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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 2020 which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2020.

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 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) (1)
Selection
Centre Venues (2)
HEE East Midlands 301 6 4-6 February Burleigh Court Hotel, Loughborough
HEE East of England 357 TBC 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 4-6 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 200 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 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 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 No later than 19 March 2020
MSRA Window 26-30 March 2020
MSRA Results Expected by No later than 6 April 2020
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 6 April 2020
Selection Centre Window 21-23 April 2020
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 27 April 2020
Hold Deadline 1 May 2020 (9:00am UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 1 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) (1)
Selection
Centre Venues (2)
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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 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
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 25 August 2020
MSRA Window 3-7 September 2020
MSRA Results Expected by No later than 14 September 2020
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 14 September 2020
Selection Centre Window 22-24 September 2020
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 29 September 2020
Hold Deadline 7 October 2020 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 9 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
Selection
Centre Dates (2020) (1)
Selection
Centre Venues (2)
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(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.