The Lead Employer Trust (LET) is hosted by County Durham
and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. It operates under a service
level agreement to 11 host Training Trusts in the North East and
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 CDDFT 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
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.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community