Table 1

Deanery ranking by FRCS examination performance across all specialties (cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, paediatric surgery, plastic surgery, trauma and orthopaedic surgery, and urology)

January 2009 to February 2017All specialties (FRCS Section 2)
DeaneryTotal first attempt successTotal satTotal first-time pass rate (%)Rank
Oxford (OXF)15032945.61
Severn Institute (SEV)15333845.32
West Midlands (WMD)33274444.63
North Western (NWN)26459644.34
Upper quartile Wales (WAL)14834143.45
Scotland (SCO/EOS/NOS/SES/WOS)35582343.16
Wessex Institute (WES)12829743.17
Armed Forces (TSD)6214443.18
London (LDN)662154342.99
Yorkshire (YOR)16538542.910
Northern (NTH)19545642.811
East Midlands (North and South) (EMD/LEI/N)19345442.512
South Yorkshire and South Humberside (SHF)17942442.213
Northern Ireland (NIR)10224242.114
Mersey (MER)19245642.115
Lower quartile East of England (EAN)23656441.816
South West Peninsula (PEN/SWN)9021641.717
Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS)17142240.518
Republic of Ireland (SR)19046940.519
National average42.1