE".
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 (details
LET Contact Details:
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham