ST1 Recruitment

General Practice ST1 Recruitment

All General Practice Specialty Training (ST1) programmes in the UK are recruited to via a national process managed by the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO). It should be noted that the GPNRO does not manage recruitment for ACF, GHF or GP recruitment initiatives local to any of the four UK nations.

To view information about key dates and indicative ST1 vacancy numbers, select the round you are interested in from the Recruitment Timelines & Vacancies menu bar below.

Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the 2018 person specifications for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the 2018 NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2018.

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2018
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2018
Anticipated Start Date 1 August 2018
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2018
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 2 November 2017
Apply from 8 November 2017 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 30 November 2017 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 19 December 2017
MSRA Window 4-13 January 2018
MSRA Results Expected by No later than 26 January 2018
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 26 January 2018
Selection Centre Window 5-16 February 2018
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 28 February 2018
Hold Deadline 9 March 2018 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 16 March 2018 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 3250 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2018. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Centre Dates (2018) (1)
Centre Venues (2)
HEE East Midlands 280 7-9 February Burleigh Court, Loughborough University
HEE East of England 331 7-14 February Victoria House, Cambridge
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 247 6-16 February Stewart House, London
HEE London 459
HEE North East 192 13-15 February TBC, Newcastle
HEE North West 471 5-8 February The Macron Stadium, Bolton
HEE South West 263 7-8 February TBC, Bristol
HEE Thames Valley 114 6-7 February Kassam Stadium, Oxford
HEE Wessex 149 7-8 February St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
HEE West Midlands 330 6-9 February The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 351 5-9 February The KC Stadium, Hull
NHS Education for Scotland 320 6-9 February Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 97 8-9 February La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Belfast
Wales Deanery 136 6-7 February Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

The dates exclude weekends and bank holidays.