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Competition Ratios

Competition ratios can be misleading. Our advice therefore is that you make your HEE Local Office / deanery choices based on where you see yourself working for the next 3 years. If you really don’t know which HEE Local Offices / deaneries to choose, we suggest that you do some research into the type of programmes offered at each HEE Local Office / deanery, the geographical areas covered by each HEE Local Office / deanery, the main Trusts in each of those areas, transport links to home, and so on. Bear in mind that if successful, you will be committing to that area for the next 3 years. You can also access individual HEE Local Office / deanery and programme profiles from the left hand side and from there, you can access individual HEE Local Office / deanery web sites for even more information.

You may find the following information from previous recruitment rounds helpful. We strongly suggest that you also read the Applicant Guide so that you understand how the GP assessment and selection process works.

Application Ratios

The figures below are based on first choice HEE Local Office / deanery preferences in Round 1.

London continues to remain the most competitive region.

HEE LOCAL OFFICE / DEANERY Round 1
Ratio 2013
Round 1
Ratio 2014
Round 1
Ratio 2015
Round 1
Ratio 2016
Round 1
Ratio 2017
HEE East Midlands 1.6 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.0
HEE East of England 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.9 1.0
HEE Kent Surrey & Sussex 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.2
HEE London 3.8 3.3 3.0 2.8 3.0
HEE North East 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.9
HEE North West (Mersey) 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2
HEE North West (North Western) 1.6 1.5
HEE South West (Peninsula) 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.5
HEE South West (Severn) 2.1 2.1
HEE Thames Valley 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.3 1.6
HEE Wessex 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.2
HEE West Midlands 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.9 1.1
NHS Education for Scotland 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency 2.6 2.8 2.8 1.8 1.3
Wales Deanery 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4

Notice - The above information is provided as a guide only. The figures quoted relate only to applicants for previous intakes and it should not be assumed that there is any general pattern. The GPNRO can make absolutely no guarantees that ratios for the current recruitment intake will be in line with the above.