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General Practice ST1, ACF & GHF Recruitment

There are three types of GP training programmes that are recruited to in a national process by the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO):

  1. Specialty Training (ST1)
  2. Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF)
  3. Global Health Fellowship (GHF)

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

Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the 2017 person specifications for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the 2017 NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2017.


Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 3 November 2016
Apply from 9 November 2016 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 1 December 2016 {4:00pm UK Time}
Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by No later than 20 December 2016
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 7-14 January 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by No later than 27 January 2017
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 27 January 2017
Selection Centre Window 6-17 February 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 28 February 2017
Hold Deadline 9 March 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 16 March 2017 {5:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies (1)
ST1 Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
ST1 Selection
Centre Venues (3)
East Midlands 270 7-9 February Burleigh Court, Loughborough University
East of England 304 8-15 February Victoria House, Cambridge
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 227 6-15 February Stewart House, London
North East 177 14-16 February Novotel Hotel, Newcastle
North West 461 6-10 February Macron Stadium, Bolton
South West 239 7-10 February Holiday Inn Taunton
Thames Valley 114 7-8 February Kassam Stadium, Oxford
Wessex 139 14-16 February AFC Bournemouth
West Midlands 342 13-17 February The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Yorkshire and the Humber 328 6-10 February KC Stadium, Hull
London Recruitment 458 6-15 February Stewart House, London
NHS Education Scotland 350 6-10 February Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Northern Ireland 85 7-9 February Ramada Plaza Belfast
Wales Deanery 105 7-8 February Cardiff Marriott Hotel
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 1 Re-advert, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017 - TBC
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 16 February 2017
Apply from 28 February 2017 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 16 March 2017 {4:00pm UK Time}
Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by No later than 27 March 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 31 March - 4 April 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by No later than 10 April 2017
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 10 April 2017
Selection Centre Window 19-21 April 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 26 April 2017
Hold Deadline 5 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 5 May 2016 {1:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies (1)
ST1 Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
ST1 Selection
Centre Venues (3)
TBC TBC TBC TBC
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ACFST1
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2017
NIHR ACF Academic Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 3 November 2016
Apply from 9 November 2016 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 1 December 2016 {4:00pm UK Time}
Shortlisting Completed by 11 January 2017
Interviews completed by 3 February 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 28 February 2017
Hold Deadline 9 March 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 16 March 2017 {5:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ACF
Vacancies (1)
ACF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
ACF Selection
Centre Venues (3)
East Midlands 2 25 January HEE East Midlands HQ, Nottingham
East of England 3 TBC TBC
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 1 25 January Mayfield House, University of Brighton
North East 0 N/A N/A
North West 4 TBC TBC
South West 3 23 January (Pen)
1 February (Sev)
Raleigh Building, Plymouth (Pen)
Canynge Hall, Bristol (Sev)
Thames Valley 2 TBC TBC
Wessex 1 3 February HEE Wessex, Winchester
West Midlands 2 27 January The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Yorkshire and the Humber 3 TBC TBC
London Recruitment 13 31 January Stewart House, London
NHS Education Scotland N/A N/A N/A
Northern Ireland N/A N/A N/A
Wales Deanery N/A N/A N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ACFST1
Recruitment Round Round 1 Re-advert, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2017
NIHR ACF Academic Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 16 February 2017
Apply from 28 February 2017 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 16 March 2017 {4:00pm UK Time}
Shortlisting Completed by 31 March 2017
Interviews completed by 13 April 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 26 April 2017
Hold Deadline 5 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 5 May 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ACF
Vacancies (1)
ACF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
ACF Selection
Centre Venues (3)
TBC TBC TBC TBC
Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1:
Global Health Fellowship
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 (GHF) Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 3 November 2016
Apply from 9 November 2016 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 1 December 2016 {4:00pm UK Time}
Shortlisting Completed by 11 January 2017
Interviews completed by 3 February 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 28 February 2017
Hold Deadline 9 March 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 16 March 2017 {5:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative GHF
Vacancies (1)
GHF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
GHF Selection
Centre Venues (3)
East Midlands 10 19 January HEE East Midlands HQ, Nottingham
East of England 26 17 January Victoria House, Cambridge
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 20 2 February Stewart House, London
North East 15 TBC TBC
North West 10 TBC TBC
South West 24 TBC TBC
Thames Valley 6 TBC TBC
Wessex 10 2 February Bournemouth University
West Midlands 20 17 January The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Yorkshire and the Humber 20 TBC TBC
London Recruitment N/A N/A N/A
NHS Education Scotland N/A N/A N/A
Northern Ireland N/A N/A N/A
Wales Deanery 6 24 January TBC
Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1:
Global Health Fellowship
Recruitment Round Round 1 Re-advert, August 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 (GHF) Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 2 August 2017
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 16 February 2017
Apply from 28 February 2017 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 16 March 2017 {4:00pm UK Time}
Shortlisting Completed by 31 March 2017
Interviews completed by >13 April 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 26 April 2017
Hold Deadline 5 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 5 May 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative GHF
Vacancies (1)
GHF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (2)
GHF Selection
Centre Venues (3)
TBC TBC TBC TBC

(1) VACANCY NUMBERS ARE INDICATIVE ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page, the Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACF) page or the Global Health Fellowships (GHF) page.

(2) SELECTION CENTRE DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

(3) SELECTION CENTRE VENUES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.