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General Practice ST1 Recruitment

Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the 2016 person specifications for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the 2016 NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2016.

The person specifications and NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook for 2017 will be published in the autumn of 2016; a link will provided on publication.


Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 2, February 2017
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date 1 February 2017
Competition Ratios See Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process See Applicant Guidance
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable
Advert BMJ, NHS Jobs, Oriel
Advert Appears 28 July 2016
Apply from 9 August 2016 {10:00am UK Time}
Closing Date 25 August 2016 {4:00pm UK Time}
Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by No later than 2 September 2016
Specialty Recruitment Assessment 10-13 September 2016
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by No later than 16 September 2016
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by No later than 16 September 2016
Selection Centre Window 26-27 September 2016
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 3 October 2016
Hold Deadline 6 October 2016 {1:00pm UK time}
Upgrade Deadline 7 October 2016 {4:00pm UK time}
Recruiting HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1 Vacancies (1) Selection Centre
Dates, 2016 (2)
Selection Centre Venues
East Midlands 22 26-27 September TBC
East of England 18
Kent, Surrey & Sussex 9
North East 78
North West 37
South West 28
Thames Valley 0
Wessex 21
West Midlands 93
Yorkshire & the Humber TBC
London Recruitment 0
NHS Education Scotland 90 TBC TBC
Northern Ireland 6 TBC TBC
Wales Deanery 44 TBC TBC
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 - TBC
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 BMJ, NHS Jobs, Oriel
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}
Recruiting LETBs & Deaneries Indicative ST1 Vacancies (1) Selection Centre
Dates, 2017 (2)
Selection Centre Venues
TBC TBC TBC TBC
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 - TBC
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 BMJ, NHS Jobs, Oriel
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 - 3 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}
Recruiting LETBs & Deaneries Indicative Vacancies (1) Selection Centre
Dates, 2017 (2)
Selection Centre Venues
TBC TBC TBC TBC

VACANCY NUMBERS ARE INDICATIVE ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For further information regarding ST1 posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page. For information regarding ACF posts, visit the Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACF) page and for information regarding GHF posts, visit the Global Health Fellowships (GHF) page.

SELECTION CENTRE DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.