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General Practice Recruitment

All General Practice Specialty Training (ST1) and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) 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 or TGPT vacancy numbers, select the round you are interested in from the Recruitment Timelines & Vacancies menu bar below.

Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the General Practice ST1 Person Specification and the Targeted GP Training Person Specification for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2021.

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Targeted GP Training
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2020
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 5 August 2020
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2020
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 30 October 2019
Apply from 7 November 2019 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 28 November 2019 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 17 December 2019
MSRA Window 3-11 January 2020
MSRA Results Expected by No later than 24 January 2020
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 24 January 2020
Selection Centre Window 3-14 February 2020
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 20 February 2020
Hold Deadline 13 March 2020 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 20 March 2020 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 3500 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2020. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
Indicative TGPT
Vacancies
Selection
Centre Dates (2020)
Selection
Centre Venues
HEE East Midlands 301 6 4-6 February Burleigh Court Hotel, Loughborough
HEE East of England 357 0 5-11 February Victoria House, Cambridge
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 266 2 5-14 February Stewart House, London
HEE London 494 4
HEE North East 207 2 11-13 February Novotel Hoteal, Kenton, Newcastle
HEE North West 531 5 3-5 February Etihad Stadium, Manchester
HEE South West 287 0 11-13 February Health Education South West Severn, Bristol
HEE Thames Valley 126 1 4-5 February Kassam Stadium, Oxford
HEE Wessex 161 1 11-12 February St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
HEE West Midlands 392 5 4-6 February The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 378 23 4-6 February KCOM Stadium, Hull
Health Education & Improvement Wales 160 N/A 4-5 February Village Hotel, Swansea
NHS Education for Scotland 259 0 4-7 February Doubletree by Hilton, Edinburgh Airport
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 111 N/A 13-14 February La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Belfast
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Targeted GP Training
Recruitment Round Round 1 Re-advert, August 2020
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 5 August 2020
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2020
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 12 February 2020
Apply from 25 February 2020 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 12 March 2020 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by close of business on 6 April 2020
MSRA Window 14 April - 14 May 2020
MSRA Results Expected by 26 May 2020
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by N/A
Selection Centre Window CANCELLED
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 26 May 2020
Hold Deadline 29 May 2020 (9:00am UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 29 May 2020 (5:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 3500 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2020. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
Indicative TGPT
Vacancies
Selection
Centre Dates (2020)
Selection
Centre Venues
HEE East Midlands 39 8 N/A N/A
HEE East of England 27 0 N/A N/A
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 0 0 N/A N/A
HEE London 0 0 N/A N/A
HEE North East 37 2 N/A N/A
HEE North West 3 0 N/A N/A
HEE South West 40 0 CANCELLED CANCELLED
HEE Thames Valley 0 0 N/A N/A
HEE Wessex 7 0 N/A N/A
HEE West Midlands 16 5 CANCELLED CANCELLED
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 81 12 CANCELLED CANCELLED
Health Education & Improvement Wales 31 N/A N/A N/A
NHS Education for Scotland 34 0 CANCELLED CANCELLED
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 45 N/A N/A N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Targeted GP Training
Recruitment Round Round 2, February 2021
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 3 February 2021
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2020
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 15 July 2020
Apply from 28 July 2020 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 13 August 2020 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 26 August 2020
MSRA Window 3 - 18 September 2020
MSRA Results Expected by No later than 29 September 2020
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 29 September 2020
Hold Deadline 21 October 2020 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 28 October 2020 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 3500 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2020. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
Indicative TGPT
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands 1 4
HEE East of England 34 0
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 11 1
HEE London 50 3
HEE North East 18 0
HEE North West 78 5
HEE South West 14 0
HEE Thames Valley 4 0
HEE Wessex 36 1
HEE West Midlands 53 5
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 0 0
Health Education & Improvement Wales 24 N/A
NHS Education for Scotland 48 0
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 7 N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Targeted GP Training
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2021
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 4 August 2021
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process TBC
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 2 November 2020
Apply from 5 November 2020 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 1 December 2020 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by TBC
MSRA Window TBC
MSRA Results Expected by TBC
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) TBC
Hold Deadline 16 April 2021 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 19 April 2021 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2021. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
Indicative TGPT
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands TBC TBC
HEE East of England TBC TBC
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex TBC TBC
HEE London TBC TBC
HEE North East TBC TBC
HEE North West TBC TBC
HEE South West TBC TBC
HEE Thames Valley TBC TBC
HEE Wessex TBC TBC
HEE West Midlands TBC TBC
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber TBC TBC
Health Education & Improvement Wales TBC N/A
NHS Education for Scotland TBC TBC
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency TBC N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 2 Re-advert, February 2022
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1
Anticipated Start Date from 2 February 2022
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process TBC
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 14 July 2021
Apply from 27 July 2021 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 17 August 2021 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by TBC
MSRA Window TBC
MSRA Results Expected by TBC
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) TBC
Hold Deadline 13 October 2021 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 15 October 2021 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2021. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands TBC
HEE East of England TBC
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex TBC
HEE London TBC
HEE North East TBC
HEE North West TBC
HEE South West TBC
HEE Thames Valley TBC
HEE Wessex TBC
HEE West Midlands TBC
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber TBC
Health Education & Improvement Wales TBC
NHS Education for Scotland TBC
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency TBC

(1) DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.