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General Practice ST1 Recruitment

General Practice Specialty Training (ST1) programmes in the UK are recruited to via a national process by the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO):

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)
Application 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)
Application 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

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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
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)
Application 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 21, 26-27 September The Macron Stadium
Bolton

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The Hawthorns,
West Bromwich Albion
East of England 41
London & South East 25
North East 85
North West 121
South West 45
Thames Valley 4
Wessex 27
West Midlands 76
Yorkshire and the Humber 110
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 ST1
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2018
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1 Person Specification 2018
- to be published
Anticipated Start Date 1 August 2018
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2018
- to be published
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert NHS Jobs, Oriel, 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 Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by No later than 19 December 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 4-13 January 2018
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 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 (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)
TBC TBC TBC TBC

(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.