ST1 Clinical Radiology - Where to apply

Applying to England, Scotland and Wales

Many doctors choose where to apply based on geographical location.  Common issues to consider include:

  • Do you want to be where your friends and/or family are based?
  • What type of training scheme do you want to be part of - a radiology academy or more traditional scheme?
  • Do you want to continue training at the same place you did previously?


Where do you want to apply?

Where do you want to apply?

As part of the ST1 radiology application, you will be asked to preference your preferred training location.  Below are links to each Local Education and Training Board (LETB) / Deanery.  Click to find out more about the radiology training in each area.  Some deaneries cover more than one training scheme (see table below).


Clinical Radiology Training Programmes

LETB/Deanery Training Scheme(s)
East Midlands   Leicester; Nottingham
East of England  
(Academy in Norwich)
Cambridge, Essex, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire, and Norwich
KSS   Kent, Surrey & Sussex
London (North West)   Imperial; Chelsea & Westminster; Northwick Park
London (North Central & East)   Royal Free; St Barts & the Royal London; University College Hospital
London (South)   Guy's & St Thomas'; King's College; St George's
North East   Newcastle upon Tyne; Teeside
North West   Manchester; Mersey
Scotland East   East Scotland (Dundee)
Scotland North   North Scotland (Aberdeen)
Scotland South East   South East Scotland (Edinburgh)
Scotland West   West Scotland (Glasgow)
South West (Severn)   Bristol
South West (Peninsula)  
(Academy in Plymouth)
Plymouth & Peninsula
Thames Valley   Oxford
Wales   South Wales; North Wales
Wessex   Portsmouth & Southampton
West Midlands   North Staffordshire (Stoke on Trent); West Midlands (Birmingham)
Yorkshire and the Humber  
(Academy in Leeds)
Leeds/Bradford; Hull & East Yorkshire; Sheffield


Radiology Academies


Academy teaching at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Academy teaching at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

In response to the national shortage of Radiologists, the Department of Health and the Royal College of Radiologists developed centres (or academies) dedicated to training more radiologists.  These academy schemes take on more trainees than other schemes of similar sizes and teach through a mixture of clinical experience, tutorials, simulators, imaging banks, and classic teaching methods.  More academies have recently been set up to help improve and facilitate radiology training.

Peninsula Radiology Academy   (Plymouth)

Norwich Radiology Academy   (Norwich)

Leeds Bradford Radiology Academy   (Leeds)

National Imaging Academy Wales   (Pencoed, Wales)

Northern Radiology Academy   (North East and Cumbria)


Applying to Northern Ireland

Applications to Northern Ireland are handled differently to the rest of the UK.  For more information, visit the Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency  .


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