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West scheme

The West scheme of HENE wants you!  Our training practices are normally based in Cumbria (eg. Carlisle, Brampton, Cockermouth, Wigton and Cleator Moor) but some practices may be elsewhere in the North East.  We are looking for a group of enthusiastic, motivated practitioners to join us for a year of fantastic training in a fabulous part of the country.  Do you appreciate beautiful surroundings but with excellent links to major cities?  We offer a superb opportunity to treat a wide range of patients with a variety of treatment needs, in a real community. The West scheme is where dentistry is fun and you can achieve a good work/life balance.  We have friendly, approachable Trainers with good working relationships between the practices.

To apply to the west scheme, click here.

This year the study day curriculum has been adapted to blend a rich mixture of scheme based study days with multi-scheme days using the feedback from previous Foundation Dentists to guide our content. Online evaluations together with the inclusion of Trainee involvement programme planning help ensure we deliver programmes to meet your needs within the Dental Foundation curriculum.  Trainers recognise the importance of team spirit and work together to make this a reality to ensure no one is left out.  Our Induction in September includes an “Apprentice” type challenge to initiate that team spirit which is so important in making new friends and colleagues.

What our previous Foundation Dentists say about the programme:

“This scheme offers a range of course locations and brilliant study days lead by what the FDs would like to do most.”

“Do not hesitate to apply – there are plenty of beautiful places to visit.  Fabulous rural locations and practices which must not be overlooked.”


Upon allocation to the west scheme we intend, as last year, to publish on our website details of the training practices (there are no formal arrangements to visit training practices but you can do so if you wish) and then to rank our trainers following a face to face meeting at a neutral venue. Your ranking at national recruitment will then prioritise your ranked preferences.  Final allocation will be made after this stage.