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The Wales School for Surgery is responsible for Core Surgical Training (CST) in Wales and Higher Surgical Training across twelve specialties.

Over the years, the surgical training programme in Wales has evolved to ensure that surgeons in training across all surgical specialties develop the core skills needed to become confident and competent consultants. Trainers are committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment which allows trainees to excel in all areas of their training. There is a strong research profile within the region which allows support of academic interests whilst learning one’s surgical craft.

The School of Surgery consistently delivers high quality surgical education and works closely with the Royal College of Surgeons and HEIW to ensure that we are continually improving our outcomes and progression through training.

As a training region, Wales offers an amazing work life balance that is difficult to beat in any area of the country. The unique geography of Wales allows easy access to both coast, mountains and countryside meaning that your time spent with us will be fulfilling both in and out of work. Many trainees who have trained here choose to stay as consultants for this very reason.

The School of Surgery look forward to welcoming you to our surgical family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Wales School for Surgery Senior Team:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contacts and links for Cardiothoracic surgery.

Core Surgical Training

Contacts and links for Core Surgical Training.

General Surgery

Contacts and links for general surgery.


Contacts and links for Neurosurgery.


Contacts and links for Ophthalmology.


Contacts and links for Otolaryngology.

Oral and maxillofacial

Contact and links for Oral and Maxillofacial.

Paediatric surgery

Contacts and links for Paediatric surgery.

Plastic surgery

Contacts and links for Plastic surgery.

Trauma and orthopaedics

Contacts and links for trauma and orthopaedics.


Contacts and links for Urology.

Vascular surgery

Contacts and links for Vascular surgery.