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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}

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
ST1 Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
ST1 Selection
Centre Venues (2)
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 14-16 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 97 8-9 February Ramada Plaza Belfast
Wales Deanery 130 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
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 19-25 April 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 2 May 2017
Hold Deadline 12 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 12 May 2017 {1:00pm UK time}

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
ST1 Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
ST1 Selection
Centre Venues (2)
East Midlands 105 19-21 April Kingsholm Stadium,
Gloucester

&

Elland Road Stadium,
Leeds
East of England 76
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 26
North East 108
North West 166
South West 64
Thames Valley 9
Wessex 38 25 April The Hawthorns,
West Bromwich
West Midlands 101
Yorkshire and the Humber 129
London Recruitment 0 N/A N/A
NHS Education Scotland 156 21 April Hilton, Edinburgh Airport
Northern Ireland 10 N/A N/A
Wales Deanery 23 N/A N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 2, February 2018
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Start Date 7 February 2018
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2017-18 (TBC)
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 20 July 2017
Apply from 1 August 2017 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 17 August 2017 {4:00pm UK Time}
Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by No later than 31 August 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 7-11 September 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by No later than 14 September 2017
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 14 September 2017
Selection Centre Window 21, 26-27 September 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm UK time) 2 October 2017
Hold Deadline 11 October 2017 {1:00pm UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 13 October 2017 {4:00pm UK time}

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
ST1 Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
ST1 Selection
Centre Venues (2)
East Midlands 60 19, 26-27 September The Macron Stadium
Bolton

&

The Hawthorns,
West Bromwich Albion
East of England 39
North East 85
North West 121
South West 45
Thames Valley 4
Wessex 27
West Midlands 76
Yorkshire and the Humber 110
London & South East Recruitment 25
NHS Education Scotland 72 21 September Hilton, Edinburgh Airport
Northern Ireland 6 N/A N/A
Wales Deanery 28 27 September Ramada Hotel, Wrexham
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 N/A

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACF) page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ACF
Vacancies
ACF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
ACF Selection
Centre Venues (2)
East Midlands 2 25 January HEE East Midlands HQ, Nottingham
East of England 3 18 January Victoria House, Cambridge
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 1 25 January Mayfield House, University of Brighton
North East 0 N/A N/A
North West 4 25-26 January Health Education North West - Mersey, Liverpool
South West 3 1 February (Sev) Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol
Thames Valley 2 20 January Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford
Wessex 1 3 February HEE Wessex, Winchester
West Midlands 2 27 January The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Yorkshire and the Humber 3 26 January Leeds United Football Club
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) 2 May 2017
Hold Deadline 12 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline N/A

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACF) page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ACF
Vacancies
ACF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
ACF Selection
Centre Venues (2)
East Midlands 0 N/A N/A
East of England 0 N/A N/A
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 0 N/A N/A
North East 0 N/A N/A
North West 0 N/A N/A
South West 0 N/A N/A
Thames Valley 0 N/A N/A
Wessex 0 N/A N/A
West Midlands 0 N/A N/A
Yorkshire and the Humber 3 12 April HEE Yorkshire and the Humber, Hull Office
London Recruitment 0 N/A N/A
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 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}

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the Global Health Fellowship (GHF) page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative GHF
Vacancies
GHF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
GHF Selection
Centre Venues (2)
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 27 January Wolfson Research Institute, Durham
North West 10 19 January HEE North West - Mersey, Liverpool
South West 24 31 January Severn Postgraduate Medical Education
Thames Valley 6 23 January Kassam Stadium, Oxford
Wessex 10 2 February Bournemouth University
West Midlands 20 27 January The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Yorkshire and the Humber 20 26 January Leeds United Football Club
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 Wales Deanery, Cardiff
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) 2 May 2017
Hold Deadline 12 May 2017 {9:00am UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 12 May 2017 {1:00pm UK time}

The table below provides an indicative number of the vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. For further information regarding posts, visit the Global Health Fellowship (GHF) page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative GHF
Vacancies
GHF Selection
Centre Dates (2017) (1)
GHF Selection
Centre Venues (2)
East Midlands 7 5 April HEE East Midlands
East of England 17 TBC TBC
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 10 7 April Stewart House, London
North East 8 12 April HEE North East
North West 0 N/A N/A
South West 3 7 April HEE South West, Severn Office
Thames Valley 6 12 April HEE Thames Valley
Wessex 8 13 April TBC
West Midlands 2 11 April HEE West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber 17 12 April HEE Yorkshire and the Humber, Hull Office
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 0 N/A N/A

(1) SELECTION CENTRE DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
The dates exclude weekends and bank holidays.

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