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Lead Employer Trust for Junior Doctors

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 training.

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 information.

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 below).


LET Contact Details:

Helpdesk: 01912754782


Waterfront 4,

Goldcrest Way,

Newburn Riverside,


NE15 8NY

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